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By Summit Dental Group
October 10, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
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At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!

Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”

We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:

Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.

Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!

If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Summit Dental Group
October 17, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Dental veneers help you show off your best possible smile. Veneers conceal a variety of cosmetic problems and imperfections in teeth. veneersUneven surfaces, discolorations, cracks, chips and uneven spacing between teeth can all be corrected with veneers. In Waterford, MI, dental veneers are placed by Dr. Steve Rollins at Summit Dental Group.

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are extremely thin covers applied to the front of teeth in need of cosmetic improvement. Once applied, the veneers conceal any cosmetic imperfections in the natural tooth. Such imperfections include discolorations, chips, cracks and more. Veneers are commonly made from porcelain, which closely resembles natural tooth enamel. Once applied, veneers look just like your natural teeth. To place veneers, a thin layer of enamel is first shaved off the tooth’s surface. Then the veneer is permanently cemented in place with an adhesive.

Benefits of Veneers

There are many ways dental veneers help you show off your best possible smile. They can be used to hide a variety of cosmetic imperfections. In Waterford, dental veneers are available at Summit Dental Group and can be used to correct or conceal the following flaws:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth with cracks
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Teeth with uneven surfaces
  • Teeth with uneven spacing

In addition to concealing a variety of cosmetic imperfections, another benefit of veneers is that they look like natural teeth. Dental veneers are custom made for you. The size, shape and color are all matched to your existing teeth so they blend right in. Once placed, no one will know you are wearing veneers. An additional benefit of dental veneers is that they are cemented in place so there is little risk of them falling off or slipping out of place. When cared for properly, veneers can last for many years.

Show off your best possible smile with dental veneers. They can completely transform the appearance teeth by concealing various cosmetic imperfections. For dental veneers in Waterford, MI, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rollins by calling Summit Dental Group at (248) 681-3600.