We exclusively offer tooth-colored fillings at North Billerica Smiles. These fillings can be matched to the color of your tooth, providing superior aesthetic results compared to traditional metal fillings.
In addition, the composite material used to create tooth-colored fillings bonds tightly to your tooth, creating a tight seal and ensuring a long lifespan for your new restoration. If you have a sore tooth or suspect you have a cavity, get in touch right away. The sooner you get a filling, the better!
We offer both anterior (front) and posterior (rear) root canal therapy in Billerica. A root canal is required when extensive decay or dental trauma has destroyed the outer layer of your tooth. This exposes the interior “pulp,” which becomes infected and begins to die.
In a root canal, the tooth is opened up, the decayed material is removed, and the tooth is filled and sealed to restore its appearance and health. This eliminates your pain and discomfort, and keeps the tooth intact for years to come.
We work with a dental lab to build natural-looking porcelain crowns in Billerica. Crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay or tooth infection. Crowns are also used to repair teeth that have been severely chipped, cracked, or broken due to oral trauma.
With a crown from the doctors at North Billerica Smiles, you’ll be able to restore your tooth, your bite, and your confidence.
Dental bridges are built using two crowns that attach to healthy teeth. Between these crowns, a false tooth is suspended, covering up the gap in your smile. Dental bridges are permanently attached to your teeth, so they don’t have to be removed, unlike partial dentures. They also last longer and look and feel more natural.
Partial dentures are built out of acrylic and metal, and are designed to snap onto your remaining healthy teeth. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and offer fast results and a relatively long lifespan.
Full dentures are only used to treat patients with major oral health issues. This is because they require your remaining healthy teeth to be extracted, even if they’re still healthy. Full dentures usually replace both the upper and lower arches of your teeth using an acrylic base with natural, realistic-looking teeth, allowing you to eat, chew, and speak normally even after extensive tooth loss.
Restorative Dentistry is the process of rebuilding damaged and broken teeth and treating tooth loss with high-quality tooth replacements. In the process, we restore the aesthetic harmony of a patient’s smile along with their confidence and tooth functionality.
Tooth loss carries many side effects, including bone loss, increased risk of future tooth loss, changes to your bite and facial structure, and difficulty performing tasks like chewing or enunciating. Missing teeth can be a major source of insecurity that leads to social isolation.
Patients with extensive tooth loss deal with a reduced capacity to eat a wide variety of foods which leads to poor nutrition. As bone resorption worsens, a patient’s face may lose support to certain muscles around the mouth and certain features may collapse over time.
However, these problems can all be avoided with the help of a high-quality restorative dentist. During your consultation, we will examine the extent of your tooth loss and discuss your goals and concerns.
After laying out all of your options, you can let us know what your initial thoughts are about which options speak to you and fit your budget. From there, we can make recommendations and provide you with additional information before formulating your official treatment plan and scheduling appointments to get started on rebuilding your smile.
No, restorative dentistry is completely painless. Most restorative dental treatments are minimally invasive and we always administer a local anesthetic to numb you beforehand. If you have dental anxiety or special needs, we can also offer you dental sedation which will increase relaxation and comfort during the procedure.
Sedation is not necessary but can help relieve stress and negative emotions in patients who deal with significant dental anxiety. We offer an array of sedatives that range from mild to deep sedation. You’ll be sedated, get the treatment you need comfortably and painlessly, and won’t even remember anything afterward!
Yes, dental insurance covers many preventive and restorative dental treatments. Restorative dentistry is typically covered up to 50% of the cost of treatment. This includes root canal treatment, dental crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures.
Fillings often fall under preventive coverage for insurance and may be covered at 80 to 100%. However, insurance plans often have terms and conditions such as copays, deductibles, and annual limits.
While your insurance may cover most restorative treatments, if you have already exceeded your annual limit, then your insurance won’t pay out any more benefits until the next year. You should contact your insurance directly to find out what they will cover.
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