Dental Associates Roslindale in Roslindale
Dental Associates Roslindale is the premier dentist services in Roslindale MA. Our team of dentists, specialists and hygienists offer patients most services in-house from basic dental exams andcleanings to teeth whitening, gum treatments, crowns and bridges, root canals and dental implants.
- To ensure healthy teeth and gums throughout your lifetime, it is essential to brush thoroughly and regularly, floss daily, and have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist at leastevery six months. Regular and properly-performed daily homecare can keep tartar from building up and turning into calcified plaque deposits. Keeping away plaque deposits can prevent the gums frombecoming inflamed, losing their tone, and creating "pockets", or spaces between the gums and teeth which in turn leads to further inflammation and deeper pockets. Untreated, these pockets can lead toperiodontal (gum) disease which can damage underlying jawbone and leading to loss of teeth. Even the most adept brushers and flossers will develop deposits, and regular hygiene appointments can takecare of removing these deposits before they become problematic. Your dental hygienist will thoroughly remove all traces of tartar and calcified plaque. This is done either with instruments called"scalers", or an ultrasonic tool called a "Cavitron". Sometimes a combination of both techniques is used. Then the hygienist will polish your teeth with a low-abrasion paste to keep the surfacesmooth and less resistant to build-up. In some instances she will apply fluoride to strengthen enamel. Based on your exam, your hygienist will tailor your treatment and frequency of visits to bestsuit your specific needs. Maintaining ideal oral hygiene is the best way to prevent decay and bone loss in your dentition over your lifetime. Many high-profile studies have emerged in recent yearsthat point to a potential link between periodontal (gum) disease and cardiovascular disease. Our hygienists are licensed professionals, dedicated to preserving and maintaining your oral health, aswell as educating you so that you can develop excellent home-care habits. Regular hygiene visits and good home-care habits are the most important routines you can employ to gain maximum longevityfrom your natural dentition. We consider the preventive dental hygiene appointment to be one of the most valuable services we offer to our patients.
- When decay rots away enamel, the resulting space is called a cavity. Left untreated, the decay will eventually cause extensive damage to the tooth, and potentially cause the root to be infected.However, if the cavity is caught early, your dentist can treat it with a simple filling, typically in one appointment. Your dentist will first apply a local anesthetic, then use a drill or laser toremove the decay. Then they will apply a filling to prevent further decay, and to prevent the sensitive inner layers of the tooth from cold, heat or pressure. The filling is applied in layers andhardened with a special light. The final layers are shaped and polished to restore the tooth's appearance and function.
- At Dental Associates Roslindale our dentists recommend porcelain veneers as an excellent option for people who are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their teeth. These ultra-thin, porcelainslips fit perfectly over teeth, making them look cosmetically perfect and completely beautiful. An off-white or crooked smile can cause serious confidence problems. Porcelain veneers are a fantasticalternative for patients wanting a beautiful smile without surgery, harsh chemicals or painful treatments. For porcelain veneers to be applied, the underlying teeth, bone and gums must be healthy.Patients with gum disease or tooth decay must be treated prior to the placement of porcelain veneers. What problems can porcelain veneers solve? * Large gaps between the teeth. * Misaligned teeth. *Misshapen teeth. * Stained teeth. * Uneven gums and teeth. * Unnatural looking bridges and crowns. How can porcelain veneers benefit you? One main advantage of porcelain veneers is that patients canchange the look of their smile without painful alterations of their teeth. The covers themselves are so thin and unobtrusive that speech and eating are seldom affected. Here are some of the otheradvantages of porcelain veneers: * No harsh drilling of inner tooth mechanisms. * No injections. * No pain or discomfort. * Only two dental visits required. * Option to place multiple LUMINEERS® atone time. * Perfect, pearly-white teeth. * Thickness of a contact lens. * Totally reversible treatment.
Dental Associates Roslindale