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Restorative Dentistry Q&A

Dr. Ratti Handa and her experienced dental team offer general, cosmetic, and restorative options for their patients. As an experienced oral surgeon, Dr. Handa can help patients with missing permanent teeth. She restores the health, function, and aesthetics of the smile with restorative dental care. With her team, Dr. Handa offers restorative dentistry services to patients in Acton, MA. If you have missing or damaged teeth, you can discover more about your restorative options here.

Restorative Dentistry in Acton, Massachusetts

Restorative Dentistry FAQs in Acton, MA

Learn more about restorative dentistry with answers to these commonly asked questions:

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants create long-lasting, natural-looking restorations. Implants may be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. With dental implants, we can restore a single lost tooth, a dental bridge, or denture. Patients who receive implant-secured restorations can comfortably eat and speak. Implants replace teeth at the root. Because of this, they also combat facial sagging.

Do I need a dental crown if I have a root canal?

Sometimes, a dental filling is not enough. Patients who have worn or highly damaged teeth can strengthen their natural teeth with a crown. We will recommend dental crowns after patients complete root canal treatment. If you need extra support for your tooth after root canal treatment, contact our office. We offer porcelain ceramic crowns that fully cover and strengthen teeth.

Can I receive dental implants for my removable bridge or denture?

Yes, we can offer implant treatment if you already have a dental restoration. However, we may need to address further gum or bone loss before implant treatment. Because removable bridges and dentures lay on the gums, they do not support the jaw bone beneath the gums or the gums themselves. We may recommend bone grafting treatment to ensure that you have enough jaw bone tissue to support your implants.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants last for many years with the right care. If patients take care of their restorations and any remaining teeth, their implant posts can be permanent. Dental implant posts fuse with the jawbone beneath the gum tissue. This creates a stable foundation for crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Can you whiten dental crowns?

No, we cannot whiten your dental crowns. We cannot whiten porcelain ceramic, resin, or other composite materials. However, we can provide you with a new dental crown if it is dull or discolored.

Restore Your Smile Today

Do you need restorative dental care? Contact Dr. Handa today. New patients can call us at 978.212.3783, while current patients may call 978.635.9995. You may also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Handa on our website. Please let us know if you have any questions for us at your next visit.