Restore Your Teeth to Full Beauty and Strength in Newton Centre, MA
Restoring or replacing damaged teeth not only enhances cosmetic appearances but also improves chewing and digestion by strengthening dental function. Injury, advanced decay, and congenital imperfections are just a few conditions that prevent many adults from enjoying the benefits of a completely healthy smile.
Dr. Steve Bader and the expert team at Ultimate Aesthetics provide restorative options such as porcelain crowns, bridges, and implants for all your oral health needs. Contact us today for a complete evaluation and restorative dental plan.
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Preserving natural tooth structure is crucial to maintaining a strong and healthy smile. We provide conservative care to protect your smile’s natural function and beauty. We are committed to giving you the best restorations possible using premium materials. Some restorative procedures we provide include:
From Fillings to Crowns, We Use the Latest in Dental Technology
Processes and procedures have changed from how fillings were done even just five years ago. Dentistry is continually advancing to offer better filling materials, and we stay abreast of these changes so we can bring you the most advanced dental care.
Composite can offer you a filling that is white and translucent, like natural teeth, so all you see is your smile, not your fillings. New methods allow for more precise removal of decay, so your tooth retains more of its natural structure, which makes it stronger. The strong bond created with newer composites provides a secure and more durable restoration that will last over time. Fillings are perfect for catching and stopping decay before it causes serious damage, and most treatments can be completed in just one appointment.
When Are Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays Used?
When deep cavities can not be filled with standard fillings, and there is enough healthy tooth left to save, we use inlay’s or onlays to preserve your natural tooth. Much like a filling, these restorations replace areas that have been damaged and restore normal function and appearance. An inlay will fit snuggly inside the cusp of a tooth, and an onlay fits on the cusp. If the damage cannot be repaired with these services, then a full crown can save your tooth by covering the entire surface above the gum line. These restorations can help with:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Closing unwanted gaps
What is the Process for Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays?
After the damaged parts of the tooth are removed, we will make a dental impression that is used to fabricate your custom restoration. Digital technology has improved the speed and efficiency of this process so you can have your treatment done quickly and return to your normal routine as soon as possible. Composite restorations are also easy to care for and will last for many years when cared for properly. Brush and floss daily and visit our office at least every six months for regular exams to keep your restorations in top condition.
What Is the Cost of Restorative Dentistry?
The price for restoration dentistry will vary upon how many teeth need treatment and the existence of any other oral health conditions. When you maintain your regular cleanings and exams, we can catch cavities or other problems early, which greatly reduces the time and material needed to correct the issue. Our treatment will not only help restore your smile, but it can also help prevent future issues and give you a smile you can feel good about. Our experienced team will work with you to create a plan that meets your budget and manage all treatments to ensure you spend as little time as possible in the chair.
When Should You Consider Root Canal Treatment?
You may think that extraction is the only option for a tooth with internal nerve damage, but root canal therapy is a viable option. In some cases, Dr. Bader may recommend root canal treatment to save a tooth damaged by decay or infection. Through this treatment option, the function of your natural tooth is preserved without altering the rest of your smile.
The root canal is present inside each tooth, containing the nerves and living tissue that supply important nutrients to the tooth. This inner pulp can become infected due to poor hygiene, cavities, or facial trauma, and lead to more complex problems. Root canal treatment clears out the decay and dead tissue, preserving your natural dentition and root structure. With the bulk of the tooth intact, your bite pressure can still provide stimulation to the gums and bone, keeping neighboring teeth in proper place. You may need root canal therapy you have:
- Injury or trauma to a tooth
- Appearance of pus or an abscess on the gums
- Swelling or tenderness in the tissue surrounding a tooth
- Increased dental sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe and prolonged toothache
What is Involved in Root Canal Treatment?
A thorough examination at Ultimate Aesthetics can detect teeth that would benefit from root canal treatment. During root canal treatment, the affected tooth is numbed, and specialized dental instruments are used to create a small hole in the tooth, through which infected pulp and bacteria is removed.
To prevent recurrence of infection, the roots of a treated tooth will be sterilized, sealed, and filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. Additionally, a filling will be placed to cover the opening made to access the root canal. To lend additional strength and cosmetic appeal to teeth that have received treatment, Dr. Bader will recommend crown placement.
Following root canal therapy, it is normal to experience moderate sensitivity, while the healing process takes place. You should schedule a follow-up visit as soon as possible if this symptom does not eventually subside or becomes more persistent. Even when there are no outstanding issues, routine dental visits allow Dr. Bader to provide care that ensures the long-term success of the root canal treatment.
Why do Some People Need Root Canal Retreatment?
As with any medical procedure, there are instances when the treated area does not heal as expected. There are several conditions that may cause root canal treatment to fail, including:
- Complicated canal anatomy
- Narrow or curved canals missed in the first treatment
- Delay of crown placement following original treatment
- Salivary contamination inside the tooth
Other problems can jeopardize a tooth that was successfully treated, such as new decay that exposes the root, a loose or broken crown, or a new injury to the tooth. Advanced technology is constantly changing how root canal therapy is performed, so many procedures can be greatly improved by re-treatment. The important thing to remember is that it is worth the effort to have a tooth treated again if there is a strong probability of saving the tooth. A treated tooth can function for many years and provide essential gum and jaw support.
Restorative Options to Replace Missing Teeth
Sometimes it is not possible to save a tooth, and extraction is the best option to maintain your oral health. If you need to have a tooth extracted, it is important to replace the tooth as soon as possible. When a tooth is missing, it can cause other problems such as misalignment as other teeth shift to fill the empty space, and lack of proper bite function. At Ultimate Aesthetics, our team is dedicated to maintaining your overall oral health, and we can help you find the right solution for replacing a missing tooth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth that is permanent and highly effective with a 95%-98% success rate. Implants create a permanent anchor for your restoration, from a single crown to bridges, to fill the space and stimulate your jaw bone for long-term oral health benefits.
What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants
When receiving dental implants, you will need multiple visits. With the first appointment being a consultation to see if you qualify for the treatment. At the first visit, we examine the health of your gums and all the surrounding teeth to determine how many implants will be needed, and if you will need any other procedures before placement. We will check the density of your jaw bone to make sure it is strong enough to hold the implant. If not, we may recommend other treatment such as bone grafting before any implants are placed to ensure treatment success.
Once the jaw bone is proven to have a healthy foundation, you will be scheduled for your implant procedure. A biocompatible titanium post will be surgically placed and then allowed to heal for several months. Then you will return for another appointment to place your permanent restoration, usually a crown. Your implant will replace an entire tooth from root to crown, allowing for optimal oral functioning and a confident smile.
3 Cost-Effective Benefits of Dental Implants
When considering dental implants to replace missing teeth, it is important to look at everything you get from the high-quality, long-lasting, permanent tooth.
- It has been shown that dental implants keep neighboring teeth from shifting into the gap and preserve the jawbone, reducing the risk of more teeth being lost.
- Dental implants help protect the structure of your face. The implant puts force on your jaw as you chew just like a natural tooth, to keep your bone strong. This decreases the chances of your face structure, looking sunken in, which is commonly found in patients with missing teeth.
- Implant-supported restorations will give you the freedom to smile, speak, and eat in public without worry or embarrassment of movement.
Investing in your smile will give you lifelong benefits and minimize the number of restorations that may be needed in the future, potentially saving you money.
What Are Dental Bridges?
If you have a few missing neighboring teeth, the gap can be filled by a bridge. The traditional fixed bridge is a popular option for anchoring replacement teeth using adjacent healthy teeth.
Fixed bridges for missing teeth are a permanent solution. Two crowns are attached to the adjacent teeth, and an artificial tooth is inserted in the middle to anchor the bridge. A fixed bridge prevents the remaining teeth from shifting and can be made from colored tooth materials to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Fixed bridges are a non-invasive approach that resembles your natural smile. Similarly, to crowns, fixed bridges require more than one appointment.
Top 7 Questions to Ask your Dentist about Getting a Dental Bridge
- What bridge options are covered by my insurance?
- How long do bridges last?
- Do I qualify for an implant-supported bridge?
- Do I need an extraction?
- Are my surrounding teeth healthy enough to support a traditional bridge?
- How do I care for my bridge?
- How long is the healing period?
Preserve Your Restorations
Your restorations are designed to last, and you'll enjoy a healthy bite for a long time with proper care. Continue to visit Ultimate Aesthetics for routine exams every six months so that we can examine the health of your teeth and gums and check for signs of wear and tear in your restorations. Early intervention, like any dental issue, will save you time and money.
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