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November 26, 2016

Teeth Whitening in Silver Lake Brightens Holiday Smiles

Food, beverage and tobacco stains disappear with teeth whitening from Michel Dental in Silver Lake.This safe service enhances smiles for the holidays. Time has gone by, and you are disappointed by how your smile looks. It’s healthy, and that’s a blessing, but your teeth are dull and yellow. Is there a good way to improve their color in time for  holiday gatherings? Teeth whitening from Silver Lake dentist, Dr. Michael Michel, could be your answer.

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September 1, 2016

Cosmetic Dentistry in Silver Lake Can Change Your Life

Cosmetic dentist in Silver Lake, Michael E. Michel DDS, can change your life. Read about the treatments he uses to transform smiles.It’s a fact of life: the appearance of your smile affects how people perceive your personality. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that research supports this idea. In fact, a bright smile practically guarantees a great first impression.

Dr. Michael Michel, cosmetic dentist in Silver Lake, agrees and offers a wide range of aesthetic dental services tailored to change your healthy smile from dull and drab to fabulous. Even one simple treatment can make a huge difference. Learn how a smile makeover at Michel Dental works. (more…)

July 22, 2015

Consider Veneers For A Hollywood Smile

137110504Have you ever wished you had a confident, more attractive smile that would make a celebrity jealous? While improving your oral health is always our priority, we understand that many patients are interested in achieving a smile that looks just as great as it feels. That’s why we’re happy to help patients erase flaws and improve the appearance of their teeth with our cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers in Silver Lake, KS. At Michel Dental, we’ll be happy to help you select the cosmetic treatment options that will give you the results you’re hoping for, including porcelain veneers. Dr. Michael Michel is the Silver Lake dentist you can trust!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. Individually crafted for each patient, these cosmetic enhancements are made from advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel. Veneer replacement requires the permanent alteration, or shaping, of the problem tooth or teeth. No two dental cases are the same, so the veneer procedure will vary on your particular situation.

If you’re looking for advantages, there are plenty when it comes to receiving porcelain veneers:

• They provide a natural tooth appearance.
• Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
• Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
• The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected to where it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
• Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape.
• Veneers generally don’t require extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger aesthetic alternative.

Additional Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer

Our cosmetic dentistry services are vast and can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. We’ll be happy to help you select the treatment option that will give you the results you’re hoping for. Additionally, we’re dedicated to providing restorations that are made from tooth-colored material so that patients don’t have to choose between health and aesthetic value.

Some of the ways in which you can improve the appearance of your smile include:

• Inlays and onlays
• Composite bonding
• Teeth whitening
• Invisalign
• Tooth-colored fillings
• Smile makeover
• Fixed bridges

Schedule an Appointment Today

Silver Lake cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michel, gives residents of Topeka, Silver Lake, Lawrence, Manhattan and surrounding areas quality care for distinctive smiles. If you’re in need of Silver Lake porcelain veneers treatment, speak with our friendly staff today and schedule an appointment.

June 6, 2015

Silver Lake Family Dentist – Michael E. Michel

ThinkstockPhotos-170082888It’s never easy choosing a new physician or finding one who can treat the whole family, but Dr. Michael E. Michel opened his Topeka, KS family dentistry practice more than 30 years ago. His years of experience, education, and continual dedication to serving his patients of all ages make Michel Dental a great option for the oral health of the whole family from pediatric to geriatric. Whatever your dental health care needs, Dr. Michel treats the whole family in one of two convenient locations. Call to schedule an appointment with our Silver Lake or Topeka, KS offices today.
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May 25, 2015

Outstanding smiles start with the best Silver Lake cosmetic dentist at Michel Dental.

78294804Teeth whitening, white crowns, and porcelain veneers are just part of cosmetic dental services at Michel Dental, the quality cosmetic dentist in Silver Lake, KS. Dr. Michael E. Michel creates outstanding, healthy and lasting smiles for patients of all ages.

You’ve taken great care of your teeth and gums. Exams, cleanings, preventing big problems by addressing small ones–you are on top of your dental health. Still, though, you aren’t satisfied with how your smile looks, and frankly, your self-image is suffering.

It’s time to consult Silver Lake cosmetic dentist, Michael E. Michel DDS. Wonderfully well-versed and skilled in general and restorative dentistry, Dr. Michel and his staff also offer state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry to individuals in the Silver Lake and Topeka area. They understand that a lasting smile needs to be an attractive smile. It’s an important part of your whole-mouth health and well-being.

Cosmetic dentistry in Silver Lakes gives you several aesthetic options.

When your mouth is healthy, free of cavities, gum disease and extensive restorations, your Silver Lake cosmetic dentist can present you with many ways to create the smile of your dreams. Dr. Michel will do a complete exam and some imaging before presenting you with the smile makeover plan that’s right for your whole-mouth health, well-being and budget.

For instance, if your teeth have a stained, yellowed appearance, professional Silver Lake teeth whitening can brighten your smile by several shades. Whether with custom-fitted, gel-filled trays at home or with in-office concentrated hydrogen peroxide, teeth whitening transforms smiles changed by:

  • aging
  • smoking
  • acidic foods
  • densely colored beverages such as black tea, cola and coffee
  • some medications
  • root canal therapy

Inoffice whitening protects gums and other soft tissues from sensitivity and takes only about an hour. Patients go home with a touch-up kit for results that last 1 to 2 years.

Porcelain veneers are a frequent stand-alone cosmetic treatment or may be added to teeth whitening. Veneers or dental laminates are thin, but durable, shells of translucent porcelain. Individually crafted according to dental impressions, veneers cover the front side of teeth that have:

  • chips or fractures
  • stains
  • gaps, crowding or misalignment problems
  • odd shapes or sizes

Dr. Michel prepares the tooth surface by removing a half-millimeter of enamel. When the veneers are ready, he glues them to the teeth, adjusting bite and shape. He may use cosmetic bonding with composite resin to achieve a final, smooth and complete look that lasts with good hygiene.

Other cosmetic-restorative services are available.

Combining aesthetic and restoration are Michel Dental services such as Invisalign® clear braces for a variety of orthodontic issues in older teens and adults who want a straight smile without obvious brackets and wires. Tooth-colored fillings and white crowns restore teeth compromised by injury or decay for a just-like-new appearance. Fixed bridgework fills in gaps left by missing teeth, improving facial structure, speaking and eating.

Find out more about cosmetic dentistry in Silver Lake.

Contact Michael E. Michel DDS PA and his staff for more information on how modern cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile beautifully. Call (785) 273-7350. We serve adults and children in Silver Lake and  Topeka, KS, as well as from the surrounding areas of Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan.

April 25, 2015

Invisalign for Straight Teeth in Topeka, KS

523110993If you’re an adult and you think you’re stuck with the smile you have, then think again. At Michel Dental in Topeka, KS, we have changed—and by changed we mean improved—the smiles of many adults. One common complaint is crooked teeth. But as an adult you may not want to be bothered by the appearance or the feeling of having a mouthful of metal in your mouth. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Michel offers Invisalign®. With this orthodontic treatment, you can have braces that almost no one will notice.

Invisalign, as the name suggests, straightens teeth practically invisibly. This system uses clear BPA-free plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. The plastic is smooth and comfortable, not like the brackets and wires of traditional braces that can cause gum and soft tissue abrasions. In addition, these clear aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink the foods you love and brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. And with Invisalign, fewer appointments in the office are required, so you don’t need to adjust your busy schedule all that much in order to have a straight smile.

The Invisalign Treatment

The path to straight teeth begins with impressions, photos and x-rays of your existing smile. From these, the Invisalign lab creates a 3-D representation of your teeth, which Dr. Michel uses to create a treatment plan. This plan shows you how your teeth will move and shows the Invisalign lab how to produce your aligners. These will arrive in our office in a series of sets. You’ll wear each set for approximately two weeks and then move on to the next. As time passes, your teeth will move into their proper position and your smile will become straighter and straighter. After 12 to 18 months, you’ll have the straight smile you didn’t think you’d ever have.

Call Our Office Today

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call Michel Dental and schedule a consultation. We serve adults and children in Topeka, KS, as well as from the surrounding areas of Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan.

April 10, 2015

Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Michael Michel in Topeka, KS

92589293Spring has sprung and thoughts turn to love. If you’d love to enhance your smile, then Dr. Michael Michel at Michel Dental in Topeka, KS, has the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for you. With porcelain veneers, Dr. Michel can correct the flaws in your smile and give you one to fall in love with.

If you tend to cover your mouth every time you smile or laugh, then you should really consider permanently covering your smile with porcelain veneers. Made of thin layers of dental porcelain, veneers are adhesively bonded to the front side of the teeth in your smile zone. They can correct a number of smile imperfections, including:

  • Teeth with chips
  • Teeth that are slightly cracked
  • Somewhat misaligned teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth that have not responded to whitening
  • Teeth with gaps in between them
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth that are unusually worn

The Porcelain Veneer Process

Once Dr. Michel determines that you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, then you are probably only two appointments away from having a smile that is certain to put a spring in your step. At your first visit, you and Dr. Michel will discuss your smile goals while always keeping in mind that you want your veneers to be appropriate for your mouth, your face and even your complexion. A treatment plan will be devised, so you can see what your smile will look like when your veneers are placed.

Then, Dr. Michel will prepare your teeth and take a molded impression, which is sent to our reliable dental lab. While your permanent veneers are being fabricated, you’ll wear temporaries to protect your teeth. When your custom veneers arrive, you’ll return to our office for Dr. Michel to cement them on to your teeth. Each will be trimmed and polished as needed for a perfect fit.

Schedule an Appointment Today

To learn more about how porcelain veneers can enhance your smile, call Michel Dental. We serve adults and children in Topeka, KS, as well as from the surrounding areas of Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan.

November 24, 2014

Get a Quick Tooth Fix with Cosmetic Bonding

Dr. Michel Topeka teeth whiteningIf you could change one little thing about your smile, what would it be? Perhaps a slightly chipped or cracked tooth. Or maybe you have one or two teeth that are misaligned. Is there a gap between your front teeth that you’ve always wanted to close? Well then, cosmetic bonding may be the solution. With cosmetic bonding and one appointment Dr. Michael Michel in Topeka, KS, can repair your smile.

Today, cosmetic bonding is a common dental procedure in which a tooth-colored material—usually a sturdy plastic material—is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light. Cosmetic bonding is not only used to repair a host of cosmetic concerns—chips, cracks, discolored teeth, misaligned or misshapen teeth—but now these same tooth colored materials are used to fill cavities.

The Process of Cosmetic Bonding

For cosmetic bonding, Dr. Michel will carefully examine the tooth or teeth that need repair to determine whether or not cosmetic bonding is the correct treatment. If so, then he will prepare the surface of the tooth and smooth on the liquid bonding material. After the material is molded, an ultraviolet light hardens the material. Dr. Michel will then further sculpt and trim the bonding for a finish that blends seamlessly with your other teeth.
In most cases, cosmetic bonding is used to repair front teeth. So in order to preserve the strength of the bonding, Dr. Michel recommends not biting on hard foods, such as carrots or apples. Otherwise, teeth that have had cosmetic bonding require no special treatment. Simply brush and floss as you would your other teeth and your new smile will give you pleasure for years to come.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic bonding, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michel, call the office today. We proudly serve patients in Topeka, KS, Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan and the surrounding areas.

October 22, 2014

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

103801783Many people go to great lengths in order to achieve the look they want. Whether it is through haircuts or getting manicures and pedicures, many people want to make sure they look their absolute best at all times. One thing that many people spend a lot of time on are their smiles. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and when you feel confident in your smile, you are able to feel confident about the way you look overall, and your general wellbeing will be improved. If you have stains on your smile, you may find it difficult being as outgoing as you may want because you feel insecure about the way you look. Fortunately, Dr. Michael E. Michel is able to whiten the smiles of his patients with ease using teeth whitening at his Topeka, KS dental office.

There are many things that contribute to your smile losing its luminescence over time. Everything from coffee, wine, and tea to dyes in food, certain medications, genetics, and the natural process of aging all play a role in your smile going from bright to dull. The wonderful thing at Dr. Michel’s dental office is that we give our patients a couple of options to whiten their smiles.

The first option is in-office teeth whitening, which is great for our patients that are constantly on the go. When you come in for your appointment, we will apply a whitening gel onto your smile, and let you sit back and relax. In as little as an hour, your smile can be up to eight shades lighter! The second option is at-home teeth whitening, and this form of whitening appeals to those who wish to have a more gradual change to their smiles. We will create custom whitening trays, promising great results and a personalized treatment. We will also give you with the whitening gel, which you fill the trays with. Simply wear the trays for an allotted amount of time each day, and your smile with effortlessly whiten! If you would like Dr. Michel’s help whitening your smile with teeth whitening, contact our office today!

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

September 24, 2014

Accomplish Discreet Orthodontic Care with Invisalign

177000598For those who have a misaligned or gapped smile, trying to find the right orthodontic treatment for you can be daunting. Though you may want a straight, perfectly aligned smile, the thought of having to wear braces with wires and brackets can completely turn you away. Many people wish for a straighter smile, but also want to look as natural as possible while undergoing their orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, Dr. Michael Michel is able to give you the discreet orthodontic care you have been wanting by offering Invisalign to his patients!

One of the main reasons why people love Invisalign is because they are able to look like themselves during their treatment. Invisalign works through a series of aligning trays, and each tray sits nearly invisibly on your smile. The trays are custom made to fit your mouth, and each tray signifies a different step in your straightening process. After wearing one aligning tray for a certain amount of time, simply switch to the next tray in the series to continue your treatment! Simple and discreet, Invisalign is a great option for teens and adults alike.

Another great benefit to Invisalign is the fact that you are not restricted to any foods or drinks. Being able to eat what you want is a benefit, as you will not have to pick food out of your wires and brackets as you would with traditional braces. Also, you are able to have better overall oral care when using Invisalign. Any time you need to brush, drink, floss, or eat, simply remove the tray and reapply when necessary. Because we will make impressions of your smile, and because each aligning tray is custom made to fit your mouth perfectly, your treatment as personalized as ever. If you would like Dr. Michel’s help in achieving a beautifully straight smile using Invisalign, contact our office today!

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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