Cosmetic Procedures that can Improve Your Smile
By Mark Makela D.D.S., PC
February 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Are you ready to find out what cosmetic dentistry in Petoskey could do for your smile?cosmetic dentistry

Did you know that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile? So, wouldn’t it be easier to smile than it would be to frown? You would think so, but if you are dealing with an unattractive smile, it may make you embarrassed to smile in front of people. If you are ready to start smiling again, it’s time you turned to our Petoskey, MI, dentist, Dr. Mark Makela, to make your smile right with cosmetic dentistry.

Dental Bonding

Not all dental procedures have to be extensive or invasive. We can easily cover small imperfections like stains, cracks and gaps between teeth with the same tooth-colored resin that is used for dental fillings. This treatment requires no drilling or anesthesia and can be done during your next routine visit.

Tooth Contouring

If you have extremely pointy canines or other minor issues that involve the shape of a tooth, then contouring may be the best treatment for you. By shaving down very small bits of enamel we can reshape the tooth so that it offers an ideal shape. Like bonding, recontouring is a simple and non-invasive cosmetic treatment that doesn’t require extensive work.

Teeth Whitening

Are whitening kits and toothpastes just not getting rid of yellowing and external stains on your teeth? Do you want more intense results? If so, our in-office teeth whitening system is a great way to achieve a significantly whiter smile in just one session. If you are dealing with yellowing, dull teeth your smile will respond best to teeth whitening.

Porcelain Veneers

For more serious cracks, chips, malformed teeth and other imperfections that bonding or contouring can’t tackle, it might be time to consider getting dental veneers. These thin, translucent shells are adhered to the front of your teeth to give you a straighter, brighter and more even smile. A very small amount of enamel will have to be removed prior to bonding these custom-made shells to your teeth.


Are you an adult who wants to get a straighter smile? Does the idea of wearing metal on your teeth for a year or more keep you from the smile you want? Then it’s time to consider this unique orthodontic system. Instead of metal, Invisalign uses clear, customized aligners that are completely removable. They fit over your teeth and over time the different trays are designed to shift teeth around to straighten your smile. You can enjoy getting a beautiful smile without other people noticing your braces.

If you want to find out if you are the ideal candidate for cosmetic dentistry, it’s time you scheduled a consultation with our Petoskey, MI, dental office. Let’s get you on the books and one step closer to your dream smile.