Dental services in Livonia, MI

There are several restorative options available for broken, damaged and decayed teeth as well as cosmetic options for those who may want to enhance their smile.

Crowns

Crowns

Crowns are an excellent way to repair damaged teeth while maintaining a natural looking appearance. A crown is a custom designed cap that is bonded snugly onto the tooth. They are usually made out of acrylic or porcelain that has been fused to metal, to withstand biting pressure. Crowns can be used to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, badly decayed, broken or chipped, have had large fillings and to cover spaces between teeth. Esthetic restoration with dental crowns makes the tooth strong and resilient, protecting it from further injury. If you have damaged teeth or old metal based crowns, this may be an option for you.

If missing teeth or gaps in your smile make it difficult to chew or leave you feeling awkward about your appearance, a dental bridge might be the best solution. Dental bridges are composed of natural looking artificial teeth that fill the spaces left by missing teeth. Almost indistinguishable from natural teeth, the dental bridges used at our practice are composed of esthetic, toothcolored porcelain and attach to crowns or implants. These semipermanent restorations can restore both a comfortable bite and a brilliant, fulltoothed smile.
Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Modern dentistry has come a long way. Advances in dental materials now allow Dr. Khamis to repair cavities using modern, tooth-colored fillings. Unlike traditional metal fillings, these fillings are formed with durable composite resins and plastics, resulting in restorations that look and feel just like natural enamel. Best of all, they are bonded directly to the tooth, making them strong and long lasting.

Much like fillings, inlays and onlays fill areas of dental decay. Inlays fill cavities or depressions while onlays lie on the surface of the tooth, building up damaged cusps. These restorations differ from fillings in that they are made from solid, customshaped porcelain that is bonded to the tooth rather than from soft resin that is molded into place during a dental visit. Inlays and onlays are usually shaped in a dental lab and then cemented at a later appointment.
Implants

Implants

A dental implant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Unlike a dental bridge, an implant is permanent. A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor an artificial tooth or teeth such as a crown, bridge or denture.

Also called “teeth bleaching” can brighten and whiten your teeth from discoloration and / or staining. This procedure can be done in our dental office or at home. Not everyone’s teeth can be bleached, so it is very important to schedule a consultation first.
Veneers

Veneers

Veneers are a thin shell made out of porcelain or composite material. They are custom made and cemented to the front side of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat dental conditions such as a slightly crooked tooth, discolored teeth, chipped teeth or even to cover spaces in between the teeth.

Partials

Partials

Removable bridges, more commonly known as partials usually have replacement teeth attached to gumcolored plastic bases connected by metal framework. They may attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. A claspless removable bridge (partial) may provide better support and esthetics. Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the way a removable bridge fits your mouth as well.

Invisalign takes a more modern approach to straightening teeth using a custom made series of aligners. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners gradually shifts your teeth to their ideal placement. About every two weeks you will use a new set of aligners until the treatment is complete. The beautiful smile you’ve always wanted can be yours with Invisalign!