As we enter into the holiday season, Dr. William L. Eick and team have two questions for you. Have you used your dental insurance benefits in 2016? And if not, what are you waiting for? November and December are the busiest months for Dr. Eick in Rocky River, so don’t put off scheduling an appointment to maximize on your dental insurance benefits before your plan renews on January 1!
November 22, 2016
November 16, 2015
If you find yourself hiding your smile, covering your mouth while you talk, or if you’re the only person in every family photo that’s frowning, it might be time to make a change. A recent University of California Berkley study revealed that people who smile more are less likely to get divorced or experience depression, and are more likely to get hired or promoted. However, similar studies reveal that those whose smiles are unappealing would do better to hide their smiles as they are perceived as less intelligent and unhealthy. If you’re ready to achieve your full smile confidence and potential, Rocky River cosmetic dentist, Dr. William L. Eick, and his team can help. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services to correct, conceal, or transform your smile.
November 6, 2015
Root canal infection, like many oral health issues is more devastating because these infections are usually preventable. At Dr. William L. Eick’s Rocky River, OH dental practice, we emphasize preventive dentistry to avoid extensive procedures such as root canal therapy. When the alternative is an extracted or severely compromised tooth, root canal therapy is a safe, effective means of preserving dental structure. Most root canal infection occurs due to tooth decay or trauma, and in both cases, there are typically steps that can be taken to avoid the necessity of root canal treatment.
July 24, 2015
Do the words natural, functional, or comfortable come to mind when you hear the word, “dentures?” Probably not. For years, dentures have been perceived as being bulky, making eating and speaking more difficult, and slipping and sliding uncomfortably. Possibly worst of all, dentures were obvious. You knew right away if someone was wearing them. Innovations in dentistry allow your Rocky River, OH dentist, Dr. William Eick, to create custom dental prosthetics to not just replace your teeth, but to restore your smile to its natural beauty. If you’re unhappy with your current dentures or are in need of dentures, call our office to schedule a denture consolation. (more…)
June 22, 2015
Porcelain veneers are super-thin shells of translucent and durable ceramic. Cosmetic dentists, such as William L. Eick DDS at Rocky River Dentistry, apply veneers to healthy teeth that are stained, cracked, chipped or have spacing and alignment issues.
Porcelain veneers, also called dental or ceramic laminates, are a comfortable and durable cosmetic improvement for teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, fractured or have bite and spacing problems. Applied right in the dental chair in just a couple of visits, these micro-thin ceramic shells permanently beautify the shape, size and color of one or more teeth, creating an aesthetically beautiful smile.
May 22, 2015
How your smile looks is largely attributed to the proper care you have given your teeth. However, life does happen and your smile can take a hit, literally. Missing teeth are a part of the problem, and one we want to help correct. The absence of teeth can promote bone loss in the jaw, speech problems, and more. Rocky River, OH dentist, Dr. William Eick, and his team of professionals can correct these problems and revitalize your smile with modern dentures. Whether you’re in need of full or partial dentures, we’ll sit with you and discuss all of your options so we can get your smile corrected as soon as possible.
You may think you know everything there is to know about dentures, but there may be bits of information that you are missing. Everyone knows dentures are artificial substitutes for your natural teeth and the tissue that surrounds them. Did you know there are different types of dentures? From a complete set for all of your teeth, to only partial dentures, each dental situation is different and will require a thorough examination. A comfortable fit is what we strive for.
The Benefits of Dentures
There are life-changing benefits to having your teeth replaced with dentures.
- Dentures help keep facial muscles from sagging, which can make a person look much older than they actually are.
- Eat and speak in comfort! Missing teeth will no longer impinge on your ability to chew and enjoy your favorite foods.
- You will be able to smile confidently.
You may need full dentures or partials, depending on how many teeth you have lost. A full set of dentures replaces all the teeth on the top and/or bottom arch. Partial dentures fit like puzzle pieces in the spaces left by a few missing teeth. The design and comfort of modern dentures has allowed our patients to reclaim grace and dignity with healthy, solid smiles.
Schedule an Appointment Today
The sooner you call, the sooner we can help. Speak with our friendly staff today and cosmetic dentist Dr. Eick to learn more about modern dentures and how you can schedule an appointment immediately. From our Rocky River, OH location, Dr. Eick and our team welcome residents from all over including Fairview Park, Lakewood, Westlake, and the greater Cleveland area.
August 18, 2014
It’s no secret that straight, beautiful teeth are the fundamental components of an attractive and healthy smile. If your teeth aren’t as straight as you’d like, you may have considered orthodontic treatment but hesitated because traditional braces just aren’t right for you. Fortunately, there are alternative solutions that actually do fit your lifestyle and preserve your polished image, and they’re available at the Rocky River, OH dental practice of Dr. William L. Eick.
Benefits of Short Term Orthodontics
While traditional orthodontic treatment is suitable for many patients, metal brackets and wires simply aren’t the most appealing options for everyone. Image-conscious teens and adults concerned about their appearance don’t typically enjoy the thought of spending years with a mouth full of metal. For patients who want straighter, healthier teeth without the hassles and treatment duration associated with traditional braces, Dr. Eick offers two alternatives: ClearCorrect™ clear aligners and Six Month Smiles® tooth-colored braces.
ClearCorrect™ aligners are clear orthodontic aligners that are made of comfortable, specialized plastic and customized to fit your unique dentition. You’ll receive a series of aligners that have been fabricated to gradually align your teeth over the course of approximately 12 to 18 months. As you move from one set to the next every few weeks, you’ll begin to see your new, straighter smile emerge. You don’t have to modify your diet or your oral hygiene routine; simply remove your aligners when you eat and when you brush and floss your teeth.
With the Six Month Smiles® system, you can enjoy straighter teeth in as little as half a year. Unlike traditional orthodontic braces, Six Month Smiles® uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to properly align only the teeth that show when you smile. This allows Dr. Eick to help you achieve a more uniform smile in a significantly shorter period of time. Whichever short term orthodontic treatment you choose, your end result will be the same: a drastically transformed smile you’ll be proud to show off to the world.
Discover the Possibilities For Yourself
At the office of Dr. William L. Eick, we believe that every patient deserves to enjoy the innumerable benefits of straight teeth and a radiant smile. That is why we offer a comprehensive range of personalized dentistry solutions to fulfill your unique needs, from cosmetic dentistry and general family checkups to short term orthodontic treatments like Six Month Smiles® and ClearCorrect™. Contact our office in Rocky River, OH today to schedule your consultation with our friendly, knowledgeable staff and Dr. Eick. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
May 8, 2014
What does your smile say about you? Is it open and confident, genuine and charismatic? Or do you tend to hide your smile altogether because of the appearance of your teeth? If you are one of the millions of Americans who feels insecure about their teeth, it’s time to explore your options in the ever-evolving field of cosmetic dentistry. At the Rocky River, OH dental office of Dr. William L. Eick, patients discover the virtually limitless possibilities of cosmetic dentistry, including those afforded by porcelain veneers.
How Porcelain Veneers Work for You
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, customized sheaths of dental porcelain material that fit smoothly over the front surfaces of your existing teeth. They are extremely durable, stain-resistant, and fabricated specifically for you. Due to the natural properties of the porcelain used to craft them, your veneers actually reflect light in the same way that tooth enamel does, promoting a natural look that masks even some of the most complex cosmetic issues. Problems that Dr. Eick frequently solves using porcelain veneers include:
- Deep stains and yellowing that are resistant to even professional teeth whitening services
- Cracks or chips in enamel
- Teeth that are mildly to moderately misaligned, including gaps between front teeth
- Misshapen teeth, or those that are too small in relation to the rest of the dentition
- Uneven gum line or teeth that appear slanted
When your teeth are cosmetically flawed in these ways, you may feel hesitant to laugh or smile at work, at family gatherings, and in other social situations. Dr. Eick and our team can help you reclaim your confidence and freedom to smile with our broad selection of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including porcelain veneers.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’ve been living for years with cosmetic issues like chips, stains, or uneven spacing between teeth, it is finally time to experience the full benefits of a smile you absolutely love to show off to the world. Contact our office in Rocky River, OH to find out more about how our comprehensive array of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers, can help you achieve a flawless smile that looks and feels entirely natural. Our cutting-edge, family-friendly practice happily welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Westlake, Lakewood, Fairview Park, and the greater Cleveland area. We can’t wait to give you something to truly smile about!