Dockham Dental

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry Services in Stanton, MI

With natural teeth, you can easily take for granted things such as eating, smiling, laughing, and talking. If you are missing teeth due to an accident or dental condition, these things become increasingly difficult. With restorative dentistry treatments, Dr. Dockham and our team will help you find the treatment options to fit your situation, and bring your smile back to a healthy, functional glow. Restorative dentistry helps patients to regain their smiles, and the functionality of a full set of teeth, and healthy mouth.

Our restorative dentistry treatments include:

Mercury Safe/Mercury Free Procedures

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

In recent years, tooth-colored fillings have improved. Composites are now stronger, more stable, and can be better matched to the natural color of your teeth. This procedure is very popular because of the natural looking appearance of composite fillings.

Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)

When a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth and caused an infection, root canal therapy or endodontics is necessary. A root canal may be necessary after severe trauma to a tooth as well. Visiting your dentist regularly can help prevent the need for endodontic therapy, but once the pulp has been infected, it much be treated. This type of infection cannot heal itself, and it must be treated to avoid further problems. If you develop a sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids, have a bad taste in your mouth, or pain and swelling, you may have an infected pulp. In some cases, there are no obvious symptoms, and patients are unaware of a problem until they are at a routine visit with their dentist.

During this procedure, the infected pulp is cleaned out and the canals of the tooth are disinfected. The canals are then filled with special material to prevent further infections. This aids in the healing process as well. Sometimes a crown, bridge, or bonded post will be need to be utilized in order to restore function to the infected tooth.

Partial & Complete Dentures

Dentures are specially crafted to fit snugly and comfortably into an individual patient’s mouth. Complete dentures are used when a patient is missing all of their teeth. To restore beauty, function, and health to their smile, removable dentures can be applied. When dentures are in place they:

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Improve the appearance of your smile
  • Restore the ability to eat and speak
  • Prevent facial sagging

Creating and placing dentures only takes a few visits, and all dentures are custom-made, in our in-house lab, to look and feel much like natural teeth. Dentures are made to have an individualized fit, and we will work with you to create dentures that fit comfortably into your mouth. Having good dentures can boost your personal confidence and improve your smile.

For more information about the benefits of dentures, please contact our office today.

Dental Implants

Dental implants replace the root portion of a missing natural tooth. It can be placed in the upper or lower jaw, and helps to maintain natural jaw structure and prevent bone loss. Made out of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the jaw bone to become an anchor for the replacement tooth that goes on top. Titanium has specific bio-compatible properties that make it fuse well with bones. You can receive implants to replace individual or multiple teeth. There are many implant options available, so when you come in for a consultation, Dr. Dockham will discuss the options with you and find the option that best fits your current state of health, bone structure, and restoration preference. For more information, visit our Dental Implants page.

Sedation Dentistry

While we work hard to make sure our patients are comfortable and receive 5 Star Service, not everyone can get rid of their anxiety of the dentist. You are not alone if you experience fear or anxiety when going to the dentist. People of all ages experience dental anxieties. Dockham Dental Care wants to help you receive the dental treatments you need and desire. We adjust each care plan to meet our patient’s needs and resolve their concerns. We want you to feel at home, and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that goes at a comfortable pace. Our team has the solutions to help you maintain a healthy mouth and smile.

Using Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is one way of helping patients with anxieties. With oral conscious sedation pills, the hours are meant to pass as if they are minutes, even though patients can still respond to touch and speech during their treatment time. If you have concerns or questions about this type of procedure, please express them with our team and Dr. Dockham. We will work with you to find the right dental sedation options to fit your needs and calm your anxiety.

We Take Your Dental Insurance

We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. At Dockham Dental Care, we work with BlueCross BlueShield, Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, United, and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!

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