Silver Lake & Topeka Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Michael Michel combines artistry and skill to deliver cosmetic restorative therapies that improve the look, feel, and function of smiles. He’s concerned with whole-mouth health and will assess your teeth, jaw, TMJ joints, and more to ensure that all aspects of your smile work in harmony. As your cosmetic dentist, he will recommend functionally esthetic treatments that provide long-term results and lasting satisfaction here in Silver Lake and Topeka, KS.
Our cosmetic dentistry therapies revitalize oral health and maintain the natural beauty of your all-white smile. Whether you visit us for smile-enhancing tooth-colored fillings, inlays and onlays, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening or Invisalign®, our talented staff will deliver personalized service and customized care. We’ll transform your smile and improve your life in the process.
Let’s consider each one of these treatments in more detail and see why your Topeka dentist might recommend each one.
Tooth-Colored Fillings. For years, the only way to repair a tooth that had a cavity was with an amalgam filling, also called a silver filling. While sturdy and durable, these had one major drawback: the dark spot in your otherwise white smile. Today, however, Dr. Michel uses composite resin material, which is an extremely hard medical-grade plastic, to repair a cavity. As a proponent of conservative dentistry, Dr. Michel also values these types of fillings because they allow him to fill a cavity while retaining more of your tooth’s natural structure.
Inlays and Onlays. In instances when a tooth-colored filling is insufficient to treat decay and a crown is too much, there are inlays and onlays. Like a crown, these tooth restorations are fabricated in a dental lab and then bonded into place by your Silver Lake cosmetic dentist. The difference between an inlay and an onlay lies in the structure of a tooth; an inlay rests within the cusps of your tooth and an onlay laps over the sides of one or more cusps.
Porcelain Veneers. If your smile needs a do-over because of a variety of flaws like teeth that are discolored, fractured, chipped, misaligned or misshaped, then porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution. These hard ceramic shells are bonded individually to your front teeth. Together they combine to create a smile that is entirely new and completely gorgeous. In addition, they can serve to protect your teeth from further damage.
Teeth Whitening. Dr. Michel and his staff can confidently recommend both our in-office and our take-home whitening systems for effective results. In the office, teeth whitening happens in about an hour as the whitening gel works to lift stains from the enamel and dentin layers of teeth. The same happens with the take-home treatment as well, only the process happens gradually over the course of several days.
Invisalign. You’re never too old to enjoy the aesthetic and health benefits of straight teeth. With Invisalign clear braces, you’ll be able to have orthodontic treatment without the appearance or discomfort of metal brackets and wires. Clear plastic aligners gradually and methodically move your teeth into alignment.
Review our cosmetic restorative dentistry services here:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Composite Resin Fillings
- Inlays & Onlays
Michel Dental gives residents of Topeka, Silver Lake, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas quality care for distinctive smiles. Call today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Michel.