Why Look For The Seal?

Look For The Seal In Detroit

When you go to the supermarket looking for toothpaste, mouthwash, or other oral care products, make sure what you choose carries the seal of the American Dental Association. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, we consider this an easy way to make good choices for the products you need to keep your mouth clean, healthy and free of cavities.

You can rely on the ADA seal, which only goes products after they’ve been evaluated for safety and effectiveness. This frequently means that companies have to meet standards even higher than those required by law, and means that you can buy these products with confidence.

This is important to our patients, many of whom want specifics about general dentistry and their oral health. Most dental procedures are either diagnostic or preventative, so the products you use at home are critical to your dental health regimen.

In addition to general dentistry, Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak offers cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-284-4879

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 


How To Choose A General Dentist in Royal Oak

Choosing A Dentist In Royal Oak No matter where you live, whether it’s in Royal Oak or Ferndale or somewhere else, choosing a general dentist is never easy. Fortunately, the American Dental Association offers some guidelines. Here are some things to consider:

Convenient Location?

Location is always a factor. It plays an important role in convenience, although many individuals are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with a dentist they know and trust.

Do You Feel Comfortable?

Chairside manner is an essential factor. Your dentist should be approachable and make you feel at ease when you’re sitting in the dentist chair. After all, you will be working closely as you achieve and maintain oral health. You want to have a comfortable relationship with your dentist and the staff.

Specialty?

Specialty is another factor. Most dentists specialize in one area or another, such as orthodontics, dental implants, or pediatric dentistry. Bear in mind, it’s good to have a general dentist who can maintain your dental history and provide ongoing general dental care.

Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak provides general dentistry with an emphasis on oral health. Other services include restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We are accepting new patients, so feel free to give us a call to schedule a friendly consultation.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-284-4879

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067

 


Restorative Dentistry in Birmingham MI

Royal Oak Dental Implants and Dental BridgesTooth replacement is frequently requested at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry. When my patients here in Birmingham MI want information about this form of restorative dentistry, two of the things I tell them about are fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and dental implants.

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on adjacent sides of the extracted tooth.

Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown

Dental implants are also popular, and for some patients are a better choice. A dental implant includes a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then placed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields incredible results.

Preserving Facial Contour

Both of these restoration options maintain or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite troubles, as well.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many men and women have been treated successfully with these restorative dentistry procedures.

Call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry to schedule a tooth restoration consultation.

Contact Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry:

248-284-4879

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

940 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, Michigan
48067