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Dentures


A denture is a removable appliance used to replace all or some of your natural teeth. While full dentures replace all of your teeth, a partial denture replaces some teeth when some natural teeth remain. We can help you decide which type of denture is best for meeting your needs. Dentures are made from materials that mimic natural teeth in look, feel, and function to help restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile. In just a few weeks, our talented dentists and dental team at White Lake Family Dentistry can help you restore and improve your smile through full or partial dentures. Please call our office to learn more about dentures.

Bridges


Bridges are a type of tooth replacement designed to replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. Non-removable and customized to look and feel like natural teeth, dental bridges can be anchored on the teeth adjacent to the gap or on dental implants. Bridges prevent other teeth from shifting in the mouth, which can lead to bite or jaw problems and periodontal disease, safeguard the integrity of existing teeth, and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile. Our highly trained dental team can help you determine if a dental bridge is the best option to enhance your smile, improve your oral health, and restore the function of your mouth.

Veneers


Are you interested in a complete smile makeover? Veneers can give you a beautiful, radiant smile by correcting cosmetic dental flaws with minimal removal of tooth structure. Dental veneers are made to fit your teeth and smile. Veneers may be the right cosmetic dentistry choice if you are interested in correcting one or more of the following cosmetic dental flaws:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Veneers are made from porcelain and other tooth-colored material to give you a natural, beautiful smile. Call White Lake Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation to learn whether veneers are right for you.

Whitening


Professional teeth whitening is an effective and affordable solution to discolored or stained teeth. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products simply cannot compare with the beautiful results of professional whitening. Professional teeth whitening can remove stains and discoloration caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Certain foods and drinks
  • Tobacco use
  • Medication
  • Illness
  • Fluorosis
  • The natural aging process

At White Lake Family Dentistry, we offer professional teeth whitening to help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Call our office today to learn more about your professional teeth whitening options.

Dental Implants


If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implant restorations can be an effective tooth replacement option. An implant will replace both the crown and root of the tooth, providing the strongest and most stable restoration. The implant, a titanium screw, will be surgically placed in the jawbone. Following a period of healing, our skilled dentists will complete the dental restoration. Depending on your needs, your dental implant restoration could support a

  • Dental crown
  • Dental bridge
  • Full or partial denture

Once complete, your dental implant will stronger than your natural teeth and will match them in size and shape. We invite you to call us at White Lake Family Dentistry today to learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry.

Fillings


Dental fillings are used to repair teeth with minor decay or fractures. Our experienced dentists will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, then place the filling to restore the tooth. We primarily place tooth–colored fillings, so when you are done, they will look like natural teeth. At White Lake Family Dentistry, we are committed to ensuring that each dental treatment is comfortable and painless. Call our dental office in Whitehall today to learn more about fillings and schedule your appointment.

Periodic Care


Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in dental plaque–the sticky substance that forms on your teeth a couple hours after you have brushed. Interestingly, it is your body's response to the bacterial infection that causes most of the problems. In an effort to eliminate bacteria, the cells of your immune system release substances that cause inflammation and destruction of the gums and supporting bone. This leads to swollen, bleeding gums, signs of gingivitis (the earliest stage of periodontal disease), and loosening of the teeth, which is a sign of severe periodontitis (the advanced stage of the disease). In severe cases, untreated periodontal disease may contribute to multiple systemic diseases or underlying conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy complications

Our skilled dental team is dedicated to helping you avoid these risks through preventing and treating periodontal disease. Please contact us today if you believe you may have periodontal disease.

Extractions


If a tooth is severely damaged, the best option may be tooth extraction. Tooth extraction can prevent further damage and infection and will get you on your way to achieving excellent dental health and restoring your beautiful, functional smile. At White Lake Family Dentistry, Grant Gillish, DDS and our staff are committed to giving you a comfortable, pleasant experience. After your tooth extraction, your mouth will heal in just a few days. Follow Grant Gillish, DDS's instructions to protect against infection and guarantee a healthy mouth. The removed tooth can be replaced with one of the following:

  • A dental bridge
  • A denture
  • A dental implant restoration

We invite you to call our dental office to learn more about tooth extraction and your best options for achieving a healthy smile. Our friendly staff is committed to providing you the highest quality dental care and is always ready to answer your questions.

Testimonials

Our Patients are satisfied

  • If you are looking for the best dental care, White Lake Family Dentistry is definitely it! They always consider the patient's comfort whether it's a teeth cleaning or a root canal. Great team, and great people.

    Hannah
  • Very friendly staff. Non judgmental. And great with kids. I won't go anywhere else.

    Courtney
  • The care given to me, was unexplainable! Didn't want to be there in the first place, but they truly care, and it shows in the way they operate! Thank you so very much Grant and staff! Simply amazing!

    Dan
  • Kristen has taken very good care of my family and I. Always so caring and has so much patience with children. She makes your visit very comfortable. Also staff members are all so welcoming! 10 star rating if there was one! I have sent all my friends and family members an all came back with positive feed back.

    Melissa
  • Took time to really get to know me. Very nice after having such a fast pace life. I felt more than just a patient.

    Cherish
  • Kristi cleaned my teeth, and I thought she was really thorough and friendly. Dr. Gillish was my dentist and he was nice, too. They explained my options for getting my wisdom teeth removed, so I felt like I had a choice and understood the situation. I can't remember the person who explained my insurance benefits's name, but she made it really easy to understand what my insurance covered. I would (and already have) recommended this dentist office to family and friends. I think they're really professional, and have kept up with new technologies.

    Amanda
  • Every time I visit White Lake Family Dentistry I am impressed by their new advances in dental techniques and equipment.

    Richard