Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

Royal Oak Jaw Bone Deterioration Hello, friends of Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry! In today’s post, we will discuss jaw bone health.

Those tooth roots are important!

To remain healthy and dense, your jawbone needs to be continually stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone material. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.

Have you had a tooth extracted?

In some cases, tooth extraction is the only possible procedure for people with tooth damage beyond repair. However, we make every effort to retain the root structure. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the initial root structure begins to recede.

A dental implant replaces both the root and the crown of an extracted tooth

Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new, artificial root that helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant is composed of a substantial titanium post that replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone.

After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and integrated with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

Are dental implants a good option for you?

For more details about dental implants, call Dr. Steven Gustafson at 248-541-8770. The friendly team at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry provides world-class dental treatment for patients in Royal Oak and the surrounding areas.

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Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Are There Drawbacks to Dental Implants?

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  • Are dental implants too expensive?
  • Are dental implants unsafe?
  • Are dental implants experimental?
  • Is the surgery painful?
  • Does it take a long time to recover?

The answer to all of these is No.

Let’s talk about it.

Dental implants are an investment in a higher quality of life

Dental implants aren’t cheap. We understand that. But you get so much more than a titanium post and porcelain crown or denture.

You get the ability to chew steak and raw vegetables. You gain self-confidence. You preserve the shape of your face. You prevent your teeth from shifting after an extraction. You avoid embarrassing dentures slipping around in your mouth.

Dental implants are a safe, mainstream dental procedure

In healthy patients who are good candidates for the service, dental implants have a success rate of around 98%. They have been used for decades.

Are you thinking about getting a dental implant? At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we only recommend surgery for people who are good candidates. This helps us maintain a nearly 100% success rate.

According to the American Academy of Implant dentistry, 3 million Americans have received implants.

If you get a permanent dental implant this year, it could last the rest of your life.

Dental implant surgery has very little pain and patients usually recover rapidly

Our dental implant patients are generally surprised after they get their implant placed.

“Wow! That was no more painful than a filling.”

“Are you finished already? I didn’t even feel it.”

“That was oral surgery? It only took a few minutes.”

After dental implant surgery, you may experience:

  • Minimal pain at the implant site
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Swelling and/or bruising of the gums and cheeks

These effects should subside after a few days. Ibuprofen usually takes care of the pain. Ice packs used on the outside of the face can reduce swelling. Call our office if these symptoms persist.

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we want to share accurate information about teeth implants. There are too many myths floating around. It’s unfortunate that incorrect information can prevent people with missing teeth from improving their lives with implants.

If you have questions about tooth implants, get your answers from an expert. Dr. Gustafson has been providing the highest quality dental service since 1984.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Aesthetic Dentistry Solves Difficult Oral Problems

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Have you ever been told that your smile is beyond repair? That may not be true. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry we perform dental miracles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:

Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
Solution: Bone Grafting

As a replacement for a missing tooth, a dental implant has many benefits as compared to a dental bridge. However, there must be adequate bone to support the titanium post (screw) that is surgically implanted.

Many implant patients need some level of bone grafting and the procedure has a high success rate. Disinfected, processed donor bone is inserted at the implant site where the bone needs structural augmentation. The grafting material is in granular form that can be packed into the contours. It generates growth, and eventually, the patient’s newly-generated bone replaces the donor bone material.

If you have had another dentist tell you that you don’t have enough bone to place an implant post, talk to Dr. Gustafson. The team at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry has performed many bone grafting procedures for dental implant placement.

Tough Problem 2: Severe Tooth Loss
Solution: Full Mouth Restoration

If it feels like your dental dilemmas are beyond repair because you have few or no teeth left, take heart. Regardless of the cause—chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, extreme mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health—there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, pleasing smile or give you the beautiful smile you never had. Patients who have full mouth restoration regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally.

Full mouth restoration is composed of a combination of dental procedures as necessary according to the patient’s particular situation. These can include dental implants, implant-supported bridges, orthodontia, crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, and teeth whitening.

By listening carefully, asking the right questions, communicating clearly, and counseling with you, Dr. Gustafson can fully analyze your seemingly impossible dental dilemma and furnish a solution. Call us today at 248-541-8770.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Want Whiter Teeth?

Whiter Teeth for Royal Oak Teeth whitening has become very popular as an affordable, straightforward way to upgrade your smile with little effort and no pain.

Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry can help you understand your options for teeth whitening and the improvements you may expect from various teeth whitening options.

Over the counter whitening systems can give varied effects, with many users not happy with over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

Your cosmetic dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively and realize professional results. If you are ready to try a teeth whitening product, please give us a call at 248-541-8770 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

Our friendly staff would love to answer any questions you have about general, cosmetic, restorative, or pediatric dental treatment. Here are some of our services:

cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
dentures
orthodontics
general dentistry

If you are searching for quality, friendly dental care in the Detroit area, call us here at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry. We are currently accepting new patients at our comfortable, state-of-the-art dental office. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we are committed to providing superior dental care to our valued patients.

 

Dr. Steven Gustafson

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

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There is no doubt that a healthy, pleasing smile positively influences one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A beautiful healthy smile also impacts our personal relationships. When we smile, we appear (and feel!) younger and more attractive.

Research has shown that smiling also helps reduce stress, increase productivity, and express empathy.

But if you are troubled by dental problems, then you may feel insecure about your smile. A smile makeover is a solution to your issues.

When you visit Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, you will find Dr. Gustafson to be very empathetic about how you feel about your teeth. Together the two of you make a plan to help you gain the sensational smile that you have been missing in your life.

One question to consider before going in is: What changes do you want to see in your smile?

There is no need to feel helpless. There is always a solution. Straightening teeth, fixing chips, replacing missing teeth, re-shaping teeth, and bleaching teeth are only some of the changes that Dr. Gustafson can perform. If you have a problem, your dentist will help you find the solution.

If you are worried about the cost of a smile makeover, remember there is a way to make it happen. When you and your dentist decide on your cosmetic dental smile makeover plan, budgeting becomes part of it. Together, you will figure out how to complete your smile makeover in a timely, economical manner.

If you feel that a smile makeover can improve your life, book an appointment with Dr. Gustafson at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak by calling 248-541-8770. We will give you the brilliant smile that you can be proud of.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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I Evaluate Your Teeth – You Evaluate Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry

Detroit Smile Makeovers Hello friends and neighbors in Royal Oak!

Welcome to our dentistry blog. This site is for my prized patients and anyone in the Royal Oak area who is looking for a local experienced and helpful general and family dentist.

We are taking new patients at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry.

I invite you to call 248-541-8770 to schedule an evaluation.

I’m not talking about an ordinary dental evaluation, although I will certainly examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and advise you on any necessary preventative or restorative needs.

I invite you to perform your own evaluation of me and my dental practice.

I encourage you to evaluate:

  • My education, experience and dental skill
  • The variety of services we provide at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry
  • My recommendations about your dental needs
  • Before and after photos of my cosmetic dental smile makeover patients
  • My philosophy of preventative dentistry
  • The length of the wait time for your appointment
  • My office atmosphere and the attentiveness of my personable professional dental team
  • All the extras that make your dental visits pleasant and comfortable
  • My ability to explain the important technical details of procedures and characteristics of restorative materials
  • The many services available at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry including general dentistry, brilliant smile makeovers, and oral sedation

Fair enough? I will evaluate your dental needs and you can consider everything about me and my Royal Oak dental practice. I believe that you will like what you find.

We are a full-service dental practice.

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we provide a full array of dental services. If you don’t make it a point to keep up with the ever-evolving world of dentistry (and who does?), you might not be aware of the procedures that are now available.

There have never been as many effective treatments for tooth decay, missing teeth, misaligned teeth, and bite problems.

Beautiful smiles are our specialty

At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, beautiful smiles are our specialty.

We provide dental fillings, porcelain crowns, dental veneers, inlays and onlays, tooth implants, and other cosmetic dental procedures for complete smile makeovers.

Again, thanks for visiting our Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry website. Enjoy your day and call us to schedule an appointment.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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A Proud Dental Practice

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Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry is proud to serve not only Royal Oak but the greater Detroit area. Our friendly dental team consists of proud members of the community we serve. It’s worth the trip for the change it will make in your life.

Are you proud of your smile? You should be. Your smile is unique. It can express friendliness and confidence. Why not make it the ideal expression of who you are? Cosmetic dentistry offers solutions for chipped teeth, missing teeth, crooked teeth, and tarnished teeth.

We offer care above and beyond basic cleaning and oral care instruction and guidance. While oral hygiene is vital, sometimes advanced dentistry is required for a true smile makeover. Come see our office for cosmetic dentistry. Find out if you’re a candidate for teeth cleaning. Your smile is our priority. We want your personality to shine.

Call 248-541-8770 or visit us online at https://gmdentistry.com. Ask us about Invisalign braces, porcelain veneers, and tooth implants. We have been enthusiastic about improving lives with dental expertise since we opened our doors in 1984.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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6 Ways To Improve Your Smile

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Who would say no to a more pleasing smile? I am guessing no one, and now with all of the amazing cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Detroit area cosmetic dentists, most men and women can get the smile they want. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular treatments.

1. Teeth whitening is a very common procedure used to lighten discolored teeth. This quick and easy treatment is usually done in the dentist office, and the results can be extremely dramatic.

2. Bonding is a popular treatment that uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.

3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve the appearance of your smile. It involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.

4. Veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are very thin. They are bonded to the teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

5. For most patients, dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth.

6. And finally, there is the cosmetic dental smile makeover. A smile makeover uses a combination of treatments to get dental patients the smiles they want.

Hi. I’m Dr. Steven Gustafson, a local Royal Oak dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best. My practice, Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, offers the following services:

cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
dentures
orthodontics

If you are in the Royal Oak area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 248-541-8770.

We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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Relax in Comfort and Style at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry In Royal Oak

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Thank you for visiting the Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry dental blog. Today, I’d like to discuss an important but often-overlooked feature in our practice: the modern dental chair. Did you know that dental chairs don’t come from your local Royal Oak furniture store?

An Overlooked but Critical Piece of Dental Equipment

Dental chairs were created especially for the comfort of patients and dental providers alike. Dentists throughout the known world are excited about the recent innovations in seat technology.

Steven Gustafson DDS at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry has been leaning over patients since 1984. The adjustable seat has saved Dr. Gustafson from discomfort as services are rendered such as orthodontics and dental implants.

We’ve Been Pampering Patients Since 1984

Royal Oak patients have been lying back in Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry’s comfortable seats since 1984. The cushioned comfort has pampered our patients while allowing Steven Gustafson to comfortably perform important procedures like dentures, general dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry. Hurray for technology!

Visit Practice in Royal Oak

Visit our office at 940 E 11 Mile Rd Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 and enjoy a spectacular view of our ceiling from any one of our singular dental chairs. Most Michigan dental practices have them and there is probably not much of a difference between theirs and ours.

Discover What Sets Us Apart

What sets us apart is our personal service, professionalism, experience, and competitive pricing. With all the overhead that has to be paid for: X-ray equipment, procedure supplies, utilities, and, of course, our wonderful chairs, we’re pleased to keep the price of preventative and cosmetic dentistry reasonable for our friends and neighbors in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Call our office today at 248-541-8770 to find out if dental restoration, braces, crowns, veneers, tooth implants, sedation, teeth whitening, or any dental procedure is something we can provide for you.

We are proud to offer cosmetic dentistry, teeth cleaning, and Invisalign clear braces in a comfortable position, in a comfortable chair.

Feels Like Coming Home- Dr. Steven Gustafson

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

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Dr. Steven Gustafson is an experienced dentist here in Royal Oak. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, we enjoy helping patients have optimum oral health. Today’s message focuses on something mouth-related that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: our sense of taste.

A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are some tips to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.

1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your dentist. Optimal levels of saliva are also important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.

2) Limit processed foods with a lot of salt, fat, and artificial flavors. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.

3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are deadly for a multitude of reasons, but many individuals don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.

Thank you so much for visiting our blog. Along with strong teeth and taste buds, I want my patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. If you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 940 E 11 Mile Rd in Royal Oak.

 

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-541-8770

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 

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