Losing a tooth is undoubtedly pretty traumatizing, no matter if you lost it because of gum disease or an injury. Trying to live day-to-day with holes in your smile is much harder than you may have realized.

Fortunately, at First Dental Associates, a dental office in Reading, MA, we can restore one or more lost teeth using one of the many techniques and services we offer. You can learn more about the restorative options we offer below, but the only way to know for sure what solution is right for you is to see us for an appointment. Call our Reading, MA dental office today at 781-438-1312 to schedule an appointment.

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth to restore its strength and appearance. A dental crown can also be used to cap a dental implant after it has been placed where a tooth was lost.

At First Dental Associates, we offer all-ceramic dental crowns that can be matched to the color of your teeth for a natural look. At our Reading, MA dental office, we offer zirconia, e.max, and Lava dental crowns which are especially popular because they most closely match the look of natural, healthy teeth.

Because these dental crowns don’t have a metal foundation which is visible at the gumline, they’re great for front teeth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is used as a replacement for one or a few missing teeth. To make the bridge, your remaining healthy teeth are used. Two dental crowns are connected to a custom-made device to fill in the gap in your smile. The two dental crowns are placed over healthy teeth on either side of the space left by the lost tooth.

We can use dental implants to support a bridge if you don’t have the healthy teeth required to support a bridge.

Dental Implants

A dental implant acts as replacement tooth roots for a missing tooth. A dental implant is used as the foundation for a fixed or removable replacement tooth. Dental implants look like small screws and are usually made of titanium. They are surgically placed into the jawbone and once they fuse with the bone, they are capped with replacement teeth such as dental crowns or dentures.

Dental implants protect your jawbone from deterioration and prevent your remaining healthy teeth from shifting in place. Both are essential for maintaining good oral health.


Dentures are fixed or removable oral appliances that can replace and restore missing teeth. Dentures are most commonly used to restore a patient’s smile after they have lost most or all of their teeth, whether from tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. Replacing lost or decayed teeth is essential to maintaining your oral health as well as your facial structure and aesthetic.

Plus, with dentures, you can speak more clearly and eat just about anything you want. With dentures, we can restore your smile and give you a natural look you’ll be proud to show off.


Dental crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures are all great restorative options. Which one will work best for you depends on your individual situation. When you visit our Reading, MA dental office for a consultation, we can discuss your options and come up with a treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Learn More About How To Replace A Lost Tooth

If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing holes in your smile left by missing teeth, it’s time to find out if restorative dentistry is right for you. With several options to choose from at our Reading, MA dental office, you’d be hard-pressed not to find the perfect solution.

When you visit First Dental Associates, even if it is your first time, we’ll take however much time is needed to discuss the issues you have with your teeth and come up with a solution to restore, repair, and enhance your smile.

Get started today by calling First Dental Associates at 781-438-1312 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you.