Restorative Dentistry – Worcester, MA
Revitalizing Damaged or Incomplete Smiles
At Dr. Costa & Dr. Waxman Family Dentistry, we believe that the best restorative dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and the patient. While we focus on preventive dental care, addressing teeth that are damaged, worn, or missing is important for lasting oral health.
Dr. Joseph Costa offers restorative dentistry in Worcester, MA, to repair, replace, or enhance the aesthetics of your teeth. You can now enjoy a comfortable, functional smile without the hassle. Restorative dental procedures can also resolve complex dental problems such as TMJ disorder (TMD), missing teeth, and oral disease. We treat TMD 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.
Dr. Costa is a Dawson-trained dentist who takes a comprehensive approach to dental care. He offers detailed exams for patients whether they have TMD or another dental problem. At regular dental visits, comprehensive dental exams and thorough teeth cleanings will help us identify any hidden problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, or occlusal (bite) disorders. You may already be experiencing symptoms of 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
Your dentist will recommend the appropriate treatment option for your unique oral health needs and concerns. We provide treatment plan recommendations and second opinions and never start dental work without your prior approval. Restorative dental treatment options include:
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Full & Partial Dentures
- Gum Disease Treatment
Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
We provide multiple treatment options for patients with missing teeth:
Dentures have been used for many years to replace full sets of missing teeth. Though they are still a popular choice for many patients, dentures 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. We can use them in combination with a crown, bridge, or denture to offer a comfortable and durable restoration. Dental implants allow patients to return to their normal diets and lifestyles. Furthermore, they 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, dental 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 in the long term. Tooth loss can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and even bone deterioration.
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
People often avoid dentistry 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 plans. Many restorative dental treatments can be done in phases 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.