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As the aging process takes its course, you may start to notice a crinkle in your skin that wasn't there before. One might be a nuisance, but several can take a toll on your self-esteem. Fortunately, with more than 6 million administered treatments each year, BOTOX is the most popular FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Here at Gairhan Dental Care, Dr. Emily Gairhan is qualified to perform complete facial aesthetics such as BOTOX, as well as dermal fillers. Read on to learn about the benefits of these restorative treatments.
What is BOTOX?
Frowning, squinting, raising your eyebrows—these are all successful ways to express ourselves, but sometimes, they come with consequences: fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as Botulinum toxin, BOTOX is a minimally-invasive injectable that removes wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. It works to make skin visibly smoother by operating beneath the skin surface to target the underlying muscle activity that causes these imperfections.
How BOTOX Can Benefit You
As you grow older, the skin loses elasticity. It becomes thinner, drier, and loses its ability to protect itself from damage. Dr. Gairhan uses BOTOX injections to decrease the appearance of horizontal lines and expression wrinkles. Other advantages to BOTOX include:
- Minimal downtime
- Subtle and predictable results
- Quick and efficient procedure
- Preventive anti-aging method
Treatment and Recovery
The BOTOX injection process only takes 10 minutes to complete. Dr. Gairhan will safely administer this dermal filler into the appropriate problem areas after addressing your goals and performing an analysis of the facial muscles during your consultation. Because there is minimal downtime, you can return to your daily routine once you walk out the door.
Interested? Give Us a Call
If your skin furrows and folds due to crow's feet, frown lines, or forehead lines, consult with Dr. Gairhan to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. She can discuss your aesthetic goals and address any questions or concerns that may arise. For more information about BOTOX filler injections and other services provided in our office, visit our website or call to schedule an complimentary appointment. You can reach us at 870-931-1100 Monday - Wednesday 8am - 5pm and Thursday from 7am - 3pm.
At Gairhan Dental Care offers a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers. Thin, tooth-shaped laminates custom-made from fine ceramic, veneers cover the front side of teeth flawed by stains, chips, pits, and more. Dr. Emily Gairhan and her team will help you achieve your smile goals! Read here about the many benefits of porcelain veneers.
What's wrong with your smile?
If it's healthy, you're blessed. However, smile appearance plays an important role in your self-confidence. Small defects such as cracks, an obvious gap at the front of your mouth or stains from coffee and tobacco change how you interact with people. Research from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry proves this.
Dr. Gairhan helps people attain their best-looking smiles. Porcelain veneers are very popular and effective in regularizing tooth shape and color. Plus, they strengthen weak tooth structure for a smile that's as durable as it is beautiful.
The details on porcelain veneers
Dr. Gairhan consults one-on-one with her patients. She performs a comprehensive examination, including photos and X-rays and considers patient input in all her care plans.
If porcelain veneers are your best choice, she'll take oral impressions and send them to Arrowhead Dental Lab in Utah. This high-tech lab fabricates veneers individually, coloring and shaping them to disguise flaws and to achieve a very natural look.
Also, you should know that Dr. Gairhan resurfaces each tooth receiving a veneer. This enamel reduction allows your laminates to fit well and to bite with the opposite arch of teeth properly. Because enamel is removed, veneers are considered a permanent dental refurbishment.
Finally, when your veneers are ready, Dr. Gairhan will etch your teeth and bond the veneers in place with a cement which is tooth-colored and very strong. A special light activates the bonding chemical in the glue.
Benefits of porcelain veneers
1. Veneers improve your smile appearance, giving you that all-important WOW factor without looking artificial or out of place.
2. These beautiful laminates are resilient. Eat your usual healthy diet,and expect your veneers to last at least 10 years.
3. Veneer care is as simple as brushing, flossing and getting your routine check-ups and cleanings at Gairhan Dental Care.
4. Your teeth will feel as good as they look. After your veneer procedure, you may experience a bit of dental and gingival (gum) sensitivity, but this will resolve.
Your oral health and smile aesthetics will improve when Dr. Emily Gairhan and her team work with you on a care plan that makes sense for your needs and goals. Contact them today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, and be sure to ask about our porcelain veneers. Phone Gairhan Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR, at (870) 931-1100
Crowns cover up teeth that have undergone restorative procedures and that have certain defects, like cracks. Your dentist in Jonesboro, AR, Dr. Emily Gairhan, is more than happy to provide patients with crowns and tell them more about their benefits.
Crowns are porcelain covers that:
- conceal unattractive teeth
- reinforce teeth and
- protect restorative procedures, like root canals
The procedure is simple. It only takes two to three visits:
- Your dentist numbs the area the crown will be placed.
- The dentist makes takes an impression of your teeth then sends it to a lab where a technician creates custom-made crowns.
- You are given a temporary crown and make another appointment with your Jonesboro dentist.
- Your dentist shapes/restructures the tooth to fit under the crown.
- If little tooth structure is left your dentist builds it up with filling material that should support the crown.
- The permanent crown is attached with resin that hardens when exposed to a special light source.
In order to take proper care of your natural teeth and crowns, you need to brush twice a day and floss, at the very least, once before bed. This dental regimen reduces risk of dental decay, as well as eating healthier. Avoid sugary foods that contain acid-producing bacteria that eat away at your teeth.
Bi-annual dental appointments are another great preventative measure. Your dentist will give you a dental exam to ensure there aren't any issues and give you a professional cleaning.
If you suffer from bruxism, it's a good idea to wear a mouth guard or splints to increase your crown's lifespan.
For more information on dental crowns, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Emily Gairhan in Jonesboro, AR, as soon as possible.