Even with a dedication to good oral hygiene, issues can arise that must be handled to restore a healthy smile. If you find yourself in need of restorative dentistry to address problems such as tooth decay, or gum disease, we are here to help. At the office of Dr. Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D, we provide effective restorative care that will have you smiling again in Boston. If you are in the Boston area, we encourage you to give us a call as soon as you notice the problem so we can provide prompt treatment.
Restorative dentistry services
The goal of restorative dentistry is to preserve, repair, or replace missing or damaged teeth. Restorative dentistry is important because empty spaces in the mouth can cause remaining healthy teeth to shift out of alignment. Gaps in the smile can lead to plaque buildup and other problems such as tooth decay.
Here are some of the most common restorative dentistry services we offer:
Dental crowns are most often used when patients have broken teeth or cavities that are too large for a traditional filling. The tooth-shaped cap is custom fabricated to blend in and is extremely effective at protecting and strengthening a weakened tooth.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth and are composed of two dental crowns as anchors with a replacement tooth or teeth filling in the space of the gap.
Dental implants are also used to replace missing teeth, but instead of relying on two crowns as anchors, the screw-like implant is anchored into the jawbone to replace the missing root. Once the implant has healed, a dental crown can be attached to it to fill in the gap.
Caring for your restorations
Whether you have dental crowns, bridges, or implants, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings to ensure the longevity of your restoration. This includes brushing and flossing daily around your restorations. Avoid eating hard or sticky objects as they can cause damage to your restoration.
Restorative options for all your needs
At the office of Dr. Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D., we know that restorative dentistry is not always a one-size-fits-all approach. We are always happy to discuss options with our patients so you can have the solution that is best suited to your needs. If you are in the Boston, MA area and would like to book an appointment, please call (617) 581-0689.