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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.

AGTsSimonCowellUpdatesHisSmileWithVeneersandSoCanYou

It's been a rough year for all of us, but especially for Simon Cowell. The famous entrepreneur and brutally honest talent judge on American Idol and America's Got Talent underwent emergency back surgery in August after an accident on a new electric bike. But the good news is he's well on his way to recovery—and well enough in October to undergo another, less-stressful, procedure: a smile makeover with dental veneers.

This latest trip to the dentist wasn't Cowell's first experience with the popular restoration, wanting this time to update his smile to more closely resemble what he had when he was younger. He even brought along some older photos for reference.

Veneers aren't exclusive to celebrities like Simon Cowell, as thousands of people who get them every year can attest. These thin wafers of porcelain bonded to teeth can mask a wide range of defects, from chips, wear or discoloration to slight tooth gaps or misalignments. And every veneer is custom-made to match an individual patient's dental dimensions and coloring.

If you're thinking about a smile upgrade, here are a few reasons to consider dental veneers.

More bang for your buck. Compared to other transformative cosmetic options, veneers are relatively affordable, with the cost dependent largely on the extent of your dental needs. Still, dental veneers are an investment that can give long-lasting yields of a more attractive smile and even a completely new look.

Little to no tooth alteration. In most veneer cases, we need only remove a small amount of enamel so the veneers don't appear bulky (the alteration is permanent, though, so you'll need a veneer on the tooth from then on). It's also possible to get “no-prep” veneers requiring little to no alteration.

Durable and long-lasting. Continuing improvements in porcelain and other dental ceramics have led to stronger forms that can better withstand the biting forces your teeth encounter every day. Although you'll still need to be careful biting into hard items, your veneers can last for several years.

Easy to maintain. Veneer cleaning and maintenance is much the same as with natural teeth—daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental cleanings and checkups. Outside of that, you'll need to watch what you chomp down on: Veneers are strong, but not indestructible, and they can break.

As Simon Cowell knows, getting veneers isn't difficult. It starts with an initial visit so we can evaluate your dental health and needs. From there, we can present options on how to update your smile.

If you would like more information about dental veneers, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “No-Prep Porcelain Veneers.”

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.
August 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

How veneers from your dentist in Eastpointe, Michigan can enhance your smileveneers

If you want to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile, veneers are the choice to make. Your smile is one of your most important assets, and you want it to stand out. You deserve to be noticed, and veneers can help. Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, Michigan wants to share a few of the many benefits of veneers.

The normal aging process affects your smile, making your smile appear dull and yellow. Trauma, everyday wear-and-tear and other factors can cause aesthetic issues and structural damage to your teeth. The result is a smile that is less-than-beautiful, not the smile you deserve. The good news is that veneers can hide and mask aesthetic problems, structural defects and enamel blemishes, giving you a celebrity-perfect smile. Veneers hide problems like these:

  • Chipping and erosion
  • Fracture lines and breakage
  • Enamel defects and discolorations
  • Tooth overlap and small gaps between teeth

Veneers aren’t just for aesthetic problems. In fact, if you don’t like the color or shape of your teeth, you can change your smile with veneers. In addition to being extremely versatile, veneers are:

  • Naturally-beautiful, because they are made of sparkling, light-reflective porcelain which mimics the look of tooth enamel, so your veneers are virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth structure.
  • Conservative, because unlike crowns and other restorative treatments, minimal to no tooth structure is removed. Your dentist will only remove enough tooth structure to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.
  • Stain resistant, because porcelain doesn’t pick up stains from the foods or beverages you eat or drink, unlike composite, which can stain over time.

You can have a completely new, beautiful smile in as little as two to three appointments, beginning with a consultation and treatment planning appointment.

To read more about veneers, please visit the Veneers page on the website at https://www.peterjostdds.com/veneers.html

Discover more about how veneers can benefit you and your smile. Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, Michigan today!

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
February 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.



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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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