78% of people have had at least one cavity by the age of 17. 69% of people between the age of 35 and 44 will lose at least one tooth. As you can see, it’s extremely hard for anyone to make it through an entire lifetime without some level of dental damage, and that’s why we offer a range of restorative dentistry treatments to help those with cavities, disease, injury, and missing teeth. Because damage is so common, there’s no need to be embarrassed, even if it’s been a long time since your last dental appointment. At Southeastern Dental Care in Lakeville, MA, our team’s only concern is helping you by repairing and restoring your smile.
You may not even know that you’re in need of restorative dental attention. That’s where a visit to our office comes in; by performing a dental exam, Dr. Bui and Dr. Nguyen can determine the problems you may be facing and then walk you through your options. We know that one-size-fits-all dental care isn’t going to bring about the results you want, which is why we offer such a variety of restorative treatments, including root canal therapy. We also make sure to use cosmetic materials to craft our dental restorations – fillings, crowns, dental implants, and more – so that you can feel confident about the results.
When it comes to repairing chipped, cracked, broken, or decayed teeth, one of the most tried and true treatments involves dental crowns. These tooth-shaped restorations simply fit over the top of a damaged tooth, and they can be used to replace the lost structure and even improve its appearance. Crowns can also be used to form a dental bridge, which is an easy and effective way to replace single teeth or a few in a row.
Traditionally, it takes at least two visits to the dentists to have a tooth repaired with a dental crown. However, thanks to CEREC, we can now give you a completely custom-made all-porcelain crown in as little as an hour. Thanks to CEREC’s technology, our practice provides speed, quality, and reliability all at the same time.
Root canal therapy is generally used to repair teeth that have suffered damage deep inside their innermost chamber where the sensitive nerve resides. Despite what you may have heard in the past, root canal therapy is actually NOT an extremely painful procedure. Thanks to modern dental techniques, most patients say it’s about as painful as getting a small filling, which is to say not at all.
Dentures have been used, in one form or another, for hundreds of years to replace missing teeth. Thanks to advances in the field of dental prosthetics, modern day dentures are now smaller, sleeker, and more natural looking than ever. We can replace multiple missing teeth instantly with partial dentures or even restore an entire row of teeth using full dentures.
Compared to traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are better in every way! They are made of a composite resin material that can be specially shaded to match the natural color of the teeth, making them practically invisible in the smile. Plus, they bond directly to the enamel, allowing your dentist to preserve more of your natural tooth’s strength when placing them.
While our number one goal is to always preserve our patient’s natural teeth, sometimes the best course of treatment may involve removing one. This can be the case if:
In any case, your doctor will use a gentle touch and local anesthesia to make sure you are completely comfortable during our extraction procedure.