Restore Your Oral Health with Professional Care in Sterling Heights, MI, near Rochester Hills, Troy, Shelby, Oakland, and Macomb Townships, MI
At Smile Shapers Dental, we are a family practice devoted to comprehensive care that gives you peace of mind. Your oral health is vital, and our goal is to provide you with a thorough understanding of your restorative treatment options in a warm, friendly environment. The primary purpose of restorative dental care is to reinstate and maintain the original structure of your dentition. Our experienced team understands that time and money are important factors, so we provide you with the most conservative treatment options and our best recommendations.
We are conveniently located on the South West corner of Hall Road (M-59), and Mound, near LA Fitness and the AMC Movie Plaza in Sterling Heights, MI. We proudly serve surrounding Arabic, Chaldean, Serbian, and Croatian speaking communities. Call our friendly team members and schedule a visit for your family today!
CALL US: (586) 323-7201 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
We Offer Restorative Services for All Ages
All of our services are designed to improve your overall oral health and general well-being. We never push treatments, and we take the time to inform and educate you so you can make the best decision for every member of your family. We and offer the following procedures in our modern dental office:
From composite fillings to full mouth reconstruction, our team can treat a wide range of problems, and we are fully dedicated to helping you create a healthy, beautiful smile.
Mercury-Free Composite Fillings for Natural Restorations
A composite filling is used to restore teeth damaged by decay or trauma. Because the composite material can be shade-matched to your natural teeth, our restorations can provide aesthetic benefits as well. Composite is much more biocompatible than metal-based materials and contains no mercury, which can cause health problems for some people.
First, we will do a visual examination and take digital x-rays to determine the extent of any damage. Next, we will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area to ensure the procedure is comfortable. After the damaged area is removed, we will cleanse the tooth and apply a bonding solution. The filling material is applied directly to your tooth and then sculpted to blend in with your dental anatomy. The last step is the application of a curing light to harden and secure your filling.
Strengthen Your Oral Health with Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are ceramic and translucent, so they closely resemble natural teeth. They have no metal alloys or mercury, which makes them very suitable for those who are allergic. Porcelain crowns are strong and durable and can be used with a variety of different treatments to provide a truly customized restoration. Crowns can be used to:
- Repair a large filling
- Cover a root canal treated tooth
- Finish a dental implant
- With a fixed bridge
The first step of receiving a crown is the cleaning and preparation of the targeted tooth. Then, we will reshape and taper your tooth to make your crown fit perfectly and function properly. Crowns are secured with a strong adhesive and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Multiple Restorations Using Fixed Bridges
A dental bridge is a crown and a prosthetic tooth attached and placed on two strong, healthy teeth. The prosthetic tooth, or pontic, is suspended between the crowns to provide optimal chewing force and to prevent neighboring teeth from drifting out of alignment. There are four types of bridges; traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported. Bridges are mainly made of porcelain material but can also be made of gold or silver when extra strength is needed.
After your fixed bridge is placed, it is essential to be diligent about your hygiene and brush and floss every day. You will also want to visit our office at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and monitor the condition of your bridge.
Affordable Options with Dentures and Partials
Dentures are removable prosthetics customized to replace one or more missing teeth. They can be held in place by metal clasps or acrylic, and they are a cost-effective way to complete your smile and ensure that you can eat and speak with confidence. Implant-supported dentures will support your facial structure to help maintain a youthful appearance. There are different types of dentures which include:
These can replace an entire row of upper or lower teeth and can be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are placed after any necessary extractions when all healing is complete. Immediate dentures are made in advance and placed directly after extractions.
These prosthetics can replace several teeth in a row to complete your smile. They consist of replacement teeth attached to an acrylic base that closely matches the color of your gums.
Save Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy
When decay reaches the nerves and causes infection, root canal treatment can eliminate pain and save your natural tooth structure. Root canal therapy is the process of removing the damaged pulp of the tooth, cleaning it, and sealing the top.
First, we will use a digital x-ray to see inside the tooth and determine the extent of the damage. A hole is then drilled through so we can gently access to the pulp. A cleansing solution is used for flushing out any remaining debris, and then it is sealed with a special compound known as gutta-percha. Finally, we will create your custom crown and place it over the tooth to restore form and function above the gumline. By saving the root of the tooth, your jawbone and surrounding tissue will continue to get the stimulation and nutrition it needs to remain healthy.
Optimal Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw to support a dental restoration such as a bridge, crown, or denture. Dental implants can replace a tooth down to the roots to provide a firm foundation for replacement teeth and continuous stimulation of the jaw bone. Implants can improve appearance, speech, and self-confidence.
When the implant is secured in the jawbone, a small connector post called an abutment is added to provide an anchor for the new restoration. A digital impression allows for custom fabrication of your prosthetic and ensures that your new tooth will fit perfectly.
Dental Emergencies Treated Promptly for Maximum Effectiveness
A dental emergency is an issue that should be treated by a specialist immediately. The emergencies may not always be painful, but some things are essential to take care of right away. Ignoring an emergency can lead to more costly treatment and painful damage. Some of the common dental emergencies include:
- Knocked out tooth
- Extruded tooth
- Soft tissue injury
- Lost or broken restoration
Periodontal Care Promotes Optimal Oral Health
Periodontal disease affect the bones and gum tissue that supports your teeth. Bacteria builds up daily and becomes hardened and difficult to remove with regular brushing. This is referred to as plaque buildup. In 24 hours, unresolved plaque turns into tartar. If your gums are swollen, red, or bleeding, you may be experiencing gum disease.
To combat this disease, see our expert team for professional deep cleanings. Also known as scaling and root planing, this treatment will remove all of the damaging plaque and tartar and encourage the development of healthy gum tissue.
After your professional cleaning, it is essential to maintain a vigilant hygiene routine. Proper periodontal care habits include:
- Brushing at least twice each day
- Flossing after you finish eating
- Professional cleaning, polishing, and evaluation
Optimal Comfort Through Sedation Dentistry
Whether you have sensitive teeth or dental anxiety, we strive to maximize your comfort during every treatment. Dr. Goriee and our team can perform most procedures with nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation to help you relax. We will also explain your treatment in detail, making sure you feel confident about all your dental care decisions.
Full-Service Restorative Care
At Smile Shapers Dental, we offer a variety of ways to restore your oral health. Our experienced and friendly team is ready to provide you and your family with quality restorations and exceptional patient care. Call us today and schedule your comprehensive evaluation!
CALL US: (586) 323-7201 REQUEST APPOINTMENT