Your safety is our top priority . We have implemented heightened sterilization standards, and have the latest facility with new safety equipment exceeding CDC standards.
Skip to main content


Marvel Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Clifton, NJ

Botox® is an aesthetic treatment that can improve a gummy smile or high lip lines. At Marvel Dental in Clifton and Passaic, New Jersey, cosmetic dentist Anna Gazu, DMD, and her skilled team offer Botox to treat cosmetic dentistry concerns and provide you with a smile you can feel confident and beautiful in. To find out if Botox is right for you, schedule an appointment with Marvel Dental by phone or book online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox in dentistry?

Botox in dentistry is one of the ways that can address facial aesthetics to balance your smile and help you feel confident. Botox is a cosmetic injectable that is best known for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat smile concerns such as a gummy smile, which is when a person has too much gum tissue visible when they open their mouth. 

Botox eases muscle tension that causes your lip line to rise too high. Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin, is the main ingredient in Botox. It tells the muscles to relax and not contract.

Botox injections are temporary, but they can help enhance and reshape your smile for a more attractive appearance. You’ll need regular Botox treatments at Marvel Dental in order to maintain the benefits of the injectable.

How does Botox work?

When you come in for a Botox consultation, Dr. Gazu discusses your cosmetic dentistry concerns and how Botox can help you. She then lets you know what to expect about the process. 

During your Botox appointment, she injects the substance into targeted areas around your mouth to address your gummy smile. These injections last just a few minutes, and you can go back to your normal routine following the treatment. 

However, it’s important that you don’t rub the targeted areas where you received the Botox treatment as it can spread to other areas. 

Why should I receive Botox from my dentist?

Highly skilled dentists like Dr. Gazu are certified to perform Botox and dental procedures. They’re highly trained in facial anatomy and received training in Botox treatment to effectively address cosmetic dentistry concerns. 

Am I a candidate for Botox?

At Nova Dental, Dr. Gazu may recommend Botox treatment if you have realistic expectations about the process and understand what it can treat. Though Botox is not the best treatment option for everyone, it can help many patients achieve their dream smiles. 

Botox offers temporary aesthetic effects that last up to four months on average*. If you don’t want to undergo more invasive dental work like gum contouring — which requires your cosmetic dentist to remove excess gum tissue using a laser or scalpel and expose more of your tooth for a less gummy smile — then Botox may be the best treatment option. 

If you’d like more information on how Botox can improve your smile, schedule an appointment with Marvel Dental by phone or book online today.