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Eastpointe, MI 48021
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Dr. Jost has been my family's dentist for the past 25 years. His professionalism and care have been outstanding! I have sent many friends and family to him, and no one has been disappointed. He is gentle, kind, considerate and delivers excellent dental care. -  Bonnie
Clinton Twp, M

Most people say they HAVE to go to the dentist. My husband and I both LIKE to go! After 30 some years, we consider Dr. Jost and his staff part of our family. Whenever we have an "emergency," Dr. Jost makes time for us. To anyone looking for a dentist - give Dr. Jost a try. You won't be disappointed, and your smile will thank you.  Go Red Wings!
 

- Jeff & Debbie, Centerline, MI

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By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
November 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Improve your smile appearance with porcelain veneers from Dr. Peter Jost. In his Eastpointe, MI, office, he'll show you how these thin laminates cover defects, reshape individual teeth and create tooth color which is both realistic and visually appealing. Learn more about this wonderful aesthetic service and decide if veneers are right for you.

What are veneers, and what can they fix?

Veneers, or dental laminates as they're also called, are super-thin pieces of high-quality ceramic. Custom-shaped to cover the front of flawed teeth, veneers disguise imperfections in size, shape, and structural integrity (due to congenital malformation or injury). Also, some dentists refer to veneers as instant orthodontics because they cover mild alignment issues such as narrow gaps, mild crowding, and more.

Getting veneers

Only your dentist can tell you if porcelain veneers are your best option. You'll come to Dr. Jost's Eastpointe, MI, office for an exam and review of your cosmetic goals. He can show you how your smile would look with veneers in place.

If you choose them, expect these steps in your treatment plan:

  1. Oral impressions
  2. Tooth resurfacing (removal of 1/2 millimeter of enamel to facilitate veneer fit)
  3. Placement of temporary veneers
  4. Fabrication of your veneers at a trusted dental lab
  5. Placement of your permanent veneers with a tooth-colored and permanent adhesive

Life with your new veneers

Most people adjust to the feel and bite of their new porcelain veneers quickly. Likely you will too.

Also, you can expect many years of sparkling smiles (10 years or more according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). Veneers are highly durable when you take proper care of them. Actually, care is easy--another benefit of these realistic laminates.

Care includes:

  • Twice daily brushing with a soft toothbrush and low abrasion, fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing once a day to remove plaque from veneer margins
  • Avoiding staining foods and beverages and all tobacco products
  • Gentle use (that means no biting fingernails or chewing ice cubes)

Interested in porcelain veneers?

Then, contact our Eastpointe or St. Clair Shores, MI, office for a consultation with Dr. Peter Jost. Your dentist works carefully with all his patients so they enjoy excellent oral health and smiles they can be proud of. Call us at (586) 771-1460.

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
December 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: porcelain veneers  

Both lifestyle factors and genetics play a big role in the health and cosmetic appearance of your smile. After all, everything from the food you eat to the medications you take to the normal aging process all have an effect on how white your teeth are. Factor in cosmetic damage like chips and cracks, gaps and spacing, and uneven/misshapen teeth, and your self-esteem can be severely affected. Fortunately, you don't have to settle for a damaged or unattractive smile—here at the Eastpointe, MI, office of Dr. Peter Jost, your dentist offers porcelain veneers to rejuvenate your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry from our Eastpointe Office

Porcelain veneers are a great way to make a few subtle cosmetic improvements, or to makeover your entire smile. Veneers can change the size, shape, and color of a damaged tooth, and can correct a number of common cosmetic issues including:

  • Permanent stains and discolorations
  • Minor to moderate chips and cracks
  • Strengthen a fractured tooth
  • Close gaps and spacing between teeth
  • Reshape your teeth

If your teeth are healthy but you are unhappy with the way that your smile looks, veneers are a quick and minimally invasive option to improve this appearance!

How Veneers Work

Veneers are custom designed for your teeth using a razor-thin, translucent layer of porcelain that matches the color and texture of natural tooth enamel. In some cases, Dr. Jost may have to remove a thin layer of enamel for the tooth before placing the veneer for a smooth fit. Veneers usually require at least two appointments, the first of which involves Dr. Jost taking an impression of your teeth to then be sent to an offsite lab where the veneers are produced. Once your restorations are created, you will return to the dentist's office for a second appointment to have them applied.

Interested? Call our Eastpointe Office Today!

For more information about porcelain veneers and what they can do for you, contact our office today by dialing (586) 771-1460 to schedule an appointment with your dentist.



Dr. Jost

Peter Jost, DDS, PC

Dr. Jost is a 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he received first- rate training in all aspects of general dentistry.  In 1983

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