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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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New Britain Dentist
... CEREC: Lets us make beautiful crowns for you in one visit...

Our New Britain Office
... Veneers Crowns Tooth colored fillings Replace missing teeth Implants Bridges Partial Dentures Full Dentures Treatment of Gum problems Root plane - non-surgical deep cleaning Antibiotic treatment - direct placement of antibiotics in gum defects, - antibiotic pills - antibiotic mouthwashes Surgical treatments Treatment for badly broken down teeth Root canal therapy- If necessary, we can remove the infected nerves & blood vessels inside the teeth...

Our Services
New Britain Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers, CEREC - one visit crowns,         T-SCAN TMJ Treatment Dr...

Sedation Dentistry
... Sedation dentistry is a completely safe method that allows the patient to be completely comfortable and relaxed and lets us perform several dental procedures during the same visit, including: whitening yellow or stained teeth crowns repairing chipped or damaged teeth treating gum disease root canals extractions replacing worn fillings Off Site IV Sedation is another method that enables us to work in a safe environment, outside the hospital...

Testimonials
...Four crowns needed replacement (previous work) and I had gum disease (I was 29!) I still have the same crowns from Dr...

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
... Porcelain crowns...

Questions You Should Ask Before Whitening Your Teeth
... What will the bleach do to my gums, filings, crowns, veneers, and/or bridgework...

Veneers: Not Just for Woodworking
...In cases where a large proportion of the original tooth must be replaced, porcelain crowns may be the best solution...

How Does Tooth Bleaching Work?
... In-office bleaching under the supervision of my staff and me is recommended if you have severely stained teeth, and particularly if you are about to have veneers or crowns made...

Bonding: A Good Choice for Repairing Damaged or Chipped Teeth in Youngsters
...When your child has completed growth, more permanent restorations such as porcelain veneers or crowns may be necessary...

What's a Crown Worth? Aesthetics and Value in Tooth Restoration
...The answer tells us a lot about how crowns are made, and the value of aesthetics in dentistry...

Dental Implants and Natural Teeth: the Similarities and the Differences
... The main enemy of a properly fused implant is a bacterial infection known as “peri-implantitis” (“peri” – around; implant “itis” – inflammation), which starts when bacterial biofilm (plaque) is allowed to build up on implant-supported crowns...

Which Implant Crown Attachment is Right for You?
...Screw-retained crowns require no cement and are more easily removed than cemented crowns if it becomes necessary...

Tooth-Colored Fillings: A Natural-Looking Alternative
...But did you know that their crowns, or top surfaces above the gums, actually flex under the force of the bite...

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design
...These range from less invasive procedures like whitening, tooth reshaping, cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, to more involved restorations like crowns, bridgework or dental implants...

Five Facts About Crowns
...To begin learning about dental crowns, let's start with five facts everyone should know...

Non-Vital Bleaching Removes Unsightly Tooth Discoloration From Within
... This procedure can be performed instead of more extensive procedures such as veneers and crowns as a cover for the discolored tooth, or as a way to lighten teeth before applying a veneer or crown to help prevent discoloration from showing through...

What's Your Crown Made Of?
Like the ones worn by kings and queens of old, dental crowns were traditionally made of that most “royal” of metals: solid gold...

End the Embarrassment of Stained Teeth with Whitening
...Matching tooth color can also be difficult in some cases, especially if you have a mix of natural teeth and artificial crowns or bridges...

Crowns Preserve the Tooth While Offering Greater Protection Than a Filling
...Crowns made of porcelain are ideally suited for visible teeth because of their resemblance to tooth enamel...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Teeth that are damaged or missing can be restored by crowns or bridgework...

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile
...It’s often possible to “see” your proposed smile through computer simulation, or in some cases “test drive” it with temporary (provisional) crowns or veneers...

Stains from Within a Tooth Require Professional Whitening
... If we’re successful in achieving the desired color, intrinsic whitening could help you avoid more costly options like veneers or crowns for an otherwise healthy and attractive tooth...

Spice Up Your Teeth
... For example, crowns (caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored...

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

Dental Porcelain is a Great Option for Creating a Natural Appearance
... Crowns, on the other hand, are complete tooth replicas that are bonded in place over an existing tooth like a cap...

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

A Royal Fix
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework...

Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello Chips a Tooth, but Concert Still "Worth It"
...You can read more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers: Strength & Beauty As Never Before” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers...

Jamie Foxx Chips a Tooth - This Time by Accident!
...Like veneers, crowns (or caps) are made from models of your bite, and require more than one office visit to place; sometimes a root canal may also be needed to save the natural tooth...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...The crowns — lifelike replacements for the visible part of the tooth — are securely attached to the implants via special connectors called abutments...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I'd Worn A Mouthguard!
...Eventually, both were successfully restored with dental crowns...

Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth
... For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...

Composite Resin Could Transform Your Tooth's Appearance in Just one Visit
...While veneers or crowns also produce excellent results in this regard, they require a fair amount of tooth alteration to accommodate them...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns...

Dental Implants: a Durable, Life-Like Solution for your Tooth Loss
...While single implants with attached crowns are the most common type of replacement, they can also play a supporting role with other restorative options...

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
...Crowns (also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...

Crowns & Bridgework
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Anesthesia Wand
... It provides painless injections for all routine dental treatments including root canals, crowns, fillings, and cleanings...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...