In today’s tumultuous world, there may not be a lot that the majority of Americans can agree on, but there’s one thing that remains true for the greater part of the population: your smile is your most important physical feature. It’s a fact – those with a great looking grin have an easier time meeting (and keeping) Mr. or Miss Right, and people with radiant pearly whites frequently succeed in business more than their counterparts with sub-par teeth. In this post, learn the reasons why you should invest in your smile with cosmetic dentistry from the team at Cranbrook Dental Care, your respected dentist in Bloomfield Hills.
June 5, 2017
February 9, 2017
You’re a successful small business owner in Bloomfield Hills and you’re confident in your skills, your product and your company. The one thing you’re not confident in, however, is your smile. You’re tired of wondering if clients notice the chips, and the gap in the front is obvious to everyone. Plus, your teeth are pretty yellow from all the coffee you drink from your long working hours. You want to upgrade your grin, but you don’t want braces – and these wouldn’t fix the nicks in your enamel or the discoloration anyway. What can you do? Porcelain veneers in Bloomfield Hills from Cranbrook Dental Care are the solution for you. Learn all about how you can get the smile you’ve dreamt up from Dr. David Banda.
November 15, 2016
How would it feel to stand up for your company presentation and not experience your stomach tightening? Wouldn’t it be nice to smile freely at your new client during the next business dinner? Living with crooked or misaligned teeth is always on your mind and it takes a toll on your confidence. Cranbrook Dental Care has solutions for you. Invisalign in Bloomfield Hills: braces for adults.
September 10, 2016
You’ve been to dozens of business lunches before, but this one is particularly captivating. The person across the table came in dressed to the nines, had handouts ready, and didn’t even have to look at their notes when they spoke. The first thing you noticed, however, was their glistening white teeth. They just capture your attention and make you hang on every word. “Why don’t my teeth look like that,” you think to yourself. They probably have been seeing a cosmetic dentist in Bloomfield Hills, and you can get the same results if you do too. (more…)
March 23, 2015
Are you missing a tooth or a series of teeth? Do you want to get your beautiful, shining smile back? Although it may not seem like a big problem at first, missing a tooth can pose some serious long-term issues. Getting dental implants can not only solve these potential issues, they can help self-confidence, display a youthful look, and restore self-image. It sounds great, right? Those who live in the Bloomfield Hills, MI area should and want this procedure should request an appointment with Dr. Banda, the best and most sought-after dentist in the region.
What are the Long-Term Effects of a Missing Tooth?
Your jawbone and the surrounding areas around your teeth require stimulation. Throughout the day, your teeth make thousands of contacts with each other, food (when you chew), etc. These contacts stimulate the bone. Without the stimulation from all teeth in the mouth, the jawbone will begin to rapidly decline in mass, as density, height, and width will diminish.
How Does Dr. Banda Insert a Dental Implant?
The dental implant procedure is very simple. During the first visit, Dr. Banda will perform a full oral examination, checking on your oral health, while planning the implant. The next time you come into our wonderful office, Dr. Banda and his team will surgically position small posts into the jawbone. Your jawbone will naturally accept the posts, as they are biocompatible, and naturally fuse with them. When the healing process is complete, replacement teeth are cemented to the posts, filling the gaps and giving you a full set of teeth.
I Want to Set Up a Consultation with the Doctor.
Are you ready to complete your smile again? When you decide you are ready to undergo our masterful dental implant procedure, you simply need to contact our office via phone or email and set up your appointment. When you come in for your first visit, prepare to be welcomed by our warm smiles and caring staff of dental experts. Cranbrook Dental Care is so very proud to open its doors to Bloomfield Hills, MI, Troy, Birmingham, Clarkston, and beyond.
February 17, 2015
If you’ve been told that you may need oral soft tissue surgery, don’t panic. The goal of oral soft tissue surgery is to restore and maintain attractive and healthy mouth tissues. Your gum or soft tissue surgery doesn’t have to be a traumatic or uncomfortable experience. You can trust Dr. Banda to perform your oral surgery. Dr. Banda is a gentle and highly qualified soft tissue oral surgeon, specializing in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles, and nerves of the mouth. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Oral Soft Tissue Surgery?
Sometimes, mouth surgery is required to restore gum tissues around teeth or prepare gum tissues for dental implants. Oral soft tissue surgery may be for the augmentation, reduction, or reshaping of your gums. Common soft tissue surgeries include:
- Frenectomy: Frena are small folds of tissue under the tongue, inside the upper lip, inside the lower lip, or connecting the cheeks and gums. A Frenectomy may be performed to loosen the frenum’s connection and extend the range of motion in the area.
- Soft tissue grafts: Soft tissue gum grafts are used to increase gum tissue in certain areas. Gum tissue grafting can be used to:
o Prevent further gum recession
o Cover exposed tooth roots
o Stop gum sensitivity
o Improve gum appearance
o Treat advanced periodontitis
- Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty: A gingivectomy surgically removes diseased or excess gum tissue caused by advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of the gum tissue, and is often performed in combination with a gingivectomy.
- Crown Lengthening: If a tooth has been severely weakened by decay, is cracked, broken, or worn down, Dr. Banda may perform a crown lengthening procedure to ensure that enough of the tooth’s structure is available to securely hold a dental crown in place.
Is Oral Soft Tissue Surgery Painful?
Dr. Banda is trained and experienced in all aspects of anesthesia and sedation administration. Every consideration will be made to ensure that your oral soft tissue surgery is as comfortable, relaxed, and pain free as possible. Usually, patients describe their oral surgery experience as surprisingly pleasant. After surgery, you may be prescribed pain medication to make you as comfortable as possible at home.
Oral soft tissue surgery improves the form and functioning of your teeth and gums to maintain optimum oral health. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, for your oral soft tissue surgery needs. Dr. Banda offers patient centered dental care. Cranbrook Dental Care is trusted by families throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, and the neighboring communities.
January 17, 2015
What’s The Deal with Wisdom Teeth? Your wisdom teeth, so named because they are the third and final set of molars (adult teeth) that erupt in the late teens or early twenties, can sometimes malfunction, causing extreme pain and discomfort. When they grown in healthy and properly aligned they can be a valuable asset to your mouth, however, if they grown incorrectly or misaligned, they may require extraction. Wisdom tooth misalignment can affect the positioning of your other teeth and lead to more complicated dental problems. Not everyone will have problems with their wisdom teeth, but if you do, you can make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda can safely, effectively, and comfortably remove your wisdom teeth. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves families daily throughout metro Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
Why You May Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery
Your wisdom teeth may grow in horizontally, angled toward or away from the second molars, or angled inward or outward. These misalignments can potentially damage your surrounding healthy teeth, your jawbone, and your nerves. Wisdom teeth can also grow in impacted. With impaction, wisdom teeth are stuck, wholly or partially, within the gum tissue or jawbone. Partial eruption may encourage bacterial infection, resulting in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and other illness. Partially erupted wisdom teeth also promote tooth decay and gum disease.
Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Hurt?
Dr. Banda is an expert dental surgeon. As such, he is able to ensure that you will be completely comfortable and sedated during your wisdom tooth extraction. The relative ease of your particular extraction procedure will depend on the position and development of your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth that have fully erupted through the gum-line can be extracted as easily as any other tooth. However, wisdom teeth that are still underneath the gum-line or embedded in the jawbone will require an incision before removal. This may also require the tooth to be extracted in small sections rather than one piece.
Sometimes Dr. Banda may recommend that your wisdom teeth be extracted before these problems develop. This should be done to avoid more painful or invasive extractions down the road. Removal is easier in teens and young adults, than older adults. Make your wisdom tooth extraction appointment with an experienced and trusted oral surgeon. Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, will ensure that your treatment is relaxed and pain free. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, and nearby Detroit communities.
December 17, 2014
If you ask someone why they fear the dentist, a common answer may be that they have a fear of tooth removal. “What if the dentist says that I need a tooth removed?” Though tooth removal is one of the more invasive dental procedures, it can be necessary in some cases to save your surrounding healthy teeth and prevent the spread of infection in your mouth. Tooth removal today, is a quick and efficient procedure. A clear sign that you need a tooth removed is chronic pain or discomfort somewhere in your mouth, especially from a tooth that was previously treated with root canal surgery. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda will perform the tooth removal procedure you need with your care and comfort in mind. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
Why You Made Need Tooth Removal Surgery
- Decay: Sometimes cavities can reduce and corrupt the surface of your tooth to such a degree, that the pain, discomfort, and sensitivity experienced, requires the tooth to be removed.
- Crowding: Your tooth may need to be pulled to make room for orthodontic treatment, or to make room for a tooth that doesn’t have enough room to erupt (break through the gum line).
- Infection: Sometimes tooth decay can extend to the pulp at the center of your tooth. The nerves and blood vessels that make up the pulp can become infected with harmful bacteria. Often this can be corrected with root canal therapy, however if the infection is severe enough, extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection to your healthy teeth.
- Gum Disease: If an infection is located in the bone and gum tissue that supports your teeth, your teeth may loosen and need to be extracted before they fall out.
- Wisdom Teeth: About 12% of Americans have wisdom teeth that will eventually become infected if they are not removed.
The longer you postpone your routine dental care, the more likely you will need tooth removal to treat infection and decay in your mouth. If you believe that your condition may require tooth removal, make an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda is a highly qualified oral surgeon. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
November 17, 2014
Research has shown that over 15% of Americans actually suffer from dental anxiety. Many more simply avoid the dental care they need because of expected pain and discomfort. But if you need tooth replacement or restoration you should know that there are Sedation Dentistry techniques that can virtually eliminate the pain and discomforted associated with these dental procedures. Dr. Banda is an experienced sedation dentist and has completed an intensive IV sedation course at the Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
Sedation Dentistry Techniques
- Intravenous (IV) Sedation– Medication is delivered through a tiny needle placed through either the top of your hand or within your inner elbow. Eliminates anxiety and pain and you will remember little-to-nothing of the appointment by the next day. Medications most commonly used are Fentanyl (opiate), Versed (benzodiazepine), Ketamine, and Diprivan.
- Oral Conscious Sedation– Oral sedation works as a sedative to make you feel sleepy and as an anti-anxiety medication to relieve anxiety. These benzodiazepines are depressants that affect the central nervous system to reduce your sense of pain. Although you are aware of your surroundings you are less responsive to external stimuli like the sound of the drill or the smell of materials. The dentist may subscribe Valium, Xanax or Halcion.
Sedation Dentistry in Bloomfield Hills, MI
You don’t have to choose between tooth pain and pain from dental care. You can get the dental work you need with a comfortable pain free procedure. Dr. Banda makes every effort to ensure that patients are properly sedated for any major dental procedure. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today to experience the sedation dentistry difference for yourself. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
October 17, 2014
A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is an oral surgery during which bone is added to the upper jaw between the molars and pre-molars. This type of surgery has become common practice before dental implant procedures. If there is insufficient bone height in the upper jaw, or if there is not enough room between the sinuses and the jaw for the implants to be properly placed, sinus lift surgery may be needed. You made need a sinus lift if you have reabsorbed bone due to tooth loss, bone loss due to gum disease, or a maxillary sinus that’s too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed. The shape and the size of the sinuses vary from person to person and can get larger as you age. For your dental implant consultation, make an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
Sinus Lift Procedure
For the sinus lift, the oral surgeon first cuts into the gum tissue above the back teeth. This tissue is then raised, exposing the jaw bone. A small, oval window is cut into the bone. The membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the window that separates your sinus from your jaw is gently pushed up and away from your jawbone. Bone-graft material is then packed into this empty space. Usually several millimeters of bone from your own body, from a cadaver or from a cow bone is added. Once the bone is in place, the tissue is stitched back together. The dental implants will be placed four to nine months later, allowing time for the grafted bone material to mesh with your jaw bone. The healing time depends on the amount of bone used.
Sinus Lift for Dental Implants in Bloomfield Hills, MI
As part of your consultation to get dental implants, the dentist will take oral x-rays to determine if a sinus lift procedure is needed. If you’re thinking about dental implants, get the process started today by making an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care. Dr. Banda is an experienced and caring oral surgeon, proudly serving patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI and surrounding areas.