If you have a cavity, there’s no need to worry. Our dentists in Novi, MI, are here to help! When caught early, tooth decay can be stopped in its tracks with a simple filling. In years past, fillings were made of a metal amalgam. Today, it’s much more common for dentists to use composite resin to match the color of your natural tooth enamel.
If one of your teeth has become badly damaged or decayed, a dental crown might allow us to save the tooth. Our dentists can create a custom crown in just one appointment using our advanced technology. Unlike other dentists, you won’t have to leave our office with missing teeth or temporary crowns.
Dental bridges are often referred to as “fixed partial dentures,” as they serve the same purpose as partial dentures while being permanently fixed in the mouth. A dental bridge looks natural and prevents your teeth from shifting over time to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth. Dental bridges can be made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of both.
Dentures are prosthetic devices that mimic the appearance of natural teeth and gums. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures can replace an entire arch of missing teeth, while partial dentures can fill in the gaps left by just a few missing teeth.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium. Unlike dentures, dental implants are placed in your jawbone to later support crowns. Together, the implant, abutment, and crown give you the function and appearance of a natural tooth. Call us today to learn if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure.
Don’t ignore tooth pain! You may need a root canal if a cavity is deep enough to penetrate the pulp inside your tooth. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of your tooth that’s made of living tissue. Yet, sometimes this pulp needs to be removed by one of our dentists if it’s infected.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the soft tissues of your mouth. The most common stage of gum disease is gingivitis. When it becomes advanced, gum disease can no longer be cured, only managed. If you notice that your gums bleed when you floss, you might have gum disease.