General & Family Dentistry - Weymouth
Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
908 Washington Street
Weymouth, MA 02189
(781) 337-8700

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By Harry E. Tatoian, Jr., D.M.D.
April 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedure
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Even the tiniest imperfection can affect the way you feel about your smile. In some cases, smile issues can even lead to lower self-cosmetic dentistryconfidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, most cosmetic issues can be corrected easily with a variety of dental treatments and restorations. Our Weymouth, MA, dentist, Dr. Harry Tatoian, explains how veneers and other cosmetic options can transform your smile.

Teeth whitening brightens your smile

Do you need a jolt of caffeine to start the day? Over time, your daily coffee or tea habit can stain your tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening treatment breaks up and removes stubborn stains caused by coffee, tea, cola, berries, sports drinks, and smoking. Because dentists use stronger hydrogen peroxide formulations than those found in over-the-counter whiteners, the entire whitening process only takes about an hour. Custom-made at-home whitening trays are also available if you prefer.

Veneers offer whitening and other benefits

Teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by as much as eight shades, but that might not be enough if your teeth are naturally a little yellow. If whitening effects aren't as dramatic as you had hoped, veneers may be a better choice. The restorations are made of a very thin layer of porcelain that's designed to fit your teeth perfectly. Because veneers only cover the fronts of your teeth, very little preparation is needed. In fact, we'll only need to remove a small amount of tooth enamel to ensure a comfortable fit.

A dental laboratory creates your veneers using the impression of your mouth we make in our Weymouth office. Once your new restorations are attached with dental cement, you'll forget they're not a natural part of your mouth.

In addition to whitening teeth, veneers are also used to fill slight gaps between teeth, length short teeth, hide chips and cracks, and transform teeth that are crooked, twisted, or unattractive.

Cosmetic fillings blend in with your smile

Tooth-colored cosmetic fillings don't draw attention to your dental work. We use composite resin, a flexible glass- and powder-based material, to fill your teeth. Composite resin is tinted to match common tooth shades and actually improves tooth strength, unlike silver amalgam fillings which may increase the risk of a cracked tooth.

Are you ready to improve your smile with veneers or another cosmetic dentistry option? Call our Weymouth, MA, dentist, Dr. Tatoian, at (781) 337-8700 to schedule your appointment.

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!