At Morgan & Rogers Dental Institute, we provide a comprehensive range of services to meet your dental needs. We emphasize total oral-facial care and preventative treatment. As our primary concerns, patient safety and comfort are an integral part of each procedure we offer. We follow all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines for your protection and ours. All members of the staff wear gloves, masks and glasses. All instruments are sterilized regularly and disposable, sterile products are used whenever possible. Disposable tips are used for each patient on the suction and water devices. All surfaces in the examination rooms are cleaned and disinfected after each patient.
We would like your visit to be as pleasant as possible. We are available to discuss your anxieties about dental treatment and any other concerns you may have. Our rooms are equipped with radio, television sets with headsets and a selection of videos for your enjoyment during your treatment. We offer topical and local anesthetic, as well as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for those patients who would like to use it. In some cases, pre-medication is available for those who need it. Above all, please let us know what we can do to make you comfortable.
The following information offers a brief description of the services we offer at Morgan & Rogers, click on any of the highlighted areas for more detailed information. Click on Nobel Smile Advisor for an interactive description of some of our services as well!!!
The basis for good oral health is regular hygiene treatments (CLEANINGS), which remove plaque and tartar buildup. These visits will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums and provide us with an overall picture of your oral health. The timing of visits may vary depending on your current needs and oral health. We will review your medical history, check your teeth for decay, monitor periodontal (gum) condition, perform screening tests, discuss your needs and concerns, and provide education on effective hygiene at home. Regularly coming in for these visits will provide us with the best chance of catching problems early and effectively preventing future problems.
Tooth Decay and Repair
Decay left untreated on the tooth structure can cause pain, bone or tooth loss, and a degeneration of oral health and cosmetic pleasantness. Early detection of decay allows us to control its growth with the least amount of intervention. Our revolutionary “air abrasion” instruments allow us to fix minor cavities with a powerful “mini sandblaster” technique that causes no pain and requires no anesthetic.
RESIN COMPOSITE FILLINGS are constructed from tooth-colored plastics mixed with glass-like silver dioxide particles. They are commonly used in cosmetic dentistry because they look so natural, are very strong, mercury-free, bio-compatible, and securely bonded to the tooth. They can be used for restoring decayed or damaged areas of a tooth or for cosmetic improvements. We use composite resin fillings rather than the older amalgam type (hard silver-mercury metal). Because metal expands and contracts, amalgam fillings tend to flex, possibly even fracturing the existing tooth. If that happens, the tooth structure is irreparably damaged. Also, amalgam fillings are not bonded to the tooth and can leak around the fillings, causing further decay.
A crown serves to restore a broken, cracked or heavily decayed tooth to its original shape and size. CROWNS protect and strengthen remaining tooth structure and can make your teeth more aesthetically pleasing.
Numerous techniques available today allow us to assist you in creating the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer a full range of cosmetic services, including teeth bleaching for whiter, brighter teeth, PORCELAIN VENEERS or bonding, and tooth recontouring.
A BRIDGE is used to replace missing teeth. The bridge helps your face, jaw and existing teeth maintain their proper position and function.
Full or partial DENTURES can be made to replace large sections of missing teeth. Well fitting dentures help maintain proper function of the mouth and may help slow the loss of bone and tissue structure. Regular visits are necessary to maintain proper fit and health of the underlying gums.
Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention
Once periodontal disease is diagnosed, it must be treated right away. The first step is usually a procedure called scaling and root planing. This is performed by a licensed dental hygienist, typically on two quadrants of the mouth. Tartar, bacteria and toxins are removed with an ultrasonic cleaner to promote healing of the gum tissue and shrink bacteria-filled pockets. For deeper pockets, a topical antibiotic may also be used to kill bacteria. Our experienced hygienist does not simply remove debris and build-up from the teeth. She specializes in assessment of the supporting structures of the teeth and evaluates patients for potential risk factors that lead to periodontal disease. Click here for more information on GUM DISEASE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION.
This relatively new procedure allows us to use an implant to replace missing teeth. It is integrated with the bone of the jaw and supports a new tooth. These provide greater stability and a more natural look. Check here for a list of our current FREE SEMINARS on dental implants.
Early treatment and prevention of periodontal (gum) disease is essential to good oral health. Left unchecked, periodontal disease can cause irreversible tissue and bone loss. This condition is not always obvious or painful, but causes 75% of tooth loss in adults over 35. Increased hygiene treatments and other techniques help us control this disease and save your teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
Decay that descends into the pulp of the tooth requires ROOT CANAL therapy to save the tooth. The treatment consists of removing the nerve in the root of the tooth. A crown is usually required on the tooth that has had this treatment to prevent breakage in the increasingly brittle tooth.
While every effort is made to save teeth, sometimes extraction of the tooth is the only option. We perform these extractions as needed with a minimum of discomfort. Click here for information on our WISDOM TEETH extraction information. For complicated extraction cases (on any teeth), the doctor may refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon.
Mouth or Bite Guards
A major cause of discomfort, tooth loss and tension in the face and jaw is teeth grinding. A custom-made, specially fitting mouth guard can be made to alleviate these symptoms and prevent future loss of tooth structure.