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By H.F. Wehbe, D.D.S, D.M.D. - Family Dental Care
January 11, 2019
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentists in West Roxbury, Massachusetts can rebuild your smile

If you are missing teeth, or if you are wearing an ill-fitting denture that does nothing for your appearance, have you thought about dental implants? If you want a stronger, more natural-looking smile, it’s time to think about dental implants! The dentists at H.F. Wehbe, D.D.S, D.M.D. Family Dental Care in West Roxbury, Massachusetts can provide dental implants that will rebuild your smile.

Dental implants can provide natural good looks and enhance your appearance in ways dental bridges or dental appliances can’t match. They provide natural-looking tooth replacement that helps to conserve bone. More bone means a firmer jawline and more youthful facial contours, enhancing your appearance. When you choose dental implants, you will enjoy these important benefits:

  • Stability, because dental implants are firmly embedded in bone, so they will not move around
  • Natural beauty, because dental implant crowns are made of porcelain, which reflects light and looks just like tooth enamel
  • Great oral health, because you brush and floss your implants along with your natural teeth, to keep your smile healthy and beautiful
  • Permanence, because dental implant materials resist staining, and you never have to worry about decay, so your smile will stay beautiful for years
  • Dental implants are made of biocompatible materials, so your body won’t reject them. In fact, dental implants are the most successful surgical implant. They have a success rate of over 95% according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dental implants are placed in a simple procedure, done right in the office. The jaw bone will grow to fuse with the dental implant, securing it firmly in place. After the area has healed, your dental implants will be capped with sparkling dental implant crowns.

You can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. You can also use dental implants to supply a strong foundation for a denture, which is snapped in place over the implants.

To find out more about the benefits of dental implants and how they can improve your smile, call the dentists at H.F. Wehbe, D.D.S, D.M.D. Family Dental Care in West Roxbury, Massachusetts today!

By H.F. Wehbe, D.D.S, D.M.D. - Family Dental Care
August 23, 2017
Tags: Fillings  

Worried about that filling? Dental fillings may last many years; however, eventually all fillings need to be replaced. Dr. Hazem Wehbe, Dr.Fillings Evelin Adamian and Dr. Sarah Stipho in West Roxbury, MA, offers a complete range of dental services. Here are five signs that your filling needs to be replaced.

1. Your filling fell out.

Sometimes, dental fillings fall out. Dental fillings become loose and fall out for many reasons. Your dental filling may be loosened when your teeth go through a great deal of pressure when you chew. Chewing on hard items can cause a dental filling to dislodge. Being active in sports can also cause injuries to the teeth and lead to a lost filling. If your filling falls out, put temporary dental cement directly on the tooth surface and call your dentist.

2. Your filling is broken. 

You may be able to see signs that your dental filling needs to be replaced. One sign that your filling may need to be replaced is seeing dark spots or holes. You may notice these while flossing or brushing your teeth every day. Left untreated, a broken dental filling could lead to a root canal or tooth loss.

3. You have tooth sensitivity. 

Do hot and cold bother you? Some people are naturally sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. However, prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages is a sign that your filling needs to be replaced. If your tooth sensitivity is persistent and severe, make an appointment with your West Roxbury dentist.

4. Your tooth doesn't feel smooth.

Most people love the feeling of clean and smooth teeth. Feel the tooth surface for roughness. If your tooth doesn't feel smooth after brushing, your filling may need to be replaced. If the surface of your tooth feels rough, professional dental advice should be sought.

5. You have a toothache.

Some patients who have dental fillings that need to be replaced experience a toothache. The pain may be constant or come and go. The pain may come when you are drinking or eating or even when you're not doing anything. If your toothache lasts longer than a few days, make an appointment with your dentist.

If your filling needs to be replaced, why wait? We can help you today! Call Dr. Wehbe, Dr. Adamian and Dr. Stipho at 617-323-5000 right now to schedule a dental appointment in West Roxbury, MA. We want all our patients to have strong, healthy smiles that look great, too.

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