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By Rochester Dental
February 19, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns   Tooth  

Find out why dental crowns are one of the most commonly placed dental restorations.

A dental crown is a cap that is shaped and made to look just like a real tooth. Crowns are hollow, allowing them to fit over a damaged tooth to become its new outer (and stronger) layer. Think of a crown-like a protective barrier that also is made to look like natural teeth so they blend right in with the rest of your smile. So, when do our Troy, MI, cosmetic dentists, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, step in and place dental crowns?

Well, you may benefit from a dental crown if you are dealing with,

  • A cracked, fractured or broken tooth
  • A weak, worn tooth caused by teeth grinding or jaw clenching
  • A tooth that has severe and widespread decay that a dental filling cannot fully treat
  • A discolored, malformed or cosmetically flawed tooth

Not only will a dental crown be able to strengthen a tooth and ensure its functionality, but it can also improve the shape, size, and color of a tooth, as well as obscure certain imperfections or flaws that affect the overall appearance of your smile.

Treat Tooth Loss with Dental Crowns

Along with preserving the natural tooth structure, a dental crown can also play an important role in replacing missing teeth. For instance, if you are receiving a dental bridge or implant, then you will also need a dental crown to complete the procedure.

Crowns are placed over healthy teeth to support and hold the bridge in place. If an implant is used to replace a single missing tooth, then our cosmetic dentist will need to place a crown on top of the implant to finish the restoration.

Need Treatment? Give Us a Call

If you are dealing with a cracked or damaged tooth, it’s important that you have a dentist that you can turn to for reliable care. Call Rochester Dental in Troy, MI today at (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentists, Dr. Carmody and Dr. Halsey.

By Rochester Dental
January 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth loss is a serious problem. It can cause bone deterioration and jawbone recession. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, provide several tooth loss replacement options.

Here are a few tooth loss replacement options:

Dental implants: Dental implants replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, or all teeth. The procedure has a 95% success rate. Your dentist places a titanium post into the jawbone to fuse together, through a process called osseointegration which takes about 3-to-6 months to complete. A connector is then placed over the post to anchor a crown that matches the rest of your teeth. Once the restoration is complete, you'll walk out of your Troy dental office with a rejuvenated smile.

Fixed Dental Bridges: This replacement option replaces a single missing tooth or several missing teeth in the same area. A fixed bridge literally bridges a dental gap by replacing the missing tooth with a dental prosthetic tooth. The artificial tooth is attached to adjacent teeth and bonded in place. Fixed Dental Bridges correct and re-distribute bite function, they're easy and comfortable and help maintain the integrity of your jaws.

Removable partial dentures: This dental restoration replaces multiple missing teeth in one part of your smile. The dentures are attached to a natural-looking pink base that looks like gums. Natural teeth support dentures by holding the pink base in place. Removable dentures may also have a clasp that improves stability. The advantages of these dentures is they make it easy to maintain a healthy dental regimen, improve bite and chewing function, and, of course, improve your smile.

There are many options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. You should contact our Troy, MI, dentists, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, at Rochester Dental by calling 248-528-0700 today.

By Rochester Dental
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Rediscover your confidence and enhance your appearance with professional teeth whitening treatment.

It’s about to be that time of the year again where red wine, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and other foods leave us feeling very happy, but our teeth a little less than radiant. If you notice that your teeth are a bit yellow and dull this holiday season, our cosmetic dentists in Troy, MI, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, can step in and improve your smile with professional teeth whitening!

How does professional teeth whitening work?

First and foremost, you will want to choose how you want to whiten your smile. Do you want to whiten at home on your own time or, do you want to let our Troy, MI, cosmetic dentists do it for you in-office?

If you want to achieve fast, visible results without having to do the work yourself, then in-office whitening may be the best option; however, many patients choose at-home whitening because they can still achieve great results in a way that accommodates their busy schedules.

Both of these options use whitening gels that generally contain one of two active ingredients: carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These ingredients work by breaking up stain molecules within the outer layers of a tooth. Teeth that have become yellow and stained due to age, foods, drinks, or smoking, generally benefit the most from professional whitening treatment.

When will I see results?

If you choose to undergo in-office whitening, then you will see results within the very same day. Depending on the severity of your stains, you may even be able to achieve the results you want in just one session. We will first record the shade of your teeth prior to whitening treatment. Then we will clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup to ensure that the whitening gel is able to reach all areas of your teeth evenly.

Once your teeth are clean, we will start the whitening process. Following the procedure, we will take out our shade guide to check how much whiter your smile has become. Most patients see at least a 5-shade difference in their smiles after whitening.

If you choose to use our at-home whitening system, some patients may see results after a week of regular use, with most people seeing results within two weeks.

Interested? Give us a call

Rochester Dental is dedicated to providing patients in and around Troy, MI, with the aesthetic, preventive, and restorative dental care they need. If you are interested in learning more about in-office whitening and the results you’ll achieve with this treatment, then call our office today at (248) 528-0700 for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

By Rochester Dental
December 26, 2019
Category: Dental

Are you looking to touch up your smile? While brushing, flossing, and rinsing are all crucial for your dental hygiene, they only go so far when your teeth have already experienced damage, decay, or staining. Fortunately, here at Rochester Smiles in Troy, MI, Debra G. Halsey, DDS, specializes in remaking smiles, offering a host of cosmetic treatments to bring the smile back to your face! Take a look at some of the options we offer at our office:

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a great option for teeth with chips, gaps, cracks, or any conspicuous blemishes. Dental bonding applies a composite (specially colored to match your original teeth) to the surface of the affected tooth and shapes them in a more aesthetically-pleasing manner. Your cosmetic dentist will cure the composite to make sure your bonded tooth is both functional and durable.

Whitening

Many of us enjoy starting the day with coffee or tea, or relaxing in the evening with a glass of red wine. Unfortunately, these beverages, along with substances like tobacco, can stain our teeth. While over-the-counter bleaching kits and strips can whiten your smile to a degree, an in-office peroxide treatment is a longer-lasting and more effective way to brighten and whiten your teeth.

Veneers

If your teeth are oddly shaped or deeply discolored, veneers are a great long-term solution to fix the cosmetic issue. Generally made of porcelain and formed to look like a natural set of teeth, veneers adhere right to the surface of your smile for a picture-perfect look!

Dental Implants

At our Troy, MI, office, we offer dental implants as an option for severely damaged or missing teeth. Our cosmetic dentists use a metal post, secured in your jawbone, to act as the root of an artificial tooth. Undetectable and strong, dental implants are a less cumbersome alternative to dentures, and have the ability to last for decades on end!

Interested? Give Us a Call

To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options here at Ramsey Family Dental, call us today at (248) 528-0700.

By Rochester Denta
September 13, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

You might be missing teeth because of an injury, or perhaps they fell out from decay—no matter the cause, tooth loss can be embarrassing dental  Implantand significantly derail your oral health. Dental implants are an excellent option to replace them to live your life with confidence and restore your oral health in the process.

Read on to learn what this restorative procedure can do for you, and call Drs. William Carmody and Debra G. Halsey of Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, to schedule your implant consultation.

 

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is placed into the jawbone to replace the root of your natural tooth. Multiple teeth can be replaced with dental implants to both restore the health of your smile and prevent any jawbone shrinkage.

 

How Do You Care for Dental Implants?

Proper implant care requires the same routine that natural teeth do. To ensure the longevity and durability of these oral mechanisms, you'll need to brush them twice a day with a low abrasive toothpaste. We recommend brushing around the implant crown and floss daily with unwaxed floss.

 

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dr. Halsey here at Rochester Dental's Troy office will determine if you are a proper candidate for dental implants through performing a thorough oral examination. The ideal candidate is in good health and has enough bone density for the dental implant to successfully fuse with the jaw. Don't worry—most patients qualify for treatment, and even if you have lacking bone denisty, a simple bone graft can often make you a viable candidate for treatment.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call

Dental implants are a top-quality choice to consider when you are exploring smile restoration options. If you would like to begin the process, schedule a consultation at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, today. To learn more about dental implants and the other services we provide, visit our website, rochesterdentalsmiles.com, or dial (248) 528-0700.





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