BOTOX® Treatments and Dentistry

Man sitting at a desk with a headache.

Caption: Dental botox can help to ease both migraines and tension headaches.

Uses of BOTOX® As A Dental Treatment

BOTOX® has traditionally been thought of as a solely cosmetic procedure designed to stop the face from aging. But it has now entered the world of dentistry, making a large impact that’s here to stay. A minimally invasive procedure, it helps with an array of conditions including bruxism, TMJ disorder, masseter hypertrophy, deep nasolabial folds, and headaches. Botulinum Toxin is a dental procedure available to patients at Dental Partners of Boston. It will help to sculpt your face (for up to six months) and help to diminish pain and discomfort.

How Can Dental BOTOX® Help With Headaches?

As mentioned, dental BOTOX® in Boston can help to ease headaches—both migraines and tension. These headaches are generally caused by muscle contraction. The dental BOTOX® will help with this contraction by creating paralysis in the muscles, getting rid of some tension.

How Can Dental BOTOX® Help TMJ Disorder?

A common cause of TMJ disorder is teeth grinding. It can result in lockjaw, pain throughout the jaw, and painful tension headaches. A BOTOX® treatment will help with TMJ disorder by easing the pain and relaxing the muscles. Immobilizing the muscles, the treatment has fast and impressive results, working within a week of the procedure. If the discomfort starts to come back, you can arrange another appointment, as long as it is within the right time frame, i.e several months after your first appointment.

How Does Dental BOTOX® Work?

After the dentist talks to you about the condition that you are suffering from, an examination will take place which will identify where the injection will be inserted. BOTOX® will attach to the nerve endings that control the muscle a few hours after injection into the muscle. Over the next week or so, the toxin within the BOTOX® will block the transmission between the nerve signals.

Is It A Safe Procedure?

A BOTOX® dental treatment is a safe and simple cosmetic procedure that carries minimal risks – swelling or drooping of the eyelids, blurred vision, dry mouth, rashes, and swelling. These are very unlikely but are important considerations when you are thinking of having dental BOTOX®. Before you make an appointment, ensure that provide us with your full medical history. Both ALS (and other nerve/muscle conditions) and pregnancy can cause complications with the treatment.

Schedule An Appointment Today

All of your dental care needs can be met at Dental Partners of Boston. A multi-specialty practice with a dynamic team of doctors and years of experience within the dental industry, we will work together with you to find the best solution to your dentistry needs. If you are considering dental BOTOX® but are still unsure as to whether the treatment is appropriate for you, get in contact with us today by scheduling an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at one of our Boston practices.

Gum Disease in Children

Young girl preventing gum disease by brushing her teeth.

Caption: Creating healthy habits early will reduce the risk of developing gum disease.

Periodontal disease can occur due to a number of factors, even in children. Generally, periodontitis begins with plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky substance that develops when bacteria mix with carbohydrates (sugary and starchy foods). Plaque eventually hardens and turns into tartar. Both plaque and tartar cause the inflammation reaction in gums that leads to gum disease. If it isn’t treated quickly and safely, deep infections can occur that will result in gum recession, tooth loss, and even jaw bone deterioration.

The Main Types of Periodontal Disease that Affect Children

Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis

This type of periodontal disease usually begins either within childhood or in puberty. A rare disease, it infects the entire mouth and can cause severe damage to the bone. It can also result in tooth loss if not treated quickly. A clear sign of this condition is a heavy accumulation of plaque and gum inflammation.

Chronic Gingivitis

The best way to prevent this condition is to teach children the importance of brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly. If it does occur, however, it will cause the gum tissue to bleed and swell. This type can easily advance to more serious forms of the disease if not treated as soon as possible.

Necrotizing Periodontal Disease

One of the rarer forms of periodontal disease, it generally occurs in children that are suffering from a suppressed immune system. This aggressive infection kills gum tissue and tooth ligaments.

Aggressive Periodontitis

Found in teenagers, this form of periodontal disease affects the incisors and molars. It is caused by plaque and calculus.

What Are The Main Signs of Gum Disease?

  • Bleeding while flossing or brushing
  • Receding gums
  • Swollen and sensitive gums
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Changes in jaw alignment or bit
  • loose teeth
  • White pus between the gums and teeth

How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?

The type of gum disease will be determined by our dentist who will decide the best course of action after an examination and evaluating your child’s health history. Dental Partners of Boston guarantees the most efficient, safe, and appropriate treatment for your child’s needs. We understand the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to prevent gum disease from getting worse.

From recommending regular cleanings to deep cleanings, antibiotic treatments, and occasionally surgery, there are a number of treatments available for your child.

What Can Parents Do?

Establishing good dental habits early. Teach your child the importance of regular brushing and flossing. You should also schedule regular dental check-ups. Check your child’s mouth when you are home for any signs of plaque buildup, gum swelling, or receding gums. If you see any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment as soon as possible to diagnose and treat the issue before it gets worse.

Gum Disease in Women

Grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter

Caption: If present, periodontal disease can impact a women’s life in every stage.

How Gum Disease Develops and Affects Women

Gum disease usually develops due to plaque building up around your teeth and gums. With women, however, there are particular stages of your life that can particularly impact the health of your teeth and can result in the development of gum disease:

Puberty

Hormones begin to increase, therefore estrogen and progesterone levels rise. Gum sensitivity can increase due to the amount of blood that is circulating around the gums. This can cause your gums to become swollen. It can also cause plaque and food irritation and can be an extremely uncomfortable process. Similarly, as young women start to menstruate, and continue to do so throughout their lives, menstruation gingivitis can occur. This results in sores inside the cheek and swollen, bleeding gums. This is an uncommon condition, tending to affect women before and after the menstruation week.

Girls should learn to pay attention to their oral health and learn what is normal. This way, should anything unusual develop, they will recognize it early and take steps toward proper treatment.

Pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, hormonal changes in her body increase the chance of contracting periodontal disease. Her body becomes more sensitive to toxins, including the bacteria that dwell in her mouth. This can cause her gums to become red and inflamed. How periodontitis directly affects the development of the baby or the pregnancy itself is still largely unknown. However, it is a condition that needs safe treatment.  If a woman already has gum disease, becoming pregnant may make it worse. Sometimes a large lump, or pregnancy tumor, will form on inflamed gum tissue, causing discomfort when eating and speaking. The lump glistens, has deep red pinpoint markings, may bleed, and crust over.

It is important to take care of every aspect of your health while expecting, so notice changes in your mouth as well as your body. The mother’s health is paramount to ensuring the baby thrives as he or she grows.

Menopause

When a woman is going through menopause or post-menopause, she is susceptible to gum disease. Menopausal gingivostomatitis or general discomfort of the mouth is possible. If you think that you are experiencing an issue with your gums and teeth, it’s important to visit the dentist for an examination and check-up.

Gum Disease Symptoms

Gum disease, which can develop into Periodontitis if not treated, can affect anyone. Many of the common signs of gum disease are:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Receding teeth
  • Bad breath

If it isn’t treated quickly, it can result in receding gums, tooth loss, and damaged bone. To prevent gum disease, brush your teeth regularly and arrange regular dental check-ups. If you start to notice these symptoms, however, it’s important to contact Dental Partners of Boston for a consultation. We will discuss treatment options with you.

Treatments for Gum Disease

There are a number of treatments available to help with gum disease. The treatment best suited to your needs is determined by your dentist. These are examples of common treatments:

  • LANAP – One of the newest and less invasive treatments for gum disease. The procedure uses a laser to remove diseased tissue. LANAP is a regeneration procedure that has produced positive results in women of all ages. It promotes new bone growth and helps the gums to re-attach and heal.
  • Gum regeneration treatment – This form of treatment will regenerate missing or lost bone and any damaged tissue that’s occurred due to gum disease. This type of treatment can also be used for cosmetic reasons if you have receding gums.
  • Periodontal surgery – Depending on the extent of the gum disease, periodontal surgery will treat the gums that surround the bone and teeth.
  • Dental implants – As gum disease can result in loose or missing teeth, dental implants are a good treatment option in order to restore your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
  • Scaling & Root Planning – A deep cleaning procedure where Dr. Guzman will remove any build-up of plaque and bacteria, and ensure that any open pockets are cleaned so that your gums can reattach to your teeth.

If you have any concerns about the health of your gums, contact us today.

Gum Disease in Men

Gum disease: Close up of a man's teeth and gums.

Caption: Gender factors in developing gum disease. As a man, here is what you need to know.

Research shows that gum disease affects a larger amount of men than women. This might be a result of fewer visits to the dentist or because they are more prone to dental plaque. In any case, it’s important to notice symptoms of gum disease and to contact us for a consultation.

Gum disease is a condition that affects everyone around the world of all ages and genders. Un-noticeable at first, if left untreated, it can become a major detriment to your health. You can spot if you have gum disease or developing it by noticing:

  • Receding Gums (which causes increased sensitivity)
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Your Gums Swell After Eating, Brushing, or Flossing.

Without treating gum disease, there can be irreversible permanent damage to your gums and the rest of your mouth. Bone & tissue loss can occur, or even worse, the loss of your teeth. To prevent these things, make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss, and schedule regular appointments with Dental Partners of Boston.

How Gum Disease Develops And Affects Men

Gum disease can develop due to a number of factors at any stage of your life.

Impotence

If you have developed periodontal disease from plaque buildup, not only can it cause damage to your gum tissue, but it can also lead to impotence. The prolonged chronic inflammation from periodontal disease can damage blood vessels, which is one of the main causes of impotence. This tends to affect men between the ages of 30 and 70.

Heart Disease

According to research, periodontal disease also has a connection to cardiovascular disease. In order to maintain your oral health and help prevent heart disease, it’s important that you visit Dental Partners of Boston as soon as you see any signs of gum disease.

Prostate Health

Periodontal health can also have a direct impact on your prostate health. Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels will rise if the prostate becomes infected or inflamed. PSA levels above 4.0 mL is reason to recommend a prostate biopsy to determine if prostate cancer is present. As periodontitis carries similar symptoms and also has a high PSA number, if you notice symptoms of gum disease it’s important that you get checked by your dentist and a medical doctor to ensure you are healthy.

Cancer

Research also indicates that men who have suffered from gum disease are also more likely to develop cancer. To help prevent this, come into Dental Partners of Boston for an appointment where our team of dentists will give you a thorough dental plan to bring back a healthy smile!

What Treatment Options Are Available For Gum Disease?

There are a number of treatments available for men that are suffering from gum disease. Our dental team may recommend one or more treatments after an exam and consultation.

Here are a few examples of possible treatments:

  • LANAPusing a laser, this treatment is aimed at reattaching gum tissue, removing damaged gum tissue, and promoting bone growth. A popular treatment, it is less painful than other options and produces positive results in men of all ages.
  • Gum regeneration treatmentused for both cosmetic purposes and surgical purposes, gum generation treatment aims at regenerating damaged tissue and bone that’s been lost due to gum disease.
  • Scaling & Root Planning – A deep cleaning procedure where Dr. Guzman removes any build-up of plaque and bacteria, and ensure that any open pockets are cleaned so that your gums can reattach to your teeth.
  • Dental implantsrestoring your periodontal health and the appearance of your teeth, dental implants act as a treatment that will replace missing teeth that are lost to gum disease.
  • Periodontal surgerythis more in-depth gum surgery will depend on the extent and type of gum disease you have.

Schedule An Appointment Today

To find out if you do in fact have gum disease and to begin the process of healing, contact Dental Partners of Boston today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Guzman and our team of dentists look forward to meeting you and helping restore your smile!

Dental Implants: What Is A Sinus Lift?

Sinus Lift: Close up of a man's smile

Caption: Your sinus cavities might play a role when considering upper dental implants.

Without enough bone support, a dental implant would likely fail and potentially cause other problems. A sinus lift is a procedure to increase the amount of bone on a person’s upper jaw to make dental implants possible. It is a surgical procedure to correct bone loss and move the sinus up to make room for a bone graft.

After six months of allowing the bone graft to heal and strengthen, the periodontist can then place the dental implant.

How Does a Sinus Lift Work?

The source for bone material can either come from a donor or from the patient’s own body, often from the hip. If the bone source comes from the patient’s body, the patient must have this done in a hospital.

The dentist begins by making an incision in the gums to expose the bone. This allows them to cut a hole in the bone before pushing the sinuses up to where they need to be.

At this point, the bone graft is placed and the gums can close using stitches. During the procedure, you will be under anesthesia to ensure you feel comfortable during the procedure.

Ice and over-the-counter medication can reduce swelling and help with any pain. As long as you’re careful post-surgery, you can feel back to normal within a couple of weeks.

Is a Sinus Lift Necessary for Dental Implants?

A sinus lift is not necessary for everyone that needs upper dental implants. Dr. Guzman will only recommend it if there is not enough bone to work with.

By adding bone to the jaw, dental implants are possible and more secure. If you’ve had teeth removed in the past, this might be the reason why your bone is weaker now. Tooth loss can make bone density decrease and make sinus lifts necessary for implants to be safely inserted.

Schedule An Appointment Today

Dental Partners of Boston has a team of talented doctors very experienced with dental implants and sinus lifts. To learn more about whether this is something right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Members of our team will discuss a potential sinus lift with you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

What To Do In A Dental Emergency

All kinds of accidents can happen at home, work, sports, and while you’re on the go. Some of these accidents might impact your teeth. It’s important to know what to do and how to respond if you do find yourself dealing with an unexpected dental emergency. Acting fast and taking the right steps can have a lasting positive outcome! Read on to find out how to respond to the dental emergencies below.

Knocked Out Adult Tooth

You should come in to see us as soon as you possibly can when an adult tooth is knocked out. But what do you do with the tooth? It’s important to keep it moist at all times. You can do that by putting it back in place and if it doesn’t stay there, hold it between your cheek and gums. You can also put the tooth in a glass of milk, that’ll do the job too.

Cracked Tooth

When you crack a tooth, the thing you’ll want to do right away is to reduce or prevent swelling. This can be done by rinsing out your mouth with warm water and cleaning the area where the cracked tooth is. You can also cold compresses on the area to keep that swelling at bay. Call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as you can.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

The shock and intense pain that comes when you accidentally bite down hard on your tongue or lip can really take you aback. It will pass soon but to help the process, you should start by washing your mouth or lip with water. After that, you should apply a cold compress to take some of that pain away and help it pass a little quicker.

Toothache

Toothache can be a real source of frustration and pain for many people. You should start by washing out your mouth with warm water to remove anything that might be causing irritation. After that, you should floss in the area where the toothache is located. If neither of these help alleviate the pain you should call in for an appointment. If the pain is intense and persistent, don’t wait and hope for it to go away. It can be potentially something serious and we want to ensure that you don’t run the risk of having to extract your tooth.

Removing Objects Stuck in the Teeth and Mouth

If you have something stuck between your teeth, the first thing you should do is floss. It’s great at getting in those spaces where nothing else can. You’ll be able to remove most food items or other things that might be stuck between your teeth in no time at all. You should never use sharp objects to remove things stuck in your teeth or mouth. If necessary, schedule an appointment for help if flossing doesn’t fully remove the object or food particle.

Take The Proper Steps to Protect Your Teeth

It’s also a good idea to do more to protect your teeth so you don’t find yourself in these situations to begin with. For example, you should always be sure to wear a custom mouth guard when you’re playing sports and doing other things where your teeth might be at risk. Remembering not to use your teeth as tools will prevent problems as well. Teeth are for eating and speaking only.

If you need extra support, please don’t hesitate to call us! We will most likely be able to get you right in if it is an emergency. If you aren’t sure you’re experiencing an emergency, contact us anyway. We’ll be able to assist you and help you determine the proper steps if you are in fact having a dental emergency.

TMJ Disorder: Causes and Treatments

A skull with someone pointing to the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)

Caption: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction causes pain in the joint of the jaw.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, affects millions of people in America. It manifests itself in the form of jaw pain. However, there are lots of ways in which the TMJ can impact your body and it often goes far beyond jaw pain. Many symptoms associated with TMJ disorder can be very damaging and can limit a person’s day-to-day life. We’re going to look at what causes the disorder and some TMJ treatment options. Read on to learn more.

Causes of TMJ Disorder

The problem occurs when there’s a disorder in the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the skull and jaw bone. It should work smoothly but when a problem arises with the bones or the cartilage that covers the bones or the disk between them, pain can occur.

There’s a wide range of things that can directly cause TMJ, such as an injury to the jaw, teeth grinding, arthritis, or poor alignment of the teeth. It’s also the case that women and people aged between 20 and 40 are most likely to suffer from TMJ than other demographics.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

If you are experiencing jaw pain but not sure if it’s TMJ disorder, look for these signs and symptoms.

  • headaches
  • teeth grinding
  • erosion of teeth
  • dizziness accompanied by neck pain
  • clicking and/or popping of the joint when you open your mouth

These signs and symptoms can come in a variety of combinations and you don’t have to experience them all. The symptoms are often worse with stress and anxiety.

Treatment Options

The first thing you need to do if you think you might have TMJ disorder is to schedule a consultation. We will assess the situation and give a full diagnosis or otherwise find what is causing your symptoms. The diagnosis process might involve x-ray images.

There is a wide range of treatment options available. The right one for you depends on your individual situation. Here is a few TMJ treatment options:

  • Bite guards can prevent teeth grinding associated with TMJ disorder.
  • Relaxation techniques help to reduce stress and the severity of your TMJ symptoms.
  • Pain-relieving medication can help control TMJ symptoms.
  • Physical therapy is often helpful in strengthening the jaw.
  • Some people benefit from muscle relaxants to relieve jaw tension.
  • Sometimes Botox injections surrounding the joint are effective.
  • Teeth alignment procedures can be helpful for people with a bad bite.

Schedule An Appointment Today

Don’t hesitate to contact and schedule an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston. We can help find the right treatment for your TMJ disorder. Our team of dental specialists is experienced with TMJ-related issues and is here to help you. Our team will assess your situation and offer the treatment options best suited for you.

Dental Implants: What is a bone graft?

If you have a tooth missing or more than one tooth missing, you’re probably thinking about dental implants. That definitely makes sense because in terms of the appearance achieved when dental implants are used, there’s really nothing better. They look great and most people won’t even be able to tell that they’re implants; they’ll simply look like a beautiful and healthy set of teeth.

There are plenty of things you need to be aware of before we move ahead with dental implants. And one of the most important things you need to understand is how you might potentially need a bone graft. If needed, this procedure is a very common part of having dental implants. The first part of a dental implant is the titanium post that is implanted into the jaw bone to act as the root of your new tooth. But the bone needs to be substantial and dense enough to hold that implant securely. If that’s not the case, bone grafts become necessary.

Bone Graft Procedure

As part of the bone graft procedure, Dr. Guzman will take bovine, cadaver, or bone from another part of your body and graft it onto your jaw bone. It’s also now possible to use a special grafting material instead of your actual bone. Once the graft in place, it will create new bone that’s strong enough to hold the implants securely.

Every patient is different, so we will assess your personal situation to see exactly what kind of procedure needs to be carried out for you to have ultimate success with your dental implants. Some patients will only need very small grafts whereas others will need more. It all depends on the strength and density of your jaw bone.

Once the graft has been completed and enough time has passed for the new bone to be created, strengthening your jaw bone in the process, the dental implant procedure can be carried out. Before you know it, the whole procedure will be complete.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

There are lots of benefits associated with having dental implants put in place. They’re very secure once all the relevant bone grafting work has been completed. But the reason why most people choose dental implants over the alternatives is the natural appearance they give your teeth, and the fact that they function just like natural teeth. That’s the appearance most patients are concerned about and strive for when teeth replacement becomes necessary.

Dental implants are not temporary fixes; once they’re in place, they’re there for good. That means there’s less hassle for you and you largely look after them in the same way as you would look after natural teeth. There’s nothing particularly complicated about them, which is great for you. 

Schedule A Consultation

Even if a bone graft and the dental implant procedure might sound a little daunting, you can rest be assured that the effort greatly will improve your quality of life, confidence, and appearance. When a bone graft is a necessary part of getting dental implants, it’s still something that’s worth considering. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and schedule a consultation with us. We’re more than happy to help you find the solution that’s right for you and answer any questions you might have.

What Can I Eat With Dental Implants?

Senior man with dental implants

Dental implants are the most advanced treatment currently available for missing teeth.

Imagine the crisp, refreshing bite of an apple, or biting into fresh, sweet corn on the cob, or the salty and crunchy satisfaction of your favorite nuts. For those with dentures, these foods may be a distant memory. Luckily, there’s an alternative to dentures that can bring back the satisfaction of these foods and many others.

At Dental Partners of Boston, we’re always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for our patients. For many people, dental implants can be a wonderful alternative to dentures, including once again enjoying the foods restricted by dentures.

What Can I Eat After Dental Implants?

One of the most rewarding things about switching from dentures to dental implants is lifting the restrictions on what to eat. Many patients with dentures are used to a list of limitations on what is safe to eat. With dental implants, you’ll be freed of food restrictions because dental implants function like natural teeth. We look forward to helping patients experience the freedom to choose the foods they love through dental implants.

Can I Eat My Favorite Foods Right Away?

After dental implant surgery, the surgical site will need time to heal before trying solid foods. This period typically lasts one to two weeks. During this healing time, a liquid diet is recommended for a short time. The liquid restriction will progress to soft or pureed foods. This phase will only be a temporary restriction. Once past the healing stages, patients can consume all the chewy or crunchy foods they once consumed with natural teeth.

Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that allows for a full return to consuming your favorite foods. Yes, that includes nuts, popcorn, chips, and apples, all of which dentures do not allow. This can add much to the quality of life of our patients and we are thrilled to offer it back to them.

If you have questions about the dental implant procedure and what to expect, Dental Partners of Boston can help. We want you to feel comfortable and educated about your decision. We will discuss with you the whole procedure, what to expect, cost, and answer all of your questions. There’s a better way than living your life on a restricted diet with dentures. Dental implants can greatly improve your life. Schedule a consultation with us today. We look forward to speaking with you.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Senior man smiling with natural looking dental crowns.

Dental crowns are built with the strength to last a lifetime.

Dental crowns are an effective restorative treatment for teeth that have been damaged or worn down as a result of an injury, dental decay, or infection. If you have a dental crown, it’s important to look after it well to prolong its lifespan and maintain high standards of oral health. Here’s a useful guide to provide you with information about how long crowns last and some simple tips to help you care for your crown.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Dental crowns are built to last, and they usually boast a life expectancy of around 15 years. If you have a crown, it’s natural to want it to last for as long as possible. If you take good care of your crown, you could extend its life by 10-15 years.

There are several factors that can impact the strength and condition of the crown, including general wear and tear and oral hygiene habits. If your teeth are exposed to a high level of wear on a regular basis, you may find that your crown doesn’t last as long. When you get a crown your dentist provides you with advice and information. Your dentist will also check your crowns and any other restorations when you have routine examinations.

How Can I Make My Dental Crowns Last Longer?

If you want to keep your dental crowns in tip-top condition for as long as possible, here are some simple steps you can take.

  • Avoid grinding your teeth and seek advice if you clench your teeth during the night: Tooth grinding is often a subconscious action, but it can be damaging to your teeth and your crowns. If you grind your teeth during the night, your dentist may recommend wearing a bite guard. A bite guard will prevent direct contact between the upper and lower arches of your teeth while you sleep.
  • Take good care of your teeth and gums: make sure you devote two minutes every morning and evening to brushing your teeth, and floss daily.
  • Take care with hard foods: try and avoid hard foods, don’t chew ice, and avoid biting your nails. This will help to protect your crowns and your natural teeth.
  • Keep up to date with dental visits: make sure you visit Dental Partners of Boston every 6-12 months. Your dentist will take a good look at your crowns every time you have a check-up. It’s also beneficial to have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist once a year.

Do Dental Crowns Need To Be Replaced?

Dental crowns may last for many years, but they’re not immune to damage and wear. If the crown is badly cracked or chipped, it’s best to replace it to lower the risk of decay and prevent further damage. If you have concerns about your dental crowns in Boston, we can help. We will examine your mouth and check for red flag signs. If your crown is in need of attention, we’ll discuss our findings with you in detail.

If you have dental crowns in Boston, there are several ways you can protect your crowns and increase their life expectancy. Looking after your crowns could give you up to 15 years beyond the average lifespan.

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you need a dental crown or have a crown that needs to be repaired then schedule an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston. Our team of dentists looks forward to meeting with you and helping to improve your smile.