Dr. Stonisch has the education and necessary experience which provides exquisite results that are paramount to any cosmetic procedure. She has been certified for nearly two decades by her peers at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is one of only 36 women in the world to achieve accreditation. Dr. Stonisch is also one of the first dentists in Southeastern Michigan to specialize in aesthetic dentistry.
Traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease while cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile. When it comes to cosmetic dental procedures, people choose them for an array of reasons – to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or to improve their overall appearance.
Today's cosmetic dental treatments are now more durable and predictable than in years past as they utilize more natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials. From subtle changes to major repairs, a cosmetic dentist can perform an array of procedures to improve a person's smile.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments that are currently in use include, but are not limited to:
- Inlays/Onlays – Otherwise known as indirect fillings, they are made from porcelain or composite materials and are a long-lasting cosmetic way to provide a filling to teeth
- Composite Bonding – A tooth-colored material that looks like the enamel of your teeth and is used to repair chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth.
- Teeth Whitening – This is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic procedure. Teeth that are stained from smoking, food, drinks or poor oral hygiene can often be reversed with teeth whitening procedures.
- Dental Veneers – Adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks, dental veneers offer an improved appearance.
- Dental Implants – When teeth are missing, dental implants act as replacement teeth for an enhanced smile.
- Crowns – When a tooth is damaged, crowns are used to cover, or "cap," a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance.
- Contouring and Reshaping – Procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session. It is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for people who are unhappy with their smile. From teeth that are too long or short, have gaps or simply need to be reshaped, cosmetic dentistry can be used to change the overall shape and appearance of a person's teeth.