For many years, the only option for addressing tooth decay and preventing infection involved placing a metal filling. While effective, these restorations had a number of drawbacks. Fortunately, we offer our Brighton, MA, patients an alternative, one that looks natural and is safe for patients of all ages. What benefits will our metal-free fillings provide?
Veneers differ from our other cosmetic treatments for a number of reasons. For one, they address a wide array of cosmetic and restorative concerns, while also offering a lifelike appearance. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentist explains the transformative potential of porcelain veneers, and looks at how we design and create them.
When we talk about root canals, we find many people apprehensive about the procedure. Years of misinformation and jokes have left this common endodontic procedure with an undeserved reputation. In fact, root canal procedures are comfortable and many patients find them comparable to receiving a simple dental filling. In today’s blog, we’re explaining why residents of Brighton, MA, shouldn’t fear the root canal!
When you experience aches or sensitivity in your teeth, you should see the dentist right away for treatment. But what about your gums, when should you be concerned about them? If you experience sore or bleeding gums, then we suggest seeing your Brighton, MA, dentist as soon as possible for periodontal treatment. We’re going to talk about identifying and treating gingivitis and gum disease, and when to alert your dentist.
Did you know that tooth loss impacts not only your smile, but your overall facial structure as well? To avoid serious complications, such as an aged appearance or even further tooth loss, you need to replace your lost tooth or teeth. To do so while also preserving your facial structure, we may suggest implant dentistry for our Brighton, MA, patients.
Braces don’t have to be the only option for addressing misalignment. In fact, we offer our Brighton, MA, patients a unique option for correcting uneven smiles. With Invisalign®, we use clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® enables our patients to enjoy better oral health and a more attractive smile!
Minor tooth loss isn’t just a cosmetic issue. Losing one to three teeth could lead to trouble with your oral health, including a higher risk of TMJ disorder and a chance of further tooth loss. In order to help Brighton, MA, residents with missing teeth, we may prescribe a dental bridge. How do we create these prosthetics and what benefits will they offer our patients?
When our teeth become abscessed or infected, restorative treatment is crucial. Otherwise, people could end up losing a tooth and suffering the serious complications of tooth loss. How does root canal therapy treat infections and stop tooth loss? When should our Brighton, MA, residents seek treatment? Find out more about endodontic therapy in today’s blog!
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 49, 750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Nearly 10,000 of those diagnosed will succumb to the disease. However, recovery rates increase the earlier the issue is diagnosed. For that reason, we always urge our Brighton, MA, patients to start the year with an oral cancer screening.
With 2019 just a few days away, you’re probably thinking about your New Years Resolutions. What changes do you want to make in your life? Well, with a few minor changes to your daily routine, you could ensure your smile stays healthier and brighter in the upcoming year. Find out how from your Brighton, MA, dentist!