At Russell Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA, we believe that the best restorative dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and patient. While we focus your dental care on preventive care, addressing teeth that are damaged, worn or missing is important for lasting oral health.
Dr. Robert Gauthier offers restorative dental procedures to repair, replace or enhance the aesthetics of your teeth. You can now enjoy a comfortable, functional smile without hassle. Restorative dental procedures can also resolve complex dental problems such as TMJ, missing teeth, and oral disease. We treat TMJ symptoms by restoring balance to your bite. We may recommend a process called occlusal equilibration: readjusting the surface of the teeth to enable proper contact.
The first step is a comprehensive dental exam. A comprehensive examination and thorough dental cleaning will help us identify any hidden problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, or occlusal (bite) disorders. You may already be experiencing symptoms of restorative dental issues, but we will make sure we identify the root cause, and provide the most relevant treatments after a dental exam.
Restorative Dental Services in Worcester, MA
Your Russell Street dentist will recommend the appropriate treatment option for your unique oral health needs and concerns. We provide treatment plan recommendations, second opinions, and never start dental work without your prior approval. Restorative dental treatment options include:
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Dentures & Partial Dentures
- Periodontal Therapy
- Snoring & Sleep Apnea
- TMJ Treatment
Missing Teeth Replacement Options
Dentures have been used for many years to replace a full set of missing teeth. Though they are still a popular choice for many patients, they are now often combined with dental implants for a more permanent solution. Modern materials and dental technology have greatly improved the appearance and fit of dentures.
Dental implants have become the standard for missing tooth replacement. Dental implants are used in combination with a crown, bridge, or denture to offer a comfortable and durable restoration. Dental implants provide patients with the ability to return to their normal diets and lifestyles. Dental implants are secure so there is no fear of slippage during social interactions. Implants can boost confidence for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Proper oral hygiene and visiting your dentist twice a year can help maintain your dental implants. With diligent care and maintenance, implants can last for a lifetime.
Replacing your missing teeth is essential for your oral health. Patients who ignore tooth loss are more prone to developing complex dental health concerns long term. Tooth loss can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and even bone deterioration.
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
Dentistry is often something people sacrifice because they think they can’t afford it. As a result, “little” dental concerns can develop into “big” dental problems over time. Part of our dental care includes working with patients on the financial aspects of their treatment plan.
Many restorative dental treatments can be phased to spread costs over a period of time. In addition, we will assist with the billing and paperwork needed to maximize your dental insurance benefits.