The great thing about dentistry is that there are so many ways to restore your smile. The goal of cosmetic and restorative dentistry is to give you a complete natural-looking smile, and Kennedy Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers several ways to achieve that goal.
Often considered to be the happy medium between a dental filling and a dental crown, inlays and onlays are sometimes called partial crowns on ¾ crowns. Inlays and onlays offer a unique dental restorative option because they fit into your tooth like a puzzle piece, rather than just covering or fitting over the tooth.
If you want a “perfect,” red-carpet-worthy smile, you aren’t alone. Cosmetic dental procedures are becoming more and more popular, and porcelain veneers are at the top of the list.
Often referred to as the smile makeover procedure, porcelain veneers can correct several problems, such as gaps, stains, chips, and crooked or misshapen teeth, with just one cosmetic procedure. Veneers are thin, durable, shells made from quality porcelain. They adhere directly to the front surface of teeth that show when you smile.
Tooth decay, often seen as cavities and dental caries, and gum disease are caused by colonies of bacteria that constantly coat your teeth with a sticky film called plaque. If this plaque is not removed, these bacteria break down the sugars and starches in the foods you eat to produce acids that wear away your tooth enamel, leaving your teeth unprotected and vulnerable.
In addition to brushing, flossing, and having regular dental exams and cleanings, having a healthy diet can help to protect teeth against these oral health problems. A well-balanced diet provides the nutrients needed for healthy teeth and gums.
Many dental procedures come with a preconceived stigma. Root canals are one of these procedures. Most people think of severe pain and drilling when they think of a root canal, but I’m happy to tell you that modern root canal therapy is extremely different than it was in years past.
I’m Dr. Robert Kennedy, a general dentist in Bedford, Massachusetts, and I perform root canals on my patients in the most conservative way possible.
A root canal is an endodontic procedure. This means that it has to do with the internal structure of your tooth. You have a canal in each of your teeth. Your nerve, also known as pulp, is located in this canal and sustains the life of your tooth.
Despite popular belief, not every cosmetic dental procedure has to be a long, drawn-out process. In fact, it is easier than ever to have fast, quality dental work done thanks to recent technology and dental training.
I’m Dr. Robert Kennedy, a general dentist in Bedford Massachusetts, and I see a lot of patients who want to correct minor cosmetic flaws in their smiles. I generally recommend cosmetic bonding for a quick, natural-looking way to fix these flaws.
I am Dr. Robert Kennedy of Kennedy Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, and I have a solution for you. I am a family dentist. This means that I can care for you, your kids, your husband, and pretty much anyone except the family dog at my office. My team and I are trained to provide dental care for anyone and everyone, at any age and developmental stage, from pregnancy, to pre-school, to more mature patients. This means that Kennedy Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can be your one-stop shop for a healthy mouth.
Gum disease affects 80% of Americans, and it has been linked to increased risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, and low-weight births. Expecting moms can be more susceptible to gum disease because of hormone changes. It’s important that you attend your six-month checkup and cleaning while you’re with child. At this visit, we can evaluate your gum tissue to see if you need any special help. If you do have gum disease, a deep dental cleaning can reduce your potential for having an underweight baby.