Bothered By Teeth That Look Jagged? Dental Veneers Can Help!

Healthy teeth that look jagged or uneven can be a problem for your smile, even if they are not causing problems for your oral health. Teeth can start to take on a jagged or awkward shape if you have a tendency to grind your teeth, or because of gradual wear and tear from years of biting and chewing. With that said, some people have naturally occurring problems with tooth shape or size that make teeth look awkward and uneven. Porcelain veneers can actually be effective at resolving many different issues with tooth shape and size, including problems with teeth that have a jagged or uneven look to them. At our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dental office, we can provide patients with veneers that are durable and attractive, allowing us to make long-term smile improvements that they are excited to share with the world! (more…)

Why Am I Having A Harder Time Keeping My Dentures In Place?

If you have a set of removable dentures, you should feel confident that they will remain in place throughout your day. For many people, that confidence can begin to wane over time. For those who have been dependent on dentures for a longer period of time, discomfort can become a concern because jawbone deterioration changes the support you enjoy for your prosthetic appliance. To enjoy lasting support from your dentures, you can look into hybrid dentures, or implant-held dentures. Hybrid dentures depend on a sequence of implants that will be placed directly in your jaw. With their support, dentures can remain secure, and they can even provide more support so that you can bite and chew with greater ease! Our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dental office is ready to help you if you wish to learn how you can make the move to implant-held dentures. (more…)

Relying On Cosmetic Dentistry To Address Teeth Stains

You may be embarrassed by your teeth stains, but does that embarrassment really call for cosmetic dental treatment? Many people turn to their dentist for help when they want to resolve problems with discolored and dull enamel. Stains can be difficult to remove on your own, even when you try to fight them with store bought whitening treatments. Our dental practice in the Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area can offer teeth whitening treatment that combines in-office and at-home care for your benefit. As you go through the treatment process, you can marvel at the difference in your appearance! Before moving forward with whitening treatment, we will evaluate your teeth to confirm that stains are the cause of your discoloration. If other problems are identified, we can recommend other cosmetic dental procedures that can be more helpful. (more…)

How Dental Implants Help You With Significant Tooth Loss

Losing one tooth can create big problems for a person, but significant tooth loss can be especially difficult to deal with. In addition to causing more problems for your appearance, the loss of multiple teeth further affects your ability to comfortably bite, chew, and speak. It can also make problems with jawbone deterioration, an issue connected to tooth loss, more difficult. Our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office has experience serving patients who need full or partial dentures to address issues with tooth loss. One thing we can do is discuss the inclusion of dental implants in plans to fully restore your smile. Implants provide stability for permanent dentures that can provide more bite support and comfort throughout the day. If you have dentures that have become less secure over time, you can find that the move to implant-held dentures (also known as hybrid dentures) can offer more comfort and functional support. (more…)

Will Treatment With Veneers Address Your Smile Concerns?

How often do you find yourself trying to hide your smile, or hoping that people cannot look too closely at your teeth while you speak? Many people have some issues with their appearance that they would like to address, but they are not sure how cosmetic dentistry can help them. At our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area dentist’s office, we provide many cosmetic services. One procedure that we can recommend is treatment with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin, durable shells made to cover up discoloration, dental damage, and other concerns. With minimal changes to your tooth structure, we can make space to permanently affix your veneers to your smile and change the way you look! (more…)

Exploring All Of Your Options For Cosmetic Dental Work

Many people who visit the dentist are not concerned with the health of their teeth, but they are worried about the way they look. Sometimes, people who express an interest in cosmetic dental work want to address gradual changes that have taken place. Enamel stains, wear and tear, and past injuries can negatively impact your appearance and make you fret that you look older and less healthy. Others hope to fix longstanding issues with the shape or size of teeth that have always seemed out of place. Our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office offers multiple cosmetic dental procedures, and we are happy to meet with you to review different options. Some of these treatments may surprise you. For example, in addition to restoring the appearance of teeth, we can address problems with lines and wrinkles around your mouth with Botox and dermal fillers! (more…)

Move On From Dentures That No Longer Feel Comfortable

While your dentures may have felt secure and comfortable throughout the day when you first received them, you may worry because they no longer feel as stable as they used to. Loose or insecure dentures can frustrate you because they can make speaking and eating difficult, and because they leave you worried about potential embarrassment during the day. People often grow less comfortable with their dentures because of jawbone deterioration, which occurs gradually after you lose teeth. With dental implant-held dentures, or hybrid dentures, you can preserve your jawbone density and have an easier time feeling secure with your restoration during the day. Our Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office is prepared to help you make the switch to implant-held dentures so that you can eat, smile, and speak with more confidence! (more…)

Explore The Different Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry!

If you feel that your smile is not as attractive as it used to be, or if you are tired of a certain issue that has always hurt your confidence, bring your concerns to your dentist! At our dentist’s office in the Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area, we are ready to meet with people who want to address problems like dental discoloration, damage to teeth, and other issues that undermine their confidence in their smile. As you look at your cosmetic dental treatment options, there are a few things that can surprise and excite you. One thing you can discover is that there are multiple forms of treatment available, which helps us address a wide range of concerns. Another is that you may be able to see all of your desired results with just one procedure, even if you feel you have serious flaws to address! (more…)

Veneers Can Put Ambitious Smile Improvements In Reach

Are you worried that your plans for cosmetic dental work are too ambitious? People who have several issues with the way they look sometimes worry that the “right” approach to treatment is not available, or that the work will be too involved. As you start to discuss treatment options at our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dentist’s office, you can find that just one procedure gives you several exciting improvements. By restoring your smile with porcelain veneers, we can make your smile more symmetrical, cover up discolored teeth, and hide dental damage. This procedure can even solve problems with misshapen or misaligned teeth! Because veneers are able to do so much for a person’s appearance, they can be recommended for those who worry their smile improvement goals are hard to attain. (more…)

Switch To Implant-Held Dentures In The New Year

senior couple confident smilesPeople who rely on removable dentures to restore their smile can find that their prosthetic feels less comfortable over time. The dental prosthetic that you receive will be custom-made to ensure that it fits properly. Unfortunately, jawbone deterioration that occurs over time can affect its stability, which may lead to issues with slipping or insecurity. If you want to avoid this problem, or if it is already starting to affect you, ask your Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA dentist’s office about implant-held dentures! With implant dentures, your restoration will remain in place thanks to a series of dental implants. The implants offer more than just support for your restoration. When you bite and chew with your restoration, the implants will stimulate your jawbone and help you avoid a loss of bone density! (more…)