Dental Restorations You Can Trust in Dorchester
When decay, infection, or a sudden injury keep you from chewing and speaking properly, you deserve reliable treatment from a skilled and trusted team. At Sage Family Dental, Dr. Sheina Jean-Marie and our team provide dental restorations and restorative procedures tailor-made to treat the unique needs of you and your family. We offer services that combine proven techniques, modern technology, and beautiful, safe materials all designed to repair teeth, replace those lost, and restore gum health.
Renewing smiles to their best health, beauty, and function is always our top priority. Whether we are helping to save natural teeth, strengthening enamel, or treating gum disease, we work hard to revive your oral health so you can have a happier, healthier life.
Schedule an appointment for you or a family member today by contacting Sage Family Dental! We proudly serve individuals and their families throughout Dorchester as well as the surrounding Boston communities.
CALL US: (617) 506-0343 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Why Restore Teeth?
Healthy teeth allow you to chew, bite, and speak properly and without complication. Even with a good oral hygiene routine and visiting our office every six months, teeth can still face decay, wear, infection, and other damage. Even a tiny chip or crack in your enamel that is not currently bothering you can develop into a more significant issue, potentially putting your dental and oral health at risk.
Treating these issues with professional restorations helps you protect your smile for years to come. Dr. Jean-Marie offers many procedures to repair tooth enamel and remove decay and infection while also helping to restore the original strength of your teeth. Advancements in dental technology have made restorative treatment more cost-effective and less invasive, so renewing your oral health is more comprehensive than ever before!
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Teeth can become lost due to trauma, severe decay, and gum disease, or even genetics. It is important to replace missing teeth because when a tooth is missing, so are the tooth roots. Lack of stimulation from tooth roots can lead to jawbone weakening, also known as resorption. A resorbed jawbone can lead to other issues affecting natural facial features and speech.
Gaps left from missing teeth can cause neighboring teeth to shift towards the space. This can greatly affect your oral health if left untreated. Luckily, we provide many options to restore your smile after tooth loss!
Our Available Solutions for Smile Restoration
Our Dorchester dentist offers many restoration treatments designed for your entire family. From children to seniors, you can count on our team to deliver comprehensive treatment. Our restorations are crafted by skilled hands at trusted local labs, only using beautiful, high-quality materials that are safe and completely free of amalgam.
Our available restoration services include:
Our dentist works closely with you to determine the right restorative treatments for your needs. During consultations, Dr. Jean-Marie encourages you to speak with her openly about your concerns and expectations for treatment. Thorough yet gentle exams help our team detect signs of infection, damage, and other issues.
Advanced tools, like intraoral cameras, show us what is going on in your smile and educate you about our findings in real-time. We also take digital x-rays of your teeth, gums, jaws, and neck for a more accurate diagnosis.
Do My Gums Need Care?
Healthy gums, free of disease and infection, are the foundation your smile needs to remain healthy, functional, and beautiful. Gums also play a significant role in your overall health and well-being. This is because there is a close connection between oral and whole-body health. Medical and dental evidence shows that oral infections, like gum disease, are linked to complications with the heart, diabetes, arthritis, and even pregnancy.
At Sage Family Dental, we provide deep cleanings and reoccurring maintenance to help rid your smile of gum disease.
What Can Restorations Help Fix Missing Teeth?
When teeth are lost due to an accident, deep decay, or gum disease, we can help restore them with beautiful and lifelike restorations. We proudly offer the following for restoring missing teeth:
- Porcelain crowns supported by one dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.
- Fixed bridges to restore two or more teeth missing in a row. Bridges can either be held in place by two crowns that use neighboring teeth for support or can be attached to two implant posts for lasting security.
- Partial dentures for replacing multiple missing teeth in your smile.
- Complete dentures, which can restore an entire smile. Complete dentures can be secured with 4-8 dental implants posts for permanent replacement.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent method for replacing missing teeth. Consisting of body-safe titanium posts, dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots when surgically placed into your jawbone. Because implants fuse naturally with living tissue and bone, they are the only tooth replacement solution that becomes a permanent part of your jawbone.
The process of receiving dental implants can take six months to a year to complete and often involves several visits. Once fusing and healing are complete, your final customized restoration is attached. Your restoration could be a custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Adults in good oral and overall health can make great candidates for dental implants. The deciding factor is whether your jawbone is full and healthy enough to hold dental implants on its own. If your jawbone needs additional support, a bone graft procedure can be performed to help promote successful placement and treatment.
What If My Teeth Need Repair?
Composite fillings consist of enamel-colored resin materials to help fill in small spaces where decay was removed. We also offer filling treatment as a reliable way to repair minor chips, cracks, fractures, and reshape tooth with mild forms of wear.
Crowns are a better choice for helping to restore teeth that have larger amounts of damage, decay, or wear. They work by encasing the entire structure of a tooth, protecting it from harm while also renewing function and appeal. In addition to strengthening and preserving a tooth, crowns can also improve shape and color.
Should I Be Worried if I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Not at all! Root canal therapy is a straightforward procedure designed to relieve dental pain and save natural teeth whenever possible. If an infection has reached the inner nerves and tissues of your tooth, also known as the pulp, you will likely need a root canal.
During this procedure, Dr. Jean-Marie accesses the pulp inside your tooth through a small hole. She removes the diseased tissues and cleans the root canal chamber, filling it with antibacterial material. Once dried, she places a custom crown to preserve and protect your tooth from future harm.
What if I Have A Tooth that Can’t Be Saved?
If your tooth is not salvageable due to severe injury, disease, or decay, extraction may be the best solution for protecting your oral health. We provide gentle tooth extraction to help get your smile’s health back on track.
If your root canal or extraction needs are more complex, we refer you to a trusted local specialist. This helps us ensure you and your loved one receive the best, most expert care possible.
How Can Invisalign be Used an A Restoration Treatment?
While Invisalign provides many aesthetic benefits, it can also help with restoring dental and functional health. If you or a loved one have misaligned teeth, it can pose challenges that go beyond appearance.
A crowded smile is often harder to keep clean and plaque-free. Tight spaces between teeth make it difficult to floss, which increases the risks for tooth decay and gum disease. A misaligned smile can also affect the alignment of your jaw, contributing to jaw disorders.
Invisalign straightens your teeth using clear plastic aligners designed to your unique smile. Using pinpointed pressure, the clear trays gently align your teeth until ideal positioning is achieved.
The beauty of Invisalign is that the system is designed to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile discreetly. They work to restore your confidence in your smile while eliminating the challenges that come with crooked teeth.
Achieve Your Healthiest Smile Today!
At Sage Family Dental, it is our top priority to help you and your family achieve functional and beautiful smiles built on good oral health. Dr. Jean-Marie and our team provide a wide variety of restoration treatments and procedures. If you’re looking for quality dental care for your entire family, contact us today!
CALL US: (617) 506-0343 REQUEST APPOINTMENT