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By David J. Campbell, DDS
September 22, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
When you smile, are your teeth as attractive as you have wanted them to be? If not, there is no reason to “put up” with a smile that is less than you hoped for. Advancements in cosmetic dentistry allow dentists all over the world to improve the appearance of smiles for many reasons—from crooked teeth to discolored teeth. Through these advancements, we are pleased to offer our patients in White Lake, veneers for an impressive smile! However, while veneers are available in White Lake, that does not mean they are right for everyone. Let’s look at who is a good candidate and who is no.

VeneersGood Candidates

Dental veneers are a permanent solution to discolored, chipped and crooked teeth. Anyone who is in good dental health can potentially be a good candidate for veneers at our White Like dental office. Veneers are also a great way to address the following cosmetic issues:
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • An uneven smile line
If you are in search of a brighter, straighter and more proportionate smile without a long wait, then veneers might be an optimal choice for your smile improvement. You can contact our White Lake family dental office for further consultation and to schedule your appointment.

Who is Not a Candidate?

As with many procedures, there are instances where some patients are not good candidates for veneers. You might not be a candidate if you have the following dental conditions:
  • Severe misalignment – while veneers are used for misaligned teeth, they are not a good choice for severely misaligned teeth. If your teeth are severely misaligned, you may need orthodontic treatment first.
  • Bruxism – if you grind or clench your teeth in your sleep, this can damage not only your natural teeth, but veneers, as well. It is also important to seek treatment for bruxism before it worsens.
  • Lack of tooth enamel – it is important to have adequate tooth enamel because veneers are bonded to your enamel. If you do not have an appropriate amount of enamel, there may be an alternative treatment available.

Call David J. Campbell, DDS Today!

Contact our family dental office in White Lake for more information on dental veneers and to find out if you are a candidate by calling Dr. David Campbell at (248) 887-8387.
Are you a patient of David J. Campbell, DDS? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!
By David J. Campbell DDS
April 18, 2014
Category: Family Dentist
Tags: White Lake  
Are you missing teeth?  Do you wish to gain back your beautiful, healthy smile along with the ability to eat family dentistand smile with confidence again?  Dental implants are the most natural and permanent way to replace missing teeth.   Millions of adults have lost one or more of their teeth due to oral diseases or injury.  Missing teeth can make chewing difficult, cause problems speaking, and impact a person’s sense of confidence.  By visiting our White Lake family dentist, you can learn more about dental implants and how they are beneficial for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile.
All About Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth.  The placement of an implant is a multi-part process that generally involves two to three phases to complete the entire procedure. During the first phase, an oral surgeon or dental implant specialist will surgically insert the titanium implant into the jaw bone. After the implantation, the patient will return home to allow for the healing process—a period of time in which the jaw bone and implant must fuse together.
Once the implant is firmly bonded to the jaw bone, usually three to six months later, the patient will return to have the newly created teeth attached to the anchored dental implant. The process is completed when the permanent crown is placed. Your new, restored smile will look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth.  In general, dental implants may be right for you if you:
  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have a jawbone that has reached its full growth
  • Have adequate bone to secure the implants, or are able to have a bone graft
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing
  • Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
  • Want to improve your speech
  • Are willing to commit several months to the process
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants.  Contact our White Lake family dentist to see if dental implants are an appropriate solution for restoring your smile.  Based on the condition of your oral tissues, oral hygiene, personal habits, and commitment to follow aftercare instructions, your dentist will advise you of the most appropriate dental implant treatment plan.
By David J. Campbell DDS
April 15, 2014
Category: Veneers
Tags: Dentist   White Lake  
With another year behind you, what is your new year’s resolution? If you have always wanted a smile that sparkles and impresses those around you, you are in luck!  There is no reason why you should have to put up with or deal with gaps in your teeth or teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked.  Today, placing a veneer on top of your teeth can correct natural blemished or injuries to help you achieve a beautiful smile again.  Dental veneers in White Lake from our office help to create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth.  
The translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what has been available in the past. Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues.
The Veneers Procedure
Getting dental veneers requires multiple visits to make and apply the veneers.  One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process.  During the tooth preparation visit the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer.  Usually, about a half a millimeter of the tooth is removed, which may require a local anesthetic. At this visit, a mold is taken of your teeth and sent to the laboratory for fabrication of your veneers.
The final visit is when the veneers are bonded to your tooth surface with water or glycerin to check their fit and get a sense of the shade or color needed.  While the veneers are resting on your teeth, they can be adjusted with various shades of bonding materials to match the color of your teeth.  To apply, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond.  Once the special cement is placed between the veneer and tooth, a visible light beam, or laser, causes a catalyst to be released, hardening the cement. 
If you have undesirable defects in your smile, contact Dr. David Campbell, our White Lake, MI dentist, for further consultation on if veneers are an appropriate solution for your smile restoration.