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.
October 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedure

If you have a dental implant, chances are you do not even notice its presence in your smile. This tooth replacement option is effective and implant restorationdurable, blending right in with your natural teeth and not requiring you to perform any annoying extra steps in your daily oral care routine. However, though the chances are slim, your dental implant can become damaged or broken. Do you know what to do in this situation? Find out the best course of action for a broken dental implant with Dr. Harry Tatoian, Jr. at his practice in Weymouth, MA.

Understanding Dental Implants 
Dental implants use your body’s natural healing abilities, quality materials, and the strength of the bone in which your teeth sit to provide a durable and effective answer to missing teeth. The implant has a fixture, which lies within the jawbone, a prosthetic tooth, which replaces the missing tooth above the gumline, and the abutment, which connects the prosthetic to the fixture. These three parts work together to replace your tooth and its root, stimulating the bone to keep it healthy and prevent issues like bone atrophy.

What should I do if my implant breaks? 
If your implant breaks, the first and most important thing you can do is contact your dentist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Seeing your dentist to work together in coming up with a solution as soon as possible will greatly decrease the chance that your implant will take further damage or cause other issues. If the implant’s fixture breaks, your dentist will most likely suggest removing it, letting the area heal, then replacing the whole implant. If just the prosthetic or abutment breaks, your dentist may be able to simply replace them.

Dental Implants in Weymouth, MA 
You should care for your dental implant the same way you care for your natural teeth. Brush twice daily and floss at least once. See your dentist for regular dental examinations and professional cleanings at least twice a year.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Harry Tatoian, Jr. at his practice in Weymouth, MA. Call (781) 337-8700 to schedule our appointment with Dr. Tatoian today!

By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
July 27, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentistry  

What your dentist in Weymouth wants you to knowfamily dentistry

A family dentist is an important part of the healthcare team treating you and your family. Choosing a family dentist can be a daunting experience, but it doesn’t have to be. You should choose a dentist you feel comfortable with and who will answer any questions you have about your treatment. You should choose a dentist like Dr. Harry Tatoian Jr. in Weymouth, MA.

Your family dentist should treat people of all age groups. You want your family dentist to perform services ranging from a child’s first dental visit to the dental needs of adults including crowns, root canals and other treatments.

Dr. Tatoian offers a full range of treatments to maintain and restore the dental health of all of your family members. He also offers a full range of cosmetic dental treatments including veneers, Invisalign and teeth whitening treatments to create a more beautiful, unique smile just for you.

So why choose a family dentist? There are many reasons why a family dentist is one of the best choices you will make. You can count on:

  • Saving time, because you won’t have to go “shopping around” for pediatric dentists, root canal specialists or orthodontists
  • A healthier outcome, because your family dentist can monitor the dental needs of your entire family
  • Increased satisfaction, because you and your family will know your dentist on a more personal level, which helps you and your family members relax
  • Decreased anxiety, because you and your family will have better access to emergency and after-hours dental services

Prevention is the key to maintaining a beautiful smile for life. By choosing a family dentist, you and your family members can build a partnership with your dentist to help ensure your continuing dental health.

You and your family deserve the customized dental care that a family dentist can offer. You and your family will benefit from the expertise of a great family dentist like Dr. Tatoian. For more information on customized care for you and your family call Dr. Tatoian in Weymouth, MA. Get started on family dental care by calling today!

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!





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