Restore Your Smile with Restorative Dentistry in Newton, MA
Don’t live with tooth decay, toothache, trauma, or wear. Contact Newton Smile Centre right away, and find out how we can repair your damaged smile quickly and comfortably with our array of advanced restorative dentistry techniques and technologies. Our dedicated dentist and team provide the care patients need to restore their healthy smiles. Contact our Newton, MA dentist to find out more or schedule an appointment. We also welcome patients form Cambridge and the Greater Boston area.
Dental crowns are one of the most frequently used dental restorations. They are placed over the top of a damaged tooth to restore lost structure, or connected to form a bridge that replaces one or more consecutive lost teeth. Dental crowns are available in a variety of materials including gold, porcelain bonded to metal, and all ceramic. Dr. Walid Ben Aissa will explain all of your options, and help you choose the best material for your unique needs and smile goals. The process is typically completed over two visits to our Newton, MA office. During the initial visit, we prepare the damaged tooth, capture impressions of the prepared tooth, and place a temporary crown. Once we receive the custom crafted crown from our dental lab, patients return to exchange their temporary for the custom crown. We also offer same day crowns and bridges using the CEREC® computer assisted design and manufacture system.
Fillings were traditionally created using a metal amalgam material. While these fillings offered durable results, they are less than ideal in appearance. The darkly colored amalgam is apparent in the smile, but in addition to the impact on the cosmetic appearance of smiles, amalgams also require the removal of natural tooth structure to create wedges that hold the filling in place. Once the fillings are placed, the expansion and contraction of the filling can further damage the tooth, allow bacteria and plaque to buildup between the tooth and filling, and will likely need to be replaced. Tooth-colored fillings are crafted from composite resin. This putty-like material can be precisely shaded to match natural dental structures, and it is applied directly to the tooth without removing healthy structure. The malleable composite resin easily fills in pits and grooves in teeth creating a strong, bond between the tooth and the filling that is less likely to break away over time.
Patients with extensive tooth loss should consider partial and full dentures. These time tested tooth replacement solutions offer patients the restoration of lost teeth, which restores their ability to chew a greater variety of foods and smile confidently. Partial dentures, sometimes referred to simply as partials, are used to replace a number of lost teeth along one arch. These can be both consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth. The partial is a gum colored base shaped to fill the gaps between teeth that support the replacement teeth, and it is held in place with metal clasps that connect it to remaining teeth. Full dentures are similarly crafted with a gum colored base that supports a replacement arch of teeth. Dentures are held in place through suction between the gums and denture. For patients interested in a more stable solution, we offer dental implant supported dentures.
Root canals are necessary when dental decay or damage is able to access the innermost pulp layers of teeth that house the tooth nerves. A root canal is a straightforward procedure that removes the damaged tissue and restores lost dental structure. While root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, it’s actually the toothache caused by decay or damage accessing the sensitive tooth nerves that causes the pain. Following root canal therapy, patients experience significant pain relief.
In the past, patients needed to visit our office two times to complete advanced restorations like crowns or bridges, but using the state-of the-art CEREC® one-visit dental restoration system, we’re able to design, craft, and place even an advanced dental restoration in just one visit to our Newton, MA office. CEREC® is a computer assisted design and manufacture system that gives our dental team the tools we need to complete the entire dental restoration process while patients relax in the comfort of our familiar dental office.