Periodontal Disease | Keeping Your Gums Healthy | Serving Townsend, MA

Keeping your gums in a healthy state is a lot more important than you may think. In addition to brushing and flossing, Dr. James Yankowskas of Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry recommends a healthy diet to help you maintain healthy gums and prevent periodontal disease.

Here are a few ways to help keep your gums healthy:

  • Brush often
  • Floss daily
  • Use mouthwash
  • Avoid foods with lots of sugar and caffeine
  • Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals, i.e. vegetables
  • Visit Dr. Yankowskas for regular dental cleanings and check ups

Contact Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment today to ensure your teeth and gums are as healthy as they can be. Call 978-649-7773 or visit his website at www.tyngsborocosmeticdentistry.com.

Accepting patients from Tyngsboro, Townsend, Westford, Hudson, Pepperell, Pelham and all surrounding areas.

Dental Crowns Can Fix Your Worn and Damaged Teeth | Tyngsboro, MA

dental crowns

Dental crowns are a type of restorative dentistry that address aesthetic needs, restore tooth function, and enhance the overall health of your mouth. Dental crowns and bridges can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal or a combination to provide optimal aesthetics.

If you suffer from worn or damaged teeth and would like to improve your smile, call Dr. Yankowskas with Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry at 978-649-7773. Learn more about his practice by visiting his website at www.tyngsborocosmeticdentistry.com.

Accepting patients from Townsend, Westford, Hudscon, Pepperell, Pelham and all surrounding areas.

Don’t Let a Root Canal Scare You | Serving Townsend, MA

Are you afraid of getting root canal therapy? Root canal therapy actually relieves pain, it does not cause pain. The pain comes from the infection in the root canal. The endodontic treatment removes the infection and leaves you feeling better after the procedure. The best part is you get to keep your natural tooth!

Don’t be afraid; call endodontic dentist Dr. James Yankowskas of Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry at 978-649-7773. Learn more about his practice by visiting his website at www.tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.

Accepting patients from Townsend, Westford, Hudscon, Pepperell, Pelham and all surrounding areas.

Introducing the Galileos 3D CT Scan | Tyngsboro, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer the Galileos 3D CT Scan. This system provides high-definition, three dimensional digital imaging of the oral and facial areas.

The Galileos 3D CT Scan offers a three dimensional view of oral and maxillofacial formations. This allows for superior accurate treatment planning and with decreased radiation exposure that is commonly found with conventional CT scans. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that bone structure, bone density, tissues and nerves can be clearly viewed.

This system provides a short 14 second scan time which limits radiation exposure and decreases the chance of patient movement. With its high resolution images, dental implant planning and surgery is precise and accurate.

For more information on the Galileos 3D CT Scan contact Dr. James Yankowskas with Tyngsboro Cosmetic Dentistry at 978-649-7773. Learn more about the services Dr. Yankowskas offers by visiting his website at www.tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.

Accepting patients from Townsend, Westford, Hudscon, Pepperell, Pelham and all surrounding areas.

Dental Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers | Tyngsboro, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is your smile not what you want it to be? If you would like to change your smile cosmetic dentist Dr. James Yankowskas DDS can help. Dr. Yankowskas offers many cosmetic dentistry procedures including the most popular, bonding and porcelain veneers. But what is the difference between the two?

Both bonding and veneers have similarities. They both are used to cover dental imperfections. However, the procedures are quite different.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses a smooth tooth colored solution which is applied to teeth. It covers stains, and fills in small chips and gaps. After the dental bonding solution has been applied and shaped a specialized dental light is used to harden the bonding material. Once the bonding solution is dried and cured additional layers may be applied depending on your situation. When the process is complete the tooth is then polished. Bonding is used on patients who need one or two teeth corrected.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are fabricated from a solid piece of porcelain. They fit over the front and underside of your tooth covering the entire surface of visible tooth. Veneers can be fitted to lengthen or widen teeth to close gaps or fill in chips. Porcelain veneers are generally used for patients who have several cosmetic problems or want their entire set of front facing teeth made over.

If you are unhappy with your smile and would like more information on bonding or porcelain veneers call Dr. Yankowskas in Tyngsboro, MA at 978-649-7773. Learn more about Dr. Yankowskas and his practice by visiting his website at www.tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.

Accepting patients from Lowell, Nashua, Dracut, Chelmsford, Dunstable and all surrounding areas.

Teeth Whitening – Enhance Your Smile | Tyngsboro, MA

Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.  The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically.  Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc.  Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Tooth whitening is not permanent.  A touch-up may be needed every several years and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for tooth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does tooth whitening involve?

This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and desired level of tooth whitening.  It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit Dr. James Yankowskas in Tyngsboro, MA regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

To see what whitening can do for your smile, call Dr. James Yankowskas at (978) 649-7773 to schedule an appointment or visit our website.

Dr. James Yankowskas also proudly serves Lowell, Nashua, Dracut, Chelmsford, Dunstable, and surrounding areas.

Invisalign instead of Porcelain Veneers | Tyngsboro, MA

Many patients have asked about the benefits of veneers when compared to Invisalign. While veneers are certainly an option for improving your smile, they only cover up certain dental imperfections, rather than correct them.  This means that some existing periodontal problems could still remain.

Applied to the front side of the teeth only, veneers also require the removal of the surface enamel of each tooth – an irreversible procedure.  Often considered a quick fix, veneers typically need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years – this can become very expensive in the long run.  Coffee, tea and red wine need to be avoided to prevent discoloration, and care must be taken to prevent chipping or breaking the veneer. So while the surface look of the teeth may improve with veneers, the underlying tooth and gum problems could still exist.

Of course, there’s always the option of not seeking treatment at all.  Ultimately, the choice is yours, but do keep in mind that, if left untreated, many orthodontic issues can often lead to more serious dental and health issues.

Contact Dr. James Yankowskas at (978) 649-7773 or visit our website today to schedule your appointment.

Dr. James Yankowskas also proudly serves Lowell, Nashua, Dracut, Chelmsford, Dunstable, and surrounding areas.

What is Invisalign? | Tyngsboro, MA

An Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by Dr. James Yankowskas.

Dr. James Yankowskas will show you a virtual treatment plan generated by Align Technology’s unique ClinCheck® software shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of the treatment. This allows you to see upfront what your teeth are expected to look like at the end of the treatment. From the results of the ClinCheck software, your custom-made, clear aligners are produced especially for you.

If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as Invisalign.

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

For more information on Invisalign, contact Dr. James Yankowskas and make an appointment at (978) 649-7773 or visit our website.

Dr. James Yankowskas also proudly serves Lowell, Nashua, Dracut, Chelmsford, Dunstable, and surrounding areas.

Don’t live with a broken or chipped tooth. Ask about Dental Bonding. | Tyngsboro, MA

Dental Bonding is a great way for you to regain confidence in your smile if you have chipped or broken one (or more) of your teeth. Dental Bonding is a process of directly applying a tooth-colored composite to your tooth. Once the composite is applied, our dentist will sculpt and shape it to make a perfect looking tooth. A high-intensity ultraviolet light is then used to harden the composite and is finished off by a fine polishing.

Not only is dental bonding useful for chipped and broken teeth, but it is great for stained teeth that are resistant to professional whitening treatment.

Although dental bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns; with proper care, dental bonding composites can last for years.

For more information on dental bonding or to make an appointment, please contact Dr. James Yankowskas at (978) 649-7773 or visit our website.

Dr. James Yankowskas also proudly serves Lowell, Nashua, Dracut, Chelmsford, Dunstable, and surrounding areas.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me | Tyngsboro, MA

Dr. James Yankowskas of Tyngsboro, MA specializes in implant dentistry. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are natural-looking and feeling and under proper conditions, such as placement by a diligent patient maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime.

What do Dental Implants Do?

  • Replace one or more teeth
  • Support a bridge and reduce the need for a partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Types of Implants

  • Endosteal (in the bone): Most commonly used type of dental implant. Screws, cylinders or blades are surgically placed into the jawbone.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s

Dental Implants vs Dentures or a Bridge

Esthetically dental implants look and feel just like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often happen with bridgework and dentures.

Neighboring teeth are not changed to support the dental implant as with a bridge. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

Dental implants are secure. You don’t have to worry when speaking or eating. No messy pastes and glue. You will go about your daily routine with confidence and comfort.

The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

To find out if dental implants are right for you, contact Dr. James Yankowskas
and make an appointment (978) 649-7773 or visit our website.

Dr. James Yankowskas also proudly serves Lowell, Nashua, Dracut, Chelmsford, Dunstable, and surrounding areas.