I think everything we do, we try to make it aesthetic. I think cosmetic is making a change in someone's smile to improve it. It can be as simple as teeth whitening. It can be replacing silver fillings with white tooth-colored fillings. It can be bonded veneers we could do right in the office in one visit. We do porcelain veneers that would take multiple visits sometimes. Maybe it's Invisiline, orthodontics, and then full mouth reconstruction, crowns everywhere, rebuilding the entire mouth. There's lots of different ways to improve somebody's smile. Based on what the patient's telling us they're unhappy with and based on risk of where they may have problems in the future, it can go from teeth whitening, orthodontics, veneers, full mouth reconstruction. It's all customized individually for that patient.
If you possess a smile that you are reluctant to show off because it has flaws that have drained your confidence, Forever Young Dentistry is the ideal choice for you. We offer numerous dental cosmetic options that can improve your smile and give you back the confidence that your tainted smile has taken away. The cosmetic options that we offer to Sterling Heights, Troy, Rochester Hills, Rochester, and Birmingham include teeth bonding, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, gum recession treatment, smile makeover, and Snap-On Smile.
We use all tooth color filling materials. We stopped using traditional dental amalgam fillings years ago. Not just because of the color, but because I believe it's better for the tooth. Bonded fillings are held by the bonding process. I don't have to drill away so much tooth to hold the filling in mechanically. Tooth carb fillings that match the patient's color of their teeth. We do all the time, all day long. If the tooth requires a little bit more than a traditional filling, we would start thinking about an onlay, which might replace one of the cusp of the tooth. We would do that with a CAD/CAM technology in one visit. If the tooth is structurally compromised, if most of the tooth is filling material. We want to start replacing that filling with a crown to prevent tooth fracture. We typically can that one place with CAD/CAM technology. Small cavities, replacement of older fillings, we can do a composite resin in a very conservative matter. If the the patient's never had a cavity, we can be very conservative by using tooth color bonded materials. If the tooth needs a little bit more than onlay, we have the capability of doing it in one visit with all porcelain. The crown is the same way, if the tooth is a little bit more compromised.
If you have a chipped tooth and wish to have it repaired through a simple process at Forever Young Dentistry, tooth bonding may be your most logical course of action. Tooth bonding is the action of painting a resin material on your teeth that will then be dried using a special light. Once the resin solution is dried, your tooth will look as good as new, and you can have confidence in your smile once again.
Choose the clear alternative to traditional metal braces with Invisalign braces! Invisalign straightens your teeth with retainer-like aligners that you can take in and out. Even though the aligners are removable, they should be worn 22 hours a day and should only really be removed to clean your teeth and eat. You’ll love the easy treatment and end results that you’ll have with Invisalign clear braces!
If you possess teeth that are broken, chipped, discolored, or decayed, they may be covered up by porcelain shells for your teeth, called veneers. Veneers are crafted in a lab out of our office to ensure that they fit in your mouth perfectly and resemble your natural teeth perfectly. Once you have received veneers, your imperfect teeth will regain their look and functionality. We want to improve your smile at Forever Young Dentistry!
In my experience, whitening teeth over a number of years, I think the most effective and most cost effective way is just to make custom fit trays for the mouth, where the patient can apply the bleach into each tube space, and wear it around the home. We've tried in office whitening procedures, and in my opinion, it's uncomfortable for many people, it's too costly, and you end up making the whitening trays anyway. For the money, I think the most effective way is the custom fit take home whitening. There are over counter solutions that will work. They are less expensive. It's going to take longer. They're a little more sloppy, not as comfortable to wear. We prefer the traditional method of making you a custom fit tray, and giving you the syringes to apply at home.
If your smile is discolored to the point where you are looking for any option that will restore your confidence in your smile, look no further than our numerous teeth whitening options. Our options for teeth whitening include professional Crest Whitestrips, Zoom NiteWhite teeth whitening system, custom whitening trays, and the E-Z WhiteTM Pro teeth whitening pen. Sometimes, making your teeth whiter can not only improve your confidence in yourself, but it can also improve people’s comfort level in you because of your new, friendly smile!
Gum reshaping is very similar to crown lengthening. If the gums are not symmetrical and they're not level, we could do a minor gum surgery and make them look more symmetrical. It could be done with a laser. It could be done with other surgical procedures. The process is not scary, at all. It's very simple. It's completely painless. Recovery is easy, and very comfortable. In a very short period of time, using a laser, I can reshape the gums and improve the smile.
Oftentimes, you may need to have your gums reshaped because they cover too much of your teeth. When this is the case, it is called having a gummy smile. If you wish to get rid of your gummy smile, let us perform your gum reshaping procedure painlessly with a state-of-the-art laser!
If your gums suffer from gum disease and have receded to the point where the roots of your teeth are nearly exposed, you may be in need of a gum recession treatment at Forever Young Dentistry. This is something that we will try to assess during a dental exam. If it is a tough case, we will refer it out of our office to have your gums restored by a trusted specialist.
Snap-On Smile is exactly what it sounds like – it is a minimally invasive cosmetic solution to fix your smile. Snap-On Smile is essentially a resin smile that can be snapped in and removed easily. You can even eat and drink with your Snap-On Smile in your mouth. The procedure to have your Snap-On Smile placed is painless and easy!
If you are in need of two or more of these cosmetic procedures to get your smile to where it needs to be, you are in need of a smile makeover. Before we make over your smile, we will do a wax mock-up of what your teeth will look like so you can see how beautiful your smile will be. We will perform as many of these procedures as needed to give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed about!