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Posts for: March, 2017

By Steinbach Dental
March 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Are you too embarrassed to smile? You don't need to conceal your smile. Dental veneers will give you the beautiful smile you've always veneerswanted. Steinbach Dental, which is located in Brookfield, WI, offers a full range of dental services, including veneers. Dr. Charles Steinbach, Dr. Thomas Steinbach and Dr. Elizabeth Sievers are some of the finest dentists in Brookfield, WI.

Here are five reasons to consider veneers:

1. Fix Your Dental Issues

Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of a composite resin material which are bonded to the teeth. Veneers are routinely used to improve teeth that are poorly shaped, crooked, worn, or chipped. Veneers are also used to improve teeth that have gaps between them. Veneers change the outside appearance of your teeth, while leaving the healthy, natural teeth underneath.

2. Beautify Your Smile

Dental veneers are a quick way to a million-dollar smile. Dental veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. With dental veneers, you will feel more confident when you smile or speak with people in public. Remember, it's never too late to improve your smile.

3. Whiten Your Teeth

If you want a whiter, brighter smile, veneers may be the answer. Dental veneers can be used to correct the color of your teeth. Porcelain veneers do not stain and they look natural. Dark-colored beverages do not stain veneers as they do real teeth because, unlike enamel, porcelain isn't porous.

4. Look Years Younger

If you're worried about losing your youthful appearance, then you're not alone. Fixing your smile with veneers is something you can do to take years off your look without getting plastic surgery or emptying your bank account. Veneers will make you look and feel younger and more attractive. Dental veneers make imperfect smiles look flawless.

5. Improve Your Life

There's no need for you to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed in public because your smile looks different. Teeth restored with porcelain veneers are teeth that let you lead your life. Porcelain veneers will give you the confidence to smile again and do the things you used to enjoy doing.

Now is a perfect time to make a wise decision. Call Steinbach Dental at 262-781-0080 right now to schedule a consultation in Brookfield, WI. If not now, when? Dental veneers will improve your appearance, give you a higher self-esteem and improve the quality of your life.


By Steinbach Dental
March 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
DentalMagicTransformsSmiles

Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked inside bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s “way more important magic than walking through a steel wall because you’re affecting people’s health… people’s confidence, and you’re really allowing people to… feel good about themselves.”

Michael speaks from experience. As a teenager, his own smile was enhanced through orthodontic treatment. Considering the career path he chose for himself — performing for multitudes both live and on TV — he calls wearing an orthodontic device (braces) to align his crooked teeth “life-changing.” He relies on his welcoming, slightly mischievous smile to welcome audiences and make the initial human connection.

A beautiful smile is definitely an asset regardless of whether you’re performing for thousands, passing another individual on a sidewalk or even, research suggests, interviewing for a job. Like Michael, however, some of us need a little help creating ours. If something about your teeth or gums is making you self-conscious and preventing you from smiling as broadly as you could be, we have plenty of solutions up our sleeve. Some of the most popular include:

  • Tooth Whitening. Professional whitening in the dental office achieves faster results than doing it yourself at home, but either approach can noticeably brighten your smile.
  • Bonding. A tooth-colored composite resin can be bonded to a tooth to replace missing tooth structure, such a chip.
  • Veneers. This is a hard, thin shell of tooth-colored material bonded to the front surface of a tooth to change its color, shape, size and/or length; mask dental imperfections like stains, cracks, or chips, and compensating for excessive gum tissue.
  • Crowns. Sometimes too much of a tooth is lost due to decay or trauma to support a veneer. Instead, capping it with a natural-looking porcelain crown can achieve the same types of improvements. A crown covers the entire tooth replacing more of its natural structure than a veneer does.

If you would like more information about ways in which you can transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about the techniques mentioned above by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening,” “Repairing Chipped Teeth,” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”


SafetyisaPriorityWhenImagingChildrensTeethwithX-Rays

X-ray imaging is a routine part of a child's dental care — and it undeniably makes a difference in preventing and treating dental disease. It's so routine, we can easily forget they're being exposed to an invisible form of electromagnetic radiation.  And just like other sources of radiation, too much x-ray exposure could increase the risk of cancer.

But while it's possible for your child to be over-exposed to x-rays, it's highly unlikely. That's because healthcare professionals like dentists adhere to a standard known as ALARA when considering and administering x-rays. ALARA is an acronym for “as low as reasonably achievable.” In other words, we only want to expose a patient to the lowest and safest levels of x-ray dosage and frequency that will achieve the most benefit.

To achieve that standard, professional dental organizations advocate the use of x-rays only after a clinical examination of the patient, as well as a thorough review of their medical history for any usage of x-rays for other conditions. If x-rays are warranted, we then take further precautions to protect the patient and staff, and only use the type of x-ray application that's absolutely necessary. For most children that will be a set of two or four bitewing radiographs, which are quite effective for detecting decay in back teeth.

This dosage of radiation in a session of bitewing radiographs is roughly a fifth of the background radiation in the environment a child may be exposed to every day. By spacing these sessions at least six months apart, we're able to achieve a high level of decay detection at a safe and reasonable amount of x-ray exposure.

On top of that, the digital advances in x-ray imaging have reduced the amount of radiation energy needed to achieve the same results as we once did with film. These lower exposure levels and the ALARA standard helps ensure your child's exposure to x-rays will be well within safe limits.

If you would like more information on the use of x-rays with children, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “X-Ray Safety for Children.”