Our practice can provide a wide range of dental services. We can typically provide every type of dental service without having to refer you to other specialties. This flexibility saves you time and keeps your total dental care within one practice. Our emphasis is on total preventive care for our patients.
We will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, specifically looking for any potential problems. Depending on the patient, X-rays may be taken. If there are any signs of decay or other problems, we will recommend treatment options and make notes of any conditions that may need future observation. Oral hygiene instructions will also be provided along with suggestions to help you care for your teeth.
Here at Boston Street Dentistry we use digital xrays which uses 70% less radiation than traditional film x-rays, decreases your time in the chair and can be easily transferred to other dentists or specialist when referrals are needed
Routine Teeth Cleanings
Twice a year, you should schedule a routine dental cleaning. During this visit, one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque from your teeth, especially from places where your brush can’t reach, such as underneath the gum line and between teeth. We will then clean your teeth and apply fluoride to help protect your teeth once you leave the office.
Fillings replace damaged or decayed tooth structure with a restorative material. There are several different types of filling materials, including:
A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials.
The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown usually involves:
New technologies have greatly reduced the time needed to make strong, natural-looking crowns. Once the procedure is completed, proper care should be taken to ensure the crown remains in good condition and the teeth and gums are healthy. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime!
A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent the shifting of teeth, to fix bite problems or to ensure the strength and integrity of the surrounding teeth.
Fixed bridges are the most popular, and consist of a filler tooth attached to two crowns in order to hold the bridge in place. “Maryland” bridges, commonly used to replace missing front teeth, use tooth-colored metal bands bonded to surrounding teeth. And cantilever bridges use two crowned teeth positioned next to each other on the same side of the missing tooth.
Regardless of your needs, we have a bridge solution that will work best!
A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed tissue from inside a tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler. There are a number of reasons a root canal may be necessary, including dental injuries, severe decay and infection or inflammation in the tooth pulp. When left untreated, these problems can cause extensive damage to the tooth structure.
Root canals can typically be completed in one visit, although more extensive cases may require another appointment or will be referred out to a specalist. You will also be able to drive yourself home after the appointment.
An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth. Extractions are sometimes necessary if:
Depending on the complexity of the case, an extraction can be performed surgically or non-surgically. A local anesthestic is used to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure.
For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Dentures and partial dentures have been the traditional option for tooth replacement, but have experienced many updates in recent years. The many advances made in the quality of materials and placement techniques enable today’s patients to enjoy a restored smile that is natural looking and functioning.