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By Smile By Stone
February 18, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of staining, large gaps, large fillings, chipped teeth, or overall shape. Veneers are a thin covering over the front and biting end of the tooth used to restore the beauty of a smile. Over the years Smile By Stone in Lansing, MI, has helped many patients who opted for veneers and now have the confidence to smile again. All they had to do was schedule their first appointment with Dr. Scott Stone.

Dental veneers are made in a lab from long-lasting porcelain materials. The shade can be chosen to any desired color to whiten the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers are usually placed on the anterior, or front teeth, where the chewing forces are not as hard as the back teeth. The process of placing veneers is relatively easy, requiring only two dental appointments. In some cases, only one appointment is needed. It depends on the fabrication process.

The first appointment is to “prep” the teeth and takes an impression to be sent to a lab to fabricate the veneers. Veneers are fairly conservative in the preparation as it requires a small amount of space to be created on the face (front), bottom, and sides of each tooth to allow space for the veneer to be placed and look natural. You will leave the office with temporary veneers for the next week or two while the permanent veneers are being made.

The second appointment is to place the veneers and make minor adjustments if needed. What a difference it makes in the appearance of the teeth! If you’re interested in learning more, give Smile By Stone in Lansing, MI, a call today! You can reach Dr. Scott Stone by calling (517) 482-5546.

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
December 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Would your teeth be more attractive without chips, discolorations or other flaws? Adding veneers to problem teeth can make imperfections disappear. The restorations offered by your Lansing, MI, dentist, Dr. Scott Stone, provide a simple way to enhance your smile.

Veneers conceal flaws

Veneers hide imperfections in the fronts of your teeth. The tooth-shaped shells are made from an impression of your mouth and are attached to your teeth with dental cement. Veneers don't require extensive preparation or major changes to your tooth structure. In fact, your Lansing, MI, dentist will only need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure that your veneers fit comfortably.

Veneers offer smile-changing benefits

Uniform teeth are an important component of a perfect smile, yet many of us have a few teeth that look a little out of place. Veneers change the appearance of oddly shaped, crooked, twisted or too short teeth, making the teeth blend in with the rest of your smile.

It's hard to overlook a discolored tooth no matter how hard you try. In fact, the tooth may be the first thing you notice when you look in the mirror. Fortunately, discolorations disappear from view once a veneer is added.

Veneers can be made to match the current shade of your teeth or can be used to whiten your entire smile. If you're looking for a long-lasting whitening option, there's no better choice than veneers. The restorations are stain-resistant and won't become dull or yellow if you consume coffee, tea, wine, cola, berries or other darkly pigmented foods and beverages.

Orthodontic treatment isn't always needed to close the spaces between your teeth. Veneers can hide slight gaps, instantly transforming your smile. Although you may need braces if your gaps are large, many gaps can be successfully concealed with veneers.

Biting on hard objects or years of wear and tear can eventually cause small chips or cracks in your tooth enamel. Veneers conceal the damage and also hide other imperfections that may affect the appearance of your tooth enamel, such as uneven surfaces, pits or bumps.

Are you ready to revitalize your smile with dental veneers? Call your Lansing, MI, dentist, Dr. Scott Stone, at (517) 482-5546 to schedule an appointment.

By Smile By Stone
May 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Though many cosmetic dental issues have specific procedures designed to help individual problems, such as using teeth whitening toVeneers brighten a dull smile or dental bonding to repair a chipped tooth, there are few all-encompassing procedures to truly overhaul your smile. With their ability to completely change the appearance of a tooth, porcelain dental veneers are a powerful cosmetic dentistry tool. Find out more about dental veneers and what they can do for your smile with Dr. Scott Stone at Smile by Stone in Lansing, MI.

What can porcelain dental veneers do for me? 
Thanks to their materials, porcelain veneers are highly versatile, allowing you to change the shape, width, length, and color of your tooth. Porcelain is easily color-matched to your surrounding natural teeth and shares similar light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth, ensuring that your veneers blend into your existing teeth seamlessly and become a natural addition to your smile.

Am I a candidate for dental veneers? 
A good candidate for dental veneers has a great at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing at least twice daily and flossing once alongside regular visits to their dentist twice a year for routine examinations and cleanings. Additionally, candidates should be free from teeth decay and gum disease and should tend to these issues before considering porcelain veneers.

What can I expect from the procedure for dental veneers? 
The procedure for veneers will require at least two dental visits with about two weeks in between. During the wait time between appointments, a dental laboratory will customize each veneer individually. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare the teeth to receive the veneers and take an impression of your mouth. The dental laboratory uses this impression to design your veneers. Your second appointment is reserved for fitting and permanently attaching the final veneers to your teeth. Your dentist may suggest wearing temporary veneers over your prepared teeth to protect them until your dentist places the final restorations.

Porcelain Dental Veneers in Lansing, MI
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Scott Stone at Smile by Stone in Lansing, MI. Call (517) 482-5546 to schedule your appointment for a consultation with Dr. Stone today!

By Smile By Stone
July 26, 2017
Category: Dental Appliances
Tags: veneers  

How veneers from your Lansing, Michigan dentist can improve your smileVeneers

 

If you have a smile that doesn’t look great, you deserve better! It’s time to think about a dental treatment that can change the way you feel about your smile; it’s called dental veneer treatment! It’s time to meet Dr. Scott Stone at Smile by Stone in Lansing, Michigan. He wants to introduce you to dental veneers, the treatment that can improve your smile and your life!

Dental veneers are thin sheaths of plastic or porcelain which are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth. They are the go-to treatment to fix many cosmetic issues you may have with your teeth. These are just some of the reasons why people choose dental veneers:

  • To hide breaks, cracks or other damage
  • To fill out chipped, excessively worn teeth
  • To cosmetically close gaps between teeth
  • To cosmetically change the alignment of overlapped teeth
  • To hide heavy stains or discolorations from lifestyle habits or medications

If you choose porcelain for your veneers, porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth. Porcelain is naturally stain-resistant which means you can enjoy a dazzling white smile even if you smoke or drink coffee!

Depending on whether you choose plastic or porcelain for your veneers, you will typically require between 2 and 3 appointments; a consultation appointment, tooth preparation appointment, and then a final appointment to cement your new veneers. You can have a brilliant new smile, just in time for an important event like a reunion or a wedding.

To view amazing before-and-after photos of Dr. Stone’s patients, please visit the Smile Gallery page on the website at http://smilebystone.com/lansing-dentist-smile-gallery

If you are living with a less-than-perfect smile, veneers can help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. Thanks to dental veneers, cosmetic flaws in your smile can be past history. Don’t wait to get your new smile. Call Dr. Scott Stone at Smile by Stone in Lansing, Michigan today!



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