Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry in Brookline, MA
Healthy teeth not only make your smile more appealing but also boost your confidence. At Royal Dental Boston, our talented dentists, Dr. Jennifer Gregorio takes pride in creating healthy smiles across Brookline, MA, and all its surrounding communities. Our quality restorations help repair and renew oral health. Contact us and schedule your consultation today!
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Revive Your Smile with Dental Implants
Missing one or more teeth can negatively impact your smile and impair your ability to eat or speak properly. What's more, the remaining healthy teeth tend to shift out of place over time. Our dentists can successfully replace your missing tooth or teeth using dental implants that will act as natural tooth roots. They are permanent and will feel and function like your real teeth. Dental implants also stimulate your jawbone, reducing bone loss to help keep your youthful facial structure.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Although missing a tooth makes you a candidate for dental implants, we will need to check your overall oral health to qualify you for implant treatment. You need healthy gums and adequate jawbone to support the implants.
If you have existing oral health problems or inadequate jawbone, we will first treat your dental issues. We can treat periodontal disease, perform bone graft surgery to strengthen your jawbone, or carry out a sinus lift to make room for the implant post.
The Dental Implant Process
When you come to our practice for a dental implant, you can expect our dentists to take you through the following steps:
- Planning - In your first visit, we will assess your health to determine if you qualify for a dental implant. Then, we will schedule your implant placement, choose the right restorations, and discuss any necessary care you may need during and after the treatment.
- Placement - During this stage, our dentist will place the implant posts precisely and accurately.
- Resting - After placement, you need to relax and allow your jaw to heal. This enables the biocompatible implant posts to fuse with the jawbone creating your new, stable tooth roots.
- Completion - After healing is complete, our prosthodontist will then complete the process by attaching custom restorations. You can then eat, speak, and smile like you would with natural teeth.
Amalgam-Free Restorations for Your Safety
When it comes to repairing damaged teeth or replacing missing ones, there are a lot of available restorative materials that can be used. At Royal Dental Boston, we care about your safety. We use amalgam-free restorations, which are free of mercury, durable, match the color of your natural teeth, and are less sensitive to temperature. Amalgam-free restorations give you a fully functional and appealing natural smile without compromising your safety.
Fillings - When you have a cavity or a cracked, broken, or fractured tooth, we use composite fillings to repair it and restore chewing ability. Composite fillings match the color of your teeth and help repair and strengthen teeth with small or medium cavities.
Onlays - If the cavity is too big for a filling but too small for a crown, we use custom-made onlays to seal the area after removing the decay.
Crowns - Dental crowns are tailor-made caps that encase your entire tooth to fix dental issues and protect your natural tooth from further damage. You may need a dental crown if you have extensive tooth decay, a cracked/broken tooth, or a worn or misshapen tooth. They are also ideal for strengthening and protecting teeth after undergoing root canal therapy. Dr. Gregorio uses custom-made crowns that fit your bite and give you a natural smile.
Bridges - If you are missing a few teeth, bridges are a great option for replacement. They can replace up to three teeth and consist of pontics connected to crowns supported by the adjacent teeth. Bridges replace your teeth, improve your bite, and prevent the remaining teeth from drifting.
Full & Partial Dentures - Dentures are restoration appliances that resemble your teeth and gums. They can be fixed or removable. Full dentures help replace an entire arch of missing teeth, while partial dentures are used when you have some teeth remaining. Our team uses the best quality materials to create customized dentures that are comfortable, secure, and easy to maintain.
Excellent Periodontal Care
Periodontal issues occur mainly due to the accumulation of plaque and bacteria caused by inadequate oral hygiene. At Royal Dental Boston, we provide comprehensive periodontal care to ensure that you regain your oral health. We offer a full suite of services to treat gum diseases, depending on the severity. For mild cases, we recommend regular professional dental cleanings to remove the plaque and tartar and prevent further infection.
If gum disease has advanced, the following treatments may become necessary:
Sometimes, the tooth can become too damaged to be salvaged, or you have a case of overcrowding. In such cases, tooth extraction is necessary to prevent further complications. Our talented dentists can carry out various extraction procedures ranging from simple tooth extraction to more complex wisdom tooth extractions.
What is TMD?
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the inflammation of the jaw joint resulting in painful chewing and biting. TMD can result from injury or teeth grinding and may cause pain in the face and jaw, as well as headaches.
Realigning Your Bite
Realigning your teeth and correcting your bite can be one of the options to resolve the problem. With treatment, you can chew comfortably without putting much pressure on your jaws, allowing them to rest. This can also help eliminate headaches and jaw pain.
Botox for Severe TMJ Pain
TMD symptoms vary in severity, depending on your level of stress. Intense stress may lead to debilitating headaches, earache, teeth grinding, and even lockjaw. Botox injections can reduce stress on your jaw. It relieves the tension in the temporomandibular joint, thereby alleviating clenching and grinding. It is non-invasive and painless and offers long-lasting relief of symptoms.
Straighter Teeth for Optimal Oral Health
Dental alignment can impact your oral health as it affects how well you can clean your teeth. Crooked teeth provide hiding spots for food particles and bacteria, which may lead to tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal disease. If you have misaligned teeth, our team can help you achieve a straight bite.
Invisalign® Braces for Adults
While braces are an effective solution for crooked teeth, most people don't like how they look. They can be uncomfortable and require extra care to keep clean. Invisalign offers a system that has no metal and can be removed for eating and drinking. The clear trays are changed every two weeks as your alignment improves, and you achieve your desired results.
What Issues Can Invisalign Fix?
Issues Invisalign can fix include:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Wide gaps between teeth
- Bite issues including crossbites, underbites, and overbites
Get the Smile You Long for with Royal Dental Boston
If you are looking to improve your overall oral health, we invite you to experience our exceptional restorative services. Our mission is to help you restore a functional, appealing, long-lasting smile. If you reside in Brookline, MA, or any of the neighboring communities, call us to schedule your appointment today!
CALL US: (617) 608-3463 REQUEST APPOINTMENT