Today's Dental of Boxborough

Dental Implants for Damaged or Missing Teeth - Boston, Boxborough

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 04, 2016

Do you have damaged or missing teeth that you are tired of trying to hide? If you’re looking to improve your smile and self-confidence, dental implants can improve your smile and even make your teeth healthier. In fact, dental implants can be used for just one missing or damaged tooth or for  multiple tooth restorations.

In years past, the only solution to missing teeth was bridges or dentures. This was an uncomfortable and often inconvenient temporary solution. Dental implants are a permanent, surgical solution for people with missing teeth caused by either accidents or genetics.  Implants are a great alternative to those who were under the impression that dentures were the only solution.

Dental implants can be used for people who have missing, severely cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged teeth. They can also repair the smile in those who are suffering from advanced and severe periodontal disease. The tooth is extracted and then replaced with a dental implant which is comprised of a titanium screw set in the jaw and a cap. The cap looks just like a natural tooth and with proper care can last a lifetime.

Your smile affects your confidence, and dental implants will restore your confidence by creating a smile that is attractive once again. Implants will also allow you to comfortable again while eating and talking.

For information on Dental Implants, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Sedation Dentistry So You Can Relax – Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with fear? If you are avoiding the dentist, those small teeth issues could turn into something far worse and you could end up in the dentist’s chair for even longer.

Sedation dentistry is the solution to your fear of the dentist.

Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental phobia relax so they can get through their dental treatment without any stress or issues.

Sedation dentistry is typically used for major dental treatments, but in extreme cases even a patient who needs a cleaning can get sedation.

With sedation dentistry, the patient is put into a very calm and relaxed state of mind, so they can relax during the dental treatment.

Sedation should not be confused with general anesthesia where the patient is actually put into a deep state of asleep. Sedation dentistry will keep you extremely calm and distracted, so that you can get the dental treatment that you require.

Take advantage of the sedation dentistry if you are a

Patient with dental phobia and anxiety - With sedation dentistry, you can overcome all your fears. From now on, you can easily get dental implants, root canal treatments or any other major dental treatments that you would otherwise avoid.

Patient who has extremely sensitive teeth – if hot or cold temperatures bother your teeth, a dental drill will be very difficult. If you have sensitive teeth, you can ask your dentist about the dental sedation options available.

Patients with serious gag reflex, or other serious medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy complications can also seek sedation dentistry.

For more information contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry – Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that restores teeth and makes them more beautiful. In fact, cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular choices of cosmetic procedures today. More and more people are deciding to undergo cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve their smile, self-confidence and lifestyle.

Cosmetic dentistry has numerous purposes, the first of which is basic comfort. Both accidents and genetics can cause crooked, spaced, missing, or broken teeth which can cause general discomfort. If orthodontic work has not worked, your next choice is cosmetic dentistry.

Another reason people undergo cosmetic dentistry is to improve their smile. Cosmetic dentistry is no longer out-of-reach for the general population; in fact it is becoming more and more common. People in and out of the public eye are consulting with cosmetic dentists for the smile they have always wanted.

Cosmetic dentistry is even increasing in demand for seniors. Through implants and veneers aging adults can extend the life of their teeth and improve their comfort as an alternative to dentures.

There are even a number of cosmetic dental procedures today that you may not even know are cosmetic. Caps and crowns, teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants are all procedures that are considered cosmetic dentistry.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry in Boxborough, MA in order to improve your smile or to improve the durability and comfort of your teeth, Today’s Dental of Boxborough can provide you with excellent care and quality when it comes to cosmetic procedures. Contact us.

Straight Teeth and a Nice Smile Make the Right First Impression – Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 14, 2016

First impressions are important. Straight, white teeth and a nice smile play a big role in the first impression that you make on others. Often the first feature people notice about you is your smile, which is affected by your teeth. Often, your smile is what people will remember most after meeting you.

In a survey, people were asked to give their opinions and impressions about people with straight and crooked teeth. Here are some of the results of that survey:

People with straight teeth were perceived to be more successful, have a better social life and a better personality. The study showed that 45% of the people surveyed thought those with straight teeth were more likely to get a job they were competing for. Plus, they were perceived to likely be more wealthy, intelligent and healthy. Additionally, 73% of people were more likely trust someone with straight teeth. (Kelton Research)

There are many ways to create a smile that shows straight teeth.  Some of those procedures include traditional metal braces to clear aligners. Dental veneers can also address mildly crooked teeth.

Porcelain veneers can also mask undesirable teeth defects like stained teeth. They are also ideal for masking discolored fillings in the front teeth.  Porcelain veneers can also be used for patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn.

For help creating your new smile, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Explained – Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 07, 2016

Cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever in the US. It makes much more sense to spend money for a perfect smile than to spend thousands of dollars on face lifts and tummy tucks! From teeth whitening and bonding to bridges and implants, there are several treatments that promise to instantly improve your smile and self-confidence. Here are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Teeth Whitening: This is by far the most common of all cosmetic procedures. You can either opt for over the counter teeth whitening kits or contact your dentist for in-office teeth whitening. Tea, coffee, wine, certain medications, age, and smoking stain the teeth over time. When opting for in-office treatment, the dentist creates a customized mouth tray that fits exactly and ensures that the right amount of bleaching solution reaches the front and back of your teeth.

Bonding: This technique is used to hide wide gaps between teeth, or if the teeth are broken and chipped. Cavities caused by decay can also be filled using boning. The procedure can be completed in a single sitting where the dentist applies composite resin to the tooth surface. Proper care should be taken to protect the resin or prevent it from stain causing materials.

Dental Crowns and Caps: Crowns are used to hide chipped teeth or replace a broken tooth. They’re also cover a tooth that’s had a root canal procedure. The dentist begins by taking an impression of the tooth and building a crown made with bonded porcelain. Sometimes crowns can be made from metal or resin. And to ensure that the crown fits perfectly, he shapes/cuts down the old tooth. This crown is then placed on the damaged tooth using resin cement.

Bridges: Bridges help close the gaps between two teeth. The bridge could either be made of silver, gold, or porcelain. A typical bridge includes three crowns. These are cemented to either sides of the missing tooth. To ensure that the crown fits properly, the dentist has to prepare and cut the anchor teeth to shape. The success of your bridge largely depends on your dental hygiene- make sure to follow good oral habits.

Dental Implants: Implants are expensive, but they’re certainly better than bridges because unlike bridges, the adjacent teeth need not be touched.

For more information on the right cosmetic dentistry procedure to improve your smile in 2016, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Holiday Greetings From Today's Dental of Boxborough - Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 21, 2015

This week's blog message is very simple. All of us here at Today's Dental of Boxborough wish you and your family the warmest of Holiday greetings and sincere thanks for your continued trust in us.  Your trust and continued partnership with us is nothing short of a blessing and it is truly something we celebrate.  We offer you all this sincere thanks and pledge to you that we will never tire in our efforts to steadily increase the value of our service to you.  Happy Holidays and have a safe and healthy New Year!

Teeth Whitening for the Holidays - Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The holiday season means parties, gatherings, and lots of pictures, so you want to make sure your smile is at its best.

In-office teeth whitening can have you looking better and feeling more confident. Studies have shown that a whiter, healthier looking smile can actually help you look up to 13 years younger. In just one visit, teeth whitening can help you whiten and brighten your teeth an average of two shades with immediate results. In seven days, your smile can be even whiter.

In-office teeth whitening last longer too. Depending on what you eat and drink on a daily basis, and your dental habits and practices, your teeth can remain whiter and brighter for years.

Teeth whitening at the dentist’s office is easy, and it works on natural teeth. It is always best to consult a dentist before teeth whitening because many procedures and over-the-counter products won’t work on caps, crowns, veneers or invisible fillings.

Existing or transfer patients who what that professionally whitened look for a fraction of the cost, join our Teeth Whitening for Life program at Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

For more information, contact us.

What is the Best Age to Treat an Overbite - Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 08, 2015

You may have a school age child who is uncomfortable about their teeth. Your dentist tells you your child has an overbite.

What does that mean? In vertical overbites, the top teeth overlap the lower teeth too much. In horizontal overbites, technically called "overjets," the top teeth protrude too much.

Either can cause problems. These include the fracture of a top front tooth, painful gum cuts, or tooth decay in hard-to-clean areas.

Often this condition is treated in two phases. Early treatment may involve the use of fixed or removable appliances that guide the growth of young bones as adult teeth are emerging. The second phase may involve braces to guide teeth into the correct positions.

You might expect your child's treatment to start right away. That may not be the case. The nature of the dental problem and how a child's permanent teeth, jaw, and face are developing have to be considered in order to decide on the ideal time to begin treatment. Your dentist or orthodontist may choose to take a "wait-and-see" approach. This means your child will be checked periodically before starting treatment.

A large study found early overbite treatment was no more effective than treatment starting in early adolescence. But this may vary on a case-by-case basis. A study reviewed in 2007 found benefits to treating overbite at age 8 or 9.

Since there is no consensus on the best time to begin, talk with your child's dentist about all the options. Ask questions so you understand the reason for the proposed treatment.

For more information on treating overbites, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.

Teeth Whitening for the Holidays – Acton, Boston, Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The holidays are fast approaching. If you are concerned about your holiday photos and the color of your teeth, in-office teeth whitening could be the answer. Through genetics or habits, teeth can become dark and stained over time. Age, smoking, red wine, coffee and tea all cause teeth to stain or become darker.

But teeth whitening at the dentist’s office can restore your teeth to that bright, natural white that you were born with.  At Today’s Dental of Boxborough we create custom-designed teeth whitening trays that perfectly fit your teeth to brighten your teeth and your smile to make your holiday photos perfect.

The in-office whitening procedure works better than over-the-counter whitening strips because it uses professional strength whitening gel.  Over-the-counter teeth whiteners are lower strength. Not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening, it is only appropriate for some people.  This also makes in-office whitening a better choice, because your dentist can discuss with you all of your options.

Make your smile look great for the holiday photos. You will see results in just a few days, but the results of teeth whitening often last up to 2 years based on your behaviors. But, Today’s Dental of Boxborough also offers a Teeth Whitening for Life program. Ask us about it!

Make an appointment for teeth whitening before the holidays, and have the best photos in years.

Your dentist can help you decide what is right for you. Contact us.

Happy Thanksgiving From Today’s Dental of Boxborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Today’s Dental of Boxborough would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to our patients, vendors and employees this Thanksgiving.

As we stop and reflect, we found we have plenty to be thankful for at Today’s Dental of Lunenburg, MA. We live in a great community where it is our pleasure to provide dental care for families and cosmetic dentistry services throughout Lunenburg and the surrounding towns. We have patients and employees who are loyal to Today’s Dental of Lunenburg, MA, we are thankful for their loyalty and our patients and our employees have become our family.

We think it is important to stop and remember all we have to be thankful for, and we hope that you do the same. From our home to yours, everyone at Today’s Dental of Boxborough wishes you all the best this Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!