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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Shrewsbury, MA Dentist
...Whether you are looking for information on implants, teeth whitening, crowns, or preventive care, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page...

Dental Services
...Let us show our wide range of services: Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services Include: Crowns Lumineers Veneers Bonding Teeth Whitening (Advanced Zoom Power 45 Minutes)​ Snap-on-smile For General Dentistry We Can Offer You: Dental Cleaning Sealants Dental Fillings Root Canal & Therapy Crowns & Bridges Treatment Of Gum Disease (Surgical and Non-Surgical) Dentures Implants Extractions Mouthguard Dental Implants We also offer a complete bad breath therapy...

Bridges
...The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth...

Crowns
...If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile...

Dental Implants
...During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile...

Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns...

Sinus Augmentation
...  Fortunately, the use of dental implants and crowns allow you to replace these missing teeth...

Post Op Instructions
...  Crowns and Bridges  Before you receive your permanent crown/bridge you will first receive a temporary restoration...

Links
... Dental Associations Academy of General Dentistry American Dental Association Dental Procedures and Topics Air Abrasion Anesthesia Bad Breath Braces Bridges  Bruxism  Canker Sore Composites/Bonding Crowns Digital X-ray Extractions Flap Surgery Flossing Flouride Gum Disease Impacted Teeth Implants TMJ Lasers Oral Cancer Plaque Scaling and Root Planing Sealants Sensitive Teeth Root Canal Tooth Decay

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Bonding                                     Bonding            Crowns                                      Bridge            Implants                                    Veneers           

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

Crowns & Bridgework
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...