Can You Treat My Tooth Pain and Hurting Smile?
Dental injuries and decay can do much more than just harm your oral health over time – they can make it hard for your smile to function as it should, leave your self-confidence bruised, and even lessen your overall quality of life. That’s why our doctors sincerely hope that you’ll pay us a visit here at Devonshire Dental Associates as soon as possible if you’re struggling with a problem like this. Our practice has a friendly and judgment-free atmosphere, and our team of general dentists and specialists is well-equipped to handle a wide variety of restorative concerns, from minor fillings to extensive tooth loss. Contact our downtown Boston location today to schedule your first visit!
Dental Crowns & Bridges
How Do I Replace Damaged or Missing Teeth?
Dental crowns are one of the most common and versatile solutions available for restoring teeth that are suffering from a wide variety of problems, including the following:
- Serious decay that cannot be treated with a normal filling
- Cracks or fractures
- Weakened dental structure that is at risk of fracturing
- Noticeable cosmetic imperfections
The process of having a new dental crown created and placed within a patient’s smile typically requires two appointments. During the first one, our doctors will adjust the tooth and capture precise impressions that can be sent to a trustworthy dental laboratory. Once the finished dental crown has been returned to us, we will invite you back to the practice for final adjustments and fitting.
Alternatively, dental bridges are a sturdy and worthwhile option when a patient is missing one or more teeth that were located next to each other in the mouth. Why is it called a bridge? Because it’s meant to literally “bridge” the gap that these teeth have left. It’s attached in place with the help of additional dental crowns, which are anchored over nearby natural teeth. Like singular dental crowns, the process of having a new bridge designed and crafted can require two (or three) appointments.
Do I Have to Get A Silver Filling?
No, not at all. At our practice, the days of treating cavities with traditional amalgam fillings are long-gone! Instead, we now use tooth-colored composite resin for healthier and longer-lasting results. Composite resin comes in several different shades, which can be closely matched to your natural tooth enamel. The flexibility of this material also allows us to preserve much more of your natural tooth and its strength, and its lack of metals means that it won’t be overly sensitive to changes in temperature.
Placing a new filling typically will only take one appointment here in our Financial District practice. Our doctors will do everything in their power to identify areas of decay as early as possible so that this process is simple and worry-free!
Root Canal Therapy
Does a Root Canal Hurt?
Over the years, root canal therapy has garnered an unfair reputation. The pain that’s often associated with it is the pain that comes from a badly damaged or infected tooth; in fact, root canal therapy is the solution to that problem that provides relief at last to patients in need! Better yet, you can trust in our highly trained, in-house endodontist to handle this necessary procedure in a safe, comfortable, and smooth manner.
Do I Need to Have a Tooth Removed?
The team at Devonshire Dental Associates will do everything they possibly can to help you avoid the need for tooth extraction. However, there are some situations where this procedure becomes a necessity for your safety and health. They include:
- If a tooth has experienced a traumatic injury and cannot be safely reimplanted.
- If a tooth is so badly decayed that common restorative solutions cannot restore its health
- If a tooth needs to be removed to make way for necessary orthodontic treatment.
- If a patient’s third molars (“wisdom teeth”) are threatening their overall oral health.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are designed to replace the natural “root” of your tooth. While this root is well-hidden under the gum line, its presence is necessary to maintain a healthy jawbone; as a result, many patients who lose teeth and do not replace the root can experience noticeable jawbone deterioration over time. At Devonshire Dental Associates, we strongly recommend dental implants as the ideal tooth replacement solution for their revitalizing effects, their attractive appearance, and their incredible longevity.
Do You See Dental Emergencies?
Of course! Our doctors understand how scary and startling incidents that involve your teeth and gums can be, and we want to support you as soon as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can find an appointment time for you right away and perform the treatment you need to feel relief. We can assist you with broken teeth, lost restorations, oral bleeding, painful toothaches, and more.