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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.

By Rochester Dental
March 09, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Your Troy, MI, dentists, Dr. William Carmody, and Dr. Debra Halsey can help you restore your missing teeth with dental implants. Implants offer many advantages, including these five key benefits.

Better biting ability

Loss of biting power is the downside to tooth restoration options that don't replace tooth roots. Roots give your teeth the strength and stability needed for biting and chewing a variety of foods.

Dental implants replace your natural roots with titanium posts that osseointegrate or bond to your jawbone. Once the implants osseointegrate in a matter of months, they're just as strong as your natural roots. Implants are topped with dental crowns, restorations that replace the visible parts of your teeth.

Thanks to your implants, you'll be able to continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods, even raw vegetables, and tough meats.

Natural feel

Since your new tooth is rooted in your jawbone, it will feel completely natural. In fact, many people in Troy who have had implants report that they can't tell the difference between their implants and natural teeth. Implants also won't slip, slide, and irritate your gums.

The only long-term option

Other tooth restoration options need to be replaced periodically but not implants. In fact, your implant may very well last your entire life. (Although your implants don't have to be replaced, you may need to replace your crowns when they wear out.) When you calculate the long-term costs of the various tooth restoration methods, you'll probably discover that implants are the least expensive choice.

No jawbone issues

Your tooth roots constantly stimulate your jawbone, keeping the bone strong. When teeth are lost and the roots aren't replaced, the bone may shrink and weaken. Unfortunately, this can cause other teeth to loosen or the muscles in your lower face to sag. Restoring your lost roots with implants helps you avoid these unpleasant consequences.

An excellent option for almost everyone

Do you think dental implants aren't an option because you've lost multiple teeth? Although implants are often used to replace single missing teeth, they can restore any number of missing teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, an implant-supported bridge or denture may be an option for you. You're a good candidate for dental implants if you're in good general and oral health, don't smoke or don't have immune-suppressing diseases, or take medications that affect your immune system.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call your dentists in Troy, MI. Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your appointment.

By Rochester Dental
May 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants   Tooth Loss  

Whether tooth loss occurs as a result of an accident, infection, decay or another reason, several unexpected consequences can occur. Fortunately, your Troy, MI, dentists, Drs. Debra Halsey and William Carmody, can help you maintain the appearance and function of your smile with dental implants.

Gaps in your smile may affect your confidence

Looking at your reflection in the mirror for the first time can be a shock after tooth loss. If you don't replace your missing teeth, you may soon find that your changed appearance has begun to affect your self-esteem.

When you don't feel confident about your appearance, it can be difficult to feel comfortable in both social and business situations.

Tooth loss often leads to eating problems

Eating becomes much more difficult if you're missing a molar or incisor. Depending on the function of the lost tooth, it may be hard to tear, grind, or chew food. If you've lost many or all of your teeth, swallowing food whole or adopting a soft diet may seem like the best options.

Unfortunately, it's much harder for stomach acids to break down unchewed food. If you swallow food without chewing, you may be more likely to experience gastrointestinal issues. Soft diets may not include all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to stay healthy.

Losing a tooth affects your other teeth and your jawbone

Nearby teeth try to fill the gap in your smile after you lose a tooth. As the teeth shift, they may begin to overlap, altering your appearance. The changes may also cause bite problems or make it hard to maneuver dental floss between the overlapping edges of your teeth.

Teeth roots not only hold your teeth firmly in place but also stimulate your jawbone. Without this constant stimulation the bone might begin to weaken and may not be able to adequately support your other teeth.

Dental implants prevent tooth loss consequences

Dental implants improve your appearance, prevent shifting, keep your jawbone strong, and allow you to chew normally. The first step in the dental implant process involves adding titanium posts to small openings made in your jawbone during minor oral surgery.

The posts serve as new tooth roots and bond to your jawbone. Connecting the implants to dental crowns creates brand new teeth that look natural and feel just like the teeth you've lost. Crowns are created from dental impressions taken during one of your implant visits to the Troy dental office. The impressions ensure that the visible parts of your new teeth fit the gaps in your smile perfectly.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call your dentists in Troy, MI, Drs. Halsey and Carmody, at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your appointment.

Find out what sets dental implants apart when it comes to tooth replacement options.

Here at the Troy, MI, office of dentists Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, we offer a complete array of tooth replacement options, including one of today's most popular treatments: dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are placed into the jawbone to support one or more false teeth.

Here are some of the amazing benefits that dental implants have to offer:

Acts Just Like Real Teeth

One of the biggest reasons people receive dental implants after tooth loss is because they are looking for a restoration that will function and feel like the real thing, and dental implants are truly the next best thing to a real tooth. Not only does the implant itself effectively replace your lost tooth roots, but it also naturally bonds together with bone and tissue, making it a permanent part of your mouth. Once the full implant has been placed, you won’t be able to notice a difference between the artificial tooth and your real one.

Doesn’t Require Special Care

Another benefit to getting dental implants is that this restoration doesn’t require special maintenance and care. While you will want to visit our Troy, MI, family dentists every six months (as per usual) for routine checkups, besides these visits and maintaining good oral hygiene, dental implants don’t need additional attention. Just brush them twice a day and floss them daily like you do the rest of your natural smile.

Preserve the Jawbone

Once the implant is placed, your jawbone will receive the stimulation that it needs but wasn’t receiving during tooth loss. By providing the bone with necessary stimulation, you can prevent severe bone loss and provide your facial structure with the support that it needs.

Lasts a Lifetime

Looking for a tooth that could last you the rest of your life? Since implants fuse together with the bone and tissue in your mouth, it’s not surprising that this restoration is designed to last a very long time. With the proper oral care in place, and by making sure that you continue to see your dentist for routine checkups, it’s common for implants to last for decades on end. Depending on when your implant is placed, you could have it for the rest of your life.

Interested in Treatment? Give Us a Call

Whether you have questions about dental implants from our Troy, MI, dental team or you are ready to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for this tooth replacement option, call us today at (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment.

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.