Our team is proud to offer patients and their family advanced dentistry, with metal-free dental treatments using lifelike materials to restore smiles. We can treat cavities and even replace missing teeth or strengthen uneven smiles without metal braces. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about advanced dentistry.
Your Initial Dental Visit
When you have a tooth that aches, or if you have sustained damage to one or more teeth, then please schedule a consultation with our team. During this initial visit, we will examine your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, providing detailed diagnostic images instantly chairside, with a fraction of the radiation that traditional imaging systems use. We can then decide which of our advanced dentistry procedures is right for you, and plan treatment tailored to your smile
If you have a cavity, then our team can use advanced treatments to treat the issue and restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty. Our fillings contain no metal and are safe for all ages. These holistic restorations can be shaded to blend with the tooth and offer a natural appearance. Placement only takes one visit, so you leave with a healthier smile and reduced risk of infection and tooth loss. The same composite resin material we use for these lifelike fillings can be used on cosmetic bonding procedures to mask common imperfections in only one sitting.
CEREC Same-Day Crowns
What if you have an issue too severe for a filling or bonding procedure? A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your smile, which means we can address an array of oral health issues. We can treat advanced decay or infection, repair damage, improve bite balance and chewing function, and even address misshapen teeth or replacing missing ones. We don’t need multiple visits to create and place your crowns. With the CEREC system, our approach to advanced dentistry can create and place a crown in only one sitting. The custom restorations can also be shaded to blend with your smiles seamlessly!
If you have minor tooth loss, such as a single missing tooth or up to three in a row, we could offer a dental bridge. The custom prosthetic can address minor tooth loss, fitting comfortably and offering a lifelike appearance that blends with the rest of your smile. We can secure them with crowns attached to natural teeth, or possibly with dental implants. These can last for years to come and restore your ability to smile with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods again.
Advanced dentistry can also address misalignment too! Instead of using metal brackets and wires to replace your missing teeth, our team can create a series of clear and custom aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. They’re barely visible when worn, and each set helps reposition your teeth, shifting them closer and closer to optimal alignment, so you have a straighter smile in as little as one year. The aligners are easier to use and clean, and can be removed before you eat or before brush and floss, which adds another level of convenience that metal braces cannot.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you have severe tooth loss, too advanced for a bridge to correct, we can create custom dentures. With advanced dentistry, we can offer particles which address multiple gaps in smiles that still have enough natural teeth that a full set isn’t necessary. If you’ve lost most of your teeth, we can extract the last few and then create a full set of dentures, which replaces every tooth on one or both arches. These can be held in place with suction or clasps, and are easy to clean and maintain, lasting about 10 years on average. With dental implants, we can provide longer-lasting options that stay in place for decades to come, possibly a lifetime. Don’t live with unsightly tooth loss and issues eating or speaking, talk to our team about possible solutions.
If you have any questions about how our team addresses minor and severe oral health concerns with advanced dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile, in 2024 and beyond, so contact our team right away. Let’s make your smile shine!
Ready to Schedule a Visit for Advanced Dentistry?
We want to help smiles of all ages enjoy lifelike and holistic treatment options, so you can enjoy optimal results in as little as one visit in some cases. Find out more about our approach to advanced dentistry by contacting Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248)693-6213!