29May

The appearance of your smile can make a big difference in your life. Patients who like the way their smiles look report being more outgoing and gregarious in social situations, as well as feeling more confident.

Our West Bloomfield cosmetic dentists believe that all of our patients deserve to have smiles that they love and feel good about. That is why we have made it a priority to offer a range of cosmetic treatment options to suit our patients’ individual needs. Keep reading to learn more!

Professional teeth whitening: this treatment works to lighten the patient’s existing enamel, by lifting stains and discoloration for the tooth surface. Because this treatment is non-invasive, affordable, and fast, it is popular among dental patients of all ages.

Dental bonding: bonding allows our dentist to apply dental resin the patient’s natural tooth surface. This resin can be used to correct damage, resurface discolored enamel, close gaps between teeth, and improve bite surfaces. Dental bonding can generally be completed in just one appointment.

Porcelain veneers: veneers are individually crafted, exceptionally thin restorations that are then attached to the patient’s natural tooth. Once a veneer is in place it completely transforms the appearance of the patient’s tooth.

Invisalign: this treatment offers patients a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift the patient’s teeth into better positions over time. Because the aligners are clear, your real teeth are able to shine through as you move through treatment

Depending on your needs, you may find that one of these treatments works for you, or you may choose to combine aesthetic options in order to achieve maximum cosmetic effect. Our West Bloomfield cosmetic dentists are here to give you all of the information you need to make these important decisions. Give us a call to learn more!

15May

Losing a tooth can be devastating for an adult dental patient. The resulting hole in the patient’s smile is glaringly obvious, and over time, the patient’s entire smile can become destabilized due to one missing tooth.

The good news is that our West Bloomfield dental implant dentists craft customized replacement teeth to help these patients smile confidently again. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants are constructed.

The thing that sets dental implants apart from other replacement teeth is the simple fact that these teeth are anchored in the patient’s jawbone. The base of every dental implant is a titanium post or screw, which essentially serves as the replacement tooth root. Over time, the titanium root actually bonds with the patient’s natural bone tissue, in order to form a stable, and health-supporting foundation.

The visible part of the dental implant is the restoration. This part of the implant looks like a natural tooth, and is customized to blend with the patients surrounding smile. A dental implant restoration is strong enough to hold up to the wear and tear of daily life. You won’t have to limit your diet, or change your oral hygiene routine, in order to live with a dental implant in place.

There is an additional small piece called the abutment, that attaches the implant restoration to the implant root. The abutment forms a stable connection between these two pieces, while simultaneously allowing for enough “give” or movement to keep the replacement tooth from fracturing under pressure.

Dental implants are truly the most advanced replacement teeth available in dentistry today. If you want to learn more about any of your tooth replacement options, including dental implants, please feel free to contact our West Bloomfield dental implant dentists to schedule a consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!

01May

Dental bonding allows patients to improve their smiles in a very short period of time. This versatile treatment is incredibly popular, because it looks natural, and is non-invasive. Today, our West Bloomfield dentists are here to give you additional information about dental bonding. We hope that this quick overview helps you determine whether bonding can be a helpful addition to your dental plan.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a process by which our dentist applies custom-shaded resin to a patient’s natural tooth structure. The resin hardens and bonds to the tooth, forming a stable connection. With dental bonding, we are able to close gaps between teeth, lengthen short dental enamel, make teeth look better aligned, and even improve bite surfaces.

How long does dental bonding take?

One of the major benefits of this treatment is that the entire process can be completed in just one appointment. This means that you can come into our office with a damaged or unsightly tooth, and leave the same day with a perfected smile.

What is it like to live with dental bonding?

Once the bonding is complete, you’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, drink your favorite drinks, and clean your smile normally. This treatment is truly designed to blend in seamlessly with your existing routine. If your bonding ever becomes damaged, our team can quickly repair it using additional resin.

When you meet with our West Bloomfield dentists, we’ll be able to give you more information about how dental bonding works, and whether it is appropriate for your smile. Please feel free to call our dental team to schedule a consultation, or us the Contact Us page on our website to submit an inquiry for our team. We’ll talk to you soon!