General & Cosmetic Dentist Livonia, MI
Whether you are coming in for a routine cleaning or a larger procedure, our Livonia dentists at Mikula Dental are equipped to handle all your dental needs. Using the newest dental technology, our staff is dedicated to providing the finest dental care. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Cosmetic Contouring
- Crowns and Bridges
- Specialty Dentures
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Bite Guard
- Chairside Whitening
- Root Canal Therapy
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Home Whitening
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. However, dental emergencies and trauma can happen which is why we offer prompt emergency dental care to help give you the fast relief and solutions you need. Call our office to learn more.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination is a time for you to meet the staff, specifically the doctors. It is a chance for you to discuss your overall needs and wants when it comes to your oral health. The initial oral exam includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Custom Temporary Fabrication
In specific cases discussed both with doctor and patient, custom long term fabrication now offers a temporary stage that is appropriate to wear for longer period of time. This is usually done with digital scanning to ensure accuracy and a more comfortable patient experience.
Technology We Use
Digital Scanning For Restorations
In many cases traditional impressions are no longer necessary. By using digital scanning for impressions, we are now able to digitally scan making crowns, bridges and implant crowns. By using this CAD/CAM technology, it affords more precise impressions with a faster and cleaner turn around. Ask us next time you're in!
Diagnodent aids in the detection of caries on the occlusal surface (biting surface) of a tooth. Diagnodent uses laser technology to detect and quantify hidden or sub-surface caries by measuring laser fluorescence within the tooth structure. Even very small lesions are detected at the earliest stage, enabling the doctors to protect and preserve the tooth substance. The diagnodent laser caries detection aid removes the doubt from treatment decisions regarding hidden caries or questionable stained grooves. The device’s ability to see into occlusal pits and fissures enables the doctors to treat sub-surface caries lesions with confidence.
Logicon is a software system for early detection that helps the doctor’s discover cavities also known as caries via X-ray radiographs.
How does it work? Through this system, doctors can identify cavities that are hard to see (whether they are between teeth or at the early stages of decay). Logicon analyzes and highlights abnormalities within the patient’s mouth that signals the need for future treatment. The doctors look at each radiograph through the Logicon program if they believe it is necessary for early detection. Please allow 7-10 days after your appointment for the doctor to fully review your Logicon analysis.
Why do we use it? Logicon is the most accurate detection system to date! It has been proven that Logicon detects 20% more cavities than the naked eye. For the doctors, it is the best way to see early cavities that need to be filled or monitored.
How does it help you? We are all about prevention! By using Logicon we are seeing cavities at their beginning stages of decay. When small cavities are caught, we can easily clean the decay with minor discomfort.
If decay is left unseen, larger problems can arise. When cavities are not taken care of, there is possibility of a root canal or tooth loss. We want to catch decay at the earliest stages saving you time and money!