Providing a comprehensive array of services to our patients requires training, continuing education, staffing and investment in the latest equipment and technology. We must constantly keep up with the changes in dental technology so we can offer the best and healthiest choices to our patients.
The advancements in dentistry in the last two decades have been nothing short of incredible. We can now offer faster and longer-lasting improvements to both health and appearance as a result of this progress.
With the help of our willing staff, we are able to offer evening and weekend hours for our patients who may work too far away to be able to visit during a workday.
We love educating our patients on the value of good preventative care. This includes both their at-home regimens and their visits to our office for cleanings, examinations and x-rays. There are few actions you can take that will so clearly pay off in fewer dental problems, less cost and much less discomfort for you. Regular examinations can detect small problems with teeth or gums that will need only minor treatments. But neglecting your visits or at-home care could mean more expensive treatment plans will be required to repair the damage.
If you have not seen a dentist in quite some time, we hope that you will let us bring your care up to date. We are only interested in your present and future health. If fears of visiting the dentist make it hard for you to care for your teeth, please call us and let us know. We can help you overcome these obstacles to good care when we know exactly what your concerns are.
Restorative dental care is the kind of treatment that ensures your teeth are healthy, whole and functional. If you have cavities, broken or chipped teeth, or missing teeth, restorative dental care brings back your smile and ability to eat normally.
When we crown a damaged tooth or fill a cavity with a tooth-colored filling, we are providing restorations. There are now a few different ways to replace a missing tooth—we can offer a bridge when just one or two teeth are missing, or dental implants to replace a few teeth or several. Partial or complete dentures are another choice. For some people, we recommend combining the stability of dental implants with a partial or complete denture. The implant provides a firm anchor for the denture to keep it from slipping. This combination means that many of the problems of yesterday’s dentures are now solved.
It is important to us to specialize in offering pediatric dental care to our community. Both the problems of child patients and their needs during treatment are remarkably different from those of adults. By knowing what problems to look for during a patient’s young years, we can prevent any early problems from developing into lifelong situations.
It’s also very important to know how to communicate with small children and help them feel safe. Fortunately, dental technology now offers ways we can make dental care pain-free so our smallest patients can feel more relaxed about visiting the dentist.
We also take the time to make sure our youngest patients know how to care for their teeth. At this young age, a little education can go a very long way.
It’s possible you have never received a dental implant, although this procedure is becoming more popular every year. Actually, more than three million Americans have received dental implants so far. This procedure has so much to offer any person who has lost teeth.
A dental implant is a slender titanium post that is placed in the jaw to support a porcelain crown—a natural-looking tooth that matches your other teeth. Titanium is used in dentistry as well as joint replacement because the metal bonds thoroughly with human bone. After placement in the jaw, the implant is allowed to integrate with the surrounding bone before treatment continues.
When the bone is fully healed, the crown will be manufactured and attached to the top of the implant. You now have a new replacement tooth that looks, acts and feels like your natural teeth and can last the rest of your life with the proper care.
Crooked teeth create more problems than just smiles that some people want to cover up. When teeth are properly aligned, they are much easier to keep clean so as to prevent cavities or gum infections. Crooked teeth, however, tend to create crevices that are hard to thoroughly brush.
We can offer traditional orthodontic treatment with thin wires threaded through brackets, or clear aligners. With ClearCorrect aligners, a patient receives a series of clear aligners after a careful consultation, imaging and design by the ClearCorrect technicians. The patient will wear the clear acrylic device day and night for two weeks and then switch to the next aligner in sequence. Our dentists will determine which process will provide you with the best results.
We know that accidents and toothaches happen to even the most careful and diligent of us. That’s why we have evening and weekend hours in addition to our regular 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours.
When you have an emergency, such as a toothache or a tooth that has been knocked out or loosened in an accident or sports injury, call us at our emergency appointment number: (248) 872-6495. We will help you get back to normal as quickly as possible.
We hope that you will be so thrilled with the improvement of your dental health and the care you receive at Bloomfield Hills Dental Associates that you will tell your friends and family about us and encourage them to visit us as well. We invite any of our neighbors from Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Farmington Hills, Troy, Birmingham, Clawson, Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas, to consult with us about their needs for dental care. We are happy to see patients of all ages and particularly enjoy getting our young patients off to a good start.
We consider that our mission is to educate our patients and provide them with the best in care for their dental and oral health. Our recommendations will always be based on our training and our observation of your need and nothing else. We will explain our recommended treatment so that you can understand the enhancement that treatment will make to your health. If you have alternatives, we will explain those as well and answer your questions. We want you to be able to make educated choices every time.
If you have questions or concerns about your dental health or treatment, please call our office at (248) 290-2900 and let us help. We hope to see you in our offices soon for the very best in dental care!