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February 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

The perfect smile can be yours when you get dental veneers.

Getting a beautiful smile doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether you hate that small gap between teeth or you have stains that even veneersprofessional whitening can’t seem to tackle, there are many reasons people are turning to our St. Clair Shores, MI, dentist Dr. Sam Malouf for veneers.

Veneers are thin tooth-colored layers made of porcelain that are designed to mimic the look of natural tooth enamel. Each veneer is custom-made and bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its overall appearance and to hide common imperfections. Furthermore, veneers can also offer additional resiliency and durability.

Veneers can be used for a myriad of cosmetic issues. If you have small gaps in your smile but don’t want to undergo orthodontic treatment, getting veneers could give you the straighter smile you want without having to wear braces. Veneers can also be used to:

  • Brighten your smile
  • Hide stains and discolorations
  • Cover chips, cracks and fractures
  • Close gaps
  • Improve misshapen or malformed teeth
  • Lengthen teeth that are too short or worn down

In order to get veneers, our St. Clair Shores, MI, cosmetic dentist will first need to make sure your teeth are healthy, free of decay and strong enough to support veneers. If you are deemed a good candidate for treatment the next step will be to prepare your teeth.

Impressions will also be taken of the tooth. These impressions will help a dental lab create veneers that offer an ideal and precise fit. While your veneers are being made we will apply temporary ones. Once the lab has sent us your veneers, we will remove the temporary ones and then check the fit of your new veneers before bonding them to the front of your teeth.

If you are thinking about revamping your smile then let’s talk about what this simple restoration could do for you. Contact Malouf Family Dentistry in St. Clair Shores, MI, and serving residents of St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods, Eastpointe, Roseville, Warren, Fraser, Mt. Clemens, Clinton Township, Harrison Township, and neighboring areas.

By Malouf Family Dentistry
May 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Do you think all of your favorite celebrities achieved their red carpet status because they were lucky enough to be born with perfect looks and great talent? Well, the truth is that many celebrities achieve their picture­perfect smiles by getting veneers!

While most celebrities are pretty tight­lipped about whether or not they've had any dental work done, here are four celebrities that are rumored to have veneers. Visit your dentist, and you can achieve the same stunning transformation yourself!

1. Tom Cruise: Crooked Teeth

Looking back at old pictures of Tom Cruise, you'd be amazed to see how his smile has transformed over the years. From the severely crooked and gapped smile he had when he was a budding actor to the picture­perfect smile he has today, word has it that good veneer work created his famous smile!

2. Hillary Duff: Chipped and Discolored Teeth

Hillary Duff allegedly chipped a tooth while singing. Rather than simply repairing the chip, she appears to have chosen veneers instead. While the difference isn't drastic, if you compare her before and after pictures, you'll notice her teeth do appear both whiter and straighter. Her grin looks great, and your teeth can too!

3. Zac Efron: Gapped Teeth

Braces aren't the only option for people who want to fix the gaps in their teeth ­ veneers are a great choice as well. They are quick, painless and they can even be placed in as little as two office visits. Compared to his old smile, Zac Efron’s teeth are now whiter and more even than would be possible overnight with any procedure but veneers. Hence the belief that they’re responsible for the magical transformation that closed his gap!

4. George Clooney: Ground Teeth

Grinding your teeth doesn't only cause pain; it can cause your teeth to get shorter too, and this apparently affected George Clooney. Thankfully, veneers are an excellent way to quickly and easily lengthen the teeth for a red­carpet­ready smile.

Why live with a smile you aren't proud to show off? If your smile isn't as straight, white, perfectly aligned or perfectly proportioned as you'd like it to be, ­do something about it! Visit your local dentist for a brand new smile you'll have to see to believe.

September 02, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Could you be the ideal candidate for porcelain veneers? Well, it’s time to find out!

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way over the decades and can certainly transform smiles from drab to fab in no time. If you are veneersdealing with cracked, discolored teeth, or a host of other aesthetic issues, then it’s time you talked to our St. Clair Shores, MI dentist Dr. Sam Malouf about getting dental veneers.

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom made to look just like your teeth. Unlike dental crowns, these cosmetic restorations are only applied to the front portion of your teeth rather than over the entire crown of the tooth. Veneers are a great way to fix common dental flaws such as:

  • Stains and discolorations that are resistant to teeth whitening
  • Cracks and chips
  • Misshapen or malformed teeth
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven or worn teeth

In just a couple of visits our St. Clair Shores, MI cosmetic dentist can turn your crooked, discolored or uneven smile into a whiter and straighter one without needing to wear braces for months on end or requiring more extensive tooth preparation to get dental crowns.

Who should get dental veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a great option for someone who is dealing with any of the aesthetic issues above and is looking for a simple and effective way to hide these problems for good. Ideal candidates will also be adults who maintain good oral health and aren’t currently dealing with cavities or gum disease. Healthy individuals are always the best candidates for dental care.

Patients should also have enough healthy tooth enamel to support dental veneers. Patients who grind or clench their teeth may not be ideal for veneer treatment, as they may be more likely to damage their new smile. You should also be dedicated to keeping your veneers clean and healthy, just as you would natural teeth.

Malouf Family Dentistry is ready to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. If you are ready to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you then it’s time you called our St. Clair Shores, MI dental office to schedule your veneer consultation.