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We will fill out all your insurance forms, and then you take them with you to be signed and submitted to your insurance company. You will be responsible to our office for your dental services and your insurance company will reimburse you directly.

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Delta Dental Subscribers

For patients with Delta Dental Insurance Company, since we are a non-provider but can still treat you, Delta will reimburse you directly and you will be responsible to us for the slightly higher fee because of our non-provider status.

Your dentistry can be financed through an outside finance agency with on-the-spot approval within seconds right at the office. In this way you can select a monthly payment option that fits your budget and you get to spread your payments out over a certain period of time.Finance Files

Typically, insurances cover 50% of the contracted fee for dentures.

Cosmetic Dentistry

In many cases, yes. If a tooth has experienced a minor chip, dental bonding will be able to fix the area right up. When the chipped/broken tooth is more severe, a crown may be needed due to the compromised area either due to trauma or decay. However, most chipped teeth can be fixed with a bonded, white filling. Dental Fillings

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We are happy to see what we can do for any teeth that have experienced breakage. Call our Duxbury office today or schedule an appointment conveniently through our website.

During a cosmetic consultation, we can review all the possibilities to change the appearance of your teeth. Changing the shape of teeth can be done with dental bonding, veneers, or crowns. However, other aspects of the appearance can be changed with whitening and orthodontics.

Everyone's insurance differs somehow due to the various plan options. In almost all cases it is “covered” by insurance, meaning the insurance company will pay for part of the fee (usually around 80%). If you want to be absolutely sure about your benefits, call your dental insurance provider. Their phone number can be found on your insurance card. Typically most procedures are covered to an extent, but coverage can vary so make sure to contact your insurance.Man Smiling | Dentist Duxbury MA

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Dental bonding is a great way to fix certain areas in the mouth. The Center for Progressive Dentistry is happy to help get your smile to the state you want it.

If the teeth are worn and chipped, there are specific treatments to restore them to their natural form and beauty. Typically composite bonding, veneers, and crowns can be used.

Dental bonding, also known as resin bonding or composite, is a white filling material used to restore teeth. It can be used to fill a cavity (tooth decay), fix a chipped or broken tooth, replace worn down tooth structure, or can be added to a tooth to change its shape, size or color. As the name implied, it is bonded to the tooth using an adhesive. Dental bonding is often the most conservative treatment option to fix a tooth.Man With Resin Light In Dental Chair

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Call the Center for Progressive Dentistry in Duxbury if you would like dental bonding to improve your smile. We can setup a consultation to see how bonding can fix any areas of concern.

A free consultation, followed by a more thorough comprehensive evaluation will help determine which treatment is right for you. In many cases, there are multiple options from which to choose. Call us at (781) 934-9444 for more information on scheduling your free consultation.

Cosmetic dentistry may include a wide range of procedures. We focus on the aesthetics of every restoration we place. Typical cosmetic procedures include take-home or in-office teeth whitening, dental bonding (composite), porcelain veneers, and crowns. We also offer clear aligners (orthodontics) and dentures which can improve many smiles.

Most people think that cosmetic treatment is not covered by insurance, however, many of the procedures are typically included, such as crowns, composite bonding, and dentures. Typically, veneers and whitening procedures are not covered.

Crowns & Bridges

A well-placed crown or bridge should not be able to be detected by someone at speaking distance. A dentist or hygienist will be able to identify the crown or bridge during an exam.

In most cases, crowns are needed after a root canal. This is because the tooth has been completely cleared our with the exception of the canal or the teeth can become more fragile after a root canal being more prone to fracturing.

When A Crown Is Not Needed

In certain cases, usually front teeth without previous fillings, a crown may not be needed after the root canal. Your Duxbury dentist is able to go in through the back side of the front teeth (anterior's) and fill in the space after clearing out the nerves. Older Couple Smiling

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If you are in need of a root canal, our team at the Center for Progressive Dentistry will work hard to make sure your root canal procedure gets the best of care. Schedule with us today or book your appointment through our contact page.

Any dental procedure requires special care to ensure it's long term success. One of the main disadvantages to a bridge is that you cannot easily floss between the teeth. Special floss threaders can be used, as well as a water flosser. It is imperative to keep the bridge clean. If food and plaque are not getting cleaned out, the teeth next to the areas could decay and cause the bridge to fail.

Bridge Vs. ImplantDental Bridges & Crowns

This is the main advantage of a dental implant over a bridge. Dental implants do not connect to adjacent teeth and you can floss normally because all the teeth are individual. However a dental bridge is a more affordable procedure that does not require surgery.

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If you need a dental bridge, our team will educate you on how to take care of your bridge to ensure the longevity of it's success. Have missing areas in your mouth? Call us today to get a consultation or schedule through our website.

There is no discomfort associated with getting a crown. The tooth is fully numbed before any work begins. After the procedure, there may be some slight sensitivity which is temporary.

In almost all situations an implant is preferred over a bridge to replace a missing tooth. There are some technical reasons why a bridge might be preferred, but they are limited.

A crown involves only a single tooth. The tooth is prepared (shortened) to make space for the crown, which fits over the prepared tooth. The crown protects the tooth from fracture and can cosmetically improve it as well. A bridge involves multiple teeth and replaces a missing tooth. There are anchor teeth are either side of the missing tooth space which are prepared, just like they would be for a crown. Then the bridge is permanently cemented onto the teeth and connects them by filling the empty space.

When comparing bridges and dentures, the main difference is whether they can be removed easily from your mouth. Dentures and partial dentures often replace multiple missing teeth and are considered removable appliances. A bridge is used to fill in one or two spaces utilizing at least one anchor tooth on each side of the gap. In order to make a bridge, the anchor teeth must be shaped (reduced in size- like for a crown). The final bridge is then permanently cemented and looks and feels like your natural teeth.Guy Holding Question Marks

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Do you want to find out if you'll benefit from either dentures or a bridge? Give our office a call today or schedule an appointment through our website.

Dental Cleanings & Exams

If your appointments are properly scheduled, we can usually finish most comprehensive dental treatments in 2 to 4 visits. You can be pre-medicated prior to your appointments for your comfort or utilize nitrous oxide analgesia once you get to the office. All of this along with the revolutionary WAND anesthesia, where you will NOT even feel the needle “prick,” guarantees that you will have a very pleasant visit and an extremely satisfying result. Person In The Dental Chair With The Dentist

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Dental Implants

In almost all situations an implant is preferred over a bridge to replace a missing tooth. There are some technical reasons why a bridge might be preferred, but they are limited.

A bridge replaces a missing tooth or missing teeth by using adjacent teeth as anchors. It connects the teeth together while still looking like separate teeth. However, you cannot floss between the teeth. A dental implant does not involve the adjacent teeth. It is a one tooth solution for a one tooth problem. The implant is a titanium artificial root to which a crown is attached through a connector called an abutment. The implant complex looks and feels like a natural tooth and you can floss around it normally.

In our office, a dental implant may actually be less costly than a bridge. Any restoration that you don’t have to remove (like a dental implant or a bridge) is going to cost more than a removable prosthetic like a denture or partial. This is because of the material cost, lab cost, and expertise needed to complete the procedures.

The most common complication from missing teeth is a loss of bone where the tooth root used to be. This can affect adjacent teeth and the ability to place a dental implant in the future. Typically, Dr. Scardella will place a bone graft when a tooth is extracted if implants are desired in the future. Another common complication is the shifting of adjacent teeth and extrusion of opposing teeth. This can affect the bite and also make replacing the missing tooth more difficult.

No, the dental implant should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Insurance coverage is variable on dental implants depending on the plan. They are being included in insurance plans more often now. Our team will be able to look into the insurance coverage prior to any treatment being done so that an accurate estimate of cost can be made.

Full & Partial Dentures

A free consultation will determine whether dentures are right for you. Call our office at (781) 934-9444 to schedule!

It’s a good idea to have your dentures and mouth checked every year. As part of this appointment, the dentures can be professionally cleaned, an oral cancer exam can be completed, and any sore spots can be adjusted.

When comparing bridges and dentures, the main difference is whether they can be removed easily from your mouth. Dentures and partial dentures often replace multiple missing teeth and are considered removable appliances. A bridge is used to fill in one or two spaces utilizing at least one anchor tooth on each side of the gap. In order to make a bridge, the anchor teeth must be shaped (reduced in size- like for a crown). The final bridge is then permanently cemented and looks and feels like your natural teeth.Guy Holding Question Marks

Get Your Consultation Today

Do you want to find out if you'll benefit from either dentures or a bridge? Give our office a call today or schedule an appointment through our website.

Full or complete dentures replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures use existing teeth to anchor prosthetic teeth in place. Both dentures and partials should be removed daily.

Well-made dentures cannot be distinguished from beautiful, natural teeth. Dentures can also be customized to add character to the teeth to make them look more natural.

Root Canals

In most cases, crowns are needed after a root canal. This is because the tooth has been completely cleared our with the exception of the canal or the teeth can become more fragile after a root canal being more prone to fracturing.

When A Crown Is Not Needed

In certain cases, usually front teeth without previous fillings, a crown may not be needed after the root canal. Your Duxbury dentist is able to go in through the back side of the front teeth (anterior's) and fill in the space after clearing out the nerves. Older Couple Smiling

Get Your Treatment Scheduled

If you are in need of a root canal, our team at the Center for Progressive Dentistry will work hard to make sure your root canal procedure gets the best of care. Schedule with us today or book your appointment through our contact page.

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