Burlington Dental Excellence

Janiene Gresla, DDS
120 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Call Us: 781-273-0225

Our Services

  • Preventative Care
  • Restorative Services
  • Cosmetic Services
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Sedation
  • Children's Dentisry

 

Preventative Care

A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of your face. Even a subtle change can make a big difference in the way you look and feel. New techniques like bleaching, bonding, enamel shaping, veneers, and white fillings allow us to create a beautiful smile with, at times, only minimal changes to existing teeth.

Professional Cleanings

Professional cleanings (dental prophylaxis) performed by a dentist or hygienist form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will:

  • Remove plaque from the teeth – Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Remove calculus (tarter) above the gum line – Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. (Calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it.)
  • Polish and remove stains from teeth

Dental Examinations

Dental examinations help to diagnose disease before it becomes hazardous to your health. In addition, regular examinations can save you money by alleviating problems while they are small and before they become expensive to repair, or in some cases, impossible to repair. Your dental examinations generally include the following:

  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Visual examination of tooth decay
  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays to see cysts, tumors, invisible decay and other problems that can't be seen by the naked eye
  • Evaluation of status of current restorations (fillings and others)

We cannot express enough how important it is to see your dentist regularly. Remember, preventing disease is always better than treating disease.

Digital x-rays (Radiographs)


Dental x-rays or radiographs are very important. They allow the dentist to see things about your oral health that cannot be seen by the naked eye. These items include cysts (sacks of fluid that form on the roots of teeth), cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, invisible decay that occurs between teeth, and the location of teeth that haven’t grown all the way in.

In some cases, where dental x-rays show the location of tumors or growths, x-rays can be responsible for saving your life.

Digital x-rays

  • Reduced radiation exposure (up to 90% less than traditional systems)
  • Enhanced ability to refine image quality
  • Instant viewing (no waiting for films to develop)
  • Environmentally friendly (no toxic chemicals)

SIRONA 3-D Imaging

This 3D imaging scanner has been designed for dentistry. The precise imaging permits me to diagnose from accurate, undistorted, one-to-one images. This results in greater diagnostic accuracy and greater diagnostic confidence. However, it means even more than that. 3D offers the ability to enhance treatment planning, and obtain more consistent patient outcomes. Beyond the clinical aspects, Galileos is also a wonderful patient education tool. For the first time patients can see their anatomy in accurate real-life perspectives that allows them to understand their own oral health. This improved comprehension leads to a greater bond between patient and doctor. Patient positioning is quick, just relax, and 14 seconds later the scan is complete.

Imaging software does the rest. Yes, any view we need, on demand, from the same single scan. The system also includes treatment planning software, integrated implant planning, and the ability to order surgical guides. This means that there will be no surprises when we proceed with your treatment. We chose the Galileos 3D product because of the very low radiation exposure compared to other brands of dental 3D and up to 100 times less than traditional CT scans taken at hospitals. The 3D scan with Galileos is less than half the radiation from a traditional dental film full mouth series

Protective Sealants

Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth can trap food that can't be removed by brushing or washed out by water or saliva. A sealant is a tough, plastic material designed to bond (stick) to tooth enamel. These clear or tooth colored sealants are painted onto the tooth surface to "seal" the pits and grooves and protect against decay. They are generally applied to children's first permanent back teeth. They can also be useful for adults in certain situations.

Sealants are not permanent. They generally last about five years with normal wear, but can wear off or chip off earlier in certain instances. Also, sealants do not prevent decay between teeth or the onset of gum disease, so regular home care and dental visits are important.

 

Preventative Care

A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of your face. Even a subtle change can make a big difference in the way you look and feel. New techniques like bleaching, bonding, enamel shaping, veneers, and white fillings allow us to create a beautiful smile with, at times, only minimal changes to existing teeth.

 

Children's Dentistry

Dr. Gresla is a general and family dentist. Dr. Gresla and our team provide dental care to patients of all ages.

During your pregnancy, it’s important for you to have a dental checkup. Hormone changes can increase your proclivity for developing gum disease. And gum disease is a factor in low-weight births. We can also talk to you about how to clean your child’s mouth from infancy, which is an important part of early oral healthcare.

Around age one, your baby should come with you to a dental checkup. There’s no need to schedule a separate appointment for your child. As soon as your little one has a tooth, it’s time to begin daily brushing. The ADA recommends a dental visit by age one, and so do I.

 

 

 


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