Did you know that teeth are the only part of the human body that cannot heal themselves? Because of that fact, virtually everyone requires restorative dental treatment at some point in their lives. Here at All Dental Center in Watertown, we offer a range of procedures that are designed to repair teeth, thus renewing their form, function, and appearance. Below, read more about how we can help your oral health recover from decay, damage, and tooth loss with restorative dentistry in Watertown, MA.
A dental crown is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped cover that fits over every part of a tooth that is visible above the gum line. This type of restoration can protect a damaged tooth from further harm while helping it regain its function and form. A dental bridge, on the other hand, replaces a missing tooth altogether. It consists of two crowns, which get placed on the teeth next to the gap, as well as an artificial tooth that “bridges” the empty space.
Old-fashioned metal fillings, sometimes called amalgam fillings or metal fillings, are effective at treating decay. However, they come with some significant downsides, including that they look nothing like the nearby tooth enamel. Conversely, tooth-colored fillings are made out of a composite resin that we can shade-match to the surrounding dentition. They can thus repair cavities without affecting your smile’s natural beauty. They are also biocompatible and require less tooth preparation than metal fillings.
A conventional full denture is a removable, custom prosthetic that replaces an entire arch of teeth. It is made of a gum-colored base that supports porcelain or acrylic artificial teeth. Mild adhesive or natural suction helps it to remain it in the mouth. A partial denture can replace multiple teeth at different places throughout a dental arch. Small metal attachments keep it in place. We design both types of dentures with comfort, pleasing aesthetics, and reliable function as our primary goals.
The traditional dental crown process requires at least two appointments. At All Dental Center in Watertown, however, we have the technology to provide such restorations in a single visit. First, we employ state-of-the-art scanning technology to create a digital impression of the teeth. Then, we use specialized software to design the crown so it complements your natural bite and facial aesthetics. Our in-house milling unit fabricates the restoration out of high-quality dental ceramic. We can attach the crown to your tooth right away.
If you have complex or multiple oral health problems, full mouth reconstruction may be the best way to address them. We begin the process by evaluating your teeth, gums, and jaw. Then, we recommend a custom treatment plan that will help you regain as much dental function as possible. Some of the services that might be a part of the full mouth reconstruction process include periodontal therapy, tooth extractions, dental implants (or another tooth replacement solution), and cosmetic treatments.