Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
"Look Ma, no cavities!"
That famous line from an old toothpaste commercial certainly did the general population good by encouraging people to brush regularly in order to prevent dental decay. In fact, brushing one's teeth as a daily habit was actually a foreign concept until as late as after World War II, when soldiers brought the Army-enforced habit back home.
While your teeth may be cavity-free, they may not be as white or even as you would like. And that's where our cosmetic "smile solutions" come in.
Our goal is to enhance a patient's smile by creating the proper shape, color and harmony of all your teeth together.
Some of our smile improvement services include:
Ask us about our many other smile options too. We have the tools to give you the smile of your dreams, to help you look and feel better about yourself.
The role of both porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers is to cover existing teeth with attractive outer shells, resulting in straighter, more even teeth and a beautiful smile. But when do you need porcelain crowns, and when will veneers suffice? A dental crown fits over your whole tooth to serve as a completely new outer surface. Its strength makes it especially applicable for teeth such as molars, which are subject to significant chewing and biting forces.
Dental veneers, on the other hand, are thin "shells" of porcelain or ceramic that are bonded onto the front side of a tooth (the side that shows when you smile) to cosmetically correct tooth imperfections.
A dental crown may be recommended in the following situations:
A dental veneer is often applied:
Come in and ask us which smile solution may be appropriate for your particular dental improvement.
Teeth whitening ads are everywhere, advocating the many advantages of having a whiter, brighter, more youthful smile. But what if your teeth don't respond to regular whitening programs - what are your options?
First of all, it's important to recognize that the success of any whitening program depends on the degree of staining on the teeth, and how any discoloration originated. Most discolored teeth tend to be a product of common culprits: coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce, curry, berries and smoking, which is known to stain teeth yellow. Extremely hot or cold foods or liquids can cause teeth to expand and contract, allowing stains to penetrate your teeth. Acidic foods are another culprit, as they can open up the pores in your tooth enamel to allow stains to move in more easily.
You may automatically assume that we can bleach any teeth to a bright, white color, but if the discoloration in your teeth is due to thinning enamel (usually from aging), an injury, or drugs like tetracycline that may have caused your teeth to develop a permanent gray or brown stain, they may not respond to whitening. Instead, we will suggest very effective bleaching alternatives including veneers, crowns and bonding, to create your perfect, white smile.
Let's talk about the most effective whitening options available for your specific situation during a consultation with Dr. Joboulian!
When you think of porcelain veneers, you may think of them only as a cosmetic option for teeth that are poorly shaped, chipped or worn. In fact, porcelain veneers are also a practical solution to a host of different dental problems.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of individual teeth. They are a popular option for teeth that are damaged, and are also often used as an orthodontic option to correct uneven spaces or to fill gaps between the upper front teeth. Veneers are an excellent whitening option for discolored teeth, including those that cannot be bleached effectively due to deep stains from years of using certain medications, or teeth that are darkened as a result of an injury.
The composition of porcelain veneers allows for the most natural-looking teeth possible by replicating the translucency and light-handling characteristics of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are also extremely stain-resistant - a bonus for smokers and people who enjoy coffee, tea, red wine and fruits with deep, staining colors.
Come in and talk to Dr. Joboulian about how easy it is to put your best smile forward with the application of strong, attractive and natural-looking porcelain veneers.