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Consider Veneers For A Hollywood Smile

July 22, 2015

Have 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.

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

May 25, 2015

Teeth 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.

Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Michael Michel in Topeka, KS

April 10, 2015

Spring 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.

Achieve a Flawless Smile with Porcelain Veneers!

September 10, 2014

For many people, having a beautiful, flawless smile is something to strive for. Having an impeccable smile is often times a smile of youthfulness and vitality, and having a perfect smile can leave a memorable first impression. If you are not confident in your smile, it can not only affect the way you view yourself, but also the way you interact with the people around you, like your family and friends. For those who want a perfect smile, thinking that they will not be able to accomplish that is a thing of the past, as Dr. Michael Michel is able to offer porcelain veneers to his patients!

Porcelain veneers are wonderful for those who wish to completely transform their smiles in a little amount of time. Being able to cover up many of your smile’s imperfections, porcelain veneers can not only improve your smile’s overall aesthetic, but also improve the way you view yourself. If your smile is gapped, misaligned, stained, chipped, or cracked, porcelain veneers can cover all of that up, only showing the faultless smile you have always wanted.

The first step to accomplishing your dream smile is setting up a consultation with Dr. Michel. He will be able to calculate the current condition of your smile, determining if porcelain veneers are a good option for you. He will be able to develop a treatment plan customized just for you, and you will also be able to ask him any questions or concerns you have, as we want you to be as well-informed as possible. We will make impressions of your smile, making sure your custom made veneers are personalized to you and will be cohesive with your facial features. Those impressions are sent to a dental lab to be made, and Dr. Michel will prepare your natural tooth by removing a small bit of enamel. When your veneers are ready, they will be placed in your prepared tooth, and made permanent with dental resin cement. At the end of the procedure, you are left with a flawless smile! If you would like Dr. Michel’s help in having a beautiful smile using porcelain veneers, 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.

Let Porcelain Veneers Transform Your Smile

February 20, 2014

Minor chips, cracks, and misalignments in your smile can be a difficult thing to live with. Your teeth go through life’s hard knocks, and can become discolored and damaged. Many people consider a smile is a first impression, and if you do not feel confident about your smile, it can really have a negative effect on how you see yourself. Luckily, Dr. Michael Michel is able to transform your smile with the help of porcelain veneers.

The process of porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with Dr. Michel. There, he will be able to get a good look at your smile, and ask you about your long-term goals. Also, during the consultation, you will be able to express any questions or concerns you may have regarding the procedure. When it comes time to apply your porcelain veneers, Dr. Michel will prepare your natural tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. Your custom-made veneers will be applied, and made permanent with dental resin cement. At the end, you are left with a beautiful, flawless smile!

One of the benefits of porcelain veneers is that they are stain resistant. You won’t have to worry about having that extra cup of coffee or glass of red wine, as your smile will always be dazzling. Also, with proper care and maintenance, your porcelain veneers can last up to ten years! If you have any questions on how Dr. Michel can help with your journey to porcelain veneers, make an appointment and we’d be glad to help!

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.

Revitalize Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

May 17, 2013

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do you find yourself wishing it was more attractive, like the smiles you see on television and in the magazines? At Michel Dental, we offer a custom solution to help remove flaws and enhance the beauty of your smiles: porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high-quality dental porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. It can be used to cover teeth with stains, chips, gaps, cracks, and other concerns.

While it will take three dental visits to complete your porcelain veneer treatment, it is often well worth it because of the results you’ll achieve at the end. Dr. Michel will create your custom veneers to give you the best smile possible. While they’re being crafted in a lab, he’ll remove some enamel from your teeth and apply temporary veneers. Once your porcelain veneers are ready, they’ll be affixed to your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile. With proper care and maintenance, they will last you a long time.

If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers could be a good choice for you. Give us a call to come in and see if this is the right solution for your smile. We’re here to help give you the smile of your dreams.

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.

Enjoy a Straighter, Whiter Smile with Porcelain Veneers

July 26, 2012

If you’ve ever explored our website or visited our Topeka dental office then you may have heard of porcelain veneers. They’re currently one of the popular services of their kind, with patients everywhere turning to them for help enhancing their smiles. And while patients have all kinds of reasons for choosing them, we’d like to spend today’s post focusing on just two.

Reason #1

First, because of how porcelain veneers work, patients with crooked or oddly spaced teeth may want to consider porcelain veneers over braces. Imagine having a beautiful, straighter-looking smile in just two or three appointments instead of the year or more it can take to complete treatment with orthodontics. Porcelain veneers only affect front teeth, though, so before you decide for sure that porcelain veneers are what you want, we recommend letting Dr. Michel take a look at your smile. During a consultation appointment at our Topeka office, he can help you determine if porcelain veneers really are the best choice for you.

Reason #2

Patients who want a whiter smile but have been disappointed by the results of professional teeth whitening may also want to consider porcelain veneers. Even the most powerful whitening system available can have trouble cutting through certain stains, like the stains caused by a prescription medication. But with porcelain veneers, Dr. Michel can help his Topeka patients achieve a dazzlingly white smile, with no follow-up whitening appointments or touch-ups at home necessary.

Why Are You Considering Porcelain Veneers?

Do you have a different reason for considering porcelain veneers? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Call Michel Dental today to schedule your consultation appointment. Dr. Michel gladly serves patients from Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and beyond.


Visit Michel Dental for Your Spring Smile Makeover

April 13, 2012

It may be spring now, but it’ll be summer before you know it. That means there’s no perfect time than now to prepare your smile for summer. At Michel Dental, we offer a range of popular cosmetic dentistry services to help Topeka-area patients transform their smiles and their confidence. Our cosmetic services include:

These great services run the gamut from purely cosmetic to cosmetic and restorative. No single service is right for everyone, though, which is why, if you’re considering a smile makeover this spring or summer, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Michel today.

During your consultation visit, Dr. Michel will talk with you about how you want your smile to look, in addition to thoroughly examining your smile. When we have all the information we need, we can recommend the service we think will help your smile the most. For some patients, a single service is all you may need. But for others, a combination of services may be what works best.

Are you ready to transform your smile for the coming summer season? Give us a call today. Dr. Michel serves patients from Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. And in the meantime, to find out more about any of cosmetic dentistry services, explore our website or click on one of the links above.

Unlike Leap Years, Regular Checkups Should Come Every Six Months

February 27, 2012

What makes 2012 different from the past few years? It’s a leap year, something we won’t see again for four more years. But unlike leap years, regular checkups should come every six months, not every four years. Regular checkups give Dr. Michel and our Topeka team a chance to do two important things.

The first thing regular checkups let us to is clean your smile and check it for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, TMJ dysfunction, bruxism, and oral cancer. The second thing it lets us do is help you plan for the future. Based on what we discover during your exam, we can recommend services that will help you improve your smile and secure its good health. That includes recommending one of our cosmetic services. We offer a range of great cosmetic services, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and tooth-colored fillings, all of which can help patients from a variety of backgrounds.

Visit our cosmetic dentistry page to learn more about all the services we offer.

And if you’re ready to schedule your next visit with Dr. Michel, call our Topeka dental office today. Dr. Michel serves patients from Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence, or Manhattan. The next leap year may not be for four years, but your next visit is just around the corner.

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers from Michel Dental

January 5, 2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of giving your smile a makeover, Michel Dental has a service that can help you—porcelain veneers. With porcelain veneers, patients can transform a smile marred by cracks, chips, or slight misalignment into a smile that’s dazzling and confident.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are very thin, and because they’re made of porcelain they’re easy to care for. In fact, they require no special treatment at all—you can just brush and floss as you normally would. And what’s more, because porcelain veneers mimic the look of natural teeth, no one ever has to know about them.