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Dr. Bruno Giglio, DDS
4515 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements which help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned at home.
Crowns are used to strengthen and improve the shape, size or color of teeth. They can support broken or weak teeth or those with large fillings; provide a smooth, strong, attractively contoured surface for stained, misshapen or otherwise abnormal teeth; and aid in the implantation of bridges and other implants.
Fillings and Bonding
Porcelain onlays are more durable than composite white fillings, and look more like tooth enamel, but it takes longer to do a porcelain filling.
Compared to metal amalgam fillings, porcelain is far more attractive and natural-looking. It also strengthens the tooth, as it is bonded to the tooth and holds it together strongly. On the other hand, metal fillings are not bonded; they’re packed into the cavity very tightly, so as not to fall out. And being metal, they expand and contract with each hot or cold item we put in our mouths. This exerts repeated pressure outwards on the tooth, causing eventual fractures.
An expertly-placed porcelain filling can fill areas that were decayed and seal the connection between tooth and filling. This preserves your beautiful, seamless smile.
Partials and Dentures
Our dentures are custom crafted to fit as seamlessly as possible into your mouth for a very natural enamel replacement. Choose from a complete set of dentures, which replace all teeth, or a partial set, which replace a portion of natural teeth. With today’s materials, design technology, craftsmanship and placement techniques, dentures can look, feel and function very similar to regular teeth. Though there will be some suggestions on foods to avoid to respect the integrity of your dentures, you’ll be amazed at the difference!
Our dentures are designed for comfort. Though you can expect a period of adjustment, our reconstructive dentistry team will work with you on an ongoing basis to ensure you are completely happy with your new smile. Your dentist will also go over careful cleaning instructions with you to extend the life and impact of your smile enhancement.
Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a leading cause of tooth loss in American adults.
Good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations are essential in the prevention and early detection of gum disease - especially since you can have it without experiencing any warning signs.
Root canals can prevent tooth decay and loss when there is damage to the soft core of the tooth (the pulp). During the procedure, the damaged pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off, and a crown is bonded to the tooth to maintain strength.
Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells that are custom-fit and bonded to the front sides of teeth to close gaps, cover stains and discolorations, and correct chipped or misshapen teeth to give you a bright, even, attractive smile.
Tooth whitening is a well-established procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Hydrogen Peroxide, the active agent in Zoom!, has also been safely used for many years in the treatment of gums and other oral soft tissue.
The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, are more difficult to whiten. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth.
Bite splints can make a world of difference for bruxing and grinding patients, alleviating pain and preventing further destruction of existing healthy dentition. The Comfort H/S™ Hard Soft Bite Splint is the most widely prescribed bite splint due to its comfort and fit. Two layers make up the Comfort H/S Bite Splint: a 1 mm soft, comfortable polyurethane inner layer and a 3 mm hard, durable copolyester outer layer. The soft internal surface rests comfortably against the teeth and gums, while the hard occlusal surface provides durability and bonds with acrylic for easy modification.
Dental implants are actually artificial tooth roots. They are perhaps the fastest growing area of modern restorative Dentistry and offer us a second chance at a great smile. With carefully placed dental implants, you can have porcelain crowns which replace the missing teeth and let you do all of the things you could do with your natural teeth. The world will never know that they are not your own.
Perhaps you have heard the term “instant orthodontics,” but you are not sure what it means or how it might help you. Instant orthodontics is a specialty dental procedure that uses porcelain veneers, crowns or bonding to straighten your teeth in a couple of visits (as opposed to a couple of years with braces or Invisalign).
Invisalign is one of the newer options in orthodontics, and is often called "clear braces." The increasing popularity of Invisalign is due to its numerous advantages, including:
No restrictions on diet
No special cleaning techniques
Almost invisible clear plastic aligners
No wires or brackets to catch gums and tongue
Invisalign treatment is also comparable to traditional braces in terms of the time of treatment and the quality of results. However, not everyone is a candidate for treatment with Invisalign. If you have significant bite issues in the back of the mouth, Invisalign may not be the right choice, but it is an excellent choice for people looking for cosmetic straightening in the front of the mouth.
Dr. Giglio and his team doesn’t just recommend state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry treatments. We get to know you, study your dental health, and spend time going over your specific smile goals to create a comprehensive treatment plan just for you.
Maybe you’re uncomfortable with the size, shape or spacing of your teeth. Maybe years of wear and tear have dulled your once-bright smile, and you’d like to rejuvenate it with advanced whitening. Or maybe you’ve got old dental work that looks unnatural and keeps you from smiling as much as you’d like.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
- Symptoms of a neuromuscular disorder can range from mild to severe, and in some cases there are no symptoms at all! It is important to see an experienced neuromuscular dentist because these symptoms might have other causes. Most of us are not aware of the link between the symptoms listed below and TMJ/TMD. Dr. Giglio places patient education on high priority and strives to let our patients know as much as possible about their condition, its diagnosis and treatment.
TMJ and TMD symptoms may include problems in these areas of the body:
- Head and face, tooth and gum, jaw, ear, eye, throat, neck, shoulder, back and even tingling or numbness in the arms or hands
Sleep Apnea - The most common treatment for those suffering from OSA is something called the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) system. Specialized equipment supplies a constant stream of air through the mouth and nose.
Snoring Solutions - One of the side effects of Sleep Apnea or the restriction of air flow when sleeping is snoring. There are several medically prescribed solutions . Dr. Giglio offers three: SomnoMed MAS, Tongue Stablizing Device. The ApneaLink Sleep Screening will monitor the severity of your sleep apnea and help us recommend which course of treatment is best for you.
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
The back of the tongue is the ideal place for bacteria to grow and is the most common cause of bad breath. Other causes include poor dental hygiene, infections in the mouth, respiratory tract infections, certain foods, dry mouth and certain illnesses. Dr. Giglio can perform a routine oral exam and determine the best solution to your bad breath.
4515 Metropolitan Parkway
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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