Phone: 231.935.4872 - [email protected]
928 South Garfield Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686
Grand Traverse Smile Center
Ryan A. Paulson, D.D.S., P.C.
Veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are a natural looking solution to numerous cosmetic problems, and can instantly transform your smile.
If your teeth are stained or you would just like them to be whiter, we can make custom trays that fit your mouth perfectly. With our safe, prescription strength whitening gel, you will notice a brighter smile even after the first application.
White or "tooth colored fillings" give you a more natural, attractive look than the old fashioned silver fillings. They strengthen your tooth because they are bonded directly to the tooth structure.
Porcelain inlays are natural looking and durable to restore hard working back teeth to their original beauty and functionality.
Usually made with porcelain, a crown or "cap" covers all or most of the natural tooth above the gum line giving it strength.
Root canal or "endodontic" treatment is a relatively simple procedure in which the small thread of nerve tissue inside the canal of a tooth is removed. The canal is cleaned and sealed. A crown is then placed to protect the tooth. Done with little or no discomfort, this allows a tooth to be saved that would otherwise need to be removed.
Digital x-rays use computerized software and equipment to capture images of you mouth and teeth. Safer and faster than film, images captured from the sensor can be enhanced as well as electronically stored and retrieved.
A breakthrough technology enabling us to treat soft tissue conditions like gum disease and canker sores.
The intraoral camera is a small pen-like device that takes pictures of your mouth, giving us an up-close view inside your mouth. We can show you what we see right on the computer screen.
The Diagnodent scans your teeth with harmless pulses of laser light. It detects the earliest stages of decay inside a tooth not found by x-ray or traditional exam methods.
Dental Implants are a permanent and natural looking solution to restore missing teeth. They can also serve as an anchor for a dental bridge or with dentures to increase stability and comfort.
A night guard is a device worn over your teeth to reduce the symptoms of clenching or grinding such as headache, pain and stiffness in your jaw or neck and damaged teeth.
Gum or "periodontal" disease requires treatment of gums and surrounding structures. We perform non-surgical treatment consisting of scaling and root planing under the gum margins, also known as a deep cleaning.
The starting point for developing a relationship with our patients and listening to their desires is a complete examination. Most adults find that our dental examinations are the most thorough and enjoyable that they have ever experienced. Initial visits include one full hour with the Doctor and his assistant, which gives us time to get to know the new patient, take necessary x-rays, and to formulate a personalized plan to achieve optimal dental health. Increasing the knowledge and dental awareness of the new patient results in confident and assured treatment choices.
Routine cleaning and exams are performed on a regular basis to maintain good oral health. This includes oral cancer screening, cavity detection, x-rays and evaluation for gum disease.
Grand Traverse Smile Center proudly serves Northern Michigan, Northwestern Michigan, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim and Kalkaska Counties and the communities of Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, Acme, Alberta, Bellaire, Beulah, Buckley, Cedar, Elk Rapids, Empire, Fife Lake, Torch Lake, Rapid City, Alden, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Honor, Interlochen, Kalkaska, Kingsley, Lake Ann, Leland, Mancelona, Northport, Suttons Bay, Thompsonville, and Williamsburg, Michigan.