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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
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.

By Rochester Dental
April 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

When your goal is to enhance your smile, in many cases your dentist will recommend veneers or a similar cosmetic treatment. You may contouring and reshapingalso be a good candidate for a cosmetic treatment called contouring and reshaping. The dental team at Rochester Dental Smiles in Troy, MI Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey can help you with this convenient and quick cosmetic procedure.

Contouring and Reshaping
If your teeth are generally in good condition, there’s a possibility that contouring and reshaping will be the right choice for your smile. This is a procedure where your dentist gently removes dental enamel from the edges and surfaces of the tooth to give your smile a more natural and smooth shape. In some cases, a bonding material (composite resin) may be added to the teeth to enhance their look.

How This Treatment Benefits Your Smile
Your Troy dentist can significantly change the way your smile looks with this relatively simple cosmetic treatment. These are some of the reasons why a patient might want to consider contouring and reshaping:

- The teeth are square or “boxy” in shape.
- The bottom edges of the teeth are jagged and rough.
- The front surfaces of the teeth are ridged and unattractive.
- There are tiny cracks in the teeth that have become discolored with stains.

It Doesn’t Take Long
One of the benefits of cosmetic contouring and reshaping is that it doesn’t quite require much of your time. You could probably complete this appointment during a single visit.

Have Your Teeth Reshaped by a Dentist
Do you have a problem with bruxism, enamel erosion, or general tooth wear and tear? If so, contouring and reshaping might help you restore your smile. Call (248) 528-0700 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. William Carmody or Dr. Debra Halsey at their office in Troy, MI.

By Rochester Dental
February 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental implants from your dentists in Troy, Michigan can complete your smiledental implants

If you are missing teeth, chances are you’ve been thinking about replacing them. You could choose a dental bridge, partial or a denture. You could also choose dental implants! If you have been wearing a denture for a long time, chances are you’ve been thinking about getting a new one. Instead of a new denture, you could choose dental implants!

There are many reasons why you should consider dental implants. Drs. William Carmody and Debra Halsey at Rochester Dental in Troy, Michigan want to share the facts about why dental implants are the best choice for you.

Let’s take a look at the advantages and benefits of dental implants. Consider that dental implants are:

Cosmetically beautiful because they look just like natural teeth; dental implant crowns are made of high-grade dental porcelain which reflects light just like your natural teeth.

Stable and won’t move around; that’s because they are firmly embedded and surrounded by bone. They become a permanent part of your smile just like your natural teeth.

Convenient and healthy, because you never have to remove them; you brush and floss them right along with your natural teeth.

For just about everyone, dental implants have been highly successful. In fact, they boast a success rate of over 95% according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Don’t you and your smile deserve the best? Of course you do, which is why you should consider dental implants to replace lost teeth. Start smiling proudly by calling Drs. William Carmody and Debra Halsey at Rochester Dental in Troy, Michigan. Find out more about revolutionary dental implants by calling today!