Sterling Heights Dental Services
At Dental One Care, we offer a wide range of services from routine cleanings to cosmetic veneers. Below you will find brief descriptions of many of the services we offer. If you have any question about any service please contact us.
- Routine Cleanings
- Periodontal Treatment
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth-Colored Fillings (Mercury-Free)
- Extractions (Including Wisdom Teeth)
- Root Canal Therapy
- Invisalign (Clear Braces)
- Dental Implants
- Oral Cancer Screening
INITIAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, dental and soft tissue charting, periodontal probing, necessary x-rays, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Visit our NEW PATIENTS page for more information.
ViziLitePlus with T-Blue is a unique, chemically-engineered chemiluminescent light source to improve the identification, evaluation and monitoring of oral mucosal abnormalities in people at increased risk for oral cancer. Most people are aware that smoking and alcohol consumption increase the risk of getting oral cancer. Another risk factor is being sexually active. The Human Papilloma Viruses 16/18 have been linked with oral cancer. The HPV 16/18 has also been linked to cervical cancer. 75% of cases are linked to these factors. However, there are 25% of oral cancers that occur in people who do not smoke and have no other lifestyle risk factors. Virtually everyone is at risk for oral cancer. Therefore, at your initial exam and cleaning you will have the opportunity to have this screening test performed.
PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATMENT
You should have a standard, routine cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). However, if it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment may include Periodontal Scaling and or Root Planning (smoothening roughened root surfaces).
We offer a couple of options to brighten your smile. One option is to use an at-home whitening system where we fabricate soft, custom-fitting whitening trays and give you a set of syringes containing whitening material to use daily. Using the material for only 30 minutes per day, you will notice results in as little as 2 weeks. For those of you who want to whiten your teeth quicker, we offer the latest in-office whitening system available with results in about 1-1.5 hours. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.
Tooth-colored fillings are light-cured to match your teeth. Amalgam: Silver- colored fillings, more durable material. Together, we can decide what material suits you.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward until they reach the tip of the root. All teeth have between one and four root canals. Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems. A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems. Pain and sensitivity are some of the first indications of a problem, while inside, a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, leading to an abscess. Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success. It involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection, and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth.
CROWNS AND VENEERS
If you have discolored teeth, too much spacing or too much crowding, you can correct your smile with crowns, veneers or a combination of both. Veneers are as thin as contact lenses that are placed on your teeth. In other circumstances a crown may be more appropriate. We offer porcelain fused to metal crowns, full-gold crowns and all-porcelain crowns. We will discuss your options.
REMOVABLE DENTAL PROSTHESIS
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMD. We custom make mouthguards in both soft and hard materials.
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Invisalign’s® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you’re wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.