Addressing Unsightly Teeth With Bonding And Contouring Work

All it takes is one conspicuous problem with a tooth to make you self-conscious about your smile. What can you do to make sure a relatively minor issue is no longerĀ  impacting your appearance and confidence? At our Shrewsbury, MA dental office, we have different options for cosmetic dental care, including work that targets the specific flaws affecting a tooth’s shape, size, and color. Through tooth bonding and tooth contouring work, a noticeable flaw can be remedied in a short period. In addition to being convenient, these treatments preserve more of your natural tooth structure, and will not require the placement of a permanent restoration! (more…)

Want To Improve Your Smile? Invisalign Treatment Can Help

If you want to improve your smile, you may want to consider correcting issues with your dental alignment. If you have teeth that appear crooked, that overlap, or are too far apart, your smile can appear asymmetrical, and look less attractive. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can help you correct issues with the positioning of teeth through Invisalign treatment. Instead of relying on traditional metal braces for your orthodontic work, we use a set of clear braces to move your teeth. This experience can make you more comfortable wearing an appliance in public, and you can be happy to have braces that you can easily remove on your own! (more…)

How Does A Root Canal Procedure Fit Into Cavity Treatment?

If your tooth is affected by decay, will your treatment include a root canal procedure? In some cases, this is necessary, but not everyone who schedules work for a cavity will have to undergo this particular treatment. If a cavity is identified before it exposes you to an internal tooth infection, it can be dealt with in a more conservative manner, meaning more of your healthy tooth structure is left untouched. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental office, we can determine what treatment might be appropriate for your cavity. If you require a root canal, we can make sure that the problem is properly addressed, and that your comfort is prioritized throughout your treatment. We can also provide ongoing dental exams to determine if you have any issues with decay, so we can catch a problem before it reaches this stage. (more…)

We Can Restore Teeth In Less Time With One-Visit Crowns

Waiting for a dental restoration can be frustrating, and relying on a temporary crown until your permanent one can be put in place can feel awkward. You can be understandably afraid to put too much pressure on a restoration that is only meant to provide short-term support, and you can worry about it loosening or being lost! At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can eliminate the need for the temporary crown by placing a crown that is ready in just one appointment! E4D technology at our office enables us to perform every step of the crown creation and placement process on site, meaning we are not dependent on a third party lab to produce your restoration. In addition to being more convenient, this approach also allows us to craft lifelike restorations that easily fit in with a person’s smile! (more…)

Avoiding Cosmetic Problems From Restorative Dental Work

At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we are proud of the work we do to help our patients avoid oral health troubles like gum disease and tooth decay. Through careful evaluations and detailed teeth cleanings, we can stop oral bacteria from creating problems that call for restorative dental work. If you do find yourself in need of treatment, our practice can make sure the matter is fully dealt with, and we can supply you with a lifelike filling or crown that blends in with your smile. Because we are able to craft and place attractive, tooth-colored restorations, we can see to it that your oral health work does not have a negative effect on your appearance! (more…)

Addressing Gingivitis With An Ultrasonic Scaling

Why should you worry about the condition of your gums? If you develop gingivitis, and it is not addressed properly, your condition can worsen and become difficult to manage. A person who experiences this more advanced periodontal infection, known as periodontitis, can experience general health troubles as a result. They can also suffer attachment loss – when the tissues holding your teeth in place are destroyed, they can lose necessary support. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can help you combat this issue with an ultrasonic scaling. An ultrasonic scaling eliminates bacteria that reside beneath your gum line. Removing these unwelcome agents can put an end to your issues with gingivitis, and keep you from experiencing periodontitis! (more…)

Finding The Ideal Solution For Your Dental Discoloration

The field of cosmetic dentistry can address many different issues that affect a person’s confidence in the way their teeth look. Dental discoloration is an issue that often inspires people to ask about their treatment options, but it might surprise you to learn that this problem is not always a result of teeth stains. In some cases, other dental issues can be the cause of unflattering changes in the color of a person’s smile. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can help you determine the ideal solution for your smile concerns, and provide modern treatment. We can discuss a teeth whitening procedure to help you deal with teeth stains, as well as other approaches that can help you if your problem stems from a different cause. (more…)

How Long Should You Go Between Dental Checkups?

Every routine dental checkup you attend provides you with the kind of care that can dependably protect you against potential oral health troubles. These visits are also important because any existing issues can be identified, and properly treated before they worsen. So how often should you come in for preventive care? Unless you have been advised to follow a different schedule, you should seek an appointment every six months. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we can provide important services at every exam you attend. The care you receive will include a thorough teeth cleaning, as well as a detailed examination that can lead to the discovery of any potential problems that should be addressed by a dental professional. (more…)

What Can You Expect From Cosmetic Work Involving Veneers?

How much improvement can you really expect to see when you have cosmetic dental work done? At our Shrewsbury, MA dental practice, we provide our patients with access to several procedures that can help with different issues that might make them self-conscious about the way they look. With porcelain veneers, you can actually address several concerns you have about your appearance with a single procedure. These restorations cover the front of teeth, and hide concerning flaws like discoloration, damage, and even some issues with dental alignment. The porcelain material used to create these restorations can stay in good condition for many years, and preserve your appearance. (more…)

Does It Hurt When You Bite And Chew? Talk To Your Dentist!

Biting and chewing are routine, unthinking actions that people perform automatically. However, if you have trouble with a tooth, or issues with your jaw that have gone unresolved, you can have a difficult time ignoring the discomfort you feel whenever you bite and chew! If a problem is serious enough, you can also feel discomfort when you laugh, or speak. At our Shrewsbury, MA dental office, we are ready to help you deal with a problem that is causing you pain. For issues with a toothache, or dental sensitivity, we can recommend restorative dental work based on addressing the condition of your tooth. If your problems are linked to jaw troubles, known as TMJ dysfunction, we can work with you on resolving the trouble. (more…)