Dental Implants can provide a permanent long-term solution if you have lost teeth due to an injury or a gum disease.
These screw-like fixtures are planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth and can also be used to support fixed bridges and dentures.
Ideal candidates must have:
The dental implant placement involves three stages:
Improved appearance: the dental implant will look like a natural tooth
Improved comfort: Implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures
Easier eating: Dental implants function like your teeth, allowing you to eat confidently and without pain.
Improved self-esteem: Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you rebuild your confidence.
Improved oral health: Without the need to alter adjacent teeth, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.
Durability: Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Orthodontics is a special branch of dental therapy associated with diagnosis and treatment of deformities related to the teeth, face and jaws. Orthodontists help in improving the function of teeth, maintaining good dental health and providing aesthetic appeal to your smile. Orthodontic therapy can be successfully provided to individuals of any age.
Orthodontic treatments can resolve the following dental problems:
Your orthodontic specialist will suggest specific treatment based on the severity of your situation.
There are multiple appliances. Few of those are mentioned here:
Treatments with removable appliances include:
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
You might need a root canal treatment if you suffer from one or more of the following:
Root canal therapy requires one or more visits and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist. Here are some of the stages of the procedure.
Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end — if not properly treated — with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.
The goals of gum disease treatment are to promote reattachment of healthy gums to teeth; reduce swelling, the depth of pockets, and the risk of infection; and to stop disease progression. Treatment options depend on the stage of disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments, and your overall health. Options range from nonsurgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgery to restore supportive tissues.
One of our main objectives at Boston Dental Center is to make you smile. And we always have new tricks up our sleeve to make that smile even brighter and better!
Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. And you can choose the shade you prefer.
There are several ways to whiten your teeth at home:
In-office bleaching provides the quickest way to whiten teeth. With in-office bleaching, the whitening product is applied directly to the teeth. These products can be used in combination with heat, a special light, or a laser. Results are seen in only one, 30- to 60-minute treatment.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. People who expose their teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade. Those who avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.
The degree of whiteness will vary from individual to individual depending on the condition of the teeth, the level of staining, and the type of bleaching system used.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin customized pieces of porcelain with different shades that attach to the front of your teeth to create a beautiful smile. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are however very durable and will last many years.
When are they used?
Sometimes called caps, crowns completely cover a tooth, restoring a normal shape and appearance. You may need a crown to:
Our experienced dentists at Boston Dental Center offer same-day dental crowns that are crafted using the strongest materials and modern CEREC technology. Same-day crowns can be an ideal choice if you have a broken, cracked or severely decayed tooth and lead a busy life. Schedule an appointment today to discuss our same-day CEREC tooth restoration options.
The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth.
Each TMJ has a disc between the ball and socket. The disc cushions the load while enabling the jaw to open widely and rotate or glide. Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder.
Dental care is important from the moment the first tooth emerges (usually between 6 and 12 months.)
The health of baby teeth affects your child’s development of healthy permanent teeth, a normal jaw, and the ability to speak and chew properly. As more baby teeth and permanent teeth come in, good dental care remains just as crucial. But it’s not all about what happens in our office—we work with both kids and parents to help develop healthy habits that will (hopefully) last a lifetime. From brushing to flossing to monitoring sugar intake, we help keep little smiles squeaky clean even between checkups.
As kids grow up, they might face other dental problems that require immediate treatment, to ensure they grow up with a healthy smile.
Dental trauma: Kids are susceptible to falls and injury, and any trauma to their teeth must be checked immediately to prevent further complications.
Early childhood caries: A bacterial infection also commonly known as “baby bottle caries”. This is caused by adding sugar to babies’ milk in the bottle.
Minor oral surgical procedures generally undertaken in children are:
Extraction of Primary teeth (baby teeth): This is the removal of the whole tooth and its root, with as less injury as possible.
Frenectomy: This is a procedure that involves the removal of the tissue fold that connects the lips or tongue to the jawbone.
Treatment of infections: Dental infections such as acute dental abscess, chronic dental abscess, and chronic apical periodontitis may require minor oral surgery.
A tooth extraction, or exodontia, is the removal of a tooth. Reasons for a tooth extraction include decayed or broken teeth. They may also be removed to make room for other teeth for an orthodontia treatment.
There are two main types of tooth extractions: simple extractions and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed on visible teeth in the mouth under local anesthesia. The tooth is loosened from its socket and then removed with dental forceps.
A surgical extraction is a more complicated procedure done on teeth that have broken under the gum line or have not fully erupted and are generally done under general anesthesia.
Exposure of tooth buried in gums is carried out to facilitate its eruption in the mouth under local anesthetic. Following a small surgical procedure of exposure, a gold chain is attached to the tooth so it can be brought into position by an orthodontic appliance.