Frequently Asked Questions
What is contemporary dentistry?
Essentially, this is the summation of our goals and what we strive to deliver. To us this means keeping up to date with the latest research, technology, and innovations in dentistry. It also means delivering that care in a setting where our relationship with you is paramount.
Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?
Yes! But, each patient's needs are unique. For some patients, cosmetic dentistry may only involve simple teeth whitening. For others, it may mean a complete smile makeover. Please take a look at our smile transformations page to see examples of our cosmetic patients. Everyone you see there is an actual patient of Dr. Rodgers. Once you review our samples, call for an appointment so we can discuss your options.
How can I make my smile brighter?
We offer custom-made take-home trays with professional teeth whitening gel for safe and effective whitening in the comfort of your own home. Home whitening yields excellent results - up to eight shades or better! Two weeks of use produces optimal results, but if your teeth reach the desired shade before then, simply discontinue treatment.
I have old, dark fillings. Is there any hope for my smile?
What is a dental implant and how long do they last?
Dental implants are a safe alternative to bridges, partials, and full dentures. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Once the implants are secured, Dr. Rodgers or Dr. Hughes can attach a handcrafted, permanent crown or multiple-tooth prosthetic to each post. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly within your smile. The life of the implant depends on your age, oral health status, and personal hygiene. With the proper maintenance, they can easily last a lifetime.
What is a digital x-ray, and how is it different from traditional x-rays?
When compared to traditional radiography, digital x-rays emit 90% less radiation. Detailed images are immediately available for view on a chairside monitor in our treatment room. We can transfer digital x-rays and photographs quickly via the Internet to insurance companies and specialists as well. Digital x-rays require no hazardous developing chemicals, so they're earth friendly, too!