Scheduling Treatment To Improve A Smile Hurt By Bruxism

If trouble with bruxism goes untreated, this condition can take a serious toll on your smile. The persistent friction on your enamel produced by nightly teeth grinding will lead to wear and tear, which can turn into more significant issues with chipping and cracking that can hurt your oral health! Fortunately, there are treatments available to patients who have dental damage because of bruxism. At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, we can evaluate your smile to see what kind of service you might require. If the damage to your enamel is only superficial, cosmetic dental services are available to positively change the way that you look. For more serious damages, we may need to provide restorative dental work. (more…)

Why We Provide Access To Same-Day Dental Crowns

Would you prefer to wait to have a vulnerable tooth restored, or would you rather have the option of having it restored in just one appointment with your dentist? At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, our patients can leave the dentist’s chair with their vulnerable tooth kept safe by a same-day dental crown! We are able to provide treatment in a short time thanks to technology in our office that lets us digitally measure teeth, produce designs of custom dental crowns, and then make them in our on-office milling machine. In addition to producing restorations that are ready to protect your tooth, the restoration given to you can also restore your smile by matching the appearance of your healthy enamel! (more…)

Are Dental Implants Able To Improve Your Bite Function?

When you lose a tooth, you can find that more than just your appearance is changed. A person’s natural bite movement works when pressure can be distributed evenly – if a gap is created by tooth loss, you may have to consciously change the way you bite and chew. When this happens, it can make certain foods harder to enjoy, it can lead to overuse that wears down certain teeth, and it can cause stress that leads to chronic pain or stiffness. Fortunately, it is possible to keep a dental prosthetic so secure that you feel confident you can put pressure on it when you bite down. At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, patients with one missing tooth – or multiple lost teeth – can learn about the benefits of implant dentistry. (more…)

Will I See The Changes I Want From Having Veneers Placed?

Many people begin looking into cosmetic dentistry in the hopes they can make certain specific changes to the way they look. For some, treatment will be a means of making their smile brighter. Others will hope to do something about teeth that are chipped, cracked, or generally worn down. Of course, it is also common for people to come in hoping to make several changes while limiting the actual amount of work done on their smile. Is there a way to make all of your desired cosmetic improvements with just a single procedure? In many cases, it will be possible to do this by placing porcelain veneers on teeth. Our Upton, MA dentist’s office is ready to walk you through the process of placing veneers, and we can also help you understand how treatment will positively change your smile. (more…)

How Routine Oral Health Services Protect Your Smile

With the right commitment to oral hygiene and regular dental exams, you can protect your smile from the different threats it faces. While your daily routine certainly matters in your fight against dental decay and gum disease, it is important to recognize how much your regular visits with your dentist do for you. At our Upton, MA dentist’s office, we provide thorough preventive dental care during every one of your routine visits. In the course of these appointments, we will provide a cleaning of your teeth to remove harmful plaque and tartar. We also evaluate your teeth, gums, and oral structures for any evidence of problems that we might need to address. (more…)

We Are Ready To Care For Your Smile After A Tooth Injury

Physical injuries that affect your smile can leave you with an impaired bite, an unhealthy tooth, and discomfort with your appearance. Your Upton, MA dentist is prepared to help you if you need to have work done on a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or harmed in some other way. In fact, we can actually make sure that the matter is resolved before it worsens by bringing you in for emergency dental treatment! At this appointment, we will be able to restore the tooth’s health, address physical trauma, and make sure that you can bite and chew without difficulties. The technology in our office that allows us to produce same-day crowns helps to shorten the treatment times of patients who need help after injuries. (more…)

How To Avoid Long-Term Issues With Poor Periodontal Health

It may surprise you to hear that poor periodontal health can have long-term consequences. Many people are familiar with gingivitis, but fail to realize that if this infection is not treated in time, it can become harder to manage and more detrimental to your well-being. Fortunately, your Upton, MA dentist’s office is prepared to help you maintain healthy gums. When patients arrive for their routine dental checkup showing signs of gingivitis, we are able to treat the matter by performing an ultrasonic scaling. This procedure carefully removes the bacteria present beneath your gum line by gently breaking the deposits apart and clearing them away. If a patient has an advanced infection, we do have a periodontist on site who can work with them on addressing the matter. (more…)