With advanced dentistry, our team can repair and restore the teeth using restorations designed to look natural, while also lasting for years to come., We also address tooth loss and even dental misalignment with a cosmetic approach. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about the benefits of advanced dentistry.
When You Need Advanced Dentistry
Our team employs advanced dentistry to address serious concerns that could threaten the stability of your smile, such as tooth decay, infection, damaged teeth, or even missing teeth. Instead of using only metal restorations, we have a variety of metal-free and biocompatible options that can stay in place for years and offer a natural appearance. Treatment begins with a simple dental examination, so we can take a close look at your smile for signs of trouble. We use digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. A treatment plan is then created to help restore your smile to optimal oral health, function, and beauty.
Our Natural-Looking Dental Fillings
Using advanced dentistry, our team can treat tooth decay in only one visit. We simply numb your smile and remove decay from the tooth. We prepare and place a composite resin material, which is safe for all ages and blends acrylic-like and quartz particles, which we can shade to blend with your tooth seamlessly. The same material can also be used in bonding procedures to repair damage and offer cosmetic improvements. In one visit, we will treat your tooth decay and offer results that look great too!
Same-Day Crowns That Appear Lifelike
What if you have more severe decay or infection, or if you have a damaged tooth or poor bite balanced? Then we could offer relief and improvement with a crown, which covers a tooth and addresses an array of restorative and cosmetic concerns. With advanced dentistry, we can offer same-day dental crowns, which are created from lifelike materials and again shade it to blend with your smile seamlessly. We will design, create, and place them in one visit, so you leave with optimal oral health and an attractive smile too.
What if you’ve lost a tooth, or up to the teeth in a row? In these situations, our team could create and secure a dental bridge. The prosthetic will look natural and provide years of quality tooth replacement. We start by removing structure from the teeth on each side of your gap. We take impressions of these abutment teeth with digital technology, using images to design and create a prosthetic. The bridge contains new teeth with crowns attached to one or both sides. We shade them to match your smile, and we place the crown portions onto the abutment teeth. These can last as long as 10 to 15 years in many cases.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you have multiple gaps across your smile, too many to address with a bridge, then you may need a partial denture. If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, then we could help with a complete set of dentures. Each is custom-made based on detailed digital images and impressions, so they fit comfortably and offer a balance bite. We again use lifelike materials to create them. The partial fits between the gaps and is held in place with metal clasps. The full uses suction or adhesives to stay in place, so you instantly obtain a full smile again. They can last five to ten years on average, and we will provide instruction for soaking and cleaning them.
What if you have an uneven smile? We can correct crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth with a cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Instead of braces, we will use impressions of your smile to create SureSmile aligners, which are clear in appearance. Each set is worn for about two weeks, for 20 to 22 hours a day. After two weeks, you wear the next set in the series to continue your treatment. Optimal results are often possible in as little as one year. You can also remove them before meals, or before special occasions or prior to brushing and flossing your teeth.
If you have any questions about advanced dentistry, then contact our team to learn more and start your journey to a stunning new smile.
Speak With Your Lake Orion, MI Dentist About Advanced Dentistry
If you would like to learn more about repairing your smile with lifelike crowns and fillings, then contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to find out about care with advanced dentistry.