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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.

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.