You can't always tell if you have a dental problem just by looking at your teeth. X-rays give dentists a view of the interior portion of your teeth, allowing them to diagnose tooth decay, spot cra ...View Article
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Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth can not only affect your overall self-confidence, but can affect your oral health. In addition to taking away from your smile, these dental issues can lead to sensitivity, chewing discomfort, cavities, and infections.Dr. Loewen provides a range of advanced dental techniques to restore your smile and alleviate any oral health issues. Our patients are able to choose from veneers, bonding, gum recontouring, crowns, caps, bridges, dentures, and fillings. Call 248-474-0100 today to schedule a consultation to learn which restorative dental procedures best suit your needs.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that Dr. Loewen can use to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile.
By applying a thin coating of a tooth-colored resin composite material to teeth, Dr. Loewen can improve the appearance of a number of cosmetic flaws. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and just as effective as porcelain veneers, though results will not last as long.
When a person's gums extend too far onto the tooth surface, he or she is said to have a "gummy" smile. Dr. Loewen can sculpt the gum line into a more pleasing proportion, making teeth appear larger and the smile more brilliant.
When a tooth has been damaged by a cavity, Dr. Loewen can restore functionality and appearance, and to seal the tooth from further damage with a dental crown that will be placed over the entire tooth surface.
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth.
We offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in the Livonia area. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, dentures are removable replacement teeth. Dr. Loewen uses the most modern materials and methods to create our patients' dentures, so they can always be assured of a comfortable fit and a more realistic appearance.
Traditional metal fillings are often composed of mercury, which, in addition to creating a black appearance, can be harmful to our patient's health. For this reason, we use only composite, or tooth-colored fillings. White fillings applied by Dr. Loewen are less likely to cause tooth breakage like metal fillings. White fillings are also virtually undetectable which makes your smile healthy and beautiful at the same time.
Call 248-474-0100 today for your smile makeover consultation.