Expert Cosmetic Dentistry for Sterling Heights, Rochester Hills, Troy, Shelby, Oakland, and Macomb County, MI
At Smile Shapers Dental, we have a passion for the artistic details involved in our cosmetic services. We understand how a beautiful smile can give you the confidence you need to feel good about yourself socially and professionally. Since 1998, Dr. Eva Goriee and our dedicated team have been helping individuals and families reach optimal oral health using general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. With state-of-the-art methods and technology, our family-friendly practice provides reliable, high-quality cosmetic care to bring out the best in your smile and improve overall oral health.
Dental health and beauty often go hand in hand. Our dental practice addresses a variety of cosmetic issues, such as teeth misalignment, dark metal cavities, and missing teeth. Find out how we can help you love your smile, call us today!
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Our Advanced Treatment Options
Unlike traditional dentistry that focuses on the health of gums and teeth, cosmetic dentistry mainly corrects the appearance of your smile. Modern cosmetic dentistry and improved technology enable us to offer the most advanced services, from smile makeovers to teeth whitening and dental implants.
Other services we offer include:
Cosmetic dentistry has greatly improved in recent years, so you can achieve a natural-looking looking, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Oral Health?
Gum disease is a significant cause of tooth loss, but with proper home and professional dental care, it is easier to avoid the consequences of this disease. Cosmetic dentistry can improve your oral health through treatments designed to restore gums and teeth. Your overall health directly impacts your gum health.
Improving dental alignment can also help improve your overall oral health. When your teeth are straight, they are easier to clean. Correct alignment can also lower your risk of toothaches, gum disease, and problems with your jaw and bite. Our experienced team loves working with orthodontic patients of all ages, and we know you are never too old to have a smile you love.
Advantages of Mercury-Free Cosmetic Dentistry
Mercury use in dentistry has been a concern for many years as the number of people having allergic reactions increases. Today, many treatments are free from mercury and other metals that can cause health issues or impact the look of your smile. We use a composite material that is biocompatible and makes your cosmetic restorations blend in seamlessly with your smile.
How Composite Fillings are Used
A composite filling can repair decay or minor fractures on your teeth. The procedure evens out the tooth surface and enhances the performance chewing and biting. The procedure is simple; first, a local anesthetic is administered, then we use a laser or dental handpiece to remove decay and damaged enamel. Then, we carefully layer the composite filling material to cover the space resulting in a natural-looking restoration.
What is Bonding Treatment?
The cosmetic treatment of dental bonding involves the application and hardening of resin material to correct chipped, discolored, or fractured teeth. We carefully and precisely apply the bonding material then we use a special light to harden the material. In some cases, bonding can be done without numbing, which makes it more comfortable and faster. We can shade match the bonding material to your natural tooth color, so the repair is barely noticeable. Bonding can be done in one visit, especially if only one or two teeth are involved.
Advantages of Porcelain Crowns
A dental crown is a covering shaped like a tooth to restore its size and shape, as well as improve appearance and strength. When put in place, a crown covers the visible part of the tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns are used in different situations, such as:
- To replace a broken or worn down tooth
- To repair fractures
- To hide discolored or misshaped teeth
- For cosmetic modification
- To support a dental bridge
- To complete a dental implant
Crowns are often used to repair a tooth with a large area of decay that is too big to be corrected with a filling. Today’s technology uses better materials, and our artistic techniques create natural-looking and longer-lasting dental crowns.
Uses and Types of Dental Bridges
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you can make your smile complete again and close an unwanted gap in your smile with a custom bridge. A dental bridge is made of two or more crowns placed on healthy neighboring teeth with a pontic (false tooth) suspended in the space between them.
Fixed bridges are permanently attached (bonded into place) to offer more stability, and removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned. Dr. Goriee can help you decide which type of bridge will work best and provide all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Complete Your Smile Using Dentures & Partials
Dentures are removable appliances designed to mimic your natural teeth and can be complete or partial. Complete dentures can replace a full arch of upper or lower teeth. Partial dentures can replace two or more teeth to complete your smile. Both options provide efficient support and function and can help you have a more confident smile.
Denture appliances will last many years, but over time, they may need to be repaired or readjusted. Digital imaging helps us create accurate impressions and fabricate a custom appliance that has the shape, color, and fit you desire. Our team will make sure every detail of your new smile looks natural and feels comfortable. We recommend you schedule regular visits to ensure your dentures continue to fit correctly.
Erase Imperfections with Veneers & Lumineers
Dental veneers are shells made of tooth-colored materials that cover the front of a tooth to change the shape, length, size, and color. Part of your natural dentition is removed to make room for the veneer and secure it in place. Lumineers are a thinner version of a veneer and do not require removal of your natural dentin. Which one you need will depend on the location of the tooth and the reason for the repair. Veneers can correct:
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth with large spaces between them
- Misaligned, irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
The procedure typically requires three visits to our office, the first for a planning and imaging consultation, and the second and third visits to mold and attach your veneers. As with all our cosmetic treatments, we pay attention to the details. We make sure your new restoration fits perfectly, so your smile looks as natural as possible.
Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign®
Invisalign is used to correct mild to moderate alignment issues and improve aesthetics and function. Invisalign aligners are made of clear, comfortable plastic trays that can be easily removed to eat and clean your teeth. You will receive a new set of aligners every two weeks until your bite is correctly aligned.
There are many benefits to this treatment. They are more comfortable than traditional braces because they don’t have any wires or brackets. Wearing clear aligners makes it easy to go to work or attend social functions with confidence. The highly advanced software allows you to see your results before you even start treatment, motivating you to wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day, as directed.
Get Dramatic Results with Philips Zoom! Professional Whitening
Professional whitening is a popular dental procedure that offers immediate and highly satisfying results. The most common method is the home treatment option that whitens your teeth gently and effectively. Whitening doesn’t work on restorations, so you should have crowns or old fillings replaced after bleaching to match your whitened teeth. Whitening can improve teeth that are stained from highly pigmented food and drink as well as fluorosis.
This procedure is not permanent, so you will need to have touch-up treatments periodically, depending on how quickly your teeth stain. To make this easier, we offer an incredible “Whitening for Life” program to keep your treatments affordable and scheduled for optimal results. Reducing the consumption of darkly pigmented foods and beverages and avoiding smoking will help your whitening treatments last as long as possible.
Gum Contouring and Additional Laser Treatments
Gingival reshaping can even out or reshape your gums to give you a more symmetrical smile. Some individuals have excess gum tissue that creates a “gummy” looking smile. We used advanced laser technology to gently dissolve the soft tissue and expose more of your natural tooth. Lasers can also be used to:
- Prepare a tooth for a filling without the use of a drill
- Remove tumors without pain
- Perform a biopsy on suspicious areas
- Perform a frenectomy and remove the small flap of tissue connected to the tongue
Laser technology has revolutionized many dental treatments and made them more comfortable and more effective. We use laser dentistry to reduce bleeding, anxiety, and recovery time. Visit our modern practice and find out how laser dentistry can improve your dental care!
Love Your Smile with Advanced Cosmetic Dental Care
At Smile Shapers Dental in Sterling Heights, MI, we understand you are an individual with your own style, so we stay current on all the latest techniques to help you accomplish your unique cosmetic smile goals. We believe a beautiful smile is also a healthy smile, and we want you to look and feel your best. Call us today to find out how we can help you get the stunning smile you’ve always wanted!
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