“We Offer A Wide Range Of Procedures To Achieve Amazing Results.”
Why are regular teeth and mouth exams so important?
Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your checkup appointment, your dentist (or dental hygienist) will likely evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies.
We will pay special attention to plaque and tartar. This is because plaque and tartar can build up in a very short time if good oral hygiene is not practiced between visits. Food, beverages and tobacco can stain teeth as well. If not removed, soft plaque can harden on the teeth and irritate the gum tissue. If not treated, plaque can lead to gum disease.
Have you ever wondered why the American Dental Association and your dentist recommend you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.
CEREC - Single Visit Crowns
We are excited to provide computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology. The CEREC CAD/CAM system is used chairside to fabricate porcelain and composite inlays, onlays, and crowns and porcelain veneers. CEREC 3D is a system that allows our doctors to provide single-visit appointments, eliminating the need for a conventional impression and temporary restoration.
We offer dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). It is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. The doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. Images obtained with CBCT allow for more precise treatment planning especially with implants.
We have chosen the Zoom Chairside Whitening system for our same day whitening procedure. The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. Then the Zoom whitening gel is applied and exposed to the Zoom lamp for four 15 minute sessions. The whole appointment takes about 2 hours and you will leave with your new bright smile.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain we place over teeth to correct malpositioned, discolored, or misshapened teeth. This new technology can quickly transform a smile disfigured with dark crowded or worn teeth into a brilliant beautiful smile. This transformation can change someone who avoids smiles that show their teeth into the happy smiling person they really are.
Implants can be the best option for tooth replacement. This is because once in place, an implant maintains the bone in the area where your natural tooth was and it replaces a tooth without relying on the adjacent teeth to do so. We can also use implants to hold dentures in place. To take loose uncomfortable dentures and anchor them in place to bite and chew in comfort, is one of the most successful uses for implants.
Composite fillings are a plastic like filling material which closely resembles your tooth structure. It is bonded in place which gives the best possible seal against bacteria and saliva. Over time composite fillings do less damage to your tooth because physical properties of the material are the closest we have to natural tooth structure.
Laser technology is the newest addition to our clinical system. With our soft tissue laser we can now perform biopsies, frenectomys (tongue tie corrective procedure), soft tissue crown lengthening and gingivectomies( to correct uneven gingival heights or reduce appearance of a gummy smile). We can also use the Biolase laser in our treatment of gum disease. The best part of using the laser is we can perform most of these procedures without conventional anesthesia and there is no bleeding. The benefit of this new technology is faster easier pain free care.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap - these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth - and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Lisa Daft, DMD & Associates, PC
Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
520 Taunton Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771
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