September 9, 2014

One Visit Crowns? How is this Possible?

CrownA dental crown is essentially a cap placed over a tooth to restore strength, shape, girth, and appearance. Permanent crowns can be made of various metals, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all composite-resin, or all ceramic. The crown is cemented onto the tooth, providing a full encasement of the original part of the tooth that remains. Before that happens, however, many people are sent home from the dentist office with a temporary crown. Temporary crowns can be made of acrylic or stainless steel and serve as a one-size-fits-all protection of a tooth or filling awaiting a custom made permanent crown. Fortunately, technology is allowing dentists to provide patients with perfectly fitted crowns in one single visit. Dr. Brad Greenfield of  Lake Orion Family Dentistry  will share the basics regarding CEREC.

Why Do I Need a Crown?

  • Reasons for which a patient might require a crown include some of the following:
  • To protect a tooth weakened from decay or injury
  • To hold together the parts of cracked teeth which are in danger of breaking completely Continue reading
September 3, 2014

Teeth Whitening Options for Attractive Smiles

Sunglasses SmilesWho doesn’t love being on the receiving end of a beautiful smiles? Bright, attractive, healthy smiles make people appear more attractive and youthful to others. Unfortunately, time takes its toll on your pearly whites, especially if you are a coffee drinker, wine enthusiast, and/or tobacco user. If your smile is not as sparkling as it once was, professional teeth whitening is a great option. Dr. Brad Greenfield of  Lake Orion Family Dentistry can help you change your dull smile into one which gives Hollywood stars a run for their sparkling money.

Teeth Whitening in your Home

Teeth whitening has been around since the 1700s. Some of the archaic methods for teeth whitening in the past  included ground up stones and other abrasives, drilled holes in teeth filled with acid, and even urine. Why urine? The  acid found in bodily waste actually will brighten teeth, but of course, at a rather unpleasant cost. Fortunately, modern day methods for brightening tooth enamel are more conservative and effective than in years past. Dr. Greenfield offers professional-grade teeth whitening kits which allow you to bleach Continue reading

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