Despite our best efforts, many people are likely to experience restorative concerns over the course of their lives. If you have a cavity, a serious oral pain, or even several missing teeth, trust your oral health needs in the hands of the EMA Dental team. Dr. Mariano and Dr. Vergo are our two highly-trained prosthodontists, which means they both excel in rebuilding strong and attractive smiles from the ground up. If you’d like to explore your options at either our East Longmeadow or Northampton, MA location, please contact us today.
To replace one or more teeth in a row, a bridge is an excellent option. A bridge consists of one or more solid replacement teeth, called pontics, suspended between two crowns. To anchor a bridge, teeth on either side of the space, called abutment teeth, are fitted with crowns. Bridges are fixed appliances so they cannot be removed by a patient at home. Click on the link below to learn more about bridgework.
A removable full denture is a device constructed to replace missing teeth on one or both arches. It is supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Well constructed dentures can help patients improve their function (chewing), appearance, speech, and confidence at the same time.
A removable partial denture offers a cost-effective way to replace numerous missing teeth utilizing a removable prosthesis. Remaining teeth help stabilize the removable partial denture, usually with metal clasps, but there are more sophisticated removable partial dentures which are clasp-less (precision) that many of our patients choose. We look forward to discussing all of your options with you so that you can choose which restorative prosthetic is best for you.
Your natural teeth actually contain multiple layers that lead down to a vulnerable inner pulp. If a traumatic injury or advanced decay allows harmful bacteria to infiltrate the pulp and root canals, extreme pain and sensitivity are likely to result. While patients may assume that an extraction is the only option left in this dire situation, a root canal procedure may actually be able to restore health to the affected tooth and help you maintain it for many years to come.
Although our team will always strive to help patients avoid the need for an extraction using quality restorative solutions, sometimes this service simply can’t be avoided. Patients can rest assured that we will help them stay comfortable and calm at all times, and our prosthodontists are the perfect partners to have as you work towards regaining strong, attractive teeth.
Here are some of the situations that could require an extraction: