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By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
March 11, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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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 05, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Erasing the effects of time, genetics, or accidents on your teeth has never been easier thanks to veneers. The preferred method of smile rejuvenation in Hollywood, veneers offer the unique benefit of fixing multiple cosmetic problems at once. Your dentist in Southgate, Michigan, Dr. Jason Cohen, can tell you more about these amazing restorations.

What are veneers?

Veneers are a thin, tooth-shaped shell that your Southgate dentist attaches to the front of the teeth. They are often made from ceramic material, in particular porcelain, because of the similarity to natural tooth enamel. However, plastic-based resin veneers can also be an option for many patients. Veneers are attached to the front of the teeth with bonding cement and can last many years.

How can veneers improve my smile?

In short, veneers from your Southgate dentist can fix almost any cosmetic dental flaw. If your teeth are naturally shortened or have become worn down over time, veneers lengthen them to an aesthetically pleasing size. They can also fill in gaps or smooth out crookedness. Teeth that are resistant to traditional whitening - usually due to genetics or staining from the inside out - can be brightened as well.

How do I take care of my veneers?

The care of veneers is fairly straightforward. Since your natural teeth are still behind them, it's important to diligently brush and floss to maintain good dental health. Developing gum disease or a cavity may result in an expensive removal and replacement procedure. If you have any habits that could cause breakage, such as chewing on pens or crunching on ice, now would be a good time to curb them to avoid chipping or loosening your veneers. If you wear resin veneers, they can discolor from eating and drinking heavily pigmented foods and drinks like coffee, wine, berries, or tomato sauce.

This information is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to veneers. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jason Cohen by calling Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, Michigan at (734) 283-1263.