Grosse Pointe Family Dentistry
Your smile is meant to last a lifetime, and protecting and improving the appearance of your teeth are priorities of Grosse Pointe Family Dentistry. We emphasize preventative care and smile makeovers, because beyond having clean healthy teeth, we believe everyone can have beautiful ones as well. A smile makeover can dramatically enhance your appearance; you’ll feel younger, more confident, and more attractive. After all, with proper care a smile is forever and contrary to what you may think, smile makeovers are not extreme. They are comfortable procedures that can usually be completed in just two or three visits. Please call or stop by to discuss how you can get that great smile you’ve always wanted. We offer convenient hours by appointment.
Get your smile back with Dental Crown & Bridges (Restorative Dentistry)
To prevent future oral problems and bring back your smile, the dentists at Grosse Pointe Family Dentistry offer restorative dentistry services such as dental crowns and bridges.
Why Dental Crowns are Important?
Replacing broken or damaged teeth by dental crowns helps maintain good oral habits. It prevents oral disease and plaque build-up. Missing teeth can affect your confidence, health and looks. A crown is ideal for people with broken or fractured teeth or cavities. It is a cap made to imitate the look of a tooth, and is cemented into place over a tooth to strengthen and protect the structure.
Get Affordable Dental Bridges from Grosse Pointe Family Dentistry
Dental bridges fill in the gap between one or more missing teeth with lookalike teeth. They are fitted perfectly and cemented to your teeth just like crowns. A bridge will keep other teeth from shifting and once placed, will work just like the rest of your teeth. Bridges can prevent gum disease and joint disorders or bad bites due to missing teeth. Treat you gums and minimize oral disease!
Grosse Pointe Family Dentist serving Grosse Pointe Michigan offers periodontal gum therapy
Three out of four adults have some form of periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. The severity can range from slight gum inflammation to a serious case that causes major damage to the bone and soft issue that support the teeth. In the most severe cases, this lack of supporting soft tissue and bone can result in tooth loss.
When the bacteria in our mouths combines with mucus and other particles, it forms a colourless plaque on teeth. If this is not removed efficiently, the plaque will harden and become tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional.
It is this bacteria and tartar that causes gums to become inflamed, which is referred to as “gingivitis”. This makes gums highly irritated and they become swollen, red and able to bleed easily. With a regular dental appointment, these irritants can be cleaned and ensure your mouth is kept healthy, preventing further escalation of disease.
However, if a case of gingivitis is ignored, it then leads to periodontitis. Periodontitis causes the gums to “pull” away from the surrounding teeth. This results in pockets that can become infected, and over time cause the gums, tissue and bones that support the teeth to deteriorate. This can result in teeth becoming loose and potentially have to be removed.
Gum disease is often painless, which makes it very easy to ignore until teeth start to loosen. It is most common that gum disease develops when plaque builds up under or along the gum line.
Regular dental appointments are the most effective way to catch and treat the early stages of gum disease, and minimize the progress of any other oral disease.
For more information on periodontal gum therapy, please contact Grosse Pointe Family Dentist at (313) 882-9729.