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Dental bridges vs. Dental Implants, Medford, What’s Right for You?

August 5, 2015

Woman smiling with dental implants from giamberardino dental careDental bridges are tried and tested. The first dental bridge was used 1000s of years ago as jewelry! In 700 BCE, the Etruscans adorned their teeth and filled in gaps with precious metals to display their wealth. Many people think that dental implants are a relatively new smile restoration option by comparison, but actually the Mayans who lived only 100 years later used sea shells, jade, and other human or animal teeth for restoration. Despite the rudimentary methods, these implant procedures were actually quite successful. Skulls discovered in recent years show that these materials fused with the bone, and the bond has lasted long after the patient’s death. So, how’s a modern patient to choose? Dr. Anthony Giamberardino and his Medford, MA team are here to help you choose the restoration method that’s right for you, but first, we recommend finding out more about each treatment. Call to schedule a tooth replacement evaluation and consultation today.

Quickly Craft a New Smile with CEREC One Visit Crowns in Medford, MA

January 24, 2015

Have you heard about new CEREC One Visit Crowns? New CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) tooth restoration technology can deliver an expertly crafted natural looking dental crown in less than two hours. CEREC one visit crowns are more durable and longer lasting than traditional dental crowns restorations. The entire procedure can be completed from start to finish in just one visit, so there’s no need for temporary crowns or return appointments. If you have damaged teeth from dental injury, large cavities, or root canal therapy, make an appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care for the CEREC one visit crown you need today.  Dr. Giamberardino can fully replace the natural form and function of your damaged teeth. Giamberardino Dental Care restores smiles daily throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and the surrounding communities.

What Are CEREC One Visit Crowns?

CEREC one visit crowns are the latest innovation in restorative dentistry. CEREC utilizes computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) systems. CEREC starts with digitally taken impressions, which then guide the design of your crown, milled by a computer to fit your tooth precisely. The CAD/CAM CEREC crowns are milled out of pure ceramic as you wait, thus eliminating the need for a second appointment or temporary crown.

How Are CEREC One Visit Crowns Placed?

In the past a dental crown took two visits to complete. At the first visit, your tooth would be shaved down and a putty impression would be taken. The impression would then be sent to a laboratory where your crown would be made. This process could take up to two weeks and you would have to wear a temporary crown in the meantime. At the second appointment, the temporary crown would be removed and the permanent crown finally positioned. CEREC one visit tooth restorations complete this entire process in one short visit. With the CEREC technology camera, computer, and milling machine, there’s no need for uncomfortable molds or temporaries. The CAD/CAM technology can automatically create your restoration, allowing Dr. Giamberardino to permanently bond your custom- fabricated crown faster than ever before.

What Are the Benefits of CEREC One Visit Crowns?

  • CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time
  • With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, which eliminates a significant discomfort
  • CEREC crowns are metal free and natural looking
  • CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings and veneers
  • CEREC saves money over the long run because there is no extra appointment required


Medford CEREC One Visit Crowns Appointments

Make your CEREC one visit crown appointment with Giamberardino Dental Care today.  Dr. Giamberardino is a highly qualified restorative dentist, proudly serving families throughout Medford, MA, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and nearby cities.

Crown and Bridge Therapy with Dr. Giamberardino

May 27, 2014

shutterstock_99705527If you have an incomplete smile, you may find it hard to be one hundred percent confident in the way you look and in the way you present yourself to others. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and not being confident in the way you look definitely has an effect on the way you interact with others. Having teeth missing from your smile can make a big impact on your oral and bodily health, and Dr. Giamberardino is able to give you the full smile you have always wanted with the use of crowns and bridges.

A crown, also known as a dental cap, is placed atop an existing tooth as to prevent it from any further harm or damage. Looking exactly like natural teeth, crowns are able to give you a healthy, beautiful smile without looking unnatural. There are many reasons why someone would need a crown, such as a cavity that as gone awry and a filling would not be able to take care of the issue. Crowns are also excellent for cracked or fractured teeth, after root canal therapy, or to keep a fixed bridge into place.

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth, or a row of teeth, kept in place by crowns affixed to remaining teeth. The important thing with bridges is that you must have healthy, stable teeth to act as anchors to keep the bridge properly in place.  Because bridges are not able to be moved, you do not have to worry about it moving out of place, being able to enjoy the security of your smile at all times.

If you are curious about crowns and bridges and how Dr. Giamberardino can help give you a great looking smile in no time, please contact our office and make an appointment! We would love to see you, and will be more than happy to help!

Giamberardino Dental Care provides quality general and cosmetic dentistry from our Medford, MA dental office. We serve patients from Medford, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

We Restore Smiles With Bridge Restorations

March 19, 2013

A missing tooth doesn’t only impact your self confidence; it can also impact the health of the rest of your mouth. A missing tooth increases your risk of losing another, and it can impact your bite as the remaining teeth will shift into the empty space. A bridge restoration from Giamberardino Dental Care is a great way to replace a missing tooth and prevent any further damage to your mouth.

A bridge restoration is a good option to restore your missing tooth. Don’t let the name mislead you. This restoration is typically only one piece. It is two crowns with a replacement tooth in between them. The crowns are attached to the teeth adjacent to the missing one, and are used to anchor it in place. Thus, your missing tooth will be replaced, leaving you with a complete smile once again.

There are a variety of materials that we can use to make your new bridge. In most cases, we will recommend ceramic, as this allows us to best color match and more closely resemble your natural teeth. This will help restore the self confidence that your missing tooth took away from you.

If you have a missing tooth, it’s important to come visit us as soon as possible. Dr. Giamberardino will come up with the right solution for your smile. A bridge restoration could be the right solution for your smile.

Giamberardino Dental Care provides quality general and cosmetic dentistry from our Medford, MA dental office. We serve patients from Medford, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Reclaim a Healthy Smile with a Full-Mouth Reconstruction from Giamberardino Dental Care

January 12, 2012

Reclaim a Healthy Smile with a Full-Mouth Reconstruction from Giamberardino Dental Care

Some patients have trouble maintaining regular dental visits. Seniors in particular can have trouble, through no fault of their own. As a result, patients who have untreated cases of gum disease or tooth decay may need help reclaiming their oral health.

That’s why Giamberardino Dental Care offers a range of services under the collective term “full-mouth reconstruction.” Like a smile makeover, a full-mouth reconstruction isn’t one service but rather a number of different services. Among the restorative services available from Dr. Giamberardino’s Medford dental, the most popular include:

Regardless of which procedure you need to help you restore your oral health, Dr. Giamberardino and the rest of our team would be happy to answer any questions you might have about any of our services. We have a variety of tools at our disposal to help you understand your oral health, including tools like computer imaging, digital radiography, and intraoral cameras.

If you’d like to know what procedures might be the best for you, call our Medford dental office to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Giamberardino. Our primary goal is helping patients reclaim their smile and achieve optimal oral health.