October 7, 2017
2017 may be the year of teeth whitening. Google “DIY teeth whitening,” check out YouTube videos, or just take a walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local pharmacy. The wide range of teeth whitening options available is astounding. From whitening toothpaste to gel and light acceleration kits for home use, there’s something for everyone. However, the bulk of the store bought and DIY teeth whitening products are minimally effective, but one of the most popular new methods – charcoal whitening – may actually work.
January 23, 2017
Sweaty palms, a pounding heartbeat, a tight throat–do these happen to you before going to the dentist? Drs. Banda, Cheslin, Kane and Hanes, dentists in Bloomfield Hills, offer ways to calm dental phobia, along with sedation dentistry options to relax you so you get the dental care you deserve.
June 30, 2016
As your cosmetic dentist in Birmingham MI, Dr. Banda knows the effect missing teeth can have on your quality of life. Gaps in a smile cause difficulty eating and speaking… and they also make laughing a lot less enjoyable. But did you know that missing teeth affect your oral and overall health, too? But there is a solution: replacing teeth with dental implants promotes general well-being.
June 28, 2016
Noticed people around you smiling brighter than usual lately? Your cosmetic dentist in Birmingham WI is trending. Cranbrook Dental Care offers the hottest treatments available in esthetic dentistry today, from porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign, and dental implants, to help our neighbors achieve their very best smiles.
October 22, 2015
Although there will soon be ghosts and goblins aplenty with Halloween around the corner, for some people there is an even scarier prospect—an appointment with the dentist. Every year, millions of otherwise brave Americans delay or even ignore the dental treatment they need because they are genuinely fearful of seeing the dentist. For some, the reason may be an early childhood memory that is unpleasant. For others, the fear may be based in the sights and sounds in a dentist’s office. No matter what keeps you from seeing the dentist as often as you need, Dr. David Banda and his team can calm your nerves with sedation dentistry.
August 4, 2015
The big day is finally here. You’ve been looking forward to this day and dreading it in equal measure. Well, maybe you’ve dreaded it more. Your pulse races, your head spins, “I can’t do this,” you think. You change your mind, you can do it. Just breathe in and out; in and out. Finally, you muster up the courage to leave your house. You’re halfway down the street when you realize you’ve forgotten your wallet. You turn your car around, and head back home. Checking your watch, you decide you’ll never make it in time. With that, you call Dr. David G. Banda’s office and let us know you can’t make it. Sinking into a chair, you feel an overwhelming sense of relief because you don’t have to see the dentist. Then, the sharp pain in your tooth reminds you why you made the appointment in the first place, and you ask to reschedule.
If this sounds like you, you may be one of the nearly 40 million people in the US who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. At Cranbrook Dental Care, we know how you feel, and strive to put every patient at ease. Our office provides a calming atmosphere, and our attentive staff are always willing to accommodate your concerns. If you still fear coming to see us, we can offer you sedation dentistry. This option allows you to relax while receiving the dental care that you need. Call our Bloomfield Hills, MI practice to schedule an appointment today.
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.
June 26, 2015
A misaligned smile can be detrimental to your confidence, not to mention your oral health. For those of you who never needed straightening treatment, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of you, we have good news. No longer do you have to endure the pain and longevity of traditional metal braces treatment. Introducing Invisalign – the latest and greatest in orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry treatment. You can straighten your teeth under the cloak of disguise with the system’s unique clear aligners. Nobody will ever know you’re receiving treatment unless you point it out. That’s what makes this treatment so beneficial – you can get great looking teeth invisibly! Our office in Bloomfield Hills, MI offers this specialized treatment. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Banda, can deliver your ideal smile in approximately six to eighteen months using Invisalign. Now that’s what we call a quick fix!
Invisalign – Tell Me More!
You want straight teeth for a more attractive smile, but you don’t want to sacrifice your image. We understand; especially when it comes to treatment for adults and teens. Nobody wants to walk around with metal inside their mouths. Though traditional braces treatment does deliver results, treatment is lengthier (depending on severity) and sometimes painful. For anyone that has ever worn traditional braces, you know of what we speak.
This is where Invisalign comes in handy. Not only can you get a beautiful smile in roughly six to eighteen months, you will also have some freedom as opposed to metal braces. For example, once braces are placed, they won’t be removed until treatment is completed. Of course, this all depends on several factors, but overall they won’t be removed. With Invisalign, you can remove them anytime you want. Got an important business meeting you’re holding? You can remove them before then replace them afterwards. That’s the beauty of Invisalign – it gives you the power. If you want to be able to enjoy all your favorite foods and straighten your teeth with comfortable plastic aligners, Invisalign is the way to go.
Why Invisalign? Misaligned Teeth Can Cause Problems
Not having straight teeth can be a bummer. Patients with misaligned teeth often shy away from smiling or hide their smiles completely. We don’t want this happening – your smile is something to be proud of, not embarrassed by. Misaligned teeth can come with a number of consequences:
- Stuck Food: When teeth are awkwardly aligned, food gets trapped even further between teeth, therefore making flossing a chore.
- Plaque accumulation: Everyday plaque builds up in your mouth, but improperly aligned teeth often increase the likelihood of plaque assembling in the mouth because the teeth arrangement makes teeth more difficult to clean.
- Improper Speech: Speech difficulties may transpire when teeth are misaligned. The tongue, lips and teeth must work cohesively in order to speak normally.
- Gum disease: Because of plaque accumulation, it can irritate soft and hard tissues, thus compromising the health of your gums and stability of the teeth within the jaw bone.
Call Our Office and Make an Appointment
If you think Invisalign treatment is right for you, give our office in Bloomfield Hills, MI a call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Banda. He will inspect your mouth and decide if Invisalign treatment is right for you. If you don’t live in Bloomfield Hills don’t worry! We extend Invisalign service to Troy, Clarkston, Birmingham, Royal Oak and beyond.
May 15, 2015
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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.