cosmetic dentistry  Somerville, MA

Cosmetic Dentistry

A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after cosmetic features in the world. People from all backgrounds and professions want a bright, straight smile, and we are here to help turn that desire into reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major treatment plans, our cosmetic dentistry practice aims to improve your smile and help you build confidence in the way your teeth look.

Full Mouth Reconstruction  Somerville, MA

Full Mouth Reconstruction

We usually recommend complex full-mouth rehabilitation when patients have multiple problems in their mouths. We help people who are suffering from gum disease, discoloration, tooth decay, crooked teeth, and other problems, usually all at the same time.

Before we start your rehabilitation, we will need to do a thorough examination with X-rays to determine what treatments you will need. Since every mouth is different, we create a treatment plan just for you.

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Smile Makeover  Somerville, MA

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover uses cosmetic dental procedures to make you proud of your smile. We perform teeth whitening, along with other cosmetic procedures like veneers and tooth implants.

Each smile makeover is different. We start by doing a thorough examination and decide what each patient wants and needs. We look at the color of your teeth and how they are all lined up. We check to see if there are any missing teeth or if any are cracked, chipped, or broken.

Our goal is to give you a healthy and happy smile.We want you to have a bright smile, along with teeth that line up correctly and are aesthetically pleasing. We work with our patients to ensure their happiness. We will do whatever we can so that, when you leave our office, you will be completely happy with your smile.

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All-On-4 Implants  Somerville, MA

All-On-4 Implants

All-on-4® treatment provides patients with a full-arch prosthesis over four implants on the day of surgery. All-on-4® is designed to give edentulous patients full function of their mouth and full mouth restoration. It’s heavily advertised as providing 4 implants, but some situations may require more.

All-on-4® overdentures reduce the complexity of treatment, the number of surgeries, and the overall treatment time. It is less expensive compared with fixed implants.

All-on-4® dental implants, also known as hybrid dentures, use high-end denture teeth and acrylic for the best aesthetics, making it the most cost effective choice for any future repairs.

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Veneers  Somerville, MA

Veneers

Veneers are a shelled, porcelain solution to fix your smile with minimal to no invasive procedures. They are a wonderful alternative to other solutions such as crowns due to the easiness of application. They receive a custom fitting and planning, are bonded on top of your existing teeth, and that’s all there is to it.

Veneers are proven to be a long-lasting solution for a variety of issues with your teeth. They can be used to extend small teeth and fill in gaps, they can repair chips, and can even be used as a means of repairing discoloration beyond what whitening can. One such situation where they excel for discoloration would be trauma discoloration- which may be permanent. Veneers are a beautiful, natural-looking, alternative to crowns and bridges which West Somerville Dental Associates is happy to offer.

Why Veneers Over Crowns?

The biggest reason you would want a veneer over a dental crown would be its noninvasive nature. Veneers are simple, they’re easy, and they’re malleable. This means they can repair minor issues as well as large ones. If your tooth has a tiny chip missing, great. We can simply fill that little part rather than installing an entire crown in your mouth. It saves you time, money, and most importantly recovery time.

In the same breath, they can also be used to fill in smiles easily. Sometimes your smile doesn’t have large gaps due to missing teeth, but rather small or short teeth. While dental crowns excel at replacing a tooth, veneers exceed at expanding teeth you already have. There’s no need for surgery when you already have perfectly good teeth- they just need a little bit of help to be built up.

If you are considering veneers, get in touch with us online or over the phone. You’re just a call or click away from getting the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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Dentures  Somerville, MA

Dentures

For patients who are struggling with severe tooth loss, dentures are a solution that can provide you with very desirable traits. They are convenient, reliable, affordable, natural-looking solutions to many people, which is why they are so widely used in cases of major tooth loss.

West Somerville Dental understands that the most important thing you need of your false teeth is a natural design that looks real. That’s why we personalize for each and every patient so that they can replicate your own smile and in a way that makes you excited to smile. We promise: with the aid of suction, they will stay in place all day and no one will even know that you have them. After all, what’s the point if people are easily able to see they’re not real?

Full vs. Partial

Everyone’s dental issues are unique, and this can result in a need for either full or partial dentures. Many people in need of this item don’t have a lot of prior exposure to these terms, and we recognize that this can make it a bit tricky to learn the difference. No need to worry- that’s why we’ve decided to break it down here for you.

Full dentures are what many already picture: a full set that replaces an entire row of teeth inside your mouth. These are custom, easily-placed, and stay in place on your gums with the aid of suction. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are designed more like a puzzle piece and held into your teeth with clips. Typically, you will find you need these if only a section of your teeth is missing, and they are the perfect solution to fill in your smile’s gaps.

Feel Confident With Your Smile

We’ll get your smile in tip-top shape so you can feel confident and ready to take on the world. Now it’s time for you to take the first step- give us a call or schedule on this site today. We’ll get you the care you need, answer questions, and prepare a beautiful pair of custom dentures for you in no time.

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Denture Partials  Somerville, MA

Denture Partials

A removable partial denture is an optimal solution for patients who may be missing one or more teeth in a particular area of their mouth. Removable partial dentures are attached to a gum-colored base which may have a metal framework that helps to hold it in place against the surrounding teeth. These dentures serve to replace missing teeth, restore functionality, and generally improve oral health. When a tooth is lost, and the gap isn’t immediately filled, it can lead to the neighboring teeth to shift; this can create a significant change in your bite and can even cause long-term damage to your gums and jaw bone.

Removable partial dentures are a less invasive method to replace and restore missing teeth than alternative solutions. While they are more cost-effective and less invasive than implants, removable partial dentures require frequent, lifetime upkeep and maintenance. Because these partial dentures are removable and essentially rest on your gums, they need to be frequently cleaned, just like your natural teeth. By cleaning your dentures regularly, you keep your gums healthy and your dentures looking as good as new.

To begin treatment, we will determine if removable partial dentures are the best option for you. Factors such as oral hygiene, the location of the missing tooth gap(s), bone strength, and long-term viability for dentures all determine your treatment plan. Our team will start by taking dental impressions of your teeth which will serve as the mold used to create your dentures. Next, we will review the size, shape, and coloring of each replacement tooth to recreate your natural smile. Once these are determined, we send the molds to a dental lab which creates a mock-up partial denture for you.

During a fitting appointment with our team, we will have you test out the mock-ups to check how they fit, look, and feel in your mouth. This is the time you and our team will make adjustments to the fit or color of the teeth before sending the mock-ups back to the lab for alterations. Remember, your absolute honesty is needed as your feedback shapes the final removable partial denture you will be receiving. Once the final changes have been made to the mock-up, the lab will custom build your dentures. After we receive the final design, your last fitting session will be to make small adjustments for comfort, bite, or fit which can all be made in-house by our team.

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Porcelain Crowns  Somerville, MA

Porcelain Crowns

Getting porcelain crowns is the best way to have a very natural looking smile. They are used when simply filling in a tooth is not an option. There are times when they decay is so bad that we just have to use a porcelain crown. We also use them with severely damaged teeth or teeth that have already had multiple fillings. Porcelain crowns are attached right to your teeth so that they can function, even when you bite something really hard! There are several types of porcelain crowns so it is important to discuss which type is best for you with your dentist.

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Invisalign  Somerville, MA

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.

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Bonding  Somerville, MA

Bonding

Dental bonding is the procedure where we apply a tooth colored plastic material to a patient’s tooth. Using a special light, the material hardens and bonds the material to the tooth.

Dental bonding is used to improve a patient’s smile. It can be used on cracked and decaying teeth. It also can be used for cavities. It can be used to change the shape and size of your teeth so you have a more uniform smile! It is also commonly used for receding gums by protecting the exposed teeth!

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