Malocclusion is the technical word for crooked teeth. When you consider all the how many teeth are in the average human mouth, it is not surprising that malocclusion can present itself in many forms. The number of configurations may surprise you: When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion, but this is commonly, if […]
Too-small teeth. Misshapen teeth. Cracked teeth. Chipped teeth. Spacing irregularities. These problems are all-too-common. But you don’t have to live with them! With the advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are fixes for these vexing tooth problems! 1. Veneers. (Also called dental laminates or porcelain veneers). These extremely thin shells are custom-made so the size, shape, […]
Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly preforming the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, and even crowns can impact the course of treatment.
Hello Allen Park! Remember when being a toothless five-year-old captivated friends and family? When a lisp was considered precious and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults in the Detroit area. Toothless smiles are embarrassing and lisps can make you self-conscious.
Inlays and onlays are a type of restorative dentistry used successfully at Szalai & Szalai DDS in Detroit. They are usually bigger than conventional fillings yet smaller than complete dental crowns.
When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, restorative dentistry is needed to ‘restore’ the tooth to its previous intact condition. A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations.
Unfortunately, many frustrated denture wearers have quit dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip. Implant dental procedures at Szalai & Szalai DDS in Allen Park are allowing former Dearborn denture patients to re-engage in life. Consider the advantages of implant anchored dentures:
Though tooth extraction is often the only possible treatment for our Allen Park patients with tooth damage beyond repair, every effort should be made to preserve the root structure.
Fortunately, tooth implants provide a new root which keeps the surrounding bone healthy and strong. A dental implant consists of a titanium post which is placed in the jaw bone. It replaces the original root and eventually integrates into the surrounding bone. After the implant has been placed and the surrounding bone has healed and meshed with the implant, a post is inserted into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.