Genetics, missteps in oral hygiene, and trauma can all play a role in the development of dental decay and other problems. When damage to the teeth occurs, we are ready to help with our array of restorative services. Our goal is to enable our patients to regain full dental function and pleasing aesthetics. If you believe you could benefit from one of the procedures available for restorative dentistry in Cambridge, MA listed below, contact Fresh Pond Dental today.
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that we permanently place over the entire visible portion of a tooth. It can restore the tooth’s function and strength. When a crown is made out of porcelain, it also looks quite natural. A dental bridge is a multi-unit restoration that serves to replace one or more teeth. It consists of crowns, we which place over the teeth adjacent to the gap, and pontics, which are artificial teeth that “bridge” the empty space.
Traditional silver amalgam fillings are made out of a mix of metals. Not only does the metal clash with the color of the teeth around it, but it also carries a number of oral health risks. That is why we favor tooth-colored fillings, which are made out of a biocompatible resin that consists of plastic, glass particles, and other materials. The resin carries practically no oral health risks, and we can shade-match it to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding dentition.
A full denture is a removable restoration that replaces an entire arch of lost teeth. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps it to stay in place. A partial denture can replace multiple teeth at various places throughout an arch. Small clasps secure it in the mouth. As long as dentures fit well and are made out of high-quality materials, they can be very comfortable and restore a great deal of chewing function.
The traditional process for designing and placing a dental crown requires at least two visits to a dental office. That is because the dentist must send a patient’s data to a lab, which will fabricate the restoration. At Fresh Pond Dental, we have the technology at our disposal to cut out the need for a second dental appointment. We possess an in-house milling unit that can create custom porcelain restorations that are every bit as beautiful and durable as what an outside laboratory could produce.
If you suffer from multiple, serious dental problems, our team is ready to help you regain a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing set of teeth. After we evaluate your oral health and learn what your treatment goals are, we will design a custom plan to help you reach them. We may recommend a number of procedures, including crowns, dental implants, and more. Although full mouth reconstruction can be a lengthy and complex process, its results make it a worthwhile investment of your time and money.