October 7, 2016
Missing teeth change more than facial appearance. They impact integrity of remaining teeth, gum tissue and jawbone. Dental implant dentist in Bloomfield, Dr. David G. Banda, tells qualified patients how dental implants can change smiles for years to come.
July 23, 2016
You have wanted a better looking and functioning smile your entire life. Now you have the opportunity to get one with Bloomfield Hills, MI Invisalign clear braces. A great part of the preventive, restorative and cosmetic line-up of services at Cranbrook Dental Care, Invisalign clear aligners are the quick effective way to a fantastic smile.
July 23, 2015
If you’re suffering from missing teeth, we feel for you. It isn’t just the discomfort of not having teeth that you have to deal with, it’s your appearance, too. Think about a job interview for just a moment. If an employer is down to two candidates for the same job, whom do you think they’re going to pick? The applicant with a smile that could make Ebenezer Scrooge blush or the applicant with a smile that leaves a lot to be desired? The obvious choice is the first applicant. Your smile says a lot about you, and when you have missing teeth, others could get the wrong impression. We know it’s silly, but it’s the unfortunate truth. Our Bloomfield Hills, MI office is determined to get you the smile you’ve always wanted incorporating dental implants into your treatment. Dr. David Banda and his A-team will make your smile look like a million bucks when you opt for dental implants.
March 15, 2015
Does tooth loss cause you to hide your smile in public? If so, Dr. Banda has a solution. With new dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you can regain your ability to smile confidently. Strategically placed dental implants can be used to support a permanently cemented single prosthetic, a dental bridge, or an entire denture. Dental implants imitate the natural structure of teeth and more closely resemble real teeth than any other replacement method. If you’re tired of hiding your smile, schedule a personalized dental implants consultation appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda is a trusted implant specialist, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.
What Are Dental Implants Exactly?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can be surgically anchored into your jaw to permanently secure a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture. Implants are made from biocompatible titanium. There are different types of dental implants. Traditional dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone like your natural tooth roots, and mini dental implants, which are used when the jaw structure is limited and a custom-made metal framework fits directly over the existing bone below the gum line.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Dr. Banda will perform minor surgery to place and anchor the implant into or on your jaw bone. The procedure can be completed in- office with local anesthesia. Once the implant is placed it will remain covered until it can fully fuse with your natural bone. After the implant heals, Dr. Banda will uncover the implant and attach an extension, or abutment post. With some dental implants, the implant and post are actually a single unit placed in the mouth during the initial procedure. In either case, to complete your restoration, Dr. Banda will provide an artificial tooth, or dental crown, to cover the implant post and complete your permanent tooth loss solution.
Why Choose New Dental Implants over Other Tooth Replacement Methods?
Dental implants don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support like dental bridges, and they are more permanent and stable than dentures. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and they are the only tooth replacement solution which can actually preserve your natural bone and youthful facial features.
The dental implants process can take anywhere from a single appointment to several months, depending on the type of implant you need. Don’t put off the reliable tooth replacement solution you need any longer; schedule your dental implants consultation appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda is the leading dental implant expert of Bloomfield Hills, and is now delivering quality care daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and the neighboring areas.
December 31, 2013
A brand new year is just hours away. If you’re like most people, you might already have some goals mapped out for 2014. Maybe you want to eat better, or you want to improve your financial situation. But what about your smile? Have you considered what kind of goals you might have for it?
Thinking ahead like this can be beneficial, especially if you’re on a limited budget or you know you’re in for a busy year. Working with Dr. Banda of Cranbrook Dental Care, you’ll be able to see the upcoming year with greater clarity. Not only can you make better plans, but you can face the year with a better sense of confidence.
For many patients, the primary goal will be a more attractive smile. This can be achieved with any of our cosmetic dental services, which include:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Teeth Whitening
- Smile Makeovers
For other patients, restorative dental care might be the primary focus. With a selection of services that includes fillings, crowns, root canals and dentures, we’re confident we can improve not just the appearance of your smile but it’s functionality as well.
Still other patients will want to make regular visits a priority. We recommend that our patients from Bloomfield Hills and beyond come to see Dr. Banda twice a year for a regular exam and dental cleaning. Seeing Dr. Banda at least twice in a 12-month period will allow him to look for common conditions, like tooth decay and gum disease. Treatment for any condition should be administered as soon as possible—a goal that regular care makes possible.
Are you ready to schedule your first 2014 appointment with Dr. Banda? Call us to set up an appointment. We serve patients from Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Clarkston, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area.
October 4, 2013
For patients who need to replace one or more teeth, bone loss can be an impediment to care. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be. At Cranbrook Dental Care, Dr. David Banda can help patients who are otherwise not candidates for dental implants through a procedure called a sinus lift. With a sinus lift, a patient who doesn’t have enough bone density to support one or more dental implants can come away from a visit to our Bloomfield Hills dental office with enough bone to support implants after a resting period.
Why do patients lose bone over time? There are at least two big reasons. One of those is gum disease. As one of the most common oral health conditions a patient can face, gum disease is responsible for tissue loss, bone loss, and tooth loss.
Bone loss will also occur when a tooth has been lost. Tooth roots serve an important function—they stimulate the growth of new bone tissue. When one or more roots go missing, there’s nothing there to promote the growth of fresh bone tissue. As a result, bone is lost, putting nearby teeth at risk too.
With a sinus lift from Dr. Banda’s office, patients who were not previously a candidate for dental implants can now get the important care they need. Do you want to know if dental implants or a sinus lift is right for you? Call Cranbrook Dental Care today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Banda.
We serve patients from Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Birmingham, MI.
July 31, 2013
For some patients, dental implants are the perfect restorative option. Not every patient is automatically right for a procedure that involves dental implants, though. To support dental implants, you need to have enough bone density.
Patients who have had missing teeth for years, or who have had conventional braces for years, may find that they need help with bone grafting before they can seriously be considered for dental implants. That’s because, over time and in the absence of one or more tooth roots, bone loss will occur. What a bone graft is designed to do is restore lost tissue so that a patient who wants dental implants can become a candidate for them.
Dr. David Banda has years of experience providing all phases of dental care, including surgical. That means that, when you come to Cranbrook Dental Care to learn more about bone grafting, you’ll find a knowledgeable, experienced doctor eager to help you. With a thorough exam, he can help you determine if implants are right for you and if bone grafting would help. The treatment plan Dr. Banda creates will be completely customized to fit your needs.
Do you want to learn more about bone grafting and dental implants? Call Cranbrook Dental Care today with your questions or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Banda and his team are proud to offer all phases of dental implant care to patients of Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Birmingham, Clarkston, Royal Oak, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area.
July 3, 2013
Restorative dentistry is a branch of care that lets dentists repair decayed or damaged teeth so that patients can return to optimal oral health. Every patient, at some point, will need restorative help, even those who brush, floss, and see their dentist twice a year for checkups.
Today’s most effective, and most common, restorative dentistry services include:
Not every restorative service is right for every patient, though. Restorative dentistry is highly personal. That means that when you come to Cranbrook Dental Care for restorative help, Dr. Banda will strive to offer you the most customized care he possibly can.
Every restorative procedure begins with a consultation appointment. During your consultation, your doctor will assess your needs and then recommend a service or multiple services based on the results of that exam. Your consultation will also be a time when you can ask questions about the plan we put forward. Knowing what to expect from restorative dental care is one step in easing anxiety about your procedure.
Do you need care with restorative dentistry? Call Cranbrook Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Banda. Our office is located in Bloomfield Hills and serves Troy, Birmingham, Franklin, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area. We look forward to helping you.
May 24, 2013
Is your smile full and healthy, or do you have missing teeth that are keeping you from a lifetime of confidence and good function. At Cranbrook Dental Care in Bloomfield Hills, Dr. Banda offers long-term teeth replacement with dental implants, one of the most effective restorative services available today.
Conventional bridges and dentures can restore some amount of functionality, but they don’t mimic nature’s design. Dental implants do. They have a crown on top to replace your missing tooth, with a prosthetic root (also called an implant post) on the bottom that bonds with the jaw. With this structure, dental implants make it possible to restore the kind of strong, stable smile you once had.
Restoring a smile with dental implants is a two-phase process. In the first phase, Dr. Banda will place your implant(s) himself, using his more than 20 years of experience to guide him. Then, when your implant(s) has been placed, you’ll be given some time to heal. During this period, the implant(s), which is made from biocompatible titanium, will begin to fuse with the bone in your jaw. This is what creates the foundation for your new crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.
The second phase of your implant procedure is all about completing the work. Your custom-made restoration will be attached, completing your procedure. To have your new restoration attached, you’ll simply return to Dr. Banda’s Bloomfield Hills office. Then, with your smile fully restored, you can enjoy the good health and functionality you deserve.
But are dental implants the best long-term solution for you? Let Dr. Banda talk to you about your options. Call Cranbrook Dental Care today to reserve your consultation appointment. During your visit, Dr. Banda will talk to you about all your options and can answer any questions you might have.
Do you want to find a long-term tooth replacement option that works for you? We can help. Our Bloomfield Hills dental office serves Troy, Birmingham, Clarkston, Royal Oak, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area.
January 30, 2013
A complete smile is important for more than one reason. Not only does a complete smile help you feel more confident around others, it’s important for speaking and for enjoying a healthy diet. When you’re unable to do those to the extent that you’d like you can feel self-conscious and even defensive.
But thankfully, there’s a restorative dentistry solution called dental implants that can help you restore your smile’s appearance and its functionality. With dental implants, Dr. Banda’s Bloomfield patients can enjoy a smile that looks and functions just like a natural smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Like natural teeth, dental implants are made up of two parts: a crown and a “root.” But the root, in this case, is made of titanium and is surgically placed in the jaw. Because titanium is a biocompatible metal, the “root” will bond with the jaw over time, stimulating the growth of bone tissue until there’s a firm bond between the implant and the jaw.
Dental implants can be used in a variety of situations. Some patients may only need to replace a single missing tooth. Others may need to replace as much as a whole row. Dental implants are a versatile option that can work in a variety of situations.
Not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, though. To find out if dental implants are right for you, call Cranbrook Dental Care. Dr. Banda would be happy to advise you following a consultation appointment. We serve patients from Bloomfield, Troy, Birmingham, Clarkson, Royal Oak, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area.