Cinema Smiles is a top-notch dental practice located in Leominster, MA.
At Cinema Smiles, we believe in providing comprehensive care that addresses both your short- and long-term dental care needs. We offer excellent customer service and care and use the most up-to-date technology, training, and techniques to provide you with amazing dental service.
We offer a wide range of dentistry services to suit almost any dental need from cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and general dentistry procedures along with the most recent dental technologies to make your visit convenient, painless and positive!
Cinema Smiles welcomes new patients of all ages and now offers Invisalign!
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Bonding is a popular method to fill in or cover up defects in teeth with a white composite resin. An adhesive gel is placed on the tooth and the resin is molded and sculpted over it, then hardened with UV light and polished.
Bonding can be used to fill teeth after the removal of cavities, or to cover stains, cracks, discolorations, chips, or gaps in teeth. It is a technological improvement over highly-visible silver amalgam fillings and applications usually lasts more than 10 years.
Besides our prolific attention to the your teeth and keeping them clean and polished, we also take time to help our patients develop better oral hygiene habits at home. If we detect telltale signs of hygienic shortcomings we will recommend changes to your routine to improve your oral health. We can also suggest preventative measures like dental sealants or nightguards if you’re at risk of TMJ or bruxism.
Some gum diseases like gingivitis may need a root scaling or planing procedure to prevent long-term damage like bone loss or tooth loss.
Oral Cancer Screenings
During a dental exam your doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, colored patches, and sore spots to help detect oral cancer while it is easiest to treat. People who smoke and drink regularly are at the highest risk of developing oral cancel.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure where plaque and tartar are removed from below the gum line. Special slim tools clean the root surfaces of plaque and tartar and smooth down the surface. This prevents bacteria from getting a foothold in the gums.
Dental implants are simply an artificial tooth put in the place of a missing tooth. They are an alternative to a bridge, where the teeth on either side of the gap are removed and crowned.
To place a dental implant, a screwed is fashioned to the jaw bone for a sturdy foundation. The process requires making an incision in the gum and several dental implants can be placed at once if needed.
The implant will take 3-6 months to heal and have the jaw bone form around it. During this time a temporary crown can be placed before it is replaced with the final artificial tooth.
Dental implants, where missing teeth are installed directly into the jaw, require a sturdy foundation in the jawline. For patients who lack a good bone foundation in the jaw to hold onto that dental implant, a bone graft can be used to build up a good foundation.
The bone pieces in the graft may be taken from another part of the patient’s mouth, or may use fragments from a bone bank. These donated fragments are both safe and effective.