Early Dental Care

The American Dental Association suggests children have their first dental checkup when they are one year old. When children begin foods other than breast-milk, erupted teeth are at risk for decay. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance the parents have of preventing dental problems. Children with healthy teeth chew food easily and smile with confidence.

Early Dental Care

Preventative Care

Regular office visits to your dentist is the best way to detect dental decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues before they become expensive and painful. During your preventative care visit, a dental assistant will take x-rays that allow the dentist to diagnose dental disease. A regular visit also includes a thorough cleaning, gum health evaluation, oral exam, oral cancer screening, TMJ evaluation, and fluoride treatment if desired.

Preventative Care

Root Canal

A root canal treatment (also called root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is necessary when a cavity grows so large that the decay goes through the enamel and dentin layers and reaches all the way to the pulp.Infected pulp can cause serious problem as well as continual pain. Dr. Rogers is happy to see any patient with serious pain at anytime. As part of our family, we want you to be free of pain and have a healthy mouth.

Root Canals

Teeth Whitening

Many of us dream of having a whiter brighter smile. One way to accomplish this is through teeth whitening. Teeth whitening uses a bleaching gel to make teeth whiter and more attractive. There are three main ways to whiten teeth; Custom tray whitening, Zoom or power bleaching, Professional strength white strips/trays. With any whitening system, there is the potential for temporary gum and tooth sensitivity.

Teeth Whitening

Veneers

Veneers are used to correct concerns with crowding, spacing, discoloration, minor chips or breaks, and misshaped teeth. Veneers provide many benefits, including a pleasing shape, white color, and enhanced smile. With the direct method, also called bonding or composite veneers, the dentist places a composite resin on the outside of the tooth. The indirect method involves two different appointments.

Veneers

Dental Crown

A crown is most often needed after a root canal treatment or when a large filling wears out. Crowns cover the weakened tooth to protect it from breakage. Many types of crown materials are available, including gold, porcelain and porcelain/metal combinations. A crown usually requires two appointments.

Dental Crowns

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is an option for replacing missing teeth. Bridges are only possible where there are healthy teeth on both sides of the space to be restored because the adjacent teeth are what hold the bridge in place. Although implants are becoming more common replacement options, a dental bridge is still a great replacement option in many cases.

Dental Bridges

Fillings

Most of us will eventually require a filing. A filing is used to replace the diseased or missing tooth structure caused by cavities. A filling requires the dentist to prepare the tooth by removing the cavity and any part of the tooth that is structurally unsound. After the tooth is prepared, the dentist places the restorative material.

Fillings

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are third molars that usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Because of their location at the extreme back of the mouth, wisdom teeth can affect other teeth as they develop thus, sometimes extraction is necessary. There are typically several reasons to extract wisdom teeth, but the most common reason is because the teeth are impacted.

Wisdom Teeth

Dentures

Dentures are constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by the surrounding tissues of the mouth. Dentures are typically removable, and can rely on natural teeth or dental implants for support. Partial dentures are available to patients who are missing some of their teeth and utilize remaining teeth for support. They are removable and are usually made with a metal or plastic support

Dentures

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants can help prevent cavities and other forms of tooth decay. A thin resin is applied to one or more teeth and bonded to the area of the tooth most susceptible to decay. Sealants are most effective when used just after eruption of the adult teeth. Over time sealants may fall out of the teeth and need replacement. Dr. Rogers can help evaluate for sealants at your regular check-ups to ensure proper tooth protection.

Dental Sealants

Invisible Braces

One of the main benefits of invisible braces is they are aesthetic, meaning no metal brackets or wires. Also, bleaching can be done with the ``aligners`` to get an even more aesthetic result. Because the treatment is planned virtually on the computer before starting you can see what your teeth will look like upon completion. Dr. Rogers can help you determine if invisible braces are right for you.

Invisible Braces

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, or support a denture (full or partial). An implant is a man-made root that is placed in the bone. After the implant has healed in the bone for about 3-4 months, the implant is ready for a lab processed crown, or a denture to be attached. The success rate of dental implants is over 97%. Studies show implant longevity to be greater than 20 years.

Dental Implants