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.
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.
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 15, 2014
If it’s been a long while since you’ve visited the dentist, you might be apprehensive about making an appointment for a dental checkup. Dr. Banda wants to help you overcome your dental anxiety so that you can get the preventive dental care you need. To help do this, we have outlined what you can expect during your first dental visit at Cranbrook Dental Care. You can make an appointment with Dr. Banda today for your next dental check up. Cranbrook Dental Care helps families stay healthy throughout metro Detroit including, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks and Birmingham.
Your First Dental Visit May Include:
- Tooth-by-tooth Exam
o Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
o Evaluate your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement
o Check your bite and jaw for problems
o Remove any stains or deposits on your teeth
- Digital X-rays
o Less radiation
o High quality images
- Oral Cancer Screening
o Check for red or white patches or mouth sores
o Check the tissues in your mouth for lumps or other abnormalities
- Periodontal Analysis
o Pocket depth
o Bleeding points
o Gum recession
o Furcation involvement
- Bite Assessment
o Check for excessive tooth wear, tooth breakage, tooth sensitivity, jaw joint pain, and joint noises
The information gathered during your first dental visit will serve as the basis for the treatment your dentist recommends. Remember that regular dental examinations are essential to maintain good oral health and protect your overall health. Don’t delay the dental care you need any longer. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda today for your routine dental checkup. The experienced and compassionate dentists of Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restore smiles throughout metro Detroit including, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks and Birmingham.
October 15, 2014
When you think of going to the dentist, one image you might imagine is the dental x-ray. X-rays allow dentists to find cavities, check the health of a tooth’s root and the bone surrounding the tooth, check on developing teeth and monitor the health of your teeth and jawbone. However, when your dentist detects a problem such as a cavity, or other tooth decay, it’s hard to relate that issue clearly to the patient using just the x-ray image. What appears to be a tiny dark blemish in an x-ray image might de-emphasize the magnitude of a particular dental problem. If your dentist doesn’t use the latest technology to diagnose your symptoms, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Banda. The experienced dentists of Cranbrook Dental Care use intraoral cameras to diagnose and treat the patients of Cranbrook Dental Care. Call Dr. Banda today to set up your next appointment. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves families throughout metro Detroit including, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks and Birmingham.
The Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
Intraoral cameras are small camera devices, no larger than a dental mirror, with a disposable cover and an attached LED light, that can take both digital still photos and video of the inside of your mouth. These images can be shown on a video monitor inside the treatment room during your visit. If the dentist does detect an issue inside your mouth, they can show you the affected area with an image that can be magnified up to 40 times on a video monitor. As a diagnostic tool, the intraoral camera can be used to find and document dental problems from every angle and in between your teeth. You can see issues involving discoloration of the gums, gum disease, cracked teeth and broken fillings, plaque deposits and cavities next to fillings.
Treatment Using Intraoral Cameras in Metro Detroit
The use of the intraoral camera is beneficial for both you and your dentist. As an educational tool, you become a part of the examination process and can be better informed about your treatment options. Your dentist can keep better documentation for your future care with a tool that gives them better visibility during treatment and image power that rivals a microscope. Most importantly, intraoral cameras aid in the early detection of dental problems. Contact Dr. Banda and the qualified dentists at Cranbrook Dental Care today to set up your next appointment. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout metro Detroit including, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks and Birmingham.
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.
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.