Georgetown Family Dentistry Lake Orion, Michigan MI
 
Dental Services-Georgetown Dentistry-Lake Orion, MI Dental Services

Georgetown Dentistry offers a wide range of Dental Services covering everything from cosmetic dental procedures to Dental Sleep Medicine. All patients receive a consultation to discuss their dental needs before any work is done. Written estimates are provided for you that will outline all of your necessary work.  During your visit, all your questions and concerns will be addressed so you can make a well informed decision as to what's the best course of treatment and dental costs.


Dental Services offered at Georgetown Dentistry:
• Reconstructive Dentistry (more info)
• Adult & Children Dentistry (more info)
• Cosmetic Dentistry (more info)
• Fluoride Treatments (more info)
• Smile Makeovers (more info)
• Dental Sleep Medicine (more info)
• Gum Disease Treatment (more info)
• Congenital Defects (more info)
• Noninvasive Dentistry (more info)
• Periodontics (more info)
• Lumineers / Veneers (more info)
• Home Care - Teeth Whitening System (more info)
• Dental Crowns & Implants (more info)
• Snoring Prevention (more info)
• Dentures, Partials and Bridges (more info)
• Gingivitis / Hygiene Treatment (more info)
• Tooth Sealants (more info)
• Bad Breath - Halitosis Cure (more info)
• Bite Adjustment (more info)
• Tooth Extractions (more info)
• Teeth Bonding (more info)
• Restorative / Preventative Dentistry (more info)
• Porcelain / Resin Fillings (more info)
• Occlusal guards (teeth grinding prevention) (more info)
• Cleaning, X-rays and Exam (more info)
• Financing Available (more info)


 

Reconstructive Dentistry: Reconstructive dentistry involves reconstructing the teeth, gums, jaws or any combination of these due to an accident or hereditary reasons. Reconstructive dentistry is often preformed for aesthetic reasons due to overcrowding of teeth, missing teeth, jaw misalignment (temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders), injury to the jaw or other medical problems related to the normal functioning of the mouth, Sometimes full mouth reconstruction is required in order to get proper mouth relationships working together again harmoniously. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Cosmetic Dentistry: Cosmetic dentistry entails restoring teeth to their natural beauty and proper proportion. Cosmetic Dentistry also involves correcting underlying dental problems such as an excessive overbite, missing teeth or bad teeth due to oral hygiene, neglect and grinding and biting abuse. Enhancing the way your smile looks will also naturally enhance your self confidence. Veneers, crowns, orthodontic braces, realignment of uneven teeth, and teeth bleaching or whitening are some of the more popular forms of cosmetic dentistry. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Smile Makeover: Achieving that perfect smile is what a smile makeover is all about. Many people feel self-conscicious that their teeth aren't straight or white enough making them feel embarrassed about smiling od laughing the way they want to. These issues cause some people to feel so self-conscious that they do not want to smile or laugh in front of others. Everything for coffee stained teeth, yellow stained teeth due to years of smoking, old metal fillings to a crooked, gapped or uneven gum/smile line are reason enough to consider a smile makeover (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Gum Disease: Gum Disease or gingivitis is most often associated with poor oral hygiene or the deterioration of the gums due to excessive bacteria found in plaque and tartar on teeth, chronic illness, stress or neglecting regular dental checkups, Common symptoms of gum disease range from receding gums, painful bleeding of the gums when brushing teeth to possible tooth loss due to the gums being badly Infected over a prolonged period of time, Tooth sensitivity triggered by heat, cold liquids, pressure or unpleasant smelling breath are also possible signs of underlying gum disease.
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Noninvasive Dentistry:
Noninvasive Dentistry can be defined as any dental procedure not requiring penetration through an incision, cut, or piercing in the mouth cavity. Laser surgery is a good example of noninvasive dentistry where a laser light beam is used to stimulate gum tissue or activate teeth whitening gel. Noninvasive dentistry is usually performed to correct small problems rather than life-threatening issues and is typically an elective procedure. Generally, noninvasive dentistry will be performed with local anesthesia or no anesthesia at all and in most cases noninvasive dentistry is minimal compared to other dental surgical procedures. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Lumineers/Veneers:
Dental veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells that look and feel like your real teeth. They are custom made to fit over existing teeth to correct the color, shape and aesthetic alignment of teeth. Creating that perfect smile without having the teeth “capped” or "crowned" is when veneers are usually implemented. The treated teeth are taken down a few millimeters to allow for the thickness of the new veneers thus avoiding that "thick toothed" look. Common reasons for getting veneers include smile reshaping, chipped or broken teeth, badly discolored teeth or gapped spaces between teeth. Within a few short dental visits impressions are taken, the veneers are made to specifications in a dental lab and then the veneers are bonded and shaped to reveal a complete new smile transformation. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Dental Crowns:
A crown is a cap shaped like a tooth, that is permanently mounted over an existing tooth. Porcelain crowns provide the best color matching options and look the most natural. Crowns can also be fabricated out of precious metal alloy metals and even gold. For highly visible front teeth porcelain crowns are the preferred choice though not as strong as a porcelain fused over metal crown. Dental crowns function to strengthen the teeth and restore their original shape and alignment. Worn down, discolored, broken or cracked teeth can be repaired and supported by a crown as it completely encases the original tooth protecting it from further damage.

Dental Implants: Dental Implants use a high tech surgical procedure to fuse a mounting post into the jawbone itself and then the tooth or teeth are attached to the post. Missing teeth can make a person look older and while most teeth replacement treatments rely on some form or partial bridgework or dentures, dental implants are a much more attractive solution because it leaves you with permanent, natural looking teeth that can last a lifetime. (Return to Dental Services Menu)



Dentures/Partials/Bridges:
Dentures are prosthetic teeth worn by those who have lost their natural teeth through injury, illness or just extensive wear and tear or neglect. Dentures may be removable or implanted, and they can replace teeth on the lower mandibular arch or the upper maxillary arch. Poorly fabricated dentures can cause significant discomfort and erode the gums and bones of the jaw, leading to even greater dental problems. Dentures are custom designed to fit each patient's mouth, Properly made dentures allow the person to enjoy all kinds of food, whereas missing teeth or poor dentures significantly restrict chewing ability. Dentures also support the lips and cheeks helping to fill out the face, improving the appearance of a patient who has lost his or her natural teeth. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Tooth Sealants:
Dental sealants are protective barriers put over the teeth to protect against cavities, usually the back teeth, including the molars and premolars. Made of strong plastic resin, dental sealants are applied in fluid form and made to harden with a special light. Dental sealants are most often applied to children’s teeth once their first molars appear in order to protect them during the years new teeth are at the most risk of developing cavities. Dental sealants are applied to clean, dry teeth. The liquid sealant is applied and made to flow over the teeth and into the grooves before it is hardened into a permanent seal. Once the dental sealants have hardened, the patient can eat and drink immediately with no consequence to the treated teeth. The back molars are the targeted areas for dental sealants because these teeth have tiny, pitted grooves that even regular brushing and flossing can miss. The application of dental sealants is quick and simple and is applied in one visit by a dental hygienist or a dentist. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Bite Adjustment:
When the jaws close the teeth should come together evenly and touch at the same time, with evenly distributed force.  When teeth don't touch evenly, this puts stress on certain teeth, supporting bone, jaw joints and muscles.

If teeth are substantially out of alignment position, then orthodontics braces, retainers, etc. are needed to help realign them.  If other symptoms are present, such as muscle or jaw joint problems, other treatments may be needed.  When teeth are fairly well aligned, and still not touching perfectly, then reshaping them to fit more gently and evenly is recommended.  The process of reshaping can include just a few teeth or all the teeth.  In fact, almost all people require bite adjustment when wearing braces is completed, because even though teeth are better aligned, the points and grooves are still not touching perfectly. Reshaping is referred to by various names such as  bite adjustment, occlusal adjustment, equilibration, or selective grinding. (Return to Dental Services Menu)



Teeth Bonding:
Composite tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique that can rejuvenate your current smile. Dental composite is made of silicon dioxide or quartz, bound with a tough synthetic resin. It is blended so that it comes in different color shades, toughness, and translucencies and so that it can match your teeth. It is used to close tooth gaps, fill cavities, or eliminate spots, chips, and tooth discolorations. It's also used for an instant repair of a chipped front tooth. Unlike porcelain veneers that are made of porcelain , teeth bonding is applied directly to the tooth and cured to its final hardness using a special dental light. In order to help the composite bond to the tooth, the tooth is prepared by lightly roughening the area to be repaired, which usually doesn't require any anesthetic. There are some limitations as to how long the bonding material can last. It is susceptible to staining and loss of gloss. Care should also be taken when cleaning by a hygienist or by using overly abrasive toothpastes. Bonding is also durable enough to withstand the stresses of every day mouth function. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Porcelain / Resin Fillings
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Composite fillings are mercury-free. Mercury in the fillings is viewed by some as being toxic.Since they bond well to the tooth, composite fillings restore most of the original strength of the tooth. Silver weakens the teeth, making them more susceptible to breaking. Since broken teeth are very expensive to restore, composites can save a lot of expense over the long run. Composite resin dental fillings were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings. Tooth fillings colored to look like a natural tooth are known as Composite Resin Dental Fillings, are made of a plastic dental resin. Resin dental fillings are strong, durable, and make for a natural looking smile. (Return to Services Menu)


Dental
X-rays: Dental X-rays are pictures of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues around teeth to help find problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw. Dental X-ray pictures can reveal cavities, hidden dental structures, such as wisdom teeth, and bone loss that cannot be seen during a regular visual examination. A full-mouth series of X-rays are most often done during a person's first visit to the dentist. Bitewing X-rays are used during checkups to look for tooth decay. Digital X-ray is a new method being used in some dental offices. A small sensor unit sends digital images to a computer to be recorded and saved for viewing. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Dentistry
for Children: Your child should see a dentist by the time he/she is a year old, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Getting preventive care early saves money in the long run, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that costs for dental care were nearly 40% lower over a five-year period for children who got dental care by age one compared to those who didn't go to the dentist until much later. During dental visits, ask your dentist if your child's teeth need fluoride protection or a dental sealant. Stand firm on oral hygiene for your child. Children often put up a fuss when it comes time to brush and floss, so parents relent and don’t keep up with oral care at home as they should. Let children know they don't have a choice about brushing and flossing. Teach them that their teeth are meant to last a lifetime! (Return to Services Menu)


Fluoride Treatments
: Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay In children under six years of age. Fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth's enamel layer through two processes, demineralization and remineralization. Minerals are lost from a tooth's enamel layer when acids formed from plaque, bacteria and sugars in the mouth attack the enamel. Minerals such as fluoride, calcium, and phosphate are redeposited to the enamel layer from the foods and water we eat and drink. Too much demineralization without enough remineralization to repair the enamel layer leads to tooth decay. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Dental Sleep Medicine
: Dental Sleep Medicine is a branch of dentistry that treats sleep breathing disorders, such as snoring and sleep apnea. Apnea literally means "unable to breath." If you have sleep apnea, your breath can become very shallow or you may even stop breathing while you are asleep. This state of not breathing can occur up to hundreds of times a night. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) also called obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, occurs when there is complete or partial blockage of the upper airway during sleep. During a sleep apnea episode, the diaphragm and chest muscles work harder trying to open the airway. Breathing usually resumes with a loud gasp, snort, or body jerk. These episodes can interfere with sound sleep. They can also reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs and cause irregularities in heart rhythm.

Sleep apnea is more common among people with thick or large necks. The condition is also more common among people who have smaller airways in their noses, throats, or mouths. The small airway could be related to the actual size and shape of the airway, or to obstructions or other medical conditions that are causing obstructions. People with sinus problems or nasal congestion, who are more likely to experience sleep apnea. Your dentist may also fit you with a snoring prevention mouth device to be worn while sleeping to help prevention snoring and loss of oxygen. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Congenital Defects
: Genetic factors play a role in congenital missing teeth. People can inherit mismatched traits such as jaw size and tooth size. This can produce large, crowded teeth in a small jaw or small teeth that drift out of place in a larger jaw. I some cases, a person may inherit a trait that results in missing teeth or teeth that erupt in one another's place (transposed teeth). More rarely, people are born with conditions (congenital) that can create malocclusion problems, such as a cleft palate or a severely underdeveloped upper or lower jaw. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Periodontics
: The treatment of gum diseases. Your teeth and gums say a mouthful. Receding or inflamed gums, cavities, tooth loss, gingivitis, and other dental dilemmas in adults can indicate the presence of serious health problems.including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and vitamin deficiencies. These dental problems can result from poor dental hygiene such as not brushing well or not flossing regularly. But even by following your dentist's golden rule, you may still be hurting your overall health. Every time you brush your teeth, especially if there's any inflammation in the mouth, it puts some bacteria into your bloodstream. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Teeth Whitening
: In the world of cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening reigns supreme. Today Whitening (or bleaching) treatments are available to satisfy every budget. Whether in the form of one-hour bleaching sessions at your dentist’s office, or home-use bleaching kits your dentist can provide you with, teeth whitening solutions abound. Only 15 % of the population has tried teeth whitening, and misinformation on the subject abounds. The long and the short of it is that teeth whitening works. Virtually everyone who opts for this cosmetic treatment will see moderate to substantial improvement in the brightness and whiteness of their smile. Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution and requires maintenance or "touch-ups" to prolong the effect. Many teeth whitening systems are available, including whitening toothpastes, over-the counter gels, strips and trays, Ask your dentist for advice on which products will work best for you. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Snoring Prevention
: Most people who snore tend to be overweight. Shedding excess fat, as little as 5 to 10 pounds has been shown to decrease, if not eliminate, snoring. One of the best methods to help prevent snoring is to keep on your side. While heavy snorers will snore in any position, people with moderate snoring tend to snore only when sleeping on their backs. Mouthpiece devices, also known as dental appliances, have been effective for many snorers, including those suffering from mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea. They are usually small plastic devices worn in the mouth during sleep to prevent the soft throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway. They do this by bringing your lower jaw forward and/or by lifting your soft palate.  Some devices also stop the tongue from falling back over your windpipe. Your dentist will usually be the one to fit this special appliance to meet your individual condition. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Gingivitis
: Gingivitis is an irritation of the gums. It is usually caused by bacterial plaque that accumulates in the small gaps between the gums and the teeth and by calculus (tartar) that forms on the teeth. These accumulations may be tiny, even microscopic, but the bacteria in them can produce foreign chemicals and toxins that cause inflammation of the gums around the teeth. Untreated, this condition can lead to further tooth loss and health issues. If the inflammation in the gums becomes especially well-developed, it can invade the gums and allow tiny amounts of bacteria and bacterial toxins to enter the bloodstream. The patient may not be able to notice this, but studies suggest this can result in a generalized increase in inflammation in the body and/or cause possible long term heart problems.  (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Bad Breath Treatment:
Halitosis, or most commonly know as "bad breath" can be embarrassing for a person who isn't even aware that he/she has it. Bacteria breed inside your mouth. These micro organisms lurk between your teeth and cover your tongue. When bacteria are stagnate, they multiply and give off toxins and stinky odors. Tips for eliminating bad breath are: brushing your teeth and tongue twice a day to banish bad breath, floss once a day for fresh breath and Gargle with mouthwash to help fight halitosis. Check that you don't have any sinus infections which cause bad breath and remember to visit your dentist for teeth and gum cleanings on a regular basis. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Tooth Extraction
: The most common form of tooth extraction is removal of wisdom teeth. The dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth and take out any bone that is covering the tooth. He or she will separate the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone and then remove the tooth. Sometimes the dentist will cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to remove. After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. Your dentist will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed. A folded cotton gauze pad placed over the wound will help stop any bleeding. In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days. Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist or oral surgeon. Also when a tooth has decayed beyond fillings or a root canal procedure it will have to be extracted to prevent further infection of the gums. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Preventative Dentistry
: Guidelines recommend adults and children should visit the dentist twice a year in order to detect the early formation of cavities, tooth fractures, loose fillings, gum inflammation or other underlying dental issues. Patients should stay informed about any dental problems and treatments that need immediate attention because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Teeth Grinding Prevention
: Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can become cracked and damaged. Teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety and often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. Train yourself not to clench or grind your teeth and wear a mouth guard at night while you sleep to prevent the teeth from grinding. Excessive chronic teeth grinding can result in fracturing or loosening of teeth. Chronic grinding may wear the teeth down to stumps. Your dentist can fit you with a fitted mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep. If stress is causing you to grind your teeth, ask us about options to reduce your stress. (Return to Dental Services Menu)


Available Financing
: Georgetown Dentistry offers Care Credit, giving patients available payment options that work within their budget. Now you don't have to put off necessary dental work any longer. (Return to Dental Services Menu)

 
 
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Lake Orion Dentist - Dr. Joseph Mastromatteo, DDS, PC
Lake Orion Dental Care & Smile Restoration
Cosmetic & General Dentistry Lake Orion MI
Lake Orion Family Dentistry
Dentist in Lake Orion, MI
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