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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.
October 25, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Do you wish your smile was more attractive? Your Eastpointe, and St. Clair Shores, MI, dentist, Dr. Peter Jost, can help you improve the appearance of your teeth with veneers.

Veneers offer a simple solution for smile issues

Veneers hide flaws that are noticeable in the front surfaces of teeth. These tooth-shaped shells are as thin as a fingernail yet offer effective coverage for minor damage and imperfections. Veneers are made from an impression in your mouth made in the Eastpointe, or St. Clair Shores, MI, dental offices. The restorations are cemented to your tooth enamel after your dentist checks the fit and makes minor adjustments if needed.

Adding veneers to your teeth doesn't involve making any drastic changes to the structure of your teeth. In fact, your dentist may only need to remove a small amount of enamel to ensure that your restorations don't feel or look bulky.

Are veneers a good choice for you?

Veneers can improve many appearance issues, including:

  • Shape Problems: Adding a veneer makes a crooked tooth look straight or an oddly shaped tooth appear more uniform.
  • Short Teeth: Short teeth can be related to aging, wear and tear, grinding, or clenching your teeth when you sleep. Short teeth can give your smile an uneven look. Attaching veneers to short teeth is an excellent way to tackle the problem.
  • Minor Damage and Imperfections: Veneers are ideal for concealing shallow cracks in your enamel or covering a chip in the bottom of your tooth. They can also hide flaws like pits or bumps on the surface of teeth.
  • Discolorations: Are you self-conscious about your discolored tooth? Adding a veneer to the tooth will make the tooth look just like the surrounding teeth.
  • A Dull Smile: Veneers offer a longer-lasting whitening option than teeth whitening. You can select the perfect shade of white for your teeth and won't have to worry about stains that will dull your sparkling smile when you choose veneers.

Upgrade your smile with veneers! Call your Eastpointe, and St. Clair Shores, MI, dentist, Dr. Jost, at (586) 771-1460 to schedule your appointment.

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
June 18, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns offer a versatile way to correct many smile-related issues. In fact, your St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe, MI, dentist, Dr. Peter Jost, can let you know if a crown could improve your particular dental problem.

How dental crowns work

Commonly called caps, dental crowns are hollow restorations that slide over the top of the tooth. Whether they're made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, or resin, crowns are tough enough to withstand years of wear and tear.

The first step in the crown process involves making your tooth a little smaller. Reducing the size of your tooth ensures that your restoration fits comfortably. After your tooth is reduced, your dentist will make an impression of your mouth. The impression serves as a mold for your new crown.

You'll leave the St. Clair Shores dental office wearing a temporary dental crown. In about two weeks, your dentist will cement your permanent crown to your tooth.

Why you may need a dental crown

Dental crowns are recommended for several reasons. If you're unhappy with the appearance of a tooth, a crown can transform your smile. They're an excellent choice if you want to hide discoloration or other imperfections, make a tooth a little longer, or even change the appearance of an oddly shaped tooth.

Crowns strengthen fragile teeth, preventing them from breaking. Your tooth can weaken due to a crack, large filling, or root canal therapy, or may become brittle as you age. Covering the tooth with a crown is a simple way to protect your smile.

A crown may be needed if you've broken a tooth. Crowns restore the normal width and height of your tooth, in addition to improving your ability to chew.

Crowns can also be used in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that bond to your jawbone and become the roots of your new teeth. Crowns are attached to the tops of implants, fully restoring missing teeth.

Enhance your smile with a dental crown! If you live in the St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe, MI, areas, call Dr. Peter Jost at (586) 771-1460 to schedule your appointment.

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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