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Restorative Dentistry Acton, MA

Are you concerned about missing or damaged teeth? Do you want to learn more about professional teeth whitening? Dr. Ratti Handa and her professionals work with patients to provide restorative dentistry services in Acton, MA. Our office can restore function and beauty to your teeth using dental crowns, dental implants, and dentures.

Dr. Handa is experienced in replacing missing teeth and strengthening damaged or weak teeth. She works with patients to enhance the form and function of teeth. Learn more about the solutions Dr. Handa and her professional dental team offer patients.

Restorative Dentistry in Acton MA

Restorative Dentistry in Acton, MA

Our office provides multiple restorative dental services to renew the form and function of your teeth and gums. Restorative dentistry includes: 

Dental Crowns

You can benefit from dental crowns in Acton if you have discolored or worn teeth. Also known as dental caps, dental crowns cover teeth and dental restorations. Because they are porcelain ceramic, dental crowns may be color-matched to teeth. Inlays and onlays are also used to help restore the biting surface of teeth.

A composite or white dental filling repairs cracked, fractured, and otherwise damaged teeth. Dental crowns are the most permanent solution and can last up to 30 years with the right oral health treatment.

Dental Implants

If you have one or more missing teeth and want a fuller and more functional smile, try dental implants in Acton. Dr. Handa offers dental implants along with other restorative treatments. Consisting of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown, dental implants are a secure and durable treatment option for patients.

Dental implants also secure dental bridges or dentures, replacing multiple consecutive teeth or whole arches. Replacing missing teeth with one or more dental implants can prevent several problems. These problems include receding gums, shifting teeth, tooth decay, overcrowding, and bone loss.

Dentures & Partials

Complete dentures replace most or all of a patient’s teeth. An advantage of this option is that patients have teeth during the healing period as a temporary denture is crafted. Then, we can make conventional dentures once the tissues have healed after six to eight weeks.

A removable denture is an option that fits over several remaining natural teeth or dental implants for a more secure solution. Partial dentures fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Partials are also a great option for patients with several missing teeth but some natural ones remaining.

Patients who receive full or partial dentures may note that it is easier to bite and chew. Dentures improve the form and function of teeth and gums.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs

Learn more about restorative dentistry in our Acton, MA office with answers to these commonly asked questions: 

How long do crowns last?

Dental crowns last between 10 to 30 years. Multiple factors contribute to the life of your dental crown. Good oral hygiene can lengthen a crown’s lifespan. If you experience teeth clenching and grinding, wear a night guard to prevent damage to your crown.

What should I do if I have a cracked tooth? 

If you have a cracked or broken tooth, the best thing to do is visit our office as soon as possible. We will assess the damage and determine a course of treatment that will best meet your needs. This may involve a dental crown, tooth bonding, or, in more severe cases, extraction and an implant-supported restoration. 

How long does it take to create and place a crown? 

The process for getting a crown involves two visits to our office. During the first appointment, we will prepare the tooth and take impressions to create the crown. We will send these impressions to a dental lab. Lab technicians will fabricate the crown to match the exact color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.

Once the crown is complete, you will return to our office for placement. We will bond the crown to the surrounding teeth. Finally, we will polish your crown. The entire process typically takes about three weeks. 

What should I do if I think I have a cavity?

Call your dentist and schedule an appointment if you notice pain in a specific tooth, sensitivity to hot and cold, discoloration, or holes in your tooth. These are common signs that you have a cavity. From there, our dentist will likely want to schedule an appointment shortly to fill your cavity.

What are my options for a broken or missing tooth?

Dental crowns, implants, and dentures can treat damaged and missing teeth. If you have a broken or missing tooth, contact us to discuss the best treatment options.

What is the difference between restorative and cosmetic dentistry?

Restorative dentistry can manage functional issues and tooth pain. These treatments restore teeth, improve mouth function, and reduce or eliminate tooth pain. Some common restorative dentistry treatments include inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, dentures, bridges, and fillings.

Cosmetic dentistry deals with aesthetic issues. Cosmetic dentists have the same training as general dentists with some supplemental training and education. They may have a different approach to completing a filling than a restorative dentist, but both should be able to fill a cavity properly.

Schedule a Dental Exam Today

Dr. Ratti Handa helps patients achieve a healthier smile in the Acton, MA, area. Call her office today at 978.212.3783. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Handa and her dental care team.

If you have any questions about your restorative dental options, feel free to ask a member of our dental staff. They will be happy to help. Our team aims to provide patients with high-tech, comfortable care in a friendly, warm office environment.