Botox

Botox

Look younger with botox cosmetic

Botox

Look younger with botox cosmetic

Beverly, MA dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan helps you look younger with Botox

Look younger with botox cosmetic

If you are one of the many individuals who find that signs of aging are appearing more quickly than you would have imagined, you are not alone. Luckily, advancements in technology have reduced the severity and expense of anti-aging procedures. New injectables and creams make it easy for individuals to look and feel younger in a fraction of the time.

One of the most common injectable medications widely known for reducing wrinkles and the effects of aging is Botox. A temporary filler, Botox (otherwise known as Botulinum toxin), was introduced to the general public a mere 15 years ago as a muscle immobilizer.

Used in the 1970s and 1980s as a solution for facial, neck, and shoulder spasms, Botox gained popularity from physicians who began to notice a reduction in wrinkle depth and appearance in areas where this neurotoxin was injected.

Botox and TMJ

Botox, though most widely now used for aesthetic purposes still maintains its popularity as a muscle immobilizer that can be used to treat common conditions such as TMJ. Injected directly into the muscle in pre-selected facial regions, Botox works by blocking the path of nerve impulses to injected muscles, helping them to relax.

Despite the potential side effects of Botox, this injectable has been approved by the FDA and has been used as a cosmetic enhancement drug for over 40 years. Not only does it create a smoother, more youthful complexion, but it also allows patients to regain self-confidence in their appearance. In treating the signs of aging, this nonsurgical procedure reduces wrinkles by immobilizing the muscles that cause them to develop.

Is botox for you?

Though very effective, this neurotoxin injection is temporary. This allows individuals to view the results it can provide for them in a timely, controlled manner. Botox provides the perfect solution between natural aging and the emerging anti-aging climate that is present in today’s society.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA is one of the area’s leading dentists specializing in Botox cosmetic dentistry. With an extensive education and experience, Dr. Polan is able to provide professional, reliable opinions about the use of Botox in cosmetic dentistry.

Life transforming dental solutions

By Beverly MA Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan

Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding

Spruce up your smile with dental bonding

Dental Bonding

Spruce up your smile with dental bonding

Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan spruces up your smile with dental bonding in Beverly, MA/h1>

Dental bonding is fast, simple and inexpensive

Bonding is used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities and broken or chipped surfaces. Bonding can also be used to close spaces between teeth or cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to change its color and shape.

Dental tooth bonding has many unique characteristics that can offer extensive health and cosmetic advantages. Dental bonding is a relatively fast and inexpensive procedure which can usually be completed in just one dental visit.

Kiss your stains, chips, and gaps goodbye

With dental bonding, changes and improvement are noticeable almost immediately. An experienced dentist such as Dr. Benjamin polan in Beverly, MA will be able to fix cracked or gapped teeth and rectify stains or discoloration in only a short period of time. Due to the ease of use in treatment, dental bonding has been one of the most popular choices for desired cosmetic changes in recent years.

The composite resin used to repair or bond the tooth during the procedure is nearly identical to your tooth’s natural appearance. It’s applied to your tooth with a simple bonding material, and offers a quick solution to chipped or damaged teeth without tooth removal or  surgery.

Essentially, bonding offers a quick, low-cost alternative to porcelain crowns or veneers, and with proper care, bonding can last from three to ten years. It does not require additional care other than the standard twice daily brushing and flossing. There are many health benefits of dental bonding as well. A tooth bonding treatment can cover nerve endings that have been revealed by receding gums, or act as an alternative to other forms of dental fillings, often at a lower cost.

Find out if dental bonding is for you

By seeking out a learned cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA to perform dental bonding, you can be assured that you will have a treatment that meets your needs in a simple and healthy way.

Life transforming dental solutions

By Beverly MA Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan

Smile MakeOver

Smile MakeOver

Why be embarrassed of your smile?

Smile MakeOver

Why be embarrassed of your smile?

Get a smile makeover from dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA

Why be embarrassed of your smile?

A dazzling smile has the ability to brighten up any room, but tooth and gum issues can quickly turn your smile into a source of shame. A complete dental makeover by Dr. Benjamin Polan, a dentist in Beverly, MA will enhance your smile and improve your oral health through the restoration of damaged and missing teeth. Cosmetic dentistry brings your muscles and bite back to a natural position, relieving strain and beautifying your smile.

Go extreme with your dental makeover

If you’re self-conscious about the look of your teeth, then a full mouth makeover may be the answer you’re searching for. Through porcelain restoration, a makeover fixes rotten teeth, replaces fillings and crowns, and realigns your bite to improve the overall appearance of your teeth, smile, and face.

An experienced dentist such as Dr. Benjamin Polan utilizes the latest techniques and equipment, ensuring that his patients get the most effective possible dental makeover within the least amount of time. Without the latest equipment, patients would need to come back for several visits, upping the amount of time required and the costs along with it.

Increase your oral health with a dental makeover

Older techniques duplicate unbalanced bites and do not improve your face’s overall appearance. Aged teeth can make your face look older, and extensive tooth restoration can improve your overall oral health by replacing any broken or missing teeth. Cosmetic dentistry improves misaligned jaws and overlapping teeth with porcelain veneers, minimizing muscle and jaw pain. Upon completion of the procedure, you can retain your healthy smile by cleaning your teeth daily and avoiding hard foods. With extensive training in teeth restoration and neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Ben Polan in Beverly, MA utilizes advanced computer neuromuscular technology to restore your smile while establishing a balanced jaw position for a comfortable bite. Getting full mouth restoration can provide you and your smile with new opportunities in life to grow healthier and happier.

Life transforming dental solutions

By Beverly MA Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening = sparkling teeth

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening = sparkling teeth

Whiten your teeth in Beverly, MA with dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan

Teeth whitening = sparkling teeth

Human beings have been trying to clean and whiten their teeth for millenia. As early as 3000 B.C. people used twigs with the tip chewed to clean their teeth and remove plaque. A cosmetic dentist can safely and comfortably whiten teeth fast, sometimes up to 10 shades whiter. Teeth whitening is one of the most cost effective ways to improve your smile and more than 100 million people in America whiten their teeth using the various options available.

Why do teeth discolor?

As children, most of us are born with white teeth. Our secondary, or permanent teeth, are usually less white. As we age, our teeth naturally become discolored and darker. The outer covering on the tooth, the enamel, becomes thinner, more porous, and millions of microscopic cracks become filled with materials that stain the tooth.

Teeth can be stained by food and drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine. Smoking and chewing tobacco will also stain teeth quickly. Some health problems and developmental disorders can cause tooth discoloration, and certain people have naturally yellow or gray tinged teeth as a genetic heritage.

Invest in the best with Dr. Ben Polan in Beverly, MA

There are several different teeth whitening systems, including at home kits and in office whitening. Making an appointment for a consultation is the best way to find which system will work the best for you.

Teeth whitening, or bleaching agents actually change the color of your teeth. Unfortunately, they aren’t very effective at removing brown or grayish stains, nor are they the best choice for badly discolored teeth or restorations. In these cases porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate.

A teeth whitening treatment supervised by Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA will protect the surrounding tissues from irritation or damage from the whitening materials more effectively than home whitening treatments. While some commercially available whitening toothpastes can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel.

Teeth whitening can make a dramatic improvement in your appearance, and thus your confidence. If you are self-conscious about stained or discolored teeth or simply want to improve your smile for career purposes, feel free to contact us at any time for more information or a consultation.

Life transforming dental solutions

By Beverly MA Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan

White fillings

White fillings

Dental fillings… choose white fillings

White fillings

Dental fillings… choose white fillings

White fillings are the way to go in Beverly, MA with Dr. Benjamin Polan

Dental fillings… choose white fillings

For over a century, dentists used amalgam fillings to treat cavities. These fillings, made out of silver and mercury, provided a short-term solution to anyone suffering from painful cavity symptoms. It’s only recently that amalgam fillings have begun to be replaced by better alternatives, so if you’ve received a filling anytime within the last decade, it’s most likely amalgam.

Now that alternatives do exist, the majority of people opt to not have fillings made of dark (silver) mercury placed in their mouth. Whether the reason is a health concern or a simple cosmetic concern, new technology gives people the option of a beautiful, white, virtually unnoticeable restoration.

What’s wrong with amalgam fillings?

Since amalgam fillings are made from naturally malleable metal, they react to temperature changes, biting and chewing. This means the more you eat and drink the more the filling bends and expands. Amalgam is four times more flexible than your tooth, which means it adjusts more radically to constant changes. Over time, frequent expanding and contracting can lead to small gaps between the filling and your tooth, allowing decay causing bacteria and food particles to sneak in.

Get the power of a bright, white smile

Thanks to years of study and research, dentists can now offer dental fillings that are more effective and look significantly better than traditional fillings. Dr. Benjamin Polan in Beverly, MA offers two different types of restoration materials:

  • Porcelain is beautiful, highly durable and generally created in our labs. There is much less removal of tooth structure with porcelain fillings (onlays), thus making it a more conservative procedure. The porcelain is actually bonded to the tooth rendering it almost as strong as the original tooth. Porcelain is used to repair teeth that have broken or when teeth have large, cracked, metal fillings.
  • Composite material is a tooth colored plastic that can be placed in one visit. Generally, composite is fine for small restorations, and is an excellent alternative to mercury fillings.

Why are these materials superior to traditional dental fillings?

As opposed to traditional fillings, white fillings are designed to match your teeth. They blend with your natural coloration to be as discreet as possible and seamlessly integrate with your smile. Since amalgam fillings are made of approximately 50 percent mercury, there is widespread concern overpotential mercury contamination. This risk is completely negated by modern fillings, which also offer better overall protection from gaps or holes since they seal more firmly than amalgam.

Bright, beautiful, exceptional protection

Engineered for safety, composite or porcelain fillings can be tailored to meet your specific needs. When you need a cosmetic dentist who understands your medical and aesthetic needs, turn to Dr. Benjamin Polan. With years of experience and a commitment to providing outstanding service, he’s the dentist in Beverly, MA who you can trust to offer safe, effective and affordable white dental fillings.

 

Life transforming dental solutions

By Beverly MA Dentist Dr. Benjamin Polan