What Restorative Dental Treatments Are Best?

Having a nice smile is important for more than just aesthetic reasons.

A nice smile is also indicative of healthy teeth! Tooth decay is the leading cause of breaking teeth. Fortunately, the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. Yet teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health.

Through improved techniques and modern technology, our Boston team of restorative dentists can offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance, and function.

What types of teeth improvements can or Boston dentist make?

We offer the following dental improvements here in the Back Bay area. 

  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
  • Improve or correct bites
  • Repair decayed, broken, cracked or chipped teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Prevent the loss of a tooth
  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
  • Restore normal eating and chewing
  • Relieve dental pain

What restorative dental treatments do we offer?

A composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

A tooth crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring a tooth to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

From the convenience of our Boston dentist office, Dr. Carmine Morreale can take digital scans of our patients’ teeth and produce precise lab-quality restorations. This means that patients can be evaluated, fitted, and placed with a new custom-made restoration — all within a single, convenient appointment.

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges and you and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone and secured under the gums. The procedure is performed by a prosthodontist (a doctor with expertise in restoring and replacing teeth) and a periodontist (a doctor with expertise in the gums and supporting bone). The teeth attached to implants restore and often enhance a patient’s smile in a natural-looking way while also ensuring that the teeth function as they should.

A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Each treatment varies according to the diagnosis and need for appropriate dental care. To discover what restorative dental procedure is BEST for you, call our office today at 617-536-4620 to schedule a consultation.

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