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By Progressive Dental Group
February 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth Whitening ResultsIf your teeth are dull, discolored, or stained, teeth whitening can help you put the pep back in your smile and lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades. Understanding how this procedure works before deciding to undergo it is an important part of making an informed decision. Learn more about professional teeth whitening and what it can do for you by reading below, and contact Dr. David Salah at Progressive Dental Group in Novi, MI, if you are interested in treatment!

 

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home Kits
Professional teeth whitening comes in two forms: in-office and take-home. Given the choice, there are some differences you will want to consider before you pick the best process for you.

Professional teeth whitening is monitored by your dentist, who ensures that the gums and other oral tissues do not become irritated during your treatment. Additionally, in-office treatments are stronger than at-home kits, meaning that results are more noticeable in less amount of time. A single professional whitening session can do what may take weeks with an at-home kit. However, take-home kits allow for a special level of convenience, are easier on your wallet, and eventually, produce comparable results to an in-office procedure.

 

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
Candidates for teeth whitening should be in good dental health with a strong commitment to their oral care routine in order to ensure that their teeth remain healthy in the future. Whitening treatments cannot lighten the color of porcelain restorations, meaning that a good candidate does not have restorations in noticeable places, such as on their front teeth. Candidates should also have realistic expectations for their results and understand that whitening treatments are not permanent and thusly require regular touch-up appointments.

 

Professional Teeth Whitening in Novi, MI
A professional teeth whitening treatment can help you take your smile back and feel great about the way you look. A consultation with your dentist is the best way to find out if you would benefit from this procedure.

For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. David Salah and Progressive Dental Group in Novi, MI. Call (248) 349-7560 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Salah today!

By Progressive Dental Group
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Appliances

Dental ImplantsWhen it comes to replacing missing natural teeth, dental implants not only look great, but take advantage of the body's natural functions to be the most preferred dental restoration available today. For these reasons and more, Dr. David Salah of Progressive Dental Group in Novi, MI, recommends dental implants to his patients who have missing teeth. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants here!

Securely stable

The stability of dental implants is what sets them apart from other tooth restorations. The post, which Dr. Salah implants during a quick procedure at Progressive Dental Group in Novi, will eventually become part of your anatomy as the jawbone grows back around it. This unique feature replicates the structure of natural teeth and ensures that the teeth you still have won't shift out of place.

Altogether attractive

Smiling and talking can be challenging when you're missing a tooth. But dental implants from your Novi dentist not only restore your smile, they also restore your confidence by filling in the spaces from missing teeth with realistic, beautiful restorations. Each crown - the tooth-shaped, visible portion of your implant - is expertly shaped, painted, and polished to look exactly like a natural tooth, and yours will be carefully matched to the color of your own teeth.

Fully functional

Dental implants are so low-maintenance, you may forget that you even have them! Once your Novi dentist has attached the crown, your dental implants are completely done and won't require any extra maintenance. You'll be able to eat what you want and can treat them just like regular teeth; daily brushing and flossing to keep the gums healthy will ensure that they'll last many years, even a lifetime.

Are you ready to see your teeth in a whole new light? Contact Progressive Dental in Novi, MI, to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. David Salah and welcome the new year with a renewed smile!

By Progressive Dental Group
November 07, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
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At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!

Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”

We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:

Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.

Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!

If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Progressive Dental Group
December 12, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

One trip to our office could get you a smile that’s truly dazzling.teeth whitening

Whether you drink multiple cups of coffee a day or you used to be a hardcore smoker, there are many day-to-day habits that can affect the color of your teeth. We can all admit that a yellow smile is anything but attractive. Fortunately, our Novi, MI, cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Salah, offers an amazing and fast way to remove these stubborn dental stains and get an instantly whiter smile.

Whether you choose to get in-office whitening treatment or you would prefer to whiten from the comfort of your own home, our Novi dentist can help you out. The teeth whitening you choose really depends on your specific cosmetic goals as well as your finances. If you are willing to spend a bit more money to get a visibly whiter smile in about one hour then our in-office whitening system might be the better choice.

In most cases, in-office teeth whitening can get your smile multiple shades whiter in just one treatment session. Imagine walking into our office and walking out with a more vibrant and radiant smile. The success lies in our high-quality and powerful whitening gel. In order for whitening gel to work you need either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

Of course, the whitening products that you get over-the-counter will contain one of these active ingredients but in a much smaller quantity. Our in-office whitening gel is the strongest you’ll find, and since you have a dental professional to provide you with this treatment you know you’ll have not only an effective but also safe whitening treatment.

Does whitening from home sound more up your alley? If so, then you can also talk to us about your at-home whitening methods. By providing you with custom-made dental trays and an effective whitening gel, you’ll notice results after just a couple weeks of continual use. While you won’t see results as quickly as you would with in-office whitening you’ll save a little money but still achieve a brighter smile.

Isn’t it time you felt proud to show off your smile? Progressive Dental Group in Novi, MI, is ready to help you achieve a brighter smile with professional teeth whitening. Let’s find out if this is the perfect cosmetic treatment to fit your needs.

By Progressive Dental Group
September 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Do you have an oddly shaped tooth or a few cracks or chips in your teeth? Even small imperfections in your teeth can be very noticeable. veneersUnfortunately, when your smile isn't bright and beautiful, you may not feel as confident about your appearance as you would like. Our Novi, MI, dentist, Dr. David Salah, explains how veneers can conceal flaws and transform your smile.

Thin porcelain shells cover imperfections

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain created from impressions of your teeth. Each tooth-shaped veneer is no thicker than a fingernail but offers impressive coverage for imperfections. Veneers are applied to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement and provide a long-lasting way to improve the appearance of your smile.

Veneers conceal a range of flaws

Versatile veneers can be used to cover a variety of imperfections that mar the front surfaces of your teeth, including:

  • Changes in Color: Teeth can be discolored due to decay, trauma or use of the antibiotic tetracycline in early childhood. Veneers are available in many shades, which helps ensure that your previously discolored tooth now blend in with your smile perfectly.
  • Minor Imperfections: Small chips in teeth and cracks draw unwanted attention to your smile. Veneers hide these flaws and other imperfections, such as uneven surfaces or pits.
  • Oddly Shaped Teeth: When one or more of your teeth just don't look like they belong in your mouth, veneers can help. They're often used to improve the appearance of crooked, pointed or twisted teeth.
  • Length Issues: Imperfections aren't the only issues that can affect your smile. Whether a tooth is naturally too short or has shortened due to a nighttime grinding habit, veneers offer a simple way to add length to teeth to teeth.
  • Gaps: Small spaces between front teeth or other teeth are easily corrected with veneers.
  • Whitening: Teeth whitening treatments only last a few years and may not lighten your teeth as much as you had hoped. Veneers offer a long-lasting alternative to whitening for Novi residents. They're available in many shades of white and are very resistant to stains from coffee, tea, wine and cola.

Are you ready to upgrade your smile with veneers? Call our Novi, MI, dentist, Dr. Salah, at (248) 349-7560 to schedule an appointment.