By James S. Geister, D.D.S.
March 29, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cerec   crowns  

What’s So Special about CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns? The many benefits of CEREC same day crowns

If you need a crown, chances are you’ve been thinking about how long it takes to get one. It’s inconvenient to wait until your final crown dental crownscomes back so your dentist can cement it. While you are waiting, you are forced to wear an unsightly, uncomfortable temporary crown.

Now you can forget the waiting and forget the poorly-fitting temporary crown. It’s time for you to learn about the many benefits of CEREC same day crowns, the new, modern way to give you a dental crown while you wait. Dr. James Geister, your cosmetic dentist in Washington, Michigan wants to help you discover what’s so special about CEREC same day crowns.

Dr. Geister wants you to know CEREC crowns are special because:

  • They take far less time, only one visit!
  • They are beautiful, made of sparkling porcelain
  • They are comfortable, with no poorly-fitting temporary crown to wear
  • They are perfect, fitting great with no adjustments needed

Typically, getting a dental crown takes several appointments over a period of weeks. Your tooth is prepared; molds are taken and then sent off to a dental laboratory. Technicians create your crown and send it back, a process that can take weeks. Finally, your permanent crown is cemented on your tooth.

CEREC crowns change all that. You only need one visit with Dr. Geister to prepare your tooth, and your beautiful CEREC crowns are made right in the office while you wait! CEREC crowns are created with the assistance of a computer using technology known as “CAD-CAM” which designs and also manufactures your crown to exact specifications. There is no guesswork; your crown fits perfectly the first time. You will love your sparkling, beautiful CEREC porcelain crown!

If you are thinking of getting a crown, but you don’t want to deal with long wait times and uncomfortable temporary crowns, it’s time to try CEREC, the revolutionary same day crown process. Call Dr. James Geister, your cosmetic dentist in Washington, Michigan and find out more about the magic of CEREC same day crowns. Call today!

By James S. Geister, D.D.S.
January 14, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

How Can I Take Care of My Dental Veneers? Tips for Porcelain Veneer Care.

Okay, you’ve made the investment in dental veneers, and now you look fantastic! If you want your smile to remain looking fantastic, with Porcelain Veneerssparkling white porcelain veneers, there are some things you can do and some things you should not do when you have veneers. Dr. James Geister, your cosmetic dentist in Washington, Michigan is here to help you keep your veneers in top shape.

To keep your veneers clean, you should treat your veneers just like you would your other teeth. It’s important to remember to:

  • Brush 2-3 times per day and floss daily to protect your oral health and prevent decay, gum inflammation and periodontal disease.
  • Think about buying a sonic toothbrush because toothbrushes that vibrate are excellent for getting at hard-to-clean areas of your mouth.

Check in with Dr. Geister regularly so he can examine your veneers for potential problems and schedule you with his hygienist who will examine your gums and polish your veneers with a mild paste and make them really shine.

Porcelain veneers are strong and beautiful, but there are still important things to remember NOT to do if you want to maintain them well for years. With porcelain veneers, remember DO NOT:

  • Bite into hard food, bite your fingernails or chew ice
  • Use your teeth as tools to tear things or open up bags
  • Play active contact sports without wearing a mouthguard

If you know you grind your teeth when you sleep, this can be very hard on veneers, so contact Dr. Geister immediately for a custom nightguard to protect your veneers and your teeth.

Dental veneers are an excellent choice to make your smile look spectacular, and with proper care, they can last for years. So, if you’ve made the investment in dental veneers, get the most you can out of your investment. Call Dr. James Geister, the veneer and cosmetic dentistry expert in Washington, Michigan. Find out more about caring for your dental veneers. Call Dr. Geister today!

By James S. Geister, D.D.S.
October 06, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   Bonding  

Find out if there is a cosmetic dental treatment that will meet your smile goals.

Having the ideal smile doesn’t have to be impossible. With the multitude of dental services your Washington, MI cosmetic dentist Dr. Cosmetic DentistryJames Geister offers, there's something for everyone!

Teeth Whitening

What first impression does your smile give? If you are dealing with a dull, stained smile, then chances are you are looking for a way to revive that lifeless smile into a dazzling set of pearly whites. If you are looking to get a smile that is dramatically whiter (up to 10 shades!) in under an hour, then it’s time to talk to your Washington, MI dentist about teeth whitening.

Dental Veneers

These thin porcelain coverings are applied to the front of your teeth to improve the overall shape, color and appearance of your smile. Veneers are a great way to get a healthier-looking smile without significant tooth preparation or invasive treatments. Dr. Geister offers veneers right here in Washington, MI. They're custom-made to cover minor dental problems like cracks, chips, gaps between teeth, and serious discolorations.

Dental Bonding

For those dealing with small chips or stains, this tooth-colored resin can be painted on the tooth and hardened to restore the tooth back to its original shape. This procedure is completely painless and non-invasive, and can be a great way to fix more minor aesthetic issues.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?

Cosmetic dentistry is completely safe and effective, but the first step to ensure that any of these procedures are right is to get a clean bill of health from us first. We want to make sure that you are decay and infection free before we treat your smile.

Does cosmetic dentistry sound like the answer you’ve been looking for? If so, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Washington, MI dentist. Find out what cosmetic dentistry can truly do for you.

May 08, 2012
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Washington area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.  

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact James S Geister, D.D.S with any dental questions or concerns.

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