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BOTOX® Treatments and Dermal Fillers

BOTOX® Treatments and Dermal Fillers
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At Bear Coast Dentistry, we provide a wide range of cosmetic dental services. Whether you need teeth whitening or dental implants, our team is qualified to perform any treatment you might need to look your best. But there’s one popular cosmetic procedure you might not think of seeing us for: Botox.

BOTOX® treatments and dermal fillers can help adjust your lip shape, sculpt your smile, and smooth wrinkles around your mouth. To complete cosmetic adjustments to your smile, you might consider adding these increasingly popular procedures to your treatment plan.

Botox is the common name for botulinum toxin, a protein that can be injected into the facial muscles. Botox doesn’t affect the muscles themselves—it blocks the transmitters between the nerves that move the muscles so that the muscles can’t contract. This stops the motion that causes wrinkles. Three to ten days after the treatment, the skin that surrounds these muscles smooths itself out.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injections that can replace the fat and collagen in the skin that naturally diminishes as we age, leading to deep wrinkles around the mouth and thinning lips. Dermal fillers can complement cosmetic dentistry procedures to create a truly stunning and youthful smile.

Besides its aesthetic effects, Botox has been shown to help patients with TMJ, bruxism, and facial pain. It can also help retrain facial muscles for patients with dentures or patients adjusting to certain kinds of orthodontic treatment. In these cases, it only makes sense to receive Botox injections from a trained dentist who understands both the cosmetic and the dental aspects of the procedure.

There are a number of reasons to consider going to a dentist for Botox treatment. While you might assume that a plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be the most qualified, the reality is that in most offices, it is the nurses or physicians’ assistants who administer Botox injections. While these people do have medical training, a dentist spends years studying facial anatomy and spends his or her career injecting anesthetics in many of the same areas treated with Botox and dermal fillers. Many patients who receive cosmetic treatments report that injections performed by dentists are quicker and less painful than injections performed by other healthcare professionals.

As knowledge about the dental applications of Botox expands, more and more states are allowing dentists to administer Botox. For safe and effective Botox treatment, dermal fillers, and cosmetic dentistry in Mission Viejo, schedule an appointment today with the professionals at Bear Coast Dentistry. Call 949-348-0880 to schedule a Botox or Dermal Filler consultation today!

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Can A Dental Implant Fall Out?

Can A Dental Implant Fall Out?
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What is a dental implant? A dental implant is surgically attached metal post to your jawbone as a support to an artificial tooth. After placed, a dentist or an oral surgeon screw in a replacement tooth to the implant. The success rate for a dental implant is high but there are still complications and failures that can occur, leading to an implant falling out in Mission Viejo, CA. Studies show that about 5 to 10 percent of dental implants fall out, immediately following the procedure or years down the road.

 

What Are The Dental Implant Failure Risk Factors?

Gum Disease

Damage caused to the jawbone and gums from an infection. You must have healthy gums in order to have dental implant surgery. If you have active gum disease, a dentist will not perform the procedure and they will recommend gum disease treatment.

Smoking

Restricts the blood flow to the gums, causing the healing processed to be slowed. Smokers’ likelihood of have dental implant failure rate up to 20 percent in recent studies. Just because you smoke doesn’t disqualify you from getting dental implants, it is encouraged that you stop smoking for a least a month to two months so that the implant and heal properly.

Insufficient Jawbone

You must have enough healthy jawbone for the implant to be placed surgically in your jaw. You may need to see a specialist to get bone grafting depending on the current health of your jawbone.

Medical Conditions

Autoimmune diseases or conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes can be a possibility factor for dental implant failure if diagnosed, which are conditions that causes the healing process to be slower. Osseointegration is caused by slowing down the healing process and the implant integrates and fuses into your jawbone.

Poor Dental Maintenance

Good oral hygiene before and after a dental implant does cause an impact on the rate of success for the implant.

Inexperienced Doctor

Not all doctors are created equal. You may be referred to a preferred doctor by your dentist, but you do have the ultimate option to select whatever provider you would like to go to.

 

Are You Interested In Learning More?

Schedule your consultation with us today with our doctor, Dr. Jenny Liang, in our office in Mission Viejo, CA, to start your journey to a brighter, healthier smile!

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Three Compelling Benefits of Dental Implants!

Three Compelling Benefits of Dental Implants!
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With new advances in dental technology and the ease of treatment, there is no reason that every patient should not love their smile. Your smile is a big part of who you are, and we believe you should always have the confidence you need to show it off.

If you have missing or broken teeth, we offer dental implants in Mission Viejo, CA to preserve your natural smile and that you feel great about the way you look. Dental implants are an alternative to dentures and provide unique benefits to patients!

 

Easy To Take Care Of:

Because dental implants replace the natural tooth entirely, they can be cared for easily. Dental implants are typically created out of metal or ceramic, which makes them highly durable and long-lasting. As a result, your implants can last for many years without any special care or attention necessary. Clean the implants as you would your natural teeth through brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams. Your standard oral hygiene regimen can protect you from potential oral health problems and gum disease problems associated with dental implants, just like natural teeth.

Preserve Your Jaw:

If you have lost teeth, your jaw may start to deteriorate from lack of use and not having anything else in place to maintain it. When the jawbone is compromised, your smile may lose its natural shape and look different. Implants are posts that are installed straight into the jawline, whereas dentures are simply an aesthetic cover. Since implants serve as a tooth root, the jawbone is preserved and will not deteriorate over time. This makes dental implants an excellent option for protecting the jawbone. With dental implants, you can keep your natural smile for years to come!

Eat What You Want:

Certain foods become difficult to eat with dentures because the teeth may slip or be too painful to eat with. After complete healing and transitioning into permanent restorations, with dental implants, you will never have to worry about losing weight or adjusting your diet simply because of missing teeth. This will open many new diet possibilities and give you more freedom with what you can eat. Enjoy all the foods you love without worrying that your teeth will fall out in the middle of a dinner party!

 

Considering Dental Implants?

If you are tired of your smile and want to increase your self-confidence and love how you look, contact our doctor, Dr. Jenny Liang, in our office in Mission Viejo, CA, to schedule your appointment today!

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In House Dental Membership Plan

In House Dental Membership Plan
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If you have tried to purchase a self-funded dental insurance plan you may already know the high costs with insuring yourself on a dental plan.  Many individuals do not have dental insurance due to many reasons such as retirement, self-employment or an individual is 26 years old and can no longer be covered under their parent’s insurance plans.  Bear Coast Dentistry proudly offers an In House Dental Membership plan for our uninsured patients.

Our annual plan includes the following services for Adults and Children

  • 2 Exams (Comprehensive or periodic)
  • 2 Dental Cleanings (Prophylaxis or Periodontal Maintenance)
  • 1 Emergency visit Exam
  • All X-Rays
  • 20% off all Restorative and Periodontal Services
    • Fillings, Crowns, Bridges
    • Implants
    • Root Canals
    • Extractions, Bone Grafts
    • Nightguards, Orthodontic Retainers
    • Dentures
  • 5% off Cosmetic Services
    • Porcelain Veneers
    • BIOCLEAR Veneers
    • Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) and Bleaching Gels
  • Fluoride Varnish application included in patients under 14 years old
  • Child membership plans include children under 14 years old.

 

NO Waiting Periods

NO Missing Tooth Clauses

NO Annual Maximum Benefit Limits

NO Restrictions on Treatment Coverage

NO Material Downgrades to Amalgam fillings Or Full Metal Crowns

 

If this membership plan is something that you could benefit coverage please do not hesitate to contact our office today at 949-348-0880 to find out pricing and schedule your next visit.

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Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Can Help with That!

Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Can Help with That!
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Are you self-conscious about your smile because you have missing teeth? Did you know that your bite can be thrown out of alignment and your facial shape could change because of missing teeth? You can replace your missing teeth and get a great smile again with dental implants! A dentist in Mission Viejo, CA might highly recommend dental implants for you as the right choice to getting back on track and getting that big, beautiful smile once again.

 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots placed in the jawbone to replace missing teeth. You may wonder how the artificial roots stay in place. Well, overtime the bone grows around the artificial roots and that holds the roots in place. The gap is still there, but via a metal connector, the false teeth are attached; revealing a full set of teeth. There are two different types of dental implants – endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal are implants that are placed in the bone. They are the most common type of implants, made from material that is safe for the body, and just using one implant can anchor one or multiple teeth. The second type of implant is subperiosteal, which is used when the jawbone isn’t healthy enough to support the endosteal implant. These implants are placed above or on the bone and are not drilled into the bone.

Surgery Time And Recovery

The placement of implants can take a minimum of 3 months or as many as 9 months. The procedure is broken up into multiple appointments to cause as less pain as possible to the patient. A dentist in Mission Viejo, CA may recommend that you see a range of dental specialists, from a periodontist to an oral surgeon before the procedure is completely done. Implant surgery is broken down into 5 different steps; evaluation (to see if your jawbones are healthy enough for the implant), placing the implant, osseointegration (a 2 to 6 month process of combing the bone), abutment placement (used to connect the implant to the missing teeth), and placing the tooth.

 

Interested In Learning More?

Are you tired of seeing spaces in your teeth or feeling like you can’t smile as big and wide as you want to? Call our doctor, Dr. Jenny Liang, in our office in Mission Viejo, CA to schedule your appointment today!

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