Boston/Brookline: 617-232-7399

1576 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02135

©2018 by Jason Arandia DMD

In Pursuit of Oral Health

DENTAL SERVICES & PROCEDURES

From routine preventative treatment to complex reconstruction, we offer a variety of services to suit your needs.

CLEANING AND PREVENTION

Dentistry is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended biannual cleanings and examinations. Not only do they help you quash dental problems before they arise, they leave your gums healthier, and your teeth cleaner and whiter. A professional cleaning removes hard plaque that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. It also involves a fluoride treatment and polish to help protect and soothe your teeth and gums. Even if you haven’t had a cleaning in over two years, it’s never too late to treat your teeth.

CROWNS, BRIDGES, AND VENEERS

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, we can help you choose the best solution. Crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that function and look like natural, healthy teeth. Veneers are a less invasive alternative, but may only be a solution for those with slight tooth damage or discoloration. These thin porcelain or resin shells come in customizable colors and are bonded to the surface of your teeth.

FILLINGS

Used to prevent the spread of tooth decay or correct any cosmetic damage, a filling is just one of the ways our dentists preserve your health. Before placement, any rot must be drilled out. We offer local anesthesia along with sedation to ensure maximum comfort for our patients. There are two different types of fillings: amalgam (otherwise known as silver fillings) and composite resin, the color of which can be customized to match your natural teeth.

Amalgam

Made up of silver, copper, tin and up to 50% mercury, amalgam fillings are the most durable and economical option for our patients. They last up to ten years and are less likely to fall out or break. Commonly used for filling in molar cavities, amalgam fillings can withstand biting pressure and can be fully administered in a single visit. Due to the mercury content, these silver fillings are not recommended for children or pregnant woman. If you have safety concerns with amalgam fillings, consider composite resin.

Composite Resin

Since the color of a composite resin filling can be customized, it is the most aesthetically pleasing option. However, it is a little more expensive than amalgam fillings. Composite resin is ideal for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, filling in a tooth gap, correcting dental discoloration, protecting any exposed tooth root from gum recession, or changing the shape of teeth. Patients may also choose composite resin for cavity fillings as they are bonded to the teeth in layers and therefore require less drilling away of the natural tooth.

TEETH WHITENING

Professional teeth whitening is faster, more effective, and longer lasting than treatments you find over the counter. As we age, our teeth darken over time. We can brighten your teeth by five to ten shades in a single session, but maintaining good oral hygiene and steering away from certain foods and beverages will help keep any future whitening services to a minimum. We may also provide you with custom fitted whitening treatments to use at home.

EXTRACTIONS

We always make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions are necessary when decay or injury has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have an advanced periodontal disease. When a tooth is malformed, damaged, impacted or ingrown, different procedures are used, but all extractions are considered surgery. Depending on which tooth is removed, we can offer you a replacement in the form of a dental implant or oral prosthetic. If you are concerned about pain or anxious about the procedure, we offer sedation dentistry and nitrous oxide analgesia.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

A dental implant mimics the form and function of a natural tooth, which consists of a root and a crown. The crown is the visible part of your tooth. It is used to chew food and is therefore the most susceptible to cavities. The crown is attached to the jawbone by way of the root. When decay has gone deep enough or when a periodontal disease has advanced enough to warrant an extraction, the entire tooth, root and all, is taken out. The dental implant is a titanium root that gets fitted into a socket that we create in your jaw. Once the root heals, we place an artificial crown on top. The new crown is customized to match your bite and the color of your teeth.

What are the benefits of getting teeth implants?

  • They look and act like natural teeth

  • They can last a lifetime with the right care

  • You don’t need any adhesives

  • They improve appearance, comfort, and speech

  • It’s easier to eat

If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch today.