Northborough Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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In our experience, the healthiest patients are those who understand what is happening with their oral health and why treatment is necessary. At Northborough Family Dental, we empower you to make confident decisions about your oral health with personalized consultations and patient education. We welcome your questions because they help us understand what is important to you and how we can help. 

We have shared a few of the questions that we hear most frequently from our patients. You may not see yours answered here, but we are always more than happy to help you find the information you are looking for. Please call our office at (508) 393-2522 or send us an email using our convenient online contact form.

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At Northborough Family Dental, our goal is to provide high-quality dental care to all patients, regardless of age or income. We never want you to be in a position where you have to choose between your budget and the cost of dental treatment.

We offer a Dental Savings Plan that includes two free cleanings and exams during the year along with any x-rays needed to complete your exam. The plan also provides a 15% discount on general and major dental procedures and fluoride treatments for children. Join our Dental Savings Plan by paying a one-time annual fee, and you can enjoy the benefits of high-quality dentistry at a discounted cost for you and your family.

We are also pleased to accept interest-free CareCredit financing, which works like a credit card for your healthcare needs. You choose a manageable monthly payment and a payback period that fits your needs. Pay off the balance in the agreed period, and you will not be charged any interest. Applying is easy and usually takes only minutes at our office or online at CareCredit.com.

If you face an unexpected dental expense, we are pleased to offer an in-house financing plan of up to three months interest-free. Please speak to a member of our front office team if you are interested in this option. 

Clear Orthodontic Aligners

Although every patient is different, on average, it takes about 8-11 months to complete treatment with Invisalign or Clear Aligner therapy.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns & Bridges

Each CEREC one-visit crown takes approximately 15 minutes to mill in our state of the art milling unit.

Advances in dental technology are occurring at a rapid pace, and CEREC crown technology is one of the most impressive.

CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction and streamlines the process of having a dental crown placed. Instead of a crown that must be fabricated by an off-site lab and takes weeks to produce, CEREC crowns are designed and created right here in our Northborough dental office.

Not only are CEREC crowns efficient, but there are also advantages that make the process more comfortable for you. If you have had a crown placed in the past, you may remember sitting with a big metal tray filled with messy impression paste in your mouth while you wait for the material to set. The CEREC process does away with this step because we take digital impressions that are far more accurate and easy to produce.

Also, since your crowns are produced during one visit, you don’t have to deal with multiple injections or the uncomfortable process of having a temporary crown placed and then removed during the next visit.

CEREC technology is relatively new to most people, and we understand you may have other questions. If you would like to see if our same-visit crowns are the right choice for you, please call Northborough Family Dental, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation at your convenience.

Usually most patients do not report any discomfort following a CEREC Same-Day crown.  Every case is different and some patients can report some minor discomfort that usually subsides after a couple days.

Dental Implants

By having a 3D scan of your jaw before the surgery, your implant is placed faster and more precisely, resulting in less pain afterwards.

From start to finish, our implant surgeries take approximately 30 minutes.

Tooth replacement is yet another area of dentistry that has seen some impressive advances, and one of the most notable advances is dental implants.

Dental implants may seem new, but they have been in use for over 40 years. One reason they are considered the tooth replacement method of choice is that in that time they have had a 95% success rate.

Implants are the only tooth replacement that mimics the look, structure, and function of a natural tooth. The key to an implant’s success is the titanium replacement root that is left in your jaw and allowed to heal. This part of the procedure is performed here in our Northborough dental office using state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimal placement. After a period of healing, we attach a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture to allow you eat, speak, and smile confidently again.

We have also seen a vast improvement in the materials used for dentures. If you decide they are a better choice for you, we can customize your dentures down to the smallest detail, including their shape, color, and the positioning of the artificial teeth. The base of your dentures is designed to conform perfectly to your jaw for a snug fit, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing accidents.

If you are seeking tooth replacement but aren’t sure how to proceed, please call Northborough Family Dental. We will be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Moheban so he can present your options and help you make a decision that best fits all your needs. 

Since we are a fully digital dental practice, we are able to reduce our costs by manufacturing many pieces of the implant in our facility.  This allows us to pass the savings on to the patient, without lowering quality.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Patients today who are looking for cosmetic dental solutions have more options than ever for improving the appearance of their smile. By using state-of-the-art dental materials and updated techniques, virtually every service we offer is designed to enhance your smile.

If you are bothered by old fillings or chipped and broken teeth, we offer conservative repairs with tooth-colored composite materials. We can replace a discolored filling for a seamless restoration, and the same material can also be used to fix chips, close uneven gaps and spaces, or alter the shape and size of a tooth to improve its appearance.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent option if you are interested in a more dramatic smile makeover. At Northborough Family Dental, we use veneers to conceal cracked or stained teeth, change the shape of your teeth for a more harmonious smile line, hide gaps and spaces and improve the appearance of slightly crooked or misaligned teeth.

Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic treatment because it is easy, affordable, and produces dramatic results in a short amount of time.

We also offer restorative dentistry that includes esthetic crowns, bridges, dental implants, and full and partial dentures that protect your oral health, restore function, and enhance your smile.

If you have cosmetic concerns and would like to learn more about our options, please call our Northborough dental office so we can arrange a convenient consultation.

Digital X-Rays

Dental X-rays give off a very small amount of radiation while taken.  Our team members take the most stringent measures to make sure that you and your family members are safe during your visit.

Emergency Dentistry

When you have an emergency, the last thing you need is to wonder how and where you are going to get the relief you need.

At Northborough Family Dental, we always leave enough time in our schedule to see patients of record on an emergency basis. If you have a sports injury or a tooth is knocked out in an accident, time is of the essence because we have only hours to try to replace the tooth successfully.

Severe pain is another emergency where you need relief and you need it now. We will do everything possible to see you the same day because any pain is not normal, and severe pain is a sign that something serious is happening with your teeth.

If you have a lost crown or filling, we may not need to see you the same day. But we still need to address the problem promptly to protect your tooth from further damage. We can usually re-cement a crown back in place, but a lost filling will need to be replaced.

If you are having a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to call us at (508) 393-2522, and a knowledgeable member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

It’s great that you are brushing conscientiously, but brushing alone is not enough to prevent cavities. The bristles of a toothbrush can remove a lot of the plaque from the surface of your teeth, but they can’t get between your teeth to clean properly. Unfortunately, this is the area that many people neglect during their daily oral hygiene routine.

Flossing once a day must be a part of your oral hygiene routine if you want a healthy smile. When you floss properly, you are removing the plaque and food particles that accumulate between teeth and cause decay if they are allowed to remain on the teeth.

The best way to know that you are brushing and flossing adequately is to ask your dental hygienist at your next dental cleaning. They can tell you what problem areas you need to improve and demonstrate proper techniques. Flossing isn’t complicated, but there are certain things to be aware of, and you need to be thorough or you may be wasting your effort.

Immediately after a dental cleaning is a great time to get your oral hygiene routine on track. You are starting with a “clean slate,” and you will be able to see how much healthier your mouth is at your next six-month checkup! But even if you are currently between checkups, there's never a "wrong" time to get serious about your oral hygiene!

If it’s time for your cleaning or you have hygiene questions, please don’t hesitate to call us to arrange a convenient appointment.

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