Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, Dentures Oh My! We offer them all to get your smile back where it needs to be. At each checkup, our dentist will develop a treatment plan with you on how we can help to restore your smile. A lot goes into developing this treatment plan! First off, we always make sure your needs/ wants are taken into account. Here at The Dentist at Framingham, we believe every patient is different and their treatment plan should reflect that. That is why we work WITH you on your treatment on our way to improving your smile.
If a tooth has a small cavity or chip, many times the dentist can fix it with a filling. After removing any cavity/ bad tooth, a small white packable material is placed in the tooth to replace any lost structure. This can be done in the office, is fairly quick, and matches the shade of your teeth.
Not quite sure what a crown is? You’re not the only one! Here at The Dentist at Framingham, we call crowns “little tooth helmets.” When your own tooth is starting to break down or has lost a lot of natural tooth structure, a crown can come in handy to protect the tooth. A crown fits over your existing tooth and is made of a hard dental material (typically porcelain or zirconia) to withstand all the chewing you do while your tooth remains protected underneath.
Missing a tooth completely? Bridges are used to replace teeth that are missing. It consists of three crowns connected together, with the middle crown replacing your missing tooth and the outer crowns covering your neighboring teeth. A dental bridge is a permanent option that will effectively fill any gap in your smile while improving your ability to chew.
Our dentures are custom-made for each patient to provide optimal comfort and functionality. We offer both traditional dentures as well as implant-supported dentures that can be clicked into place for better hold/ retention.