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Dental Services Acton MA

Dr. Ratti Handa can address your oral health needs with experienced and comprehensive dental care. Dr. Handa also applies airway-centered dentistry for complex dental concerns. Dr. Handa places an emphasis on the health and function of the bite and the airway. Many complex dental health problems are often associated with an airway issue, including TMJ and malocclusion.

We welcome you to schedule an appointment to meet your dental health needs or to explore our treatment options for cosmetic concerns, restoring your smile or addressing a possible sleep disorder.

Dr. Handa’s unique approach and personalized care can help you to enjoy not only a healthy and vibrant smile but your best quality of life each day as a result of a good night’s rest and a comfortable bite. We take into consideration all aspects of your oral health and how it relates to your overall well being.

Acton MA dentist provides complete dentistry for all ages

Restoring Your Smile in Acton

Do you have damaged or missing teeth that are affecting your oral health and your confidence?

Dr. Handa offers restorative dental care for repairing and replacing teeth. She also offers advanced dental treatment for bite problems and TMJ disorders that can often lead to tooth damage and other complex problems affecting your oral health. Restorative dental services can be used to manage a range of dental concerns and can include:

Cosmetic Dental Services in Acton

Cosmetic dentistry can boost your smile confidence and improve the overall health and comfort of your smile. Dr. Handa can work with you to enhance the appearance of your smile and address any underlying oral health problems that could be causing a cosmetic concern. Cosmetic dental treatments can also be part of an overall treatment plan for restorative needs or a bite problem.

Could your crooked teeth be contributing to a TMJ disorder? Dr. Handa will take the time to complete a thorough evaluation of all aspects of your smile to support the best possible outcome.

Cosmetic dental treatments can include:

General Dentistry in Acton: maintaining the health of your smile

Our dental care team provides complete dental services for the long term maintenance of a healthy smile. Keeping the teeth and gums healthy and stable is the foundation of lifelong dental health and supports overall physical health and wellness. From routine exams and screenings to tooth fillings and periodontal therapy, we can meet your needs in our Acton dental office with experienced care.

Dr. Handa emphasizes the benefits of optimal oral health and the important role that it plays in helping you to maintain your physical health. Gum disease, lost teeth and bite problems impact more than just your smile. They can lead to a greater risk for other health problems and chronic issues from cardiovascular disease to sleep problems and TMJ disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you have a tooth whitening treatment if you have cavities?

While tooth decay does not automatically disqualify a patient from getting a teeth whitening treatment, dentists generally do not recommend it. Whitening treatments can aggravate existing dental issues and potentially cause sensitivity or pain. You should always address cavities with a dentist before considering cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers typically last between 10 to 15 years. However, you can extend their lifespan with regular brushing, flossing, dietary habits, and dental check-ups. With good oral care, some veneers can even last beyond 20 years. You will eventually need to replace veneers due to normal wear and tear.

Can your teeth be too bad for Invisalign?

 Invisalign is good for correcting mild to moderate orthodontic issues. However, severe cases of underbites, overbites, crossbites, large gaps, or rotations may require more advanced orthodontic treatments.  Traditional braces or surgery is a better option for those severe cases. It’s always best to consult an orthodontist to determine the most suitable treatment option for your case.

Can you get cavities with veneers?

Yes, you can still get cavities with veneers. Porcelain veneers themselves are resistant to decay. However, the natural teeth they attach to are still susceptible to cavities. This is because veneers only cover the front surface of your teeth. The back and sides are still exposed. If you don’t maintain good oral hygiene, cavities can develop on the exposed parts of your teeth.

How hard is it to eat with Invisalign?

You should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating. If you do not remove the aligners, they can directly affect your eating ability. Taking them out before meals and snacks is important to prevent damaging the aligners or trapping food particles. Additionally, brushing your teeth after each meal is necessary before putting the aligners back in. This will prevent food particles from being trapped and causing dental issues. 

Can I get a dental implant years after extraction?

Yes, you can get a dental implant years after an extraction. However, over time, the jawbone begins to shrink after an oral surgeon or dentist removes the tooth. This can make the implant process more complex. As a result, a bone graft might be necessary to provide enough support for the implant. It’s always best to consult a dental professional who can assess your situation and recommend the best course of action.