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Dental Services in Winchester

Initial Oral Examination

Your first visit to our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.

The Preventive Program

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits. Sealants placed on permanent teeth of kids and adults that have deep grooves and are prone to cavities

Gum Treatment

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no permanent damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings. If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths.

Crowns & Caps

The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or to prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns are fabricated in a laboratory and are made either of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.

Bridges & Dentures

A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. There are two basic types of bridges. A fixed bridge which remains in your mouth at all times and is supported by your natural teeth. Removable bridges (partials and full dentures) are removed from the mouth several times a day for cleaning and rest on the gum where the missing teeth are being replaced.

Dental Implant Restoration

If a tooth is extracted or missing for some other reason, it is now possible to replace it using dental implants. An implant is like a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It's composed of two main parts: One part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.

Pediatric Dental Care

We take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We focus on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, with education and prevention as our primary tools.

Invisalign

Benefits of Invisible Braces Our dentists are able to treat a wider range of complex alignment cases thanks to recent advances in dental technology, including improvements to the Invisalign® system. Among other benefits, Invisalign® aligners are:

  • Removable, allowing you to brush, floss, and eat a variety of foods with ease
  • Virtually invisible
  • Comfortable to wear at all times of the day
  • Customized to fit only your smile
  • Plastic, not metal
  • Easy to clean
  • Cost effective
  • Botox and Dermal Fillings

    We are proud to offer Botox® and dermal filling injections to our patients. You can usually schedule these services on the same day as your dental visit. All injections are given by our doctors in office. Botox lasts about three months. Dermal fillings come in several formulations and lasts about twelve months. We offer anesthetic creams for Botox injections and anesthetic nerve blocks for dermal filling injections to maximize patient comfort during the treatment.

    Facial refreshment will certainly compliment the results of cosmetic dental restoration. Smoothing the lines in your upper face with Botox and reducing the appearance of lines of your lower face and/or plumping your lips with dermal fillings will leave you looking years younger. For more information about treatment, please call us.

    Extractions

    When tooth removal is necessary, we do simple and complex (surgical) extractions with local anesthesia and if needed, we offer oral sedation or nitrous oxide.

    Veneers

    Often an alternative to crowns, veneers are very thin pieces of specially-shaped porcelain or ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are the cure for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, have small holes or pits, misshapen or crooked, or for the correction of unwanted or uneven spaces. Unlike crowns, veneers won't require the dentist to remove much of the tooth itself. Veneers are created from an impression taken in our dental office. Your custom veneer is then bonded directly onto your tooth. Porcelain veneers won't stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, veneers are often the best treatment options to correct specific cosmetic issues.

     

    Root Canals

    Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend root canal therapy to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.

    Teeth Whitening

    Our state-of-the-art bleaching system will make your teeth whiter and brighter. You can also choose our easy at-home applications with outstanding results achieved in just days.

    Broadway Dentist

    609 Broadway
    Everett, MA 02149

    (617) 389-3636

    Winchester
    Family Dental

    831 Main Street,
    Winchester, MA 01890

    (781) 570-2212

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