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By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
March 16, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

If you are missing a tooth you may be curious about what options you have when it comes to restoring your smile. Dental implants are in many ways the best solution to tooth loss. They are meant to be a final and complete restoration of a missing tooth. This treatment will last much longer and will be stronger than other options. Learn more about dental implants in Southgate, MI, from Dr. Jason Cohen and Dr. Timothy Killgrove of Cohen Modern Dentistry.

Better Support

The key difference between dental implants and other methods of restoration, such as bridges and dentures, has to do with the way in which they are supported. Dental bridges depend on adjacent teeth to serve as support for the tooth they are replacing. To accomplish this, these healthy teeth need to be reshaped so that a crown can be attached to them, then they will hold your new tooth in place.

Dentures depend on suction as their main method of support. These require a proper fit to perform at their best. So many of the common complaints people have regarding dentures are due to this factor. A dental implant is supported in a very similar way to your natural teeth. They use a titanium post that is permanently implanted onto the bone of your jaw, and it's onto this that your new tooth will be attached.

Dental Implants in Southgate, MI

One downside to dental implants is that they do require a longer initial investment of time, as the implanted post can take months to heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care, and they don't need any special treatment when it comes to hygiene or diet, although good dental habits remain key to maintaining your smile.

If you're ready to restore a single missing tooth or a complete smile, find out if you're a candidate for dental implants. Call (734) 283-1263 to schedule a consultation in Southgate, MI, from Dr. Cohen and Dr. Killgrove of Cohen Modern Dentistry.

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
March 11, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Untagged

The development of the CEREC system is one of the most revolutionary developments in dentistry. It allows your dentist to create a new dental crown or restoration right there in his office. Say goodbye to multiple appointments and uncomfortable temporary solutions. Dr. Jason Cohen and Dr. Timothy Killgrove at Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, offer these fast and efficient restorations for all eligible patients. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about CEREC.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. It is a 3D chairside design and milling technology that allows dentists to design and build high-quality dental restorations (onlays, inlays, bridges, or crowns) in one single visit. Who wouldn't like to have attractive, high-quality dental restorations in only one appointment at the dentist?

CEREC Procedure 

First, a camera is used to take a digital photo of your tooth. The CEREC software then takes the photo and converts it into a 3-D virtual model on the computer screen. Your dentist works with the software to design your perfect restoration. Finally, a ceramic block that matches the shade of your tooth is placed in the CEREC milling machine. The machine then does what it’s designed to do and makes you a new restoration right there!

Benefits of CEREC

Your dental restoration is created from a thick, durable block of ceramic that is able to withstand wear and tear. CEREC dental restorations won't crack or leak over time. They are also tailored to match the natural shade of your teeth. Nothing gives the same luster and depth as CEREC dental restorations. With CEREC dental restorations you can have a smile that's strong and beautiful!

If you need a dental restoration, why wait? We can help you today. Call Dr. Jason Cohen and Dr. Timothy Killgrove at Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, at 734-283-1263. CEREC dental restorations will improve your appearance and give you the confidence to smile again. Remember, a better life starts with a better-looking smile.

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
November 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers are like shields a dentist adheres to your natural teeth, usually to improve aesthetic issues. However, when you visit our Dr. Jason Cohen or Dr. Timothy Killgrove at Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, for veneers, you'll receive more benefits than an improved smile. You'll also make your oral hygiene routine simpler and enhance the vibrancy of your smile.

No Spaces, Less Room for Hidden Debris

With veneers, our dentist can reduce the spaces in between your teeth, so there's less space for debris to hide and brushing and flossing easier. As a result, you can better keep on top of your oral hygiene and will reduce your chances of cavities and gum disease caused by food particles that remain in your mouth. 

Protect Sensitive Teeth for Better Hygiene

If you have sensitive teeth, brushing, sometimes even with special toothpaste, can cause discomfort. Veneers act as a barrier to your teeth. Therefore, as you brush, you won't have that tooth, or as much, sensitivity that can interfere with your dental hygiene. 

Better Appearance, More Reason to Care for Your Teeth 

You'll have an easier time taking care of your smile when you have a reason to keep it looking beautiful. You'll be proud of your smile after veneers. You'll want to showcase it as much as possible, so you'll have a strong desire to care for teeth properly. Therefore, you'll have an easier time maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. Additionally, you'll be more likely to visit the dentist routinely as recommended when you have a smile you're proud to have and want to keep that way.  

Can Scrub Gently Like You Should

When you have veneers, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush your teeth, so you don't scratch the veneer. This is actually how you should take care of your teeth all the time to protect your enamel. 

Whiter Teeth for a More Confident You

Even if you're opting for veneers in Southgate, MI, to close gaps or correct disproportionate teeth, you'll still benefit from how much veneers can improve the color of your teeth. You'll have a brighter smile. And you can easily maintain those results for quite some time by minimizing your consumption of foods and beverages that stain teeth.

When you get veneers in Southgate, MI, from Dr. Cohen, you'll improve the appearance of your teeth and ultimately boost your confidence. In addition, you'll whiten your teeth and make your oral care routine much more manageable simultaneously. Schedule an appointment at Cohen Modern Dentistry to see what veneers can do for oral health and the appearance of your teeth by calling 734-283-1263.

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
November 08, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

If you are currently dealing with infected or inflamed teeth in Southgate, MI, root canals may be a necessary step. Visit us at Cohen Modern Dentistry, where Dr. Jason Cohen and Dr. Timothy Killgrove can help save your infected teeth.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is used on a tooth that has infected or diseased pulp. During this procedure, the dead and dying pulp tissue is removed. The area is then cleaned, disinfected, and filled with biocompatible material. Once the pulp area has successfully been cleaned and filled, the tooth itself is then sealed up. In some cases, a crown may have to be placed on top of the filled tooth to further protect it.

How Can a Root Canal Heal Your Teeth?

While many people dread getting a root canal, a root canal is actually a great option to have. If your tooth is infected, a root canal can still save it. If your tooth cannot be saved, it will simply have to be pulled out. When you visit your local dentist in Southgate, MI, root canals are a major way we often save infected teeth and prevent further problems.

When a tooth is removed, it leaves an empty space in your mouth that will cause the other teeth to shift or migrate. In the end, you may end up needing a dental implant or bridgework, especially if chewing and talking ability are affected. 

In other words, be grateful when you still have the option of getting a root canal. Going through the root canal process to fix a diseased or infected tooth is way more time and cost-effective than losing a tooth. Missing teeth can even result in the loss of bone structure near the area.

Don’t be afraid to get root canals in Southgate, MI. At Cohen Modern Dentistry, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Killgrove can treat your infected teeth with as much care and comfort as possible. Call us at (734) 283-1263 for an appointment today.

By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
August 13, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns   cerec   Same-Day Crowns  

Cohen Modern Dentistry offers same-day crowns in Southgate, MI, to save your teeth from damage and decay. Dr. Jason Cohen uses CEREC technology to provide same-day crowns and transform smiles in a single appointment! Keep reading about the benefits of same-day crowns and come see us to save your smile with a custom restoration.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are custom restorations milled from a ceramic material that can save teeth that have been damaged by trauma like a crack or chip, or teeth that have a significant amount of decay. When you have a crack or chip the tooth will be filed past it, and if you have decay it will all be drilled away. The remaining tooth is sculpted to make room for the crown, and a crown sits on top of a tooth to replace it.

Traditional crowns are made off-site at a dental laboratory. Typically, you would wear a temporary tooth cap that doesn't match your teeth perfectly while your custom crown is fabricated, and this can take up to two weeks. When you get same-day crowns in Southgate, MI, you can leave the office with a custom crown made to blend in with your smile.

Benefits of CEREC technology

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This technology uses 3D photography and computer-aided design to create beautiful, custom restorations in a single appointment. There is no waiting period or temporary tooth cap, you have your custom crown made in our office in a day.

Your same-day crowns are also easy to care for. You just need to keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home and schedule regular dental visits. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and getting professional cleanings twice a year. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect any crowns in your mouth.

Limit your time at the dentist and get a beautiful smile with same-day crowns! Dr. Jason Cohen of Cohen Modern Dentistry fits patients with same-day crowns to save teeth and transform smiles. Contact us for an appointment in Southgate, MI, at (734) 283-1263.

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