What constitutes a dental emergency? When should you see your dentist? We consider any damage to your teeth or gums that is not life threatening to be a dental emergency, and urge our Brighton, MA, patients to see our team as soon as possible. In today’s blog, we’re looking at emergency situations, how one should respond, and why ignoring treatment could put your smile in danger!
When we talk about implant dentistry, we often focus on the obvious benefits: replacing your missing teeth and improving your smile’s appearance. But what about the rest of your face? Did you know that losing one or more teeth could lead to an aged appearance? In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how implant dentistry helps preserve facial structure for Brighton, MA, residents suffering from tooth loss.
When we have teeth that crowd, overlap, or sit crooked in our smiles, not only does the appearance of our smile suffer, but our overall oral health will as well. Correcting these issues with orthodontics means helping our Brighton, MA, patients enjoy healthier and more beautiful smiles. Instead of using metal braces, we often help our patients by prescribing Invisalign® aligners.
If you have between one and three missing teeth in a row, then yes, your smile may benefit from a dental bridge. Designed to address minor tooth loss, a custom-made bridge offers a lifelike and dependable solution for the gaps in your smile. In today’s blog, we’re talking about how we create them and when our Brighton, MA, patients should consider a dental prosthetic.
Our teeth are coated in a very strong material known as tooth enamel. However, despite this our teeth may still become chipped, broken, or develop tooth decay or infection. When teeth become damaged and the protective tooth enamel is compromised, then we may offer our Brighton, MA, patients a lifelike and strong dental crown. How do we restore the health and beauty of smiles with these custom restorations?
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.