When patients require dentures, our goal is to make them look as life like as possible. As an educator, lecturer, clinician and Key Opinion Leader in the dental industry, Dr. Nazarian selects those materials that enhance esthetics, function and longevity. Call us at 248-457-0500 for your complimentary consultation.
We are seeing continual wear on patients teeth due to bruxism, wear and excessive nocturnal habits. Using a diagnostic wax up and clear matrix we illustrated to the patient how we would restore her teeth to proper esthetics, form and function with a combination of veneers, crowns and implants. As you may see in the delivered restorations, the patient’s smile is now Excellent!
There’s an embarrassing problem that impacts many adults, but few people want to talk about it. This particular issue results in smiling less, not being able to enjoy foods you used to enjoy, and chips away at your self-confidence slowly, day by day.
I’m talking about teeth that are loose, failing, and to put it bluntly, “rotting.”
I know failing or rotting teeth isn’t a pleasant topic to discuss, especially if it’s happening to you. That being said, at Premier Dental Center, Dr. Nazarian and his team built their practice on fixing failing teeth and restoring smiles.
In this article, we’re going to share with you a few different options for fixing failing teeth.
After reading you should have a much better sense of your options and which procedure may be right for you.
Our goal is match every patient to the procedure that is right for them, and by doing so, we can give you the aesthetics and functionality you used to enjoy when your teeth were healthy.
Without further ado, here are a few of your options:
Dental Procedures That Fix Several Cracked or Broken Teeth?
I bet you’re thinking “braces are for kids. I don’t need them!”
While it’s true that orthodontic treatment is for straightening teeth (as opposed to fixing failing teeth), we still thought it was worth mentioning as we find that many adult patients can benefit from orthodontic treatment.
However, when it comes to adults getting orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and improve their smile, two problems typically emerge:
They don’t want to wear metal braces.
They may have already tried a product like Invisalign (or know someone who has) who had disappointing results.
While we can certainly understand that you wouldn’t want to wear traditional metal braces and Invisalign often doesn’t work on moderate to severe cases, Dr. Nazarian has developed a unique system for straightening teeth in about six months.
Dr. Nazarian uses a proprietary wiring product (which does not over-tighten braces) that exerts a steady and gentle force where it is most needed. The results are nothing short of remarkable, as you can see on our rapid orthodontics page below:
Another great benefit of rapid orthodontic treatment is that it can be used in conjunction with other procedures to enhance overall results. If you would like to learn more about rapid orthodontics, click the link above or give our office a call to schedule your appointment.
To put it simply, dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots...but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
When it comes to restoring both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile, dental implants are a terrific option.
There are essentially three parts to a dental implant:
The titanium screw that gets inserted into the jawbone and fuses with the jawbone (through a process known as osseointegration)
The dental implant abutment
The crown (or cap) that serves as the artificial “tooth” that people will see when you smile
Dental implants are ideal for patients who are looking for a permanent, fixed solution to replace missing or decayed teeth. Unlike removable dentures or other alternatives, dental implants are a fixed solution that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.
For patients who are looking for the best solution to replace missing or failing teeth, dental implants are something to consider. If you would like to learn more about dental implants from Premier Dental Center, visit our “dental implant process” page below:
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 or all-on-6 dental implants are a more advanced version of the traditional dental implant process. In the all-on-4 solution, 4 dental implants are used to place an entire upper arch of teeth.
So who can benefit the most from all-on-4 implants? If any of the scenarios below sound familiar, you may be an ideal candidate for all-on-4 dental implants:
Patients who want to replace all of their upper or lower teeth may benefit from all-on-4 implants. They are typically less expensive and faster to place than traditional implants.
Patients who currently wear dentures, but are aggravated at the constant slipping and lack of ability to eat whatever they want.
Patients who are considering traditional dental implants, but don’t have enough bone to support them.
All-on-4 dental implants may not be right for everyone, but many of our patients in Michigan (we are in Troy) have found all-on-4 dental implants to be the permanent solution to missing and failing teeth they’ve been looking for.
The best part? You can get a new set of teeth in just one day! To learn more about all-on-4 dental implants including benefits, pricing, and more information, click the link below:
We’ve also written a “definitive guide” to all-on-4 dental implants, which is one of the most comprehensive resources you will find anywhere on the internet. If you’re seriously considering dental implants (especially all-on-4), you owe it to yourself to read the article below:
Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you’re one of those patients who doesn’t really care what procedures are used (you just want the result), then a combination of procedures we commonly refer to as a full mouth reconstruction may be just what you’re looking for.
Typically, a full mouth reconstruction uses a variety of procedures including dental implants, crowns, orthodontics, veneers, whitening, bonding, and more. In many cases, a full mouth reconstruction is equally or more focused on cosmetics than restorative procedures are (such as implants), but regardless of which suite of procedures you select, you’ll be in great hands with Dr. Nazarian (just read our reviews here)!
So what is the next step?
If your teeth aren’t in great shape or if you aren’t confident when you smile, we can help. Remember, cosmetic and restorative dentistry has come a long way in the last few years. Dr. Nazarian and his team of dental professionals can give you a complete smile transformation by utilizing many of the latest technologies and procedures.
At the end of the day, we want you to be able to walk into a room (or look in the mirror) and be able to smile confidently, knowing that you have the best looking set of teeth in the room! We’re committed to not only restoring your smile, but doing so in a way that looks completely natural. Most people that you meet will not be able to tell that your new teeth aren’t your natural teeth!
If you live in Michigan or a surrounding state (patients travel from all around the area to see Dr. Nazarian, especially for all-on-4 treatment), give our practice a call today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Nazarian. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.
At Premier Dental Center, we have a lot of patients who know they want some type of cosmetic dental work done, but they aren’t exactly sure which procedure is best for their particular situation.
We thought it would be helpful to lay out some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures that we perform here at Premier Dental Center so that you can get a better idea as for what procedure may be right for you.
Of course, we encourage you to contact our dental practice and schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Nazarian. That way, we’ll have the opportunity to meet you and give you the opportunity to ask him questions regarding cosmetic dentistry.
Without further ado, here are a few of our most common procedures that we’ve performed countless times to give our patients the incredible smiles they’ve always wanted.
Dental crowns (or a dental bridge) are fantastic alternatives for patients who have several damaged or missing teeth. In fact, dental crowns are often associated with dental implants, as they are the cosmetic restoration (or the “cherry on top”) that everyone sees.
Here are a few benefits of dental crowns:
Crowns are made from a porcelain material, so they are both strong and look identical to natural teeth. Most people will not be able to tell the difference.
With proper care, dental crowns should last for years and years to come. They are considered a permanent procedure, although how you care for them will influence the mileage you get from your crowns.
At Premier Dental Center, we can give you “crowns in a day” thanks to our in-house suite of technology. To learn more about how you can get your dental crowns in just a single visit, contact our office.
For those patients who have chipped, cracked, or misshapen front teeth, porcelain veneers are an ideal solution.
A veneer is a translucent piece of high-grade, dental porcelain that is about the thickness of a contact lens. Veneers can be crafted so they fit perfectly and give you the exact look and shape you desire.
In fact, veneers are considered to be one of the most customizable cosmetic procedures, as you can choose your ideal shape, size, color, etc.
It’s important to note that while replacing 4-8 teeth with veneers can give you your dream smile, it is an irreversible procedure. Porcelain veneers typically require some tooth enamel to be removed, but the good news is that you can expect 10+ years from a new set of veneers, provided you care for them appropriately.
When it comes to orthodontic treatment to enhance the smile, adults are typically short on options. Sure, you can get regular metal braces, but let’s be honest; no adult wants to walk around with braces.
While most people won’t think much about it, there are quite a few people who suffer from damaged self confidence because of crooked teeth.
A popular alternative to braces is Invisalign, but Invisalign can be quite limited in the problems it can actually solve for patients. At our practice, Dr. Nazarian has developed “Rapid Orthodontics” to help patients of all ages achieve great results in less time (and without being “too aggressive”).
You can read more about Rapid Orthodontics below:
While dental implants are considered more of a restorative than a cosmetic procedure, they do lay the foundation for a more functional and aesthetically-pleasing smile.
At Premier Dental Center, Dr. Nazarian uses a variety of technologies in order to give patients a more high-tech, favorable implants experience. Utilizing both the latest techniques and technologies, Dr. Nazarian is able to deliver a superior result when compared to standard dental implants.
Whether you are specifically looking for all-on-4 implants, computer guided implants, or just want your implant procedure to go off without a hitch, Dr. Nazarian can help you achieve your goals.
If you would like to learn more about our implant process, as well as Dr. Nazarian’s revolutionary All-On-6 implant solution, here are a couple of short articles you may find helpful:
In some cases, one procedure just won’t give you the results you’re looking for. If you have lost several teeth or have other dental issues due to trauma or years of neglect, then a smile makeover may be your best bet.
Before your smile makeover, Dr. Nazarian will meet with you to discuss your options, as well as what you want your ideal smile to look like. It’s important to note that, while Dr. Nazarian is happy to provide suggestions as well as his skills and expertise, we want you to be involved in the process so that the exact look you want is achieved!
To read more about smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions (including why you must pick a dentist with plenty of experience to avoid any failures), read the page below:
Which treatment option is right for you?
Hopefully, we’ve given you a “peek under the hood” as to what option is likely suited to your problem. That being said, the only way to know for sure is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Nazarian, where you can sit down with him face-to-face and discuss your issues, goals, and more.
The Premier Dental Center family would love to meet you! Give our office a call today in order to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nazarian.
Maybe you felt a sharp and brief pain while eating. Maybe you noticed something in the mirror right as you were about to brush your teeth. Perhaps someone you know pointed it out to you.
Regardless of how you discovered it, you now have a crack in your front tooth, and you want to know what to do.
Dental Procedures That Fix Several Cracked or Broken Teeth?
If you notice a cracked tooth, it’s very important to talk to your dentist. Depending on how the tooth is cracked, you may require no intervention, immediate treatment to save the tooth, or you may require a replacement tooth.
If you’re in the Troy, Michigan area then you are in luck. Dr. Nazarian of Premier Dental Center provides world class treatment for cracked front teeth. In this article, we’ll explore the problem of cracked front teeth, but also the treatments.
What causes cracked front teeth?
There are several reasons your teeth might have cracked:
Eating hard foods like nuts, ice, or hard candy
Getting hit in the mouth in sports or by accident
Grinding or clenching your teeth
Malocclusion that leads to uneven bite pressure
Exposing tooth enamel to different temperature extremes
Losing part of the tooth structure from fillings or natural wear
Healthy eating habits and regular care for your teeth can help prevent them from cracking, but nothing is a guarantee. Accidents can happen to anyone, but you can reduce your risk of experiencing cracked teeth by taking good care of your teeth.
What are different types of cracked teeth?
Believe it or not, there are actually several different ways you can crack your tooth. It can often be difficult for a patient to identify the type of crack they have from home, however, so it’s really important to check with your dentist.
1) Craze Lines: These tiny cracks only affect the outer enamel and are extremely common in adult teeth. Craze lines are very shallow, do not cause pain, and are of no concern beyond appearances. Treatment isn’t required unless you want to correct the way they look, which of course we are happy to do - veneers provide a great solution!
2) Fractured Cusp: Fractured cusps occur when a piece of a tooth’s chewing surface breaks. These mostly occur around a filling, rarely damage the pulp, and don’t cause much pain. Fractured cusps can be repaired with new fillings or a crown over the damaged tooth to protect it.
3) Cracked Tooth: In this instance, a crack extends from the chewing surface of your tooth vertically toward the root. Although the tooth is not separated into pieces, the crack can continue to spread (similar to a crack on your windshield) and will get worse over time. If the crack has only extended into the pulp of the tooth, it can be treated with a root canal and a crown. If, however, the crack goes from the surface of your tooth to below the gum line, it is too late to treat the crack. The tooth will need to be extracted. Having your dentist diagnose and treat these early are essential to saving your teeth.
4) Split tooth: This occurs when a cracked tooth progresses so far that the crack creates distinct, separate segments of a tooth. As you can imagine, a split tooth cannot be saved. Depending on the position and extent of the crack, however, some portion of the tooth might be saved.
5) Vertical root fractures: These cracks begin in the root of the tooth and extend upwards or downwards to the chewing surface. Because they occur below the gumline and show minimal signs and symptoms, they can go unnoticed for some time. In fact, vertical root fractures are often not discovered until the surrounding bone and gum become infected. Treatment may involve extraction of the tooth, but surgery can sometimes save the tooth by removing the fractured portion.
The Dr. Nazarian Difference
If you need to receive treatment for cracked teeth, then it’s time you learned about the Dr. Nazarian difference. He has over 20 years experience in treating dental issues like cracked teeth. He has developed proprietary techniques and service delivery methods that take advantage of both standard and custom-made dental products. He loves to learn and stay updated on the latest dental technology, and he also invests significant time teaching others.
When it comes to receiving treatments for cracked teeth from Dr. Nazarian, you know the following will be true:
He will use the latest technology, some of which he has custom made himself.
The process will be fast, efficient, and pain-free.
Since cracked front teeth don’t receive as much bite pressure as the molars, veneers or cosmetic bonding might be the only treatment required.
If a dental crown is required, Dr. Nazarian’s proprietary treatment methods that use the Espe Lava product line will enable most patients to have 100% porcelain crowns, as opposed to crowns that also include metal.
If extraction and replacement of the cracked tooth is required, he provides a range of implant options to suit your needs. Once again, Dr. Nazarian’s use of custom-made and cutting edge technology allow him to perform the entire procedure of extracting and replacing with implants in a single day.
Do you have a cracked front tooth?
If you have a cracked tooth, then it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Remember, treating them early can prevent the cracks from growing and requiring extraction.
If you live in or near Troy, Michigan, then contact us at Premier Dental Center to schedule your appointment. We are confident that we can help improve the health and look of your smile, and we are also confident that you will love the results!
Giving yourself a straight smile is an excellent idea. Not only will your smile look great, your teeth will also be easier to clean and keep healthy. Studies have even shown that straighter teeth lead to greater confidence and improve first impressions with others.
Many adults, however, refuse to receive orthodontic treatment because they think braces are ugly, they’ll take too long, or that they’re for kids.
The reality, however, is that orthodontic treatment is a great option and often necessary for adults. Fortunately, if you don’t want metal brackets on your teeth for the next two years (or more), we have a great solution for you: Rapid Orthodontics from Dr. Nazarian.
In this article, we’ll explore popular orthodontic treatments available and show why our Rapid Orthodontics are unique and can meet your needs.
Here at Premier Dental Center, we provide a variety of choices that enable our patients to achieve a cosmetic benefit while undergoing alignment treatments. Gold, thin wire, lingual, ceramic, clear, and even designer brackets are available.
Choices like lingual and clear braces are for patients who want their braces to not be very noticeable, while gold or designer brackets are great for patients who want to daringly make a “bold statement” about their treatment.
Another popular option for adults who don’t want metal brackets on the front of their teeth is Invisalign®. These clear aligners are popular because they’re difficult to see and they can be removed by the patient when needed. Treatment times vary based on the severity of the issue, but often can last between 6 and 24 months.
Many patients are disappointed to find out, however, that invisible aligners cannot correct every orthodontic issue. For more stubborn or severe bite and alignment issues, it simply cannot get the job done.
Rapid Orthodontics from Dr. Nazarian
If you want the depth of treatment you receive from traditional braces, but in a fraction of the time, then Rapid Orthodontics from Dr. Nazarian is a great choice. While there are several different styles of rapid orthodontics available, Dr. Nazarian has developed his own proven tooth straightening and jaw alignment correction protocol.
This innovative method establishes the rock solid results of standard orthodontic braces, but in a time frame of about 6 months.
Don’t worry, rapid orthodontics is comfortable and does NOT involve over-tightening of the braces. We won’t tighten braces too often because this can destroy connective tissue, cause pain, and produce the opposite results of what we’re trying to achieve.
Instead, Dr. Nazarian uses a proprietary wire product that exerts a steady and gentle force where it is needed the most. By targeting the right location and maintaining a frequent monitoring schedule, we can keep the treatment time down to about six months. As you would expect with all of Dr. Nazarian’s treatments, pain is a non-event.
Who is Rapid Orthodontics for?
Rapid orthodontics is a great choice for the following types of patients:
Adults who did not receive complete orthodontic treatment at a young age.
Professionals in business who want to improve their smile, but are conscious about how they’ll look with braces.
Public speakers or performers who don’t want to slow their career down for two years because of the way they look and sound with braces.
University students who want to correct their smile in a single semester instead of two full years.
Really, anyone who wants to achieve great results in a shorter time is a great candidate for rapid orthodontics. For children, however, we typically recommend traditional braces because we need to work alongside their natural development and growth.
How do I Get Started?
If you’ve been thinking about making a change to the way your teeth look and function, there is no better time than the present. Premier Dental Center is located in Troy, Michigan, but we often see patients from other nearby areas like West Bloomfield, Lake Orion, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights, Warren, Oxford, Shelby Township, Washington Township and more.
If you’re anywhere near Troy, then contact us at Premier Dental Center to discuss your options for rapid orthodontics. Changing your smile doesn’t have to take years, and we guarantee you will love the way your smile looks when we’re finished with treatment.
We hope to see you soon!
Have you ever known someone who had a smile that seemingly transformed overnight? Odds are, this change didn’t occur because of a granted wish from the tooth fairy, but because of porcelain veneers. While there are several ways to give your smile a makeover, one of the most popular and simplest methods is porcelain veneers.
A common question we receive from patients exploring their options is this: how many porcelain veneers do I need? In this post, we’ll provide some context by explaining how veneers work, the pros and cons of veneers, and then explain how many you might need.
How do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Veneers are a common method for improving smiles because they can provide a dramatic result without the need for invasive surgery. Thin pieces of porcelain, about the thickness of a contact lens, are placed over the front of your teeth. Each veneer is crafted to match the look and feel of your other teeth. After some enamel is removed to make room for the veneers, they are placed and bonded to the front of your tooth or teeth. Essentially, they act as a mask to cover imperfections.
This does mean that veneers cannot repair significant damage or decay. But if you’re simply looking to correct a cosmetic issue, like chipped, misshapen, or stained teeth, veneers are a great way to make a quick, but lasting change. Once bonded, they are very sturdy and difficult to break, which means your investment will continue to benefit your smile for years to come.
What are the Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers?
Now that you know what porcelain veneers are, it’s important to understand the pros and cons.
Pros of Porcelain veneers:
Placing them is a relatively simple procedure with great results.
They are custom-made to look the way you want - we can match the shape and color of your natural teeth perfectly.
Veneers have a strong bond to your teeth and will last for a long time.
They are easy to care for - just brush and floss them like your natural teeth.
Cons of Porcelain veneers:
Some patients are hesitant to try veneers because the procedure is irreversible. Because enamel must be removed from the front of your tooth, we cannot remove the veneer.
If you struggle with grinding your teeth or biting your nails, you could break a veneer.
Veneers cannot repair tooth decay or serious damage - you need dental implants for that.
How Many Porcelain Veneers Do I Need?
And now it’s time to answer the main question. You’ve done your research, you’ve weighed the pros and cons, and you’re ready to give your smile a makeover. Now, how many veneers do you actually need?
The answer really depends on how many teeth you want or need to change! Some people might only require one veneer because they only have one tooth that needs a makeover because it’s chipped or stained. Because we can match the look of your other teeth, your single veneer will blend perfectly with your smile.
If you want to give your entire smile a makeover, however, then we would still only usually apply veneers to your top teeth. Since the top teeth are the most visible, most patients don’t feel the need to add veneers to their lower teeth. This means that, for most patients looking to change their smile, receiving between four and eight veneers will meet their needs.
Ultimately, the best way to determine how many porcelain veneers you require is to talk with Dr. Nazarian or your local dentist about your goals for your smile.
When and Where Should I Get Porcelain Veneers?
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so if you’d like to get porcelain veneers and improve your smile, then there is no time like the present! Many dentists can provide porcelain veneers, but if you’re in the Troy, Michigan area, then you don’t need to look any further than Dr. Nazarian at Premier Dental Center.
Dr. Nazarian has more than two decades of experience in working with patients like you to revitalize their smile. We use cutting edge technology and know the importance of crafting and applying porcelain veneers that match your goals and the natural look of your smile. Our unique approach allows us to work with the patient so you know what’s happening every step of the way.
Discover the Premier Dental Center difference for yourself, contact us today to schedule your appointment.
We work with many patients who are looking to replace missing teeth and improve their smile. Because dental implants are today’s gold standard for tooth restoration, this is often the best option. We recognize that patients want implants that will look natural, which is why this article will address any concerns you might have about the look of dental implants.
A Superior Alternative to Dentures
For hundreds of years, dentures were the best and only way to fill unwanted gaps in one’s mouth due to injury, tooth decay, or other factors. And although the materials and construction of dentures has immensely improved from their original designs made from wood, ivory or even animal teeth, dentists can now offer another superior alternative to dentures altogether: dental implants.
There are many reasons for choosing dental implants over dentures, but one important reason is that implants simply look more natural. With dental implants, you’ll never need to worry about your teeth falling out at inopportune or embarrassing moments, as can sometimes occur with dentures.
In addition, implants are permanent and meant function just as any of your other teeth. This means they are easier to clean than dentures because they require the same care as your natural teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, must be removed frequently for cleaning and care. The easier your teeth are to care for, the better your smile will be.
Enjoy Healthier Bone Structure
Not only do dental implants look natural, but they also support a healthy bone structure. Once a tooth is missing, the bone that would normally support the root of the missing tooth may recede, causing your jaw bone to slowly shrink. Over time, especially for those with multiple missing teeth, a shrinking jaw bone can change the shape of your face.
Dentures only sit on top of the jawline and do nothing to prevent bone loss. Implants, however, require a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone. This post gives the jaw bone something to hold onto and a reason to remain strong.
By choosing implants, you are not only choosing a natural look for your smile, but also one which ensures the overall health of your mouth and jaw bone for your lifetime.
Specifically Designed for your Unique Smile
Your implants are specifically designed for you. Unlike clothes at your favorite retailer, implants do not come in pre-packaged small, medium, or large sizes. Your dentist will not be squeezing a squared-shaped tooth into a round-shaped hole.
Dental implants are quite the opposite. Three dimensional images are taken of your mouth to help plan and prepare for the implants that would best fit your smile. Not only that, Dr Nazarian’s implant process includes a revolutionary software system to take these 3D images to plan every step of the surgery, determine the precise placement of your implant, and create a surgical guide to ensure correct placement of implants on the day of the surgery.
Implants are designed to match the specific shape of your mouth and teeth, guaranteeing a good bite and perfect fit. The color of each implant is also designed to match the rest of your teeth, giving you a smile that you can be proud of. Our goal is to make the implants match your natural teeth so well that no one can tell the difference, not even you.
Leave with New Teeth
One concern that many patients have is that, after the dental implant procedure is completed, the titanium posts will likely need 3-6 months to fully heal and integrate with the jaw bone before teeth can be placed. But don’t worry, you will not be sent away with holes in your mouth and posts sticking out of your gums. In most cases, a temporary teeth will be placed on the implants before you leave.
After you have fully healed, an Osstell meter will confirm osseointegration of your implant, and a permanent tooth will replace the temporary tooth. This process will ensure that your new teeth are placed in such a way that is secure and enduring.
Choose a Dentist with Experience
The idea of positioning an implant into your jaw bone may come uneasy to some, so it is important that you choose a dentist with knowledge and expertise in this field. At the Premier Dental Center, you’ll be in good hands with Dr. Nazarian.
Dr. Nazarian has been treating patients for over 20 years, and he provides ongoing training for other dentists in the area of reconstructive surgery. He uses standard and custom made products to bring his patients the best results possible. His many qualifications and years of experience with put your mind at ease knowing you’re receiving great care and attention.
Contact us at Premier Dental Center today to discuss if dental implants are right for you.