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Frequently Asked Questions

The world of dentistry is certainly big, which is why it’s understandable that many patients have questions and concerns regarding the best ways to take care of their smiles – thankfully, the doctors and team members at LakeView Family Dental have plenty of answers! We’ve compiled several of the most common Frequently Asked Questions we hear and their answers below so that this information is readily available when needed. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly in West Bloomfield.

Do you see children?

Yes! As our practice name implies, we are truly a dental office for the entire family, including its littlest members. Our staff’s gentle, patient demeanor is perfect for making kids feel right at home, and we’ll gladly help them build the stepping stones for lifelong oral health through positive attention and personalized treatment plans.

What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

In most cases, our doctors will strongly recommend dental implants. Implants are unique because they start by building the tooth’s natural root, not the white crown on top. By establishing a strong, sturdy foundation right away, the patient’s health is well-preserved, and their new “tooth” has the enduring support it needs to thrive. The final result is also virtually seamless from the rest of the smile in both look and feel.

Of course, we also understand that there’s no such thing as a “perfect” service for every single patient in need. We’ll be happy to help you explore all of the available tooth replacement options in greater detail during an initial consultation.

Will I need to see a separate specialist if I want dental implants?

Not at all. At LakeView Family Dental, we’re committed to providing truly comprehensive care that keeps any out-of-office referrals to an absolute minimum. Our highly trained dentists can personally handle every stage of the dental implant procedure right here, from the surgical placement of the implant itself to the final attachment of a highly beautiful and customized restoration on top.

Is emergency dentistry available?

Absolutely. Please do not hesitate to contact our West Bloomfield, MI location immediately if you or a family member is experiencing severe, painful oral symptoms – we’ll make time to see you as soon as possible and provide much-needed relief.

I’m experiencing a lot of jaw pain. What could be the cause?

Chronic, unexplained jaw discomfort is often caused by either bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) or TMJ disorder, which involves dysfunction located in and around the temporomandibular jaw joints. Thankfully, our doctors have the advanced technology (including a state-of-the-art Cone Beam) and clinical skills needed to not only positively diagnose the intricacies of these conditions, but also provide non-invasive therapy that helps restore lasting harmony to your overall smile.

Is it true that a dentist can help treat sleep apnea?

If they have the right training, yes! Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms may be able to achieve relief with a customized oral appliance that helps reposition the lower jaw in order to prevent chronic airway blockage – and who knows your mouth better than a dentist? Our team is happy to provide this service here in West Bloomfield.

I want to straighten my smile, but not if it means wearing metal braces. Is there another way?

Yes, there is. Invisalign® Clear Braces have transformed the traditional orthodontics model, replacing brackets and wires with clear, custom-made aligners that blend right in with white teeth. Teenagers and adults with mild to moderate spacing/misalignment issues may be great candidates, so schedule a consultation today to learn more!