Over time, as we eat and drink, stains and debris gradually build up on our enamel and discolor our teeth. Rogers Family Dental offers teeth whitening to remove these stains so your teeth look young and new again. Find out more on teeth whitening.
Even when you brush and floss regularly, a clear film of plaque develops in areas of your teeth that are difficult to reach. Having your teeth cleaned by one of our dental specialists every six months removes the plaque and helps prevent problems such as cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Read more about teeth cleaning.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to your teeth to protect them from decay. Sealants are most often applied to the grooves in the back teeth—molars and premolars—where chewing occurs. This keeps out germs and food particles and prevents cavities from forming. Sealants do not require drilling and are applied quickly and easily by our specialists. It is best to have sealants applied soon after the tooth has erupted, before it has had a chance to decay. Continue reading about dental sealants.
Dental pulp is the soft area in the center of your tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels that nourish your tooth and nerves that travel from your tooth’s roots. Infected or damaged pulp can be very painful. At Rogers Family Dental we perform root canals to repair the damage and relieve any pain due to the infected tooth. To treat your tooth, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of your tooth is cleaned and sealed. Check out our root canals page for further information.
Over time the surfaces of your teeth may be damaged due to small tooth fractures or decay. At Rogers Family Dental we install dental fillings to repair the surfaces of damaged teeth, helping you chew better and eliminating any sensitivity. If a filling is required, we will remove the affected portion and cleanse it of bacteria and debris. The area will then be filled and finished to produce a smooth, comfortable surface. Learn about dental fillings.
Rogers Family Dental provides crowns and bridges to cover damaged or missing teeth. Crowns and bridges are prosthetic teeth that are cemented onto your existing teeth or implants. A crown covers a damaged tooth in order to improve strength, appearance, or shape. A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth and consists of two crowns cemented onto the teeth immediately surrounding the space. Replacement teeth are attached between the two crowns, spanning the space where teeth are missing. Crowns and bridges can be matched to the color of your other teeth for a natural appearance. Find out more about crowns and bridges.
We also construct and install dentures—natural-looking replacements for missing teeth that, unlike bridges, can be taken out and put back into your mouth. Full dentures replace all of the teeth on the top and/or the bottom of the mouth after any remaining teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are a removable alternative to bridges. They fill a gap of missing teeth by anchoring to nearby teeth. Read more about full and partial dentures.
Most of our mouths have enough room for about 28 teeth—the number of teeth you have before your wisdom teeth come in. Your wisdom teeth may not be able to fit comfortably in your mouth and become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause nearby teeth to shift or become damaged, but Rogers Family Dental provides expert care to remove wisdom teeth. Many people in their late teens and early twenties need to have their wisdom teeth removed in order to prevent complications or damage. Here’s more about wisdom teeth.
Mini dental implants may be used to stabilize upper and lower dentures to make eating easier and eliminate the necessity of adhesives or pastes. Mini implants are made of titanium and act as the root of your tooth. Placement of mini implants is a quick and easy procedure and typically is completed in one visit at Rogers Family Dental, allowing you to feel confident that your dentures are firm and secure. You can understand more about implants and mini implants.