Your local cosmetic dentist is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and providing you with the most advanced dental services. You deserve the best care in cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry as well as the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques.
Your smile is a sign of your happiness and confidence to people around you. If your smile is not what you wish it could be, your dentist wants to help you change your life through cosmetic dentistry. A more youthful, brighter-looking smile may only be a visit away.
Most smile makeovers you see on television are created using porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin strips of porcelain custom designed to fit on the front of your tooth. Veneers are made to resemble real teeth in size, shape and color and are bonded to misaligned, damaged or discolored teeth to improve their appearance. They can make a dramatic change in the appearance of your smile.
Zoom! whitening is a revolutionary new procedure that will give you brighter, whiter teeth in a single office visit. Zoom! ™ whitening involves the application of a gel that, when exposed to a specialized light source, breaks down the stains on your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful smile. Most tooth whitening treatments can be maintained with monthly touch ups.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently, may cause mouth and joint pain, and as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are cemented in place and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Sometimes called “caps,” porcelain crowns are customized for you, covering broken, cracked or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, strong, long lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown, your Michigan Dentist, will position a custom milled, lifelike porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health.
Tooth Colored Fillings
When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings in favor of new, undetectable tooth-colored fillings.
Bonding is a tooth-colored material applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth, often without reducing the structure of the tooth. The bonding material is sculpted by your local dentist so that it resembles a natural tooth, correcting chips, broken, stained or discolored teeth and in some cases correcting gaps. It is less of an investment than veneers but doesn’t last as long and can stain over time.