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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 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.

By Rochester Denta
July 03, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bonding  

Sometimes a few small improvements are all it takes to completely makeover and transform a dull or damaged smile. After all, a few minorSmile cosmetic improvements to fix chipped, stained, or uneven teeth may be exactly what you need to get the smile you want! Here at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, your cosmetic dentists, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halse, offer dental bonding to fix the minor flaws in your teeth.

 

How Dental Bonding Works

Even with the best of care, your teeth are still susceptible to damage from trauma from accidents, falls, sports injuries, or even from biting down while eating a hard piece of candy or food. Or maybe your teeth are not as white as they used to be or as you'd like them to be. You may brush and floss every day, but over time everything from your diet to the normal aging process will take a toll and slowly dull your teeth over time.

Cosmetic bonding has a few things in common with dental veneers, but there are several key differences. Veneers are usually made from porcelain, are designed from tooth molds, and prepared in a lab, a process that requires several visits to the dentist's office. Bonding, on the other hand, uses composite resin (dental plastic) that is applied directly onto the tooth, a process that only requires one appointment to our Troy office. The resin is cured (dried) with a laser or UV light, providing almost instant results.

While bonding typically doesn't last as long as veneers, a typical cosmetic bonding treatment can last from four to eight years depending on the person.

 

Interested? Call our Cosmetic Dentist Today

For more information about bonding and other cosmetic dentistry treatment options, contact Rochester Dental by calling (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmody or Dr. Halsey today.

By Rochester Denta
April 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Discover the oral health benefits of getting dental crowns from our office in Troy, MI!

Are you happy with your smile as is or are you dealing with any chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth? If so, our dentists in Troy, MI, Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, have a simple solution that could provide both cosmetic and restorative benefits for your smile!

 

Dental Crowns and Their Purpose

This small restoration is hollow and tooth-shaped, allowing it to cover the entire visible portion of a tooth all the way to the gum line. By covering the tooth, it becomes the new outer surface, strengthening the weakened or damaged structure and providing it with protection.

Sometimes, a problem arises that affects both the health and strength of a tooth. Of course, the goal of our Troy, MI, general dentists is to preserve the natural tooth whenever possible. In some cases, this means placing a crown over the tooth as soon as possible to prevent further complications. By placing a crown, we may also prevent the need for tooth extraction in the future!

Accompanying all of the restorative features provided by dental crowns are a number of cosmetic benefits as well. As we mentioned earlier, widespread discolorations, chips, and defects that affect the overall shape and appearance of your tooth can be hidden with the help of dental crowns.

Missing a tooth? Well, dental crowns can also help restore your smile too. Crowns are placed over a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth and also to support a dental bridge, which is designed to fill gaps in your smile with an artificial tooth.

 

Getting a Crown

With traditional crowns, it can take 2-3 visits to get your new restoration. We will first need to examine the tooth and take x-rays to make sure that a crown is the right treatment option. From there, we will reduce the tooth's size so that the crown will fit snugly over it.

Once the tooth is shaped, we will take impressions of it. These impressions will provide the exact measurements needed for a dental lab to create your permanent crown. Since it can take about one week to get a dental crown, we will need to place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until your permanent crown is ready.

After this waiting period, you will come back into our office for a final fitting where we will check to make sure that the crown fits properly and doesn’t affect your bite. before cementing it permanently into place.

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Do you think you could benefit from what a dental crown can offer? Do you want to find out how crowns can perfect your smile? The dental experts at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, are ready to help. Call our office today at (248) 528-0700!

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.