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Troy, MI 48085
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Posts for: April, 2021

By Rochester Dental
April 06, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Damaged teeth can cause pain and discomfort. Additionally, they might be too weak or worn down to perform regular biting and chewing functions. Fortunately, there is a solution. Damaged teeth can be strengthened and restored with dental crowns, which are protective caps that give teeth a strong, new exterior. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, the skilled dentists at Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, can strengthen damaged teeth and restore normal functioning with dental crowns.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are hollow shells or caps that are placed over damaged teeth to strengthen and protect them. The exterior of a dental crown looks just like a natural tooth so they blend right in with the rest of your smile. Additionally, many dental crowns are made from a material such as ceramic or porcelain that closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Each dental crown is also custom-made for the best possible fit.

Since the natural tooth is completely encapsulated inside, the dental crown gives it a strong, new exterior so it can handle the force of biting and chewing food. Damaged teeth can sometimes be too weak to perform these functions, but dental crowns strengthen them and restore functioning. In addition to strengthening damaged teeth, dental crowns also protect them from sustaining further damage.

A primary purpose of dental crowns is strengthening damaged teeth. However, they can also dramatically improve the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues by concealing imperfections within the crown. The appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, discolored, or misshaped can be enhanced with dental crowns. The experienced dentists at our office in Troy can strengthen or improve the appearance of your teeth with dental crowns.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are several benefits associated with dental crowns, such as being durable and long-lasting. Some of the major benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Strengthening damaged teeth
  • Protecting teeth from additional damage
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • Improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues
  • Blending in with the rest of your smile since they look completely natural

Dental crowns strengthen teeth and restore normal functioning. They also transform the look of teeth with various cosmetic flaws. To learn more about dental crowns and how they can help your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmody or Dr. Halsey, our exceptional dentists, by calling Rochester Dental in Troy, MI, at (248) 528-0700.

By Rochester Dental
April 02, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Whether you're unhappy with your appearance or want to repair a damaged tooth, cosmetic dentistry services will revitalize your smile. Your cosmetic dentists in Troy, MI, Dr. Debra Halsey and Dr. William Carmody of Rochester Dental, can help you find the perfect treatment or service for you.

Teeth whitening renews your smile

Tooth stains are hard to avoid for most people. Drinking coffee, tea, or eating or any food and beverage with dark pigments can lead to stains. Aging and tobacco use are also factors that contribute to a dull smile.

Fortunately, teeth whitening offers a simple solution. Hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in the whitening agent your dentist uses, breaks apart and removes the pigments that cause stains. After whitening, your teeth may be three to eight shades whiter.

Bonding improves the appearance of your teeth and repairs minor damage

Bonding, one of the least expensive dental treatments, offers excellent results. It can be used to fill in a chip at the bottom of a tooth, hide discoloration or imperfections, make your teeth look more uniform, or lengthen a short tooth.

During your visit to the Troy, MI, dental office, your dentist applies a small amount of composite resin, a flexible tooth-colored material. After shaping the material, they harden it with a curing light.

Veneers offer a simple solution for cosmetic issues

Thin veneers hide imperfections and flaws on the fronts of teeth. The porcelain or plastic shells are just about as thick as a fingernail yet offer excellent coverage when cemented to your teeth.

Veneers can be used to change the shape of a tooth, lengthen a short tooth, whiten your entire smile, or conceal chips, gaps, cracks, and imperfections. The restorations last 10 to 15 years or longer before they must be replaced.

Dental implants replace lost teeth permanently

Implants create a brand new synthetic tooth that looks and feels just like natural teeth. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts implanted in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts serve as replacements for lost roots and soon begin to fuse to your jawbone. Each implant supports a dental crown, a restoration that replaces the visible part of a tooth. Dental implants offer excellent biting power and will last your entire life with proper care.

Improve your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment! Call your Troy, MI, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Halsey and Dr. Carmody of Rochester Dental, at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your appointment.