Decay, gum disease, trauma, and other factors can all cause significant damage to teeth — or in some cases, lead to tooth loss. We help our patients regain full dental function and pleasing aesthetics via our restorative services. Whether you need a simple filling, or you require full-mouth reconstruction, we are ready to design a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. If your teeth are not functioning at their best, contact Northborough Dental Associates to schedule a consultation to explore your options for restorative dentistry in Northborough, MA.
Traditional dental fillings are made out of a material called silver amalgam, which is a mix of mercury and other metals. Amalgam is quite dark in color, and it can increase dental sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Tooth-colored fillings are different. They are made out of a flexible composite resin, which bonds directly with the enamel around it. It can be shade-matched to blend in seamlessly with the existing dentition, and it does not increase sensitivity.
The conventional process for creating a dental crown requires at least two dental appointments. With CEREC technology, however, we can accomplish the same thing in just one appointment. After we prepare a tooth, we scan it to take a digital impression. Then, we use advanced software to design the crown. Finally, our in-house milling unit carves the crown out of a single block of dental porcelain before we permanently attach it to its intended tooth.