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Do you have a chipped tooth? Your Braintree, MA, dentists offer several treatments that will improve the appearance of your damaged tooth.

One of these three options can fix your chipped tooth

As tough as teeth are, they aren't indestructible. Chewing ice or other hard objects, grinding your teeth, or falling can cause tiny pieces of teeth to chip off. Although small chips don't alter the structural integrity of your teeth, they certainly affect your appearance.

Depending on the size of the chip, your dentist may recommend one or more of these treatment options:

  • Bonding: During a bonding treatment, your dentist applies a flexible, tooth-colored material called composite resin to fill in the chipped area. Once the composite resin is hardened with a curing light, you'll be able to use the tooth immediately. Bonding can usually be performed without any anesthesia.
  • Veneers: Veneers offer an excellent option for chip repair. The restorations cover the fronts of the teeth only and are attached with dental cement. Porcelain or plastic veneers are as thin as a contact lens yet thick enough to hide chips and other flaws. During your first veneer appointment at the Braintree, MA, dental office, your dentist will make an impression of your mouth. The impression serves as a guide for the dental lab technicians who create your veneers. They may also need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel as part of the preparation process.
  • Crowns: If the chip is large, a crown may be the best option. Crowns are porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, or resin restorations that slip over the tops of teeth. Before you receive a crown, your dentist must reduce the size of your tooth to ensure a comfortable fit. Crowns are also made from an impression of your mouth and are cemented to your teeth. If you'll be receiving porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, you'll wear a temporary crown for a few weeks until your permanent crown is ready.

Are you ready to fix your chipped tooth? Schedule an appointment with your dentists in Braintree, MA, by calling 781-843-0660.

By George Salem and Associates, PC
December 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

How professional teeth whitening from your dentists in Braintree, Massachusetts can give you a dazzling smile

Are people impressed by your smile? When you smile at them, do they smile back? The truth is, a dazzling white smile is the key to making a great first impression. If your smile has grown dull and uninteresting, it’s time to schedule a professional teeth whitening appointment!

The dentists at Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, Massachusetts offer a wide range of cosmetic dental services, including professional teeth whitening to give you a dazzling smile.

There are many reasons why your smile can look dull. Everyday habits like drinking coffee or smoking can lead to a dark, stained smile. As you get older, your smile will become yellow too. It’s just part of normal aging. Fortunately, you can improve your smile with professional teeth whitening!

So, why should you choose professional teeth whitening instead of over-the-counter whitening products? Quite simply, professional teeth whitening offers benefits that can’t be matched by over-the-counter products. Consider that professional teeth whitening is:

  • Extremely effective, because you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades
  • Long-lasting, because your excellent results can last up to 5 years
  • Very safe, because all materials and methods have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association

At Dr. George Salem and Associates, the dentists use top of the line products from BriteSmile™ and LifeLike Cosmetic Solutions.™

You can choose between a speedy in-office treatment, which is the fastest way to a whiter, brighter smile, or a convenient take-home whitening kit, which contains everything you need to whiten and brighten at home.

To find out more about Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions, please visit the website at https://www.life-like.com/

If you are dealing with a dull smile, you need to consider professional teeth whitening. To schedule your professional teeth whitening treatment, call the dentists of Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, Massachusetts at (781) 843-0660. Start working on a whiter, brighter smile by calling today!

By George Salem and Associates, PC
March 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: braces  

The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics cites ancient Eqyptians as the first practitioners of orthodontia, the science of applying pressure to teeth and bone to remodel smiles. Today's braces accomplish similar goals but with far better results and greater ease. At Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, MA, our dentists create accurate care plans for patients with misaligned teeth and poor bites.

Braces could help your smile

Your teeth have many functions: they help with biting, chewing, speaking, smiling, and facial appearance. If teeth are gapped/crowded or a jawbone is underdeveloped or unbalanced, your smile might not be able to close together properly, making it more of a liability rather than an asset. Aside from posing oral health and function problems, crooked smiles harm self-confidence as well.

Fortunately, Dr. George Salem and Associates understands. In their Braintree, MA, office, our dental team includes four specialty dentists: a periodontist, prosthodontist, endodontist, and orthodontist. This mutli-specialty approach and access to the latest in dental diagnostics and treatments assures your orthodontic care builds on a foundation of good oral health.

When you come in for a consultation, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and gums, how your jaw functions, how your teeth come together, and more. X-ray imaging gives clear views of tooth roots and bone structure. If you need braces, your dentist bases your treatment plan on the accurate information gathered during this exam.

The health effects of wearing braces

Orthodontic care results in many health benefits:

  • Make teeth easier to clean, avoiding gum disease, decay, and tooth loss
  • Reduce headaches, ear pain, and sinus problems resulting from crooked teeth
  • Stop uneven and excessive dental wear
  • Fewer chipped and cracked teeth
  • Better muscular balance
  • Clear speech
  • Improved chewing and digestion
  • Management of sleep disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Elimination of jaw joint problems such as TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)

Look great and feel your best

In every way, you'll thrive with a smile that looks attractive and functions as Nature intended. For an orthodontic consultation with one of the dentists at Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, MA, phone (781) 843-0660.

January 28, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out if it’s possible for you to get a straighter smile with nearly invisible braces.

You’ve been wondered for some time now whether you or your teen could benefit from getting braces. Maybe you are only dealing with minor crookedness or other issues that only occasionally bother you. When traditional braces were the only option, many people (especially adults) chose just to stick with having a slightly off-kilter smile, but with the introduction of Invisalign now many older teens and adults are finally turning to our Braintree, MA, dentists to get a straighter smile.

Nearly Invisible Braces

One of the main reasons older teens and adults turn to Invisalign is because they get amazing results without other people noticing their braces. Aligners are made from completely transparent material and are very thin, which means that they are incredibly lightweight, easy to wear and not bulky. There is no metal associated with Invisalign and if you have an important presentation or event, you can also remove your aligner beforehand.

A Comfortable Treatment

You never thought the words “braces” and “comfortable” would go together but this metal-free system is certainly kinder to gums and other soft tissue. Each aligner is made from a flexible, thin medical-grade thermoplastic that perfectly fits against your teeth. The edges of your aligners are also smoothed, which reduces the risk of gum irritation.

Fewer Dental Visits

Since there are no adjustments needed during your Invisalign treatment process this means fewer trips to the dentist’s office. You will only need to visit our Braintree, MA, dentist every six weeks for routine checkups to make sure that teeth are shifting as planned and that you aren’t experiencing any issues. These checkups are quick and straightforward but make sure that your treatment is on the right track.

Easy to Care for

Since aligners are removable you won’t have to worry about changing up your brushing and flossing routine. If you have good oral hygiene then you won’t need to change a thing, and keeping aligners clean really isn’t that difficult. A simple brushing can help prevent stains from forming. If you have questions about how to keep aligners looking their best our dentist can give you helpful tips or recommend certain products.

Whether you are interested in getting Invisalign, seeking treatment for gum disease or simply needing a routine cleaning our full-service Braintree, MA, dental team can provide you with the dental care you need. Call our office today at (781) 843-0660 to schedule an Invisalign consultation.

By George Salem, DMD
July 23, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: bonding  

Sometimes a few small changes are all that is needed to yield major improvements to your smile. Even if you practice good oral hygiene and your teeth are healthy, they're still vulnerable to cosmetic damage and wear and tear over time. Bonding is a great way to fix minor cosmetic imperfections that can dull your smile and cause embarrassment. The dentists at Dr. George Salem and Associates, PC, offer a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services in Braintree, MA.

Give Your Smile a Makeover with Cosmetic Bonding in Braintree, MA

Bonding is a good solution for minor cosmetic imperfections like stains and discolorations, closing small gaps and spaces, and fixing chipped or cracked teeth. It's a quick and cost effective solution for common issues that affect the quality of your smile. Bonding can fix the shape or shape of your teeth to make your smile look more symmetrical. Bonding materials are also used to seal a tooth after root canal therapy or for tooth colored fillings.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

One of the main benefits of dental bonding is that it's affordable and minimally invasive. Unlike other cosmetic dental treatments, the bonding material is prepared onsite at the dentist's office and applied in a single appointment, typically lasting 30 minutes to an hour depending on the patient.

It's a minimally invasive procedure and usually doesn't require removal of surface enamel, so there's no need for anesthesia. With bonding, you can walk out of the dentist's office with a brand new smile in as little as single appointment!

Bonding is appropriate for minor cosmetic damage and can last for several years with adequate care. If you have any issues like cavities or plaque buildup, the dentist will treat and clean the tooth first before applying the bonding material.

Find a Dentist in Braintree, MA

For more information about bonding and other cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office today by calling (781) 843-0660 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today.



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