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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.

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
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!