The Smile Makeover

One of our main goals at Lake Orion Family Dentistry is to make you fall in love with your smile all over again.  Porcelain veneers have been popular in the entertainment industry for quite some time, and we are proud to offer this completely natural looking cosmetic procedure to our patients.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of the highest quality porcelain that are bonded directly to your teeth. These veneers are incredibly strong and can endure the extreme pressures and temperatures your mouth experiences daily.

As a cosmetic dentist, I design the perfect treatment plan to help you achieve your dental goals.  After your consultation, a trained ceramist handcrafts each veneer in our dental lab, according to my exact specifications.

In most cases, this smile makeover procedure does require some preparation.  In order to ensure the best fit possible from your veneers, I will need to remove some enamel from the existing teeth, but don’t let that scare you.  Your brand new, and permanent, smile will be worth it!

With the proper care, you veneers will last for decades.  Also, veneers never lose their bright white luster, so you can have a permanent, perfect white smile.

Veneers are great alternatives to braces for misaligned teeth.  Many of my patients choose veneers to conceal gaps, discoloration, chipping, and to hide bulky crowns and fillings.

I recommend veneers to any of my patients who have always dreamt of a bright, natural looking smile!  If you think porcelain veneers are the right dental move for you and want to set up a consultation appointment, or you want more information, please contact my office.

Sealing the Dental Health Deal with Sealants

We believe in lifelong dental health here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry, and we want to assist you in taking the measures to achieve that goal.

Teaching your kids good brushing habits is the first step to ensuring the health of their teeth and gums.  Although they may appear to be brushing correctly, kids can often miss food residue and plaque on their teeth, especially on hard-to-reach molars.  To prevent tooth decay that leads to other dental problems down the road, we offer dental sealants.

Dental sealants are a thin plastic film that are applied directly to the teeth.  Each sealant is specifically designed to fit the patient’s needs during a fast and comfortable process.  I will identify and fill any spots of decay.  Then, I will prepare your child’s teeth with a cleaning solution, which we quickly rinse away, before coating them with the protective  sealant.  The entire procedure is done within 45 minutes and looks completely natural. (more…)

Spooktacular Fun in Lake Orion, October 23

We are big fans of Halloween here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry, so we are excited to get a jump-start on the fun on Saturday, October 23 at the Downtown Lake Orion Halloween Extravaganza.

The afternoon of festivities begins at 2:00pm and has many activities for the entire family! Kids can enjoy a spooky scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, Halloween games, and creepy critters made by a balloon artist.  Adults can participate in the adult scream contest and costume contest.  We love to dress up and have fun, so we might see you there.  You can check out classic cars and a creepy reptile house as you sip on apple cider and listen to the live music.

After all of the festivities, stick around for the parade beginning at 5:30pm.  The parade starts in Downtown Lake Orion at Lapper Street, south of Flint Street.

We hope you enjoy this spooktacular extravaganza, and try not to let your kids eat too much candy!  For more information call (248) 425-2003 or email [email protected]

Haunted Corn Maze!

Through October 31st visit The Amazing Corn Maze, complete with fog machines, scary music props, chain saw maniacs, corn stalkers, real people in costumes to scare and traumatize.  Is it suitable for young children?   That depends on how tough the child is.  Some laugh, some cry, and yes we have had some wet their pants!  You enter at your own risk!  Any children left behind will become the property of the Amazing Corn Maze and sold to the highest bidder.

Daytime activities are more wholesome and include activities fun for children of all ages.  These activities include a Hay Ride, Petting Farm, Hay Pile, 3D Tunnel, Kiddie Haunted House, Picnic Area and Pumpkins.  The farm is located in Leonard, MI, not too far of a drive from Lake Orion.

Bright Smiles for Lake Orion

Don’t you love to see beautiful smiles? Bright, attractive, healthy smiles look youthful. If time has take its toll on your pearly whites, and now they’re not as sparkling as they once were, come in and talk to me about teeth whitening. I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield of Lake Orion Family Dentistry, and I want to help you fall in love with your smile again.

Teeth whitening has been around since the 1700s, but today, the methods for brightening tooth enamel are more conservative and effective than in years past. I offer professional-grade teeth whitening kits, as well as Zoom! Whitening, a one-visit, in-office treatment that has dramatic results.

Home Whitening – If you’d like a brighter smile over the next few weeks, dentist-prescribed home whitening is the perfect solution. My kits feature custom-molded mouth trays that hold bleaching gel close to teeth, while keeping saliva out. Wear the trays as directed, and you’ll enjoy a brighter, bolder, more memorable smile in two weeks or less.

Zoom! Whitening – For my patients who want immediate results, I usually recommend Zoom! This amazing procedure uses a light-activated, safe bleaching gel to dramatically improve the whiteness of tooth enamel up to 8 or 10 shades in just one office visit.

Whether you opt for home whitening or Zoom!, you can keep your smile bright and attractive indefinitely by using home bleaching touch-ups as needed.

You deserve to love your smile. Call my office in Lake Orion at 248-693-6213 to schedule a whitening appointment or cosmetic consultation. I look forward to meeting you and giving you the smile of your dreams.

One-Visit Crowns with CEREC Dentistry by Dr. Brad Greenfield

If you’ve ever had a dental crown, you know that the procedure can be irritating. First of all, you’re going to need two appointments. Then, you’ll wear a temporary, and if that temporary cracks or falls out, you’ll have to head back in to the dentist’s office for yet another visit.

Your time is precious.

I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, and I don’t think you should have to spend any more time than is absolutely necessary in my office – though my team and I love to chat with our patients. Your time is simply too valuable. With modern CAD/CAM technology, my in-office CEREC machine allows me to design, fabricate, and place permanent porcelain crowns in one visit. One visit, not two, not three. One.

Instead of sending an impression to my dental lab, with CEREC I use a digital 3D impression and special software to design custom-fitted restorations. Your CEREC crown will be milled from a durable and CEREC Block that matches the shade of surrounding teeth. Once in place, your CEREC crown will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Only you and I have to know you’ve had dental work!

CEREC isn’t the best option for every situation. For instance, back teeth that must endure intense, crushing pressure are better off with a porcelain-fused to metal, all-metal, or zirconia crown. For teeth in the front of your mouth (those that show when you smile), CEREC is a practical and esthetic alternative to lab-made restorations.

Have questions? Give me a call at Lake Orion Dentistry today. We’ll schedule a consultation so that you and I can talk about your dental situation and the best way to address any concerns. My team and I look forward to meeting you!

Lake Orion is All Smiles About Cosmetic Dentistry

What is a “winning” smile? It’s whatever you want it to be.

Only you know what your winning smile looks like. Maybe yours idea of a gorgeous smile brings to mind Brad Pitt or Katherine Zeta Jones. Maybe you think your fifth-grade teacher or second cousin had the most beautiful smile you’ve ever seen. But what is it about that perfect smile that you really like?

  • The whiteness?
  • The spacing of teeth?
  • The shape and size of teeth?
  • The gum line?
  • All of the above?

I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, a general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist in Lake Orion, Michigan. I’ve helped many people fall in love with their smile and enjoy improved self-confidence after cosmetic dental procedures, like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, gum reduction, and white restorations.

If you’d like to improve your appearance, a smile makeover is a minimally invasive and quite affordable way to completely transform your image.

The first step toward your winning smile is a one-on-one consultation with me. Let’s sit down and analyze the aspects of your smile that you like, as well as those you don’t like. We can discuss your ideal smile and determine which attributes would look good on you. I’ll explain ways to brighten, reshape, straighten, and perfect your teeth, then we can talk about treatment options.

You deserve to love your smile. Call to schedule your smile makeover consultation at Orion Lake Dentistry today!