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7 Things You Must Know About Dental Implants

Getting dental implants nowadays is a fairly straightforward procedure, but there are still some things you need to know before selecting the right dentist for your dental implant. Here are the top things you need to know before getting dental implants placed from your Royal Oak implant expert at Great Lakes Dentistry, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver. 01: General Dentists Are Able to Place Dental Implants It's very possible for general dentists to learn the principles and techniques to place dental implants. That wasn't the case when dental implants were first introduced. Dental implants used to be very difficult to place and required invasive surgery when they were first introduced. That is definitely not the case today...
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What Is Sleep Apnea Anyway?

What is sleep apnea? Did you know that millions of American adults suffer from sleep apnea, and don't even know that they're suffocating while they sleep!? Only half even seek treatment. What's more, the dentists at Great Lakes Dentistry can treat sleep apnea without having to resort to the dreaded CPAP machine!
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Podcast – Why Would I Need a Bone Graft for Dentures for My Sinus?

This question was asked recently; Why Do I Need a Bone Graft For Dentures For My Sinus? It sounds complicated, but the reason is very common among people with missing teeth. Find out that and more as Dr. Van de Vyver discusses different types of bone grafts and what they are, what the heck your sinuses are, and what happens to them when you lose teeth. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Van de Vyver at DrVan@GLDentistry.com
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Why Would I Need a Bone Graft Before Getting Dentures for My Sinuses?

Why would I need a bone graft before getting dentures because of my sinus? This question was recently asked by one of my patients, and is a somewhat common occurrence with denture wearers. There are a couple reasons why you would need a bone graft before getting dentures because of your sinuses, and I'll go through what the reasons are and give you a general overview of the treatment process. What are your sinuses, and what happens to them as we age? What procedures can your dentist do to bring your sinuses back to their normal positions?
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Teeth Whitening Options

With Spring right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about how your beautiful smile will shine in those graduation pictures and how you'll feel attending all your spring weddings and parties. A big question we get more frequently this time of year is "What are my options for teeth whitening?" or "What are your recommendations for teeth whitening?" Here's the podcast episode I recorded regarding teeth whitening options.
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7 Facts About Dental Implants You Need to Know

Download our guide to dental implants before going forward with any treatment, before you even step foot in the office! Learn why dental implants are the best tooth replacement option on the planet, and why Great Lakes Dentistry has the best technology around to place them with precision

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A Dental Consumer’s Guide to Sleep Apnea

Did you know that snoring and sleep apnea can be treated at the dental office? Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 people have sleep apnea… AND THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW IT! Find out more in my Consumer’s Guide to Sleep Apnea.

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iSmile: Modern Dentistry

Find out why I LOVE modern dentistry, and you should too! This ain’t your Father’s dental office! Dentistry has changed so much, even only in the last 5 to 10 years. Find out why you should LOVE going to the dentist!

Great Lakes Dentistry | Royal Oak

Dr. Shawn Van de VyverWelcome to Great Lakes Dentistry! We are a family-friendly practice dedicated to providing the highest quality care for you and your family in a comfortable environment. Led by our premier Royal Oak dentist, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver, we are excited to offer you and your family the latest treatments and services you need for a healthier, happier smile. Whether you are looking for a complete smile makeover or just need to visit us for a routine teeth cleaning and dental exam, we can meet all of your dental needs and exceeded your expectations of a dentist.

Located in Royal Oak, Michigan, our office is proud to build a legacy of offering excellent dentistry in a caring, compassionate environment. Our gentle dentist and dental team look forward to serving all of our family, friends, and neighbors in our community, as well as the surrounding towns of Clawson, Sterling Heights, Troy, Ferndale, and Berkley, Michigan. Dr. Van de Vyver and his friendly team are always happy to welcome new patients, and we hope you and your family will give us a call if you are interested in learning more about how we can transform both the health and beauty of your smile. We look forward to helping you achieve a smile you can be excited to share!

More Than a Single Dentist Office

Dr. Raymond KimOur practice continues to grow, with referrals from our already great patients! We have more patients than a single dentist can handle. So Dr. Kim joined our practice family as a clinical partner and restoration specialist.

Dr. Raymond Kim attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees.  He is very passionate about developing strong relationships with the surrounding community as he believes that communication and education are paramount in developing the foundation for good oral and systemic health.  He would love to listen and answer any questions and concerns one may have about their oral health—don’t feel shy to ask!  While oral health education is important for the patient, he also believes it is the dentist’s duty to stay up to date with continuing education and to provide the most thorough and most technologically advanced treatment options available today.
Dr. Raymond Kim is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, and is excited to meet and work with members of this practice and community.  He would love to make your acquaintance!  Stop on in at anytime and say hello to the newest associate at Great Lakes Dentistry.

A Little Bit About Great Lakes Dentistry – Royal Oak

I acquired Great Lakes Dentistry in 2007 from the office of Dr. Larry Strugala in Clawson, MI, just up the road. At the time, we were renting the space and our current location became available. We moved to Royal Oak, Michigan in 2009 to better serve our surrounding communities of Royal Oak, Clawson, Troy, Berkeley, Madison Heights, and Beverly Hills, MI.

Our goal is to provide all the services you need for maintaining great oral health all under one roof. We will make sure all your needs are met and you receive the best dental care available today, in a comfortable, compassionate, and caring environment.

High Tech | Soft Touch | Classic Service

That’s our mantra at Great Lakes Dentistry in Royal Oak, MI. My aim is to deliver the latest and greatest technology, in a warm, comfortable, and inviting environment, with classic customer service you’ve grown to love yet seems absent in our frenzied lives. We go out of our way to make sure you have a great experience at Great Lakes Dentistry. We want to be your Royal Oak dentist.

It’s my philosophy that the best patients are the best educated patients. So we spend a lot of time explaining our procedures and treatment recommendations. You won’t get any high pressure sales in our office, you’re ALWAYS in the driver’s seat. Of course, we’ll educate you and show you how dental implants, teeth whitening, Invisalign or Six Month Smiles braces, or a same-day Cerec crown will improve your smile, but the decision is always yours.

We strive to provide the latest dental technology to ensure you have a comfortable visit. Just a few examples of our high tech offerings include:

  • All digital x-rays: 1/3 the radiation dosage of traditional film x-rays- even digital panoramic x-rays that go around your head.
  • Cerec Omnicam: all porcelain crowns are made right in the office, in only an hour! 3D CAD/CAM computer aided dentistry at its finest! No more temporary crowns, no second appointment, and no goopy impressions!
  • Intraoral cameras: instantly see on the big screen what’s going on in your mouth. Instant pictures so you see what we see
  • Laser Dentistry: Get your teeth cleaned with a laser and remove BILLIONS of bacteria. And no more cutting or sutures!
  • Metal-free: We only use modern tooth colored composite fillings. We never place metal mercury amalgam fillings.

Your Local Dental Implant Expert

Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver is your Royal Oak, MI dental implant expert. Why would you bounce around from unfamiliar office to unfamiliar office dealing with staff and healthcare providers who don’t know you, as a patient? Modern dental practitioners are able to perform many procedures that were once only performed at specialty offices. At Great Lakes Dentistry in Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver is able to provide dental implant surgery and restore your smile with an implant crown, all under one roof at the same, convenient location.

International Dental Implant Association

Dr. Van de Vyver is a member of the International Dental Implant Association. The IDIA is an international group of implant clinicians who have taken extensive clinical education courses to be able to provide the latest treatment in dental implants.

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Copyright © 2016 Great Lakes Dentistry | Royal Oak, MI 48073 |  All rights reserved. DISCLAIMER: This website is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide any dental or medical advice, nor provide any diagnosis of any kind. Contact your physician or dentist regarding your individual, specific conditions. Great Lakes Dentistry assumes no liability by providing this information and provides no guarantee or assurances pertaining to treatment, outcomes, or results described. All images used on this website are either free use images or copyright of Great Lakes Dentistry. Content may be used only with the expressed written consent of Great Lakes Dentistry and Shawn Van de Vyver, D.D.S.. All specialty services provided by Shawn Van de Vyver, D.D.S. and Raymond Kim, D.D.S., licensed general dentists. Shawn Van de Vyver, D.D.S. and Raymond Kim D.D.S. are not board certified specialists in oral surgery, periodontics or orthodontics. Pre-treatment evaluation required for all procedures. Not all patients qualify for advertised treatment. 6 Month Smiles is a registered trademark and is not a substitute for comprehensive orthodontics. Advertised treatment length is average and individual treatment times may vary.

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Consumer's Guide to Sleep Apnea

A Consumer's Guide to Sleep Apnea

Get a free copy of my book "A Dental Consumer's Guide to Sleep Apnea" that will answer all your sleep apnea questions, and you don't even have to come in to the office!

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