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By Smile By Stone
November 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

In Lansing, MI, Dr. Scott Stone offers a variety of options to help patients improve their smiles. When you have questions about veneers and other dental procedures, your first call should be to Smile by Stone. Veneers are popular options for patients who want to correct any abnormalities or simply brighten their smiles. Having a brighter smile restores your confidence and will give you the confidence you need to face the world head-on.

How Can Veneers Be Used?

Veneers can be used to correct many abnormalities and flaws that can take away from your smile and make you feel self-conscious. At his Lansing, MI office, Dr.Stone can use veneers to correct:

  • Teeth that have been damaged in an accident
  • Teeth that have been stained due to the use of tobacco, wine, or coffee
  • Teeth that are misshapen, too small, cracked, or broken
  • Gaps between teeth

Correcting these flaws only takes a short amount of time and will have you smiling within a few hours.

How Do Veneers Work?

Dr. Stone will perform a thorough evaluation and take all of the proper measurements before ordering your veneers. Veneers are small, extremely thin pieces of porcelain that are attached directly to your teeth. Veneers are manufactured so that they are the same color as your surrounding teeth. When your veneers are ready, your teeth will be lightly sanded to ensure that the veneers bond completely to them.

The Benefits of Having Veneers

There are many benefits to having veneers. Not only do they give you back your beautiful smile, but they also make your teeth appear more uniform and natural. Veneers are long-lasting and can remain in place for several years without having to be adjusted in any way or replaced. You are able to clean your veneers simply by brushing, just as you would if you were caring for your teeth in their natural state.

Many patients are curious about veneers. If you live in Lansing, MI, visit Smile by Stone and talk to the staff. Dr. Stone has the answers to all of your questions and is more than happy to sit down with you and discuss all of your options. Call the office today at (517) 482-5546. Don't put off getting a new smile you can be proud of. Your new set of veneers is waiting on you!


By Smile By Stone
November 03, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleanings  

Many people are very careful about regular brushing and flossing of their teeth. If you are really careful with in-home dental care, is visiting a dentist important to maintaining your smile? Dr. Scott Stone is a Lansing dentist who can provide dental care at Smile by Stone in Lansing, MI, which will bring you to a new level of oral health. 

Flossing and brushing your teeth can remove plaque and help prevent a number of problems, but the only way to ensure long-term oral health is with regular cleaning and tar removal. 

Plaque vs. Tartar vs. Your Teeth

Plaque is a thin, filmy substance formed by bacteria. It sounds unappealing, and it can make your smile look yellow and dull, but more importantly, it can be very unhealthy for both your teeth and gums. Without regular brushing and flossing, plaque can accumulate both above and below the gum line. The bacteria will cause acids on your teeth that can degrade enamel and cause cavities. With plaque accumulation below the gum line, this same bacteria can cause infections and lead to periodontal disease. 

Over time, plaque can combine with the minerals present in your saliva and harden into plaque. This can also happen above and below your gum line. Because tartar is a hard substance, you won't be able to brush it away. That is where regular cleanings come in. 

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

During a cleaning, your Lansing dentist in Lansing, MI, will use dental tools to scrape tartar build-up off your teeth. They will not only scrape the visible tooth surface, but also any tartar below the gum line. Periodically during your cleaning, you will be able to rinse your mouth and spit out any tartar. At the end of your cleaning, the dentist or hygienist will buff your teeth with toothpaste. The process is not painful but talk to us if you are worried about this procedure or have questions. 

Dr. Stone with Smile by Stone is a Lansing dentist in Lansing, MI, who can provide a range of dental services and is committed to personalized care. Contact us today at (517) 482-5546 to schedule your cleaning and make your smile last a lifetime. 




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Lansing, MI Dentist
Smile by Stone
1801 East Saginaw St
Lansing, MI 21401
(517) 482-5546
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