Macomb Dental Ceramics – Cosmetic Dentistry – Shelby Township Dentist
Hi, this is Dr. Antolak, from TheGentleDentist.com in Shelby Township, Michigan. Our phone number is 586-247-3500.
What I wanted to do is to just introduce Rick to you. Rick is the owner of Macomb Dental Ceramics Macomb, Michigan. The great thing about Rick is that he is local. He not only provides a great service, but he can come in and do our custom shades. If we’re going to do cosmetic dentistry he’ll come in, and the way we can communicate is great.
Just a quick story. I played hockey with Rick for quite some time, and he kept saying I do dental crowns and bridges. I said I think I’m satisfied. And, so another friend of ours, who we play with told me I can do his dental crown if you’ll let Rick do it. I thought oh, okay I’ll do that. And so, when I got it back in and put it in our mutual friend, the dental crown was the most beautiful dental crown I’ve ever had and I’ve been using Rick since and totally happy with him.
One thing about it is that our communication is great, and we really, which benefits our patients the most. Rick tell us a little bit about ah, how long you’ve been uh, doing dentistry you know, dental ceramics and, and that.
Rick I’ve been in this field, probably 35 years, since ah, mid-seventies. Worked at, you know, probably 10 different labs over the years. And had my own labs for probably the last 20, 25 years. I love it. I don’t think I’d be doing anything else, you know.
Dr. Antolak: It’s certainly a passion that shows in everything he does. The beauty is that we just have personalized service and sometimes the problem with the dentist and the laboratory is that it’s long distance and you can’t get things back soon enough and things become really customized. So what’s kind of new in laboratories as far as when our patients come? You guys make us look really good by the way.
Rick: Or bad.
Speaker: Or bad. No, but you, you make me look good because we can do the dentistry but if we don’t have good lab, a ceramist who makes things look natural and look good. You make us look better than we probably deserve. What’s kind of new just really briefly in in laboratory techniques?
Rick: Probably the Zirconia dental crowns because it’s all done digitally. You know, a doctor can even scan an impression, or just do model work and scan the model and design it on the computer and then the crown is milled from that. And I get the crown back, and finished up, and put porcelain on it if it needs it. Probably Zirconia dental crowns are here to stay.
Dr. Antolak: Now, Zirconia is a type of porcelain that makes a crown a full porcelain crown versus having to have metal in it, which gives it that ugly grayness around the gum line or it makes it look fake. And the new materials not all make them look even more lifelike and extremely strong.
So that is exciting, I mean it’s just great having someone like Rick to work along with us as a teammate, team partner, it’s a great thing. So Rick was here and so I grabbed him to just introduce you to him.
Okay, thanks, Rick. Appreciate it.
Rick: Thank you.
Dr. Antolak: So this is Dr. Antolak for TheGentleDentist.com