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By Gerald R. Ryan D
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile problems? Here at Gerald Ryan DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Swartz Creek, MI, offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services to the patients they serve. The following information will help you decide which cosmetic dentistry option is right for you.

Dental Bonding - Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to your teeth to beautify your smile. Taking only about 45 minutes per tooth to complete, dental bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, damaged, worn-down, or discolored, as well as close gaps between teeth.

Dental Implants - Dental implants are widely considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. An implant is a small metal post that is surgically placed in the bone to hold a fabricated tooth in place. There are many advantages to dental implants, including improved comfort, eating ability, appearance, durability, and speech.

Dental Veneers - Dental veneers are wafer-thin, plastic or porcelain shells that are cemented over the front of your teeth to enhance your appearance. They're routinely used to restore teeth that are unevenly spaced, chipped, cracked, discolored, oddly shaped, or crooked. The durability of veneers allows them to resist wear and remain resilient to last over 15 years.

Teeth Whitening - Smile brighter! Professional teeth whitening from our Swartz Creek office can give you the bright-white smile you desire. In some cases, professional teeth whitening is performed in the office, using a special light to speed up the whitening process. Still, another popular procedure is one that you complete from your home. Consult with our dentist to find out if the procedure is right for you.

Experience the confidence a gorgeous smile can give you! Call Dr. Gerald Ryan DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (810) 635-8446 today to schedule a dental consultation in Swartz Creek, MI, and get the smile you deserve. We specialize in creating gorgeous smiles that last a lifetime!

By Gerald R. Ryan D
August 29, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Discolored teeth can often make people feel self-conscious about their smile and overall image. Your Swartz Creek, MI, dentist offers patients teeth whitening procedures to restore their smile.

Why do teeth become discolored?

A simple reason for this could be enamel erosion, the white protective layer of teeth. When enamel erodes, this exposes dentin, the yellow layer beneath enamel that gives that yellowed color. This happens because of time, aging, or poor dental care.

Other reasons teeth become stained, dull, or discolored teeth is because of certain beverages like tea and coffee, or a tobacco-chewing habit, smoking, or eating certain foods like berries and soy sauce, which are notorious for staining teeth.

Over time, teeth become more absorbent and more vulnerable to staining caused by traumatic injuries, medications, and fluorosis.

How do you get whiter teeth?

There are some commercially available teeth whitening toothpastes that can remove stains and make teeth several shades whiter. The downside to this is that it consists of abrasive substances that wear away tooth enamel.

What are some other methods of teeth whitening?

Over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits or systems are somewhat effective. If you opt for bleaching agents, this may actually be a good option but you may have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. They might also not work with pitted or extremely discolored teeth.

Dr. Ryan provides patients with professional teeth whitening solutions at his Swartz Creek office. The whitening agents he uses changes the color of stained teeth and your dentist can work around different restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding, and tooth-colored fillings

Moreover, professional whitening performed is a safe method that, when done properly, can last as long as five years.

Interested in Teeth Whitening? Call Dr. Gerald Ryan in Swartz Creek, MI, at (810) 635-8446 for a consultation today!