Are Your Dentures Uncomfortable? Ask About Dental Implants

For patients who have suffered significant tooth loss, a set of dentures offers an opportunity to once again show off a full smile when smiling and speaking. Because of this, you can be eager to have your custom dental prosthetic made. Unfortunately, many people who start wearing dentures can find them less comfortable than they expected. Even if your appliance fits at first, it may start to feel loose or insecure over time due to the loss of jawbone density that can take place over time. At our dentist’s office in the Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area, patients who want dentures can learn about the benefits of hybrid dentures, which rely on a series of dental implants to hold them in place. With this arrangement, you can feel more comfortable with your restoration and more confident in its ability to absorb bite pressure! (more…)

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Give Me A More Symmetrical Smile?

While an isolated tooth flaw is frustrating by itself, it creates a larger problem for your appearance by disrupting your smile symmetry. If your smile is noticeably asymmetrical, it can hurt the overall impression it gives people, even if there is little beyond the isolated flaw that affects the way you look. Fortunately, there are multiple approaches to changing a tooth’s shape available to you! Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury provides several cosmetic dental procedures to people in Shrewsbury, MA, Grafton, MA and surrounding areas. Instead of simply allowing a smile flaw to dominate your appearance, make plans for a consultation to learn what our practice can do for you! (more…)

3 Reasons To Expect Exciting Improvements From Veneers

Instead of remaining dissatisfied with your smile, you can find that the right cosmetic dental procedure can have a terrific effect on the way you look. Patients who express interest in cosmetic work can come away from treatment at our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area dental office with teeth that look brighter, healthier, and even more youthful! What can truly surprise you is how much a single procedure can do for the way that you look. Through the placement of porcelain veneers, we can make many changes to your appearance. In addition to offering a variety of benefits, veneers can ensure that you stay happy with your appearance, as the porcelain material used to make them is remarkably strong. (more…)

How Implant Dentistry Improves A Person’s Bite Function

Losing teeth means more than just experiencing a loss of confidence in your smile. A single gap in your smile can change the way you bite and chew for the worse, and that can lead to trouble with your ability to maintain a healthy and varied diet. It can also lead to a gradual increase in wear and tear for remaining teeth, and for a heightened risk for problems with bruxism. At our dentist’s office in the Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area, we are prepared to work with patients who hope to do more than just address the cosmetic effects of tooth loss. Through implant dentistry, we can place permanent dental implants that will support your ability to bite and chew with your restoration. These small, titanium posts are capable of helping patients who need to address the loss of one tooth, but they can also effectively support larger restorations like dentures! (more…)

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Address More Than You Might Realize

If you feel certain that cosmetic dental work will not give you the improved smile you really want, you may see little point in looking into the procedures that are available to you. Feeling this way can cause you to miss out on potentially significant changes. With as little as one treatment, our dentist’s office in the Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area can change the shape, size, and color of teeth while also hiding alignment issues. In addition to making these corrections, we offer treatment options that may surprise you. For instance, we can actually make improvements by addressing bulky or uneven gum tissues, or through work with Botox and dermal fillers! (more…)

Ask Your Dentist How Dental Veneers Can Change Your Smile

If you are ready to take action against problems with misshapen teeth, past dental damage, discoloration, or any other cosmetic smile flaw, you can talk to your dentist about the benefits of porcelain veneers. When veneers are placed, they are capable of addressing many different issues, making this an effective means of taking on many problems at one time. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we can walk you through the process of placing dental veneers and review the potential benefits of a procedure for your smile. While veneers are useful under many circumstances, they are not the only approach to cosmetic dentistry that we offer. (more…)

What To Expect From Dentures Secured By Dental Implants

By providing a patient with dentures, we can give them renewed confidence in their smile. If you are currently seeking prosthetic work with dentures, or if you already have removable dentures, you may be concerned that they lack the bite support you want, or that they might be difficult to keep in place. With hybrid dentures, we can actually restore a person’s bite function with a prosthetic that remains securely in place. Hybrid dentures rely on a series of dental implants that keep the appliance held securely to your jaw. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we can meet with you to discuss the benefits of implant-held dentures, and walk you through what to expect when it comes to placing and restoring dental implants. (more…)

Embarrassed By Stained Teeth? Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

As teeth stains worsen, your confidence in your smile can plummet. What often frustrates people about teeth stains is how difficult they are to avoid – many popular foods and drinks contain particles that can dull your enamel. Even if you have cut down on the products that you suspect caused your teeth stains, you may find it difficult to remove those stains that have already formed with products that are available at your local grocery store or pharmacy. At our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office, we can recommend cosmetic dentistry if you are trying to deal with stubborn stains. To brighten your teeth, we can offer a professional whitening procedure that makes significant changes. If we find that other issues have led to your problems with discoloration, we can review other treatment options available to you. (more…)

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Address Harm From Teeth Grinding?

When a person grinds their teeth each night, they can unconsciously cause serious problems for their smile. The friction produced when you grind or clench your jaw can lead to wear and tear that changes the shape of teeth, or even chips and cracks to your enamel! Our dentist’s office in the Shrewsbury and Grafton, MA area has experience addressing the effects of this problem, often referred to as bruxism. In addition to helping you protect your smile at night, we can recommend cosmetic dental services that address concerning issues with wear and tear. If necessary, we can also plan procedures to address chips and cracks that have affected your oral health as well as your smile. (more…)

How Dental Implants Fit Into Plans To Restore Your Smile

If your smile is lacking even one tooth, you should know that prosthetic dental work can have several benefits. In addition to improving the way you look, treatment to restore your full smile can give you better bite support, limit your risk for losing more teeth, and even help you prevent jawbone deterioration. These benefits are available to patients who receive a prosthetic held in place with a dental implant. Implants act as artificial “roots” that ensure a restoration remains securely held to your jaw. When you have an implant-held prosthetic appliance, you can find it easier to speak, bite, and chew the way you did before tooth loss. For those who need to replace several teeth, we can use multiple implants to hold larger restorations. We can even provide hybrid dentures for those who need to replace a row of teeth! (more…)