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Mar 212016
 

Complete Dental Makeover with Dentures

After many years of neglect, this patient presented to our office with a number of missing teeth and those remaining were severely decayed and broken down. She just wanted to be able to chew normal food again and have a smile she could be proud of.  Within a matter of hours we were able to remove all of the decayed, broken, infected teeth and replace with them with very natural looking dentures that far surpassed her expectations. She didn’t think she could ever look this good in dentures, she loves them!

 before lips  after lips

Before

After

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Fragnoli at Comfort Dental in Southfield, Michigan serving metro Detroit, call 248-646-2273.

Mar 212016
 

Rebuilding Smile With Crowns

This patient presented to our office with failing front crowns with visible metal margins and disproportional sizes causing poor contact with the lower teeth.  We replaced the crowns, improving her bite, smile, and overall oral health.  She was extremely happy with the result and wishes her teeth could’ve looked like this years ago.

 before teeth  after teeth

Before

After

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Fragnoli at Comfort Dental in Southfield, Michigan serving metro Detroit, call 248-646-2273.

Nov 182015
 

Upper Arch Porcelain Reconstruction Dentistry – Cosmetic Case

Finding Undiagnosed Dental Problems

 

Affordable Tooth Resizing Southfield
Affordable Tooth Resizing Southfield
Anterior Porcelain

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Anterior Porcelain New Veneers

AFTER

 

Finding the Underlying Problems…

Imagine having spent thousands of dollars on orthodontics only to find that you’re not happy with the results of your care and the look of your teeth. Our attractive, young patient was more than unhappy with the appearance of her new “orthodontic smile.” Unfortunately, many factors caused her smile to progressively worsen, despite the long years of wearing braces.

We found many undiagnosed problems for our new patient: cavities, infections, gum disease, bite abnormalities. She was quite shocked to learn of the many issues she had, despite going to her dentist on a regular basis.

We started her treatment by using Perio-Protect for 2 months in order to eliminate and cure her gum disease. This painless process was chosen by the patient because she did not want shots, surgery, or scraping. During this time we removed all cavities and other infections with several painless root canals.

Dramatic Results – One More Happy Patient

Once the gums were healed, her treatment concluded with the fabrication of 8 Davinci veneers in order to restore her with a complete Dental makeover! The bite improvement and the new shape of her teeth allowed us to improve the muscle function of her face and jaws.

Her final results were quite dramatic. Notice the improvement in her smile, facial expressions, and overall cosmetic result. This type of treatment can work as a Plastic Facial Surgery substitute for many patients who desire not to go “under the knife. Dental cosmetic makeover Dentistry can reduce wrinkles, improve facial features, and make dramatic improvements in your life!

Nov 112015
 

Extreme Dentistry

Before After
Before After

This young patient, a visitor from another country, came to our office looking for a miracle solution to his dental problems.

Utilizing various procedures we quickly eliminated multiple infections and stabilized his oral and medical condition. Dental infections can lead to a variety of health problems, the most common consequence resulting in weakened heart valves and stressing out the function of the heart.

Before we can begin a smile makeover we always have to address the health of the mouth, the function of the jaws, and the long-term consequences of how we treat these conditions. Many blueprints and architectural plans are made before we can start our cosmetic care in such difficult cases. Cases such as this require extractions, root canals, implants, gum therapy, and other methods that we use on a daily basis to improve our patients’ overall health discover this.

Eventually, the patient received over 20 crowns and a new smile that he he will live with for a long time. We gave him a healthy smile and a new start on life.

Jul 102015
 

Cosmetic Restoration With Crowns

This patient presented to our office with severely decayed, stained teeth that were chipped and worn down.  She was also looking to close the spaces between her front teeth, but did not want to go through the process of braces.  We gave her a number of options including veneers, bonding, invisalign, and crowns.  With the use of crowns we were able to drastically improve the overall health of her teeth and cosmetically restore her smile to where she had always hoped it could be.

   
   

 

 

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Fragnoli at Comfort Dental in Southfield, Michigan serving metro Detroit, call 248-646-2273.

Apr 132015
 

Upper and Lower Dentures

This patient presented to our dental clinic with a worn, stained, loose upper denture as well as a lower partial that no longer fit.  In less than 10 days were able to give her brand new upper and lower dentures and restore the beautiful smile she used to have.  She is extremely happy with the results and how fast it took to get them.  She now takes the opportunity to show off her new smile every chance she gets.  

   

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Fragnoli at Comfort Dental in Southfield, Michigan serving metro Detroit, call 248-646-2273.

Mar 242015
 

Health and Nutrition

The typical American diet can cause injury and stress to your body, while blocking your body’s healing processes.  Choosing to upgrade to a healthy diet is one of the most life enhancing decisions you can make.  A healthy diet can prevent and reverse illness. Diet changes must be made gradually, yet with ruthless energy and determination.  What you eat has a significant effect on your energy levels, your overall health, and your ability to heal.  The American diet has become overly convenient.  We fill our bodies with choices of food that are quick to prepare or easy to “grab and eat”. This can leave us devoid of proper nutrition and balance as many of these foods lack proper nutrients. Before you begin with a new eating plan, please realize that the food supply in our country is produced with high levels of toxins:

  1. MSG, nitrates, nitrites, sulfites preservatives, colorings, carrageenan, BHA, BHT:  all cancer causing chemicals added to keep foods on the shelves longer!
  2. Sweeteners, such as Splenda, Nutrasweet, Equal:  all cancer producing chemicals that have no nutritional value and break down proper body functions.  Avoid diet products that contain these sweeteners (Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, diet-most-everything!)
  3. Hydrogenated oils:  evils that are added to foods to make them taste better. Margarine and shortening are made from these and are to be eliminated.
  4. Spices and natural flavorings:  these have nothing to do with any natural products, pepper, salt, or paprika.  They are chemicals being added to foods by manufacturers in order to increase your appetite and get you addicted to the company’s particular brand of food.
  5. Pesticides and herbicides:  although helpful in preventing food-borne illnesses they are toxins!  Organic foods do not have these chemicals!
  6. High fructose corn syrup:  the most common additive to foods, designed to sweeten your food and get you “hooked” to the taste of the product.  It will slowly destroy your pancreas and entire health.  This product alone is responsible for many of our ailments.
  7. Restaurants and fast food joints:  stay away!

Please realize that in order to start your health program you must take some initiative and keep things as simple as possible.  First, read the labels of the food in your cupboard and refrigerator.  Throw out anything that has any of the above compounds.  Second, shop for organic products.  Even local grocery stores are adding many organic products to their shelves.  Focus on finding organic food. 

The best way to start a nutritional program is with detoxification. There are many  products available at the local vitamin store that are pre-packaged (everything from digestive enzymes to psyllium and colon cleansers).  Detoxifying your digestive system is a critical component of your continued health!  Next, follow some simple rules:

  1. Drink plenty of Distilled or Filtered Water: at least half an ounce of water for every pound you weigh!
  2. Have an Allergy Test. Avoid eating all foods that you are allergic or sensitive to.
  3. Avoid all sugars, high fructose corn syrup, refined flour products, milk, and soy.  Use Stevia to sweeten. 
  4. Eat lots of Organic Vegetables and Fruits
  5. Eat the right amount of Proteins:  turkey, wild-caught fish, lamb, beans, and chicken. 
  6. Avoid diet sodas.
  7. Consume Live Cultured Foods:  lots of fat-free Organic Yogurt or Kefir.   Also, purchase Probiotics from the health food store and take at least one tablet every day!  The Probiotics will eliminate yeast and other toxins from your body.  YOU WILL SEE HUGE BENEFITS FROM THIS!
Jan 202015
 

Surgical Orthodontics

Blunt Force Trauma – Orthodontic Treatment
Getting Dr. John Halmaghi’s expert option changed her life!
Before Surgical Orthodontics After Surgical Orthodontics
Before After
Surgical Orthodontics Xray XR to the left shows result of blunt
force trauma as a result of accident.Notice the displacement of the front
teeth up into the jaw bone.
Surgical Orthodontics

Often, orthodontics is necessary for patients who have suffered trauma and injuries to their teeth and jaws. This young patient was involved in a car accident. She was only 12 years old. As you can see in the before photo, her front teeth were pushed up into her jaw bone as a result of the trauma. She had visited several dentists and orthodontists who gave her very little hope for salvaging her teeth and correcting her problem. The main recommendation that she had received was to have her teeth extracted and replaced with implants or bridges. Her parents were not happy to hear this and they sought our expert opinion.

Other underlying issues included a severe overbite caused by genetics, along with headache and ear ache problems. Her remaining teeth had some crowding problems, however the patient and her parents were mainly concerned about the long term implications of replacing her teeth with bridges or implants.
After consulting with our oral surgeon, we developed a plan of action to surgically expose and uncover the teeth inside the jaw bone. This was followed by advanced lightwire functional orthodontics to reposition the teeth back into the mouth using a slow and careful process. The patient and parents were “cautiously ecstatic” about the effort we began to make for their child.

After 2 years of monthly visits, we were able to achieve what no other doctors were willing to tackle! The treatment also included reverse functional braces to correct the overbite and provide the proper “jaw to jaw” relationship that the patient required in order to eliminate the headaches and ear pain.

Jan 202015
 

Failed Orthodontics and TMJ Treatment

Overbite repair treatment Before Case 1 Overbite repair treatment After Case 1After — Case 2

The above Cases are almost identical. Both of these patients presented to our office for second opinions. Their complaints were simple: they had been wearing braces for over 7 years. The treatment was being performed by the dentist at the local mall (name withheld for privacy). They were unhappy with the ridiculous time frame of the treatment. They also complained of jaw pain and worsening headaches. Both patients just wanted their braces removed, giving up hope that anybody else could get them out of this mess.

Our orthodontic analysis concluded that there was a significant overbite. In both cases there was a combination of the upper jaw being too large and the lower jaw being too small (while displaced in a backward position).

The current orthodontic treatment was beyond ridiculous. Elastics were being used incorrectly, brackets were placed upside down, and incorrect wires were placed. We could not believe that a dentist had actually ever looked at her treatment. We wondered how such care could be provided in today’s health care.

Both treatments started with replacing brackets, utilizing head activated wires, and stabilizing the jaw position. Proper elastics and mechanics of treatment were used in order to promote lower jaw growth, while reducing the size of the upper jaw to a more normal position. Over 4 mm of lower jaw growth (in case 1) and 5 mm (in case 2) was required in order to correct the overbite and stabilize the jaw joints. Immediate relief of the headaches was accomplished. The cases were completed in 14 months, not 7 years!

The patient in Case 1 was deployed to Iraq within weeks of finishing her treatment and she was grateful that we could professionally provide the care that she had already paid the mall dentist for.

In her own words: “Thanks a million for getting me out of this mess. I can’t believe how the previous dentist messed me up and you fixed me so quickly. I look great and finally got the smile I wanted.”

The patient in Case 2 stated: “I never knew you could fix an overbite. Nobody ever offered me such options. Not only that, but I don’t have headaches any more since you fixed my mouth. Unbelievable!”

Jan 202015
 

Adolescent Teeth Straightening

No More Crooked Teeth!
Before Adolescent Teeth Straightening After Adolescent Teeth Staightening
Before After

This 12 year old patient presented to our office with complaints of “crooked teeth.” The patient also exhibited narrow arches (jaw bones that are too small).

An extensive orthodontic treatment program was completed in 2+ years. This treatment program included functional appliances to widen the jaw bones in order to provide proper facial beauty and strong function.

Regular braces were also used to straighten out the teeth and provide harmony.