General & Family Dentistry - Weymouth
Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
908 Washington Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
(781) 337-8700
By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
May 23, 2017
Category: Dental Procedure

Fillings are used in order to seal off small holes in a tooth that are caused by a cavity. Fillings help prevent this decay from spreading fillingsfurther, preventing the need for a root canal, extraction or crowns. Dr. Harry Tatoian, Jr. in Weymouth, Massachusetts can help prevent future dental issues with preventative dental care. He can examine each patient to decide whether or not tooth colored fillings will help restore their damaged teeth in a safe way.

More about Tooth Colored Fillings

Also known as cosmetic fillings, this filling type is undetectable and requires less drilling of the tooth. This makes the teeth at a lesser risk of cracking and is especially great for broken or already damaged teeth. General dentistry focuses on treating patients so that their self-esteem remains high despite any dental work or problems in the mouth. Tooth colored fillings look just like natural teeth, which is something that teenagers especially enjoy.

Some advantages of tooth colored fillings include:

  • They match the natural color of the teeth
  • They restore a high percentage of the strength of a tooth
  • They harden in seconds
  • They can be used on both front and back teeth
  • If they are damaged, they can be easily repaired.

When it comes to fillings, tooth colored ones or not, a patient may be more susceptible to hot or cold things for a period of time after receiving them. If you feel any pain after your fillings, it can be a problem with your bite, so schedule an appointment immediately with your dentist.

To learn more about cosmetic fillings and what you Weymouth, Massachusetts general dentist can do for your oral health, call a family dentist such as Dr. Tatoian Jr. today at 781-337-8700. He can help protect your oral health and remedy many issues today with tooth colored fillings.

By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D
February 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedure

Being embarrassed by your smile can dramatically affect the way that you approach life. You may be less likely to be outgoing, try new dental bondingthings, meet new people and apply for new jobs. There are some answers to embarrassing teeth that Dr. Harry Tatoian, Jr., your Weymouth, MA, general dentistry specialist, can help you with. You don’t have to avoid being the life of the party because of your teeth, thanks to dental bonding.

What is dental bonding?

If you have teeth that are less than attractive, discolored, cracked or chipped, you can turn to a Weymouth general dentistry expert to help you with dental bonding. The process of dental bonding uses a tooth-like resin that is attached to the teeth and then adhered as part of the tooth using a specialized light. The dental bonding process will allow you to get teeth that look natural while eliminating the damaged looking teeth below. You won’t be able to see the old damaged teeth below and people will only see the beautiful smile of the bonding. Dental bonding is also done in order to help maintain the structure of damaged teeth that have chips and cracks. This can provide you with some stability for a longer period of time.

The first step in getting a smile that you can be proud of is contacting our team for additional information. Take the time to meet with the experts and find out more about your options. They can go over all of the options, the costs associated with each and the process for all of them. Call today at (781) 337-8700 to schedule an appointment to meet with your Weymouth, MA, general dentistry expert, Dr. Tatoian, It's time you improved the appearance of your smile and your confidence in yourself.

By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
November 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Dental veneers may seem like something reserved for Hollywood's elite, but they're actually a cosmetic dental treatment offered by Dr. veneersHarry Tatoian, your dentist in Weymouth, MA. Wondering if the flaws in your teeth could be fixed by veneers? The answer is probably "Yes!" Read on to learn more about these amazing restorations.

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are flawless, tooth-shaped sections of porcelain that are very thin - about half the width of a dime - but extremely strong. Using images and measurements from Dr. Tatoian, each veneer is crafted in a laboratory to fit perfectly over the corresponding tooth.

What dental problems do veneers treat?

The amazing thing about dental veneers from your Weymouth dentist, Dr. Tatoian, is that they aren't limited to treating only one cosmetic flaw. Veneers cover stains and discolorations, fill in chips and gaps, add length to worn-down or misshapen teeth, and correct crookedness. They are extremely versatile and offer a whole smile makeover.

Who shouldn't get veneers?

While most people who visit Dr. Tatoian's Weymouth dental office are great candidates for veneers, there are certain conditions that may not work well with the process needed to place them. For instance, a very minor area of enamel will need to be removed from each tooth in order to ensure proper and natural-looking placement of the veneers. Patients who have damaged enamel may not be able to be able to support the veneers. The health of your back teeth, in particular the way your molars line up, will also help determine if your front teeth can sustain veneers. Your Weymouth dentist will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth before moving to the next step of veneer placement.

Interested in learning more about veneers? Contact Dr. Tatoian, your Weymouth, MA dentist, to set up a consultation today!

By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
July 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: Crowns   Bridges  

If you have concerns about the way your teeth look, crowns or bridges may offer the perfect way to improve your smile. Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D., who practices general dentistry in Weymouth, MA, is here to explain how you can benefit from crowns and bridges.

What are crowns and bridges?Bridges

Crowns, also called caps, are hollow dental restorations that slide over a tooth, covering it completely. They're made of durable materials, such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, resin, gold or nickel.

Bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth attached to a crown on either side. They're usually made of porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal.

When are crowns and bridges recommended?

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They restore your ability to chew, bite and speak normally. They also help you avoid cavities that can occur if your teeth shift and overlap after tooth loss. Since it's difficult to clean plaque from overlapping areas, you may be more likely to experience tooth decay if you don't replace your missing tooth.

Because crowns completely encase teeth, they're a good choice if you need to protect and strengthen fragile or damaged teeth. They're often recommended if you have a crack or chip, as those conditions can make your tooth more susceptible to fracturing. If your tooth has already fractured, a crown will protect it and make biting and chewing easier. You may also need a crown if you receive a large filling or undergo root canal therapy, since both of these treatments can weaken teeth.

Crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes and offer a simple solution if a tooth is oddly shaped, too short or slightly crooked.

Are crowns and bridges comfortable?

During the first step in the crown and bridge process, your dentist makes an impression of your teeth. That impression is used to create crowns and bridges that fit your mouth perfectly. In most cases, you'll soon forget that you have a crown or bridge.

Interested in learning if crowns and bridges are the right general dentistry option for you? Call Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D., your Weymouth, MA, dentist, at (781) 337-8700 to schedule an appointment. Make over your smile with crowns and bridges!

By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
April 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: gum disease  

What you need to know about gum disease and treatment options

Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Do they look swollen and red? If so, chances are you have gum disease. Gum disease gum diseaseshould not be ignored because, over time, it can progress to periodontal disease. Dr. Harry Tatoian in Weymouth, Massachusetts wants you to know all about gum disease and how to reverse it.

Gum disease, also called gingivitis, is completely reversible because it involves just your soft tissue. If you ignore your gum disease, you begin to lose bone around your teeth; at this stage, you have periodontal disease, a condition that is not reversible, only manageable. The key is to practice excellent oral hygiene and remove plaque regularly from your mouth. Plaque contains large amounts of bacteria which produce damaging toxins that can destroy your hard and soft tissue.

Dr. Tatoian wants you to know how to recognize gum disease. You need to look for:

  • Red, bleeding gum tissue
  • Puffy, painful gums
  • Pain when you eat
  • Frequent bad breath

You can reverse gum disease by practicing excellent oral hygiene which includes:

  • Brushing after meals and before bed
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Visiting Dr. Tatoian every 6 months for checkups, x-rays and professional cleanings

If your gum disease progresses to periodontal disease and you have bone loss, it becomes very difficult to clean your teeth. The small crevice you were able to floss before has now turned into a deep periodontal pocket that floss may not be able to reach. To know if you have periodontal disease, also called periodontitis, you will have all the same signs and symptoms of gum disease, plus these additional ones:

  • Exposed tooth roots and sensitive teeth
  • Loose, mobile teeth
  • Teeth shifting out of position or moving

Periodontal disease treatment includes visiting Dr. Tatoian every 3 to 4 months for supportive periodontal therapy appointments. Periodontal therapy typically includes root planing, a systematic, thorough cleaning of your deep periodontal pocket areas, and smoothing your tooth roots.

It’s important not to ignore your gum disease. You don’t need to fight it alone when help is just a phone call away. It’s time to call Dr. Harry Tatoian in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He can help you reverse your gum disease, so call today!

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