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How Long Do Veneers Last?

How Long Do Veneers Last? Porcelain veneers will last 12 to 25 years, depending on your level care and maintenance. This is longer than the lifespan of composite veneers. By avoiding hard materials, you may prolong the life of your porcelain veneers and prevent structural damage. If you’re paying for a cosmetic dentistry procedure and [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Porcelain Veneers, Procedures|1 Comment

We’re an amalgam-free office

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal on amalgam/silver fillings received national attention. Here at Clevleand Smiles, we're in our seventeenth year of being an amalgam-free office. When doing restorative work, we use both composites and porcelain, which are also natural looking and more conservative than silver fillings. Importantly, they are also much kinder [...]

Cleveland Dentist Providing Botox and Dermal Fillers

On a number of occasions, I've been asked by patients, both men and women, when I might be able to give them Botox and Juviderm, especially since I give so many injections on a daily basis ("painlessly," they say). In any case, having studied and received certification through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE),  [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|Procedures|0 Comments

Teaching Area Dentists About Cadent Itero

We recently gave a class to about 25 Cleveland dentists and dental assistants at the Dental Ceramics laboratory and training center in Richfield.  The course centered on the use of the Cadent Itero digital impression system.  It really is state of the art and is quickly becoming the standard of care in dentistry when taking [...]

By | February 27th, 2012|Dental Technology, News, Porcelain Veneers, Procedures|0 Comments

EMax Porcelain Veneers

After doing a WKYC Channel 3/Golden Opportunities segment on veneers, I had a lot of questions about the strength of the new porcelain veneers we are using.  Our primary material, in both veneers and crowns, is called EMax, developed by the Ivoclar company (their USA headquarters are in Buffalo, New York, which I visited last [...]

By | February 13th, 2012|Dental Technology, Porcelain Veneers, Procedures|0 Comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our patients, colleagues, friends, and followers!!!   We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season - but  even if you never made it to the "ball drop" at New York's Time Square, make sure that you don't drop the ball on your dental treatment this coming year, 2012. We [...]

By | January 3rd, 2012|Dental Technology, Patients, Procedures|0 Comments

Oral Cancer Screenings a Regular Part of Our Check-Ups

On a very serious note,  over the past few months we have seen a number of our patients who are being treated for very forms of cancer, including one patient who we diagnosed with oral cancer, localized in her tongue, and another with a large tumor in an area just behind the lower jaw. As [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|After Care, Patients, Procedures|0 Comments

Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics meeting

Wendy and I just returned from the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE) meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, looking at the latest trends, materials, and innovations in general and cosmetic dentistry.  In terms of materials, changes in porcelain  - both in color and hardness - have revolutionized veneers and crowns.  The leader is the E-max porcelain, fabricated [...]

By | November 14th, 2011|Dental Technology, Procedures|0 Comments

Oral Cancer Exam A Regular Part of Our Check-Ups

We like to get hugs, and recently we got a hug from a husband and wife, when we detected a tumor on the woman's tongue  that she had not known about.   She was a new patient of ClevelandSmiles, and had seen a number of physicians and dentists who were unable to diagnose her problem, [...]

By | June 13th, 2011|About Us, Patients, Procedures|0 Comments

Learn About Our Digital X-Ray System

We frequently get asked questions about our digital x-ray system. Here are some facts: It has 90% less radiation than conventional dental x-rays; a full set of radiographs is similar to 2-3 minutes in the sun. We always use a lead shield for our patients, one that has a thyroid collar as part of the [...]

By | June 6th, 2011|About Us, Dental Technology, Procedures|0 Comments