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By Rochester Dental
February 14, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Fill gaps in your smile with the next best thing to real teeth.

There is a reason so many people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing tooth or teeth. After all, this small restoration really Dental Implantdoes work just like a real tooth. It will give you the confidence to eat your favorite foods, smile more often and just feel rest assured in your appearance. Our Troy, MI, dentists Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey are proud to offer dental implants.

What is a dental implant?

In order to understand how a dental implant is right for you, it is first important to understand how it works. This metal post is inserted into the jawbone where its sole purpose is to function just like your missing tooth roots. After our Troy, MI, restorative dentist has placed the implant the jawbone, jawbone and metal post will naturally fuse together to become one permanent unit. It takes anywhere from 3-6 months for the jawbone to fuse together with the implant.

Can dental implants replace more than one tooth?

Dental implants can be a great option for patients missing one, several or even all of their missing teeth. While a single implant will be used to replace a missing tooth, multiple implants can be placed along the arches of the jawbone to support dentures for those dealing with complete tooth loss.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Since dental implants function very similarly to real teeth you can imagine that they offer some rather amazing advantages. Some of these benefits include,

  • A long-term tooth replacement
  • A restoration that functions and looks just like real teeth
  • Preserving the jawbone and preventing bone loss
  • Filling gaps and preventing teeth from shifting into those gaps
  • Fully restoring chewing and speaking
  • Improved appearance and confidence

If you are ready to say goodbye to your tooth loss and to regain a full smile then it’s time to call our Troy, MI, dental office to schedule your consultation. Let’s find out how dental implants can get you smiling again.

By Rochester Dental
December 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you want a sparkling, white smile? Professional teeth whitening erases years of teeth stains and the process is completely safe and hassle-free. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey of Rochester Dental, which is located in Troy, MI, offer a full range of dental services. Read on to discover the benefits of teeth whitening. 

1. You will have a white smile.

Dental stains can ruin a beautiful smile. Professional teeth whitening can give you the white smile you want. With a professional take-home whitening treatment, it's easier than ever for patients to discover noticeably whiter smiles in just one or two weeks. For in-office bleaching, your dentist will combine a whitening solution with a dental light to speed up the process. In-office bleaching can make your teeth eight shades whiter in just 45 minutes. 

2. You will get better results.

Many over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available including whitening  toothpastes , gels, rinses, strips, and  toothpastes . Not everyone will see good results with drugstore products. A professional teeth whitening treatment will produce dramatic results in less time. The bleaching gels dentists use are more powerful than over-the-counter whitening kits. 

3. You will see results quickly.

You can whiten your teeth in a flash with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening treatments produce very effective results. A take-home teeth treatment provides excellent results in about two weeks. In-office bleaching will give you a dazzling smile in about 45 minutes. 

4. You will look younger.

Despite our advancing age, many of us are obsessed with looking younger. A recent study shows that a healthy-looking smile makes adults look younger. Who doesn't want to look better- or younger?

Don’t wait — get started on your beautiful new smile right away! Call Rochester Dental at (248) 528-0700 now to schedule an appointment for a teeth whitening session in Troy, MI. We believe that everyone deserves a smile they truly love. 

By Rochester Dental
October 02, 2018
Category: Dental Hygiene
Tags: family dentist  

Have you made the switch to a family dentist? Selecting one dentist for your entire family can save you time and help you improve yourfamily dentist oral health. Troy, MI, family dentists Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey provide a variety of services you and your family need for healthy smiles.

Family dentists offer the ultimate in convenience

Are you the unofficial chauffeur for your family? If you're the designated driver for dental appointments, you may spend more time than you prefer ferrying your children, parents or other family members to appointments. When everyone sees a different dentist, you'll spend more money on gas, put more miles on your car and quickly deplete your paid time off at work.

Luckily, you can simplify your life by selecting a family dentist. Multiple trips for checkups and cleanings will no longer be needed when the entire family visits the same Troy dentist. In fact, you can even schedule a group checkup to make your life easier.

Family dentists offer important advantages

Family dentists treat oral health problems and conditions that affect the entire family, from toddlers to senior citizens. They're just as skilled at diagnosing a developmental issue in your 7-year-old as they are helping your mother find an effective tooth restoration option.

Some kids love visiting the dentist the first time they step into the office. Others are more reluctant and may find the experience a little frightening. Family dentists and their staff know how to put young patients at ease and make dental appointments a pleasant experience. The positive relationships they forge with your children will help ensure that your kids feel comfortable during their appointments, whether they're visiting for a filling or a checkup.

Your family dentist doesn't just treat cavities but also offers a variety of treatments and services that protect your oral health and enhance your smile, such as:

  • Crowns to restore and protect damaged teeth or improve their appearance
  • Bridges, dentures and dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Bonding to repair damage or conceal imperfections
  • Veneers to hide flaws, cover gaps or change the shape or length of teeth
  • Invisalign, clear removable braces for adults and teenagers
  • Sealants to protect your children from developing cavities in pre-molar and molars

Protect your family's smiles with regular visits to your family dentist. Call Troy, MI, dentists Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey at (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment.

By Rochester Dental
August 06, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Sealants  

Would you like to decrease your child's risk of cavities? Sealants offer a simple way to prevent tooth decay. Your Troy, MI, dentists Dr.sealants William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey help children and adults maintain good dental health with a variety of dental services.

Why are sealants needed?

Molars and pre-molars, the large teeth at the back of your mouth, are instrumental in chewing. Grooves and pits in the surface of these teeth make it easier to tear, crush and grind food. Unfortunately, the tiny pits also provide the perfect place for cavity-causing plaque to flourish. You can easily remove plaque from most tooth surfaces by brushing, but the pits in molars are pre-molars aren't easily reached by your toothbrush bristles.

Sealants help your children avoid cavities in these teeth by covering the pits and grooves with a protective layer of plastic resin. Your children can still chew normally once sealants are added.

When are sealants recommended?

Sealants are applied to your child's teeth after his or her permanent molars and pre-molars appear. The newly erupted teeth are fragile and more susceptible to decay. Adding sealants helps your child avoid cavities in these teeth.

What happens when my child receives sealants?

Sealants are applied after your child receives a dental cleaning. An etching solution is applied to the teeth to help the sealants adhere to the teeth. The liquid sealants are then applied with a small brush and hardened with a curing light. The entire process only takes a few minutes and is pain-free.

How long do sealants last?

Sealants can last up to a year or more. If your child grinds his or her teeth, the sealants may need to be replaced sooner. Your Troy dentist will check the sealants at every checkup and recommend replacement if needed.

Help your son or daughter avoid tooth decay with sealants. Call Troy, MI, dentists Drs. Debra Halsey and Bill Carmody at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your child's appointment.

By Rochester Dental
June 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental CrownsRestore your damage tooth with a dental crown. The everyday functions of biting and chewing food can be challenging for a tooth that has been damaged and worn down. It is normal to avoid chewing with that tooth, which puts additional strain on the surrounding teeth as they compensate for the damaged one. A dental crown acts as a protective shell for the damaged tooth so that it can resume normal biting and chewing functions painlessly. At Rochester Dental, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey are your dentists for dental crowns in Troy.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a protective shell that is placed over a damaged tooth like a cap. Once in place, the dental crown completely encapsulates the damaged tooth by giving it a new, strong exterior. The dental crown strengthens and restores the damaged tooth, making it possible to resume normal biting and chewing functions that were previously avoided due to pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. In addition to strengthening and restoring the tooth, a dental crown also protects the tooth from further damage.

Placement of Dental Crowns

Each dental crown is custom made to perfectly fit over the damaged tooth it will be restoring. The crown is made from an impression of your tooth. The size and shape of the crown will be matched to the impression. The dental crown will also be color-matched to your surrounding teeth so it blends in naturally. Your Troy dentist can help you decide if a dental crown is the right option for your tooth.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer multiple benefits beyond restoring damaged teeth. Placement of dental crowns is permanent so there is no need to apply dental adhesives daily to hold them in place. That also means the dental crowns will remain securely in place so they will not come loose or fall out. Another benefit of dental crowns is that they conceal cosmetic concerns, such as stains and discolorations. They can also hide chips and cracks in teeth, as well as reshape teeth that are oddly shaped. The many benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Restoring damaged teeth
  • Strengthening weak teeth
  • Protecting teeth from further damage
  • Resuming normal biting and chewing functions
  • Alleviating the additional strain on surrounding teeth
  • Concealing cosmetic concerns, such as stains, chips, or cracks
  • Looking and functioning like natural teeth

A dental crown can restore your damaged tooth, allowing you to resume normal biting and chewing functions without pain. For dental crowns in Troy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmody or Dr. Halsey by calling Rochester Dental at (248) 528-0700.





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