Neighborhood Family Dentistry of Madison Heights, Michigan was established to provide patients with a comprehensive array of dental services from the simple routine cleaning to the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry. Our dentists have a particular interest in restorative cosmetic cases as they present a positive impact on our patient’s overall appearance and self-confidence. From children to seasoned seniors, our office stands ready to serve the entire family with extremely high standards, and our hallmark, comfort and convenience.

Patients from all over the country, travel to Madison Heights with the knowledge that they will receive dental services from some of the most caring and competent dental professionals available. From homemakers to physicians, many people trust us because of our genuine concern for their overall health and well-being

Cosmetic Dentistry
Smile Makeover
Lumineers/Veneers
Implants
Invisalign

Whitening
White Fillings
Endodontics
Crowns & Bridges
Partials/Dentures

Periodontics
Trauma Dentistry
Preventive Dentistry
Fresh Breath Center

Dentures

Cosmetic Dentistry
With cosmetic dentistry, we can make your smile light up a room when you enter. Through different procedures, we'll create that beautiful smile you've been dreaming of. With whitening, veneers, implants, crowns and bridges, we can change an average smile into a brilliant one that warms a room.The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry states 9 out of 10, or 92.5 %, of Americans agrees that an attractive smile is an important social asset. Even the most subtle change can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself.

Smile Makeover
Smile design, using veneers, crowns and bridges, can create a new look for you, making your teeth look straighter, longer, whiter, or more vibrant in as little as three weeks. Bonding or veneers can plump out fine wrinkles in the face by building up tooth surfaces, restore normal shape to worn down teeth, and fix widely spaced teeth and gaps in your smile.

Many adults want to change their smiles. Some want to correct problems they have had since childhood (discolored, spaced, or crooked teeth). Others want to fix conditions they've developed over time (cracked or worn-down teeth) to help create a more youthful smile.

If your teeth are dark or worn and make you look older, if gaps or chips make you feel self-conscious, or if crooked or discolored teeth stop you from smiling fully, a Smile Makeover can help. Although every patient's smile is unique, some new smiles are completed in a single visit. A Smile Makeover can redesign the shape of your gums and teeth, and change the overall look of your smile. It's not just about beautifying your smile, although that is of extreme importance. It's also about adjusting your bite so that it is healthy and strong.
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Lumineers/Veneers
Instant Orthodontics is a term for a cosmetic dental procedure using porcelain veneers or Lumineers that can create a beautiful, white, healthy smile in just two weeks. Lumineers are ultra-thin and extraordinarily strong custom fabricated porcelain shells that provide instant teeth straightening and permanent whitening. The dentist will apply these contact-lens thin veneers to teeth to transform misshapen teeth, close gaps and create a straight beautiful smile. This is a quick, easy, permanent and painless alternative to spending years in unattractive and uncomfortable braces.

The added benefit of the Lumineers process is that teeth are not only straight, they are beautiful too. Surprisingly, after 2 or 3 years in braces many teeth still may not have the desired whiteness, size or shape that a patient is looking to achieve. These changes can only be made with veneers or Lumineers. For more information on Lumineers, visit www.Lumineers.com.
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Implants
Implants offer a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth for those patients who are suitable candidates for this treatment. Dental implants have become a choice treatment option for many patients who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is a replacement tooth "root" constructed of medical grade titanium. Dental implants are extremely stable, strong and natural looking. Patients with dental implants are able to eat, smile and laugh without fear or embarrassment that their denture may slip or click, or that their bridge will trap food.

Benefits of Dental Implants

* Eat all those delicious foods that are difficult to chew.
* Smile without concern about your teeth.
* Talk and laugh with the fear of missing teeth being noticed or dentures becoming loose or falling out
* Dental implants can never decay.
* Dental implants have the potential of lasting a lifetime.
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Invisible Braces
Invisible braces that we provide--Invisalign--straighten your teeth without the need for uncomfortable and unsightly metal wires and brackets. While braces produce beautiful results, many patients never wear them for fear of looking unattractive or experiencing a lot of cavities at the end of the treatment. Invisalign is an alternative way to produce results—and is completely invisible. By using a series of clear removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks, your teeth will move—little by little, week by week—until they have moved to the final position your dentist has prescribed. For more information on Invisalign, visit www.Invisalign.com .
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Whitening
Tooth whitening performed in our office or using take-home products is a safe and effective way to enhance your smile by removing stains from your teeth caused by coffee, tea, colas, tobacco products, and even aging. All of these products contribute to a dimmed, stained smile which suggesting aging.
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ZOOM!
To whiten your teeth, we use the most advanced technology available, called Zoom! The process takes a little over an hour and the results can be dramatic--up to about eight shades whiter in a little over an hour. You can go on with your day right away with a whiter, brighter smile, and it's ideal for anyone who wants immediate results, such as for a wedding or another important occasion.
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White Fillings
Bonded or composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.
The cosmetic advantage of the composite is that our dentist can match the color of the filling with the natural color of the tooth, disguising any evidence of a restored tooth.
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Endodontics
We perform root canals to prevent tooth extraction when the inner soft tissue of a tooth becomes damaged, infected, or inflamed. Once we remove the damaged tissue, we carefully fill the canal, seal it and crown it to protect the tooth and restore its function. Signs you may need endodontic treatment include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, and discoloration of the tooth.
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Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges and implants with modern natural-looking materials can close very wide gaps and restore function, appearance, and the proportion of your smiling face.
If more than half of your tooth is filling, a crown is necessary. A crown covers the entire tooth and holds it together. Crowns are used when large fillings wear out, when a tooth is cracked, or when making cosmetic improvements on teeth. A filling needs the surrounding tooth structure to support it. Without adequate support, the tooth will likely start to break away around the filling. As a rule, the larger the filling, the weaker the tooth and the higher the chance for breakage. That is why a crown is necessary.

Bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth, look great and literally bridge the gap where one or more teeth may have been. They fill the unsightly spaces left by missing teeth.
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Partials and Dentures
Dentures can help take the place of missing natural teeth. Dentures allow patients to chew and speak more easily while improving their appearance and often boosting self-confidence. Full dentures are used when all of a patient's teeth need to be replaced. Partial dentures, or bridges, are used when only a few teeth are missing. In either case, dentures can help you look and feel your best.
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Periodontics
Early detection is the key to avoiding costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and periodontal disease. In fact, the major cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease, which is known as the silent killer of teeth because most patients feel no symptoms until it's too late. With regular dental visits, we can treat gum disease at an early stage, before it gets out of hand.
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Non-surgical periodontal treatment
Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria builds up on your teeth under the gums, causing your gums to become swollen, red, and infected. This inflammation eventually results in loosening of teeth that can eventually cause them to fall out. For many patients with periodontal disease, we can now manage it non-surgically using antibiotics, and advanced periodontal therapies. With proper maintenance and homecare, your periodontal tissues can remain a healthy pink, and this in turn will help you keep your natural teeth.
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Trauma Dentistry
Dental trauma is injury to the mouth, including teeth, lips, gums, tongue, and jawbones. The most common dental trauma is a broken or lost tooth. Dental trauma may be inflicted in a number of ways: contact sports, motor vehicle accidents, fights, falls, eating hard foods, drinking hot liquids, and other such mishaps. As oral tissues are highly sensitive, injuries to the mouth are typically very painful. Dental trauma should receive prompt treatment from a dentist.
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Preventive Dentistry
During regular check-ups and recall visits, we take care to ensure the ongoing health of your teeth. In particular, we strive to prevent cavities and disease by using:

* Diagnostic x-rays
* Fluoride treatments and sealants
* Routine periodontal (gum) examinations
* Oral cancer screenings

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Fresh Breath Center
All of us have suffered from bad breath at one time or another. But it is estimated that forty million Americans suffer from bad breath that never goes away. The medical term for this condition is halitosis. Bad breath is usually the result of an underlying problem or condition such as periodontal disease, medical problems or smoking. We treat the underlying condition to eliminate or minimize the effect of bad breath.
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Dentures
No one should be able to tell you're wearing dentures. At Neighborhood Family Dentist, we use the finest dental labs to create lifelike dentures that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. If you prefer optimal stability in your dentures, consider dental implant supported dentures. Your dentures can be picked up in 3 days!
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