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Missing and unhealthy teeth are a problem all over the country. Having such oral health problems makes life difficult on many levels. Chewing becomes a painful and uncomfortable chore. Smiling becomes a confidence-ruining embarrassment. The shape of your face even changes, adding years to your appearance.
But maladies like these are not something you have to put up with. Restorative dentistry treatment from Dr. Sadeghi at First Dental Associates will make your smile beautiful and healthy once more. Our dental procedures, like dental implants and tooth-colored dental fillings, will restore the function and aesthetics of your teeth, leaving your smile healthy and looking great.
First Dental Associates is your destination for dental implants in Reading, MA. Implants are an extremely effective way to restore form and function to your teeth. They act as a synthetic root to anchor replacement teeth to your jaw. Dental implants can be used to support individual crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and even a full set of dentures.
Veneers, typically made out of porcelain, are an excellent way to fix minor damage to your teeth, like cracks and chips in your enamel. These ceramic shells affix to the front of your teeth, sealing off fractures and covering chips. Veneers can also remedy minor to severe cosmetic issues, like teeth misalignment and discoloration.
When the damage to your tooth is too severe for porcelain veneers, a dental crown may be in order. Crowns are similar to veneers in that they are often made from porcelain, but a crown covers the the entire tooth. Porcelain crowns are often used to restore a tooth after a root canal.
A fixed bridge uses dental crowns affixed to healthy teeth to support one or more crowns that are replacing missing teeth. This process requires some preparation, since the healthy teeth have to be reshaped to fit the anchor crowns for the fixed bridge.
Root Canal Therapy
When tooth decay makes it past your enamel and all the way to the pulp at the center of your tooth, you are at risk of losing your whole tooth. And even worse, the decay could spread throughout your mouth, severely damaging your oral health. However, a root canal procedure can prevent this from happening.
When you undergo root canal therapy, part of the top of your tooth, or dental crown, is removed to gain access to the small passages inside the root of your tooth. The diseased tooth material will be removed, and the passageways, or canals, will be filled with an antibacterial resin that will fill the tooth and stop decay from spreading. Once the health of your root has been restored, a porcelain crown will cover the remaining portion of the tooth above the gumline.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
For less severe instances of tooth decay, we will remove the decayed portion of enamel and fill it with a dental filling that matches the color of your teeth. These small repairs can save you from having bigger problems down the line, and since the filling is tooth colored, your repairs will not stick out when you smile.
When tooth decay or injury leaves you with missing teeth, dentures are a time-tested and reliable form of teeth replacement. Whether you need to replace a few teeth with a set of partial dentures, or you need a full set, First Dental Associates can provide you with dentures that fit well for comfort and performance.
Dr. Sadeghi can provide you with traditional removable dentures or implant-supported dentures for a more stable fit. Whatever your needs are, we will help you find the restorative dentistry treatment to protect your oral health and your smile. Call 781-435-7290 today to schedule an appointment, or simply fill out our online form and one of our associates will contact you.