Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry Services in Methuen, MA

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates can change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!

Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Dr. Torrisi, Dr. Burba, and Dr. Shannon change lives every day through restorative dentistry. Rejuvenate your smile today!

You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Your dentist at Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates uses a tooth-like crown made of porcelain to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth, and other damage. Also called “caps,” porcelain crowns mimic natural-looking teeth in both shape and color.

Same Day Crowns (with PlanScan):
If you’ve previously received crowns at the dentist, you may remember the process requiring at least two dental visits over a two-or-three week period. Now with the PlanScan™ system, Dr. Torrisi, Dr. Burba, and Dr. Shannon can actually have your crowns designed, created, and positioned in your mouth all during one visit!

The PlanScan™ system allows your dentist to design and mill your crown chair-side. This precise and efficient technology saves you valuable time and restores your dazzling smile faster than ever before. Talk to the Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates team about receiving a same day crown.


Sometimes effectively removing tooth decay requires the removal of a portion of your tooth. The removed portion is replaced with a porcelain inlay or onlay. Your doctor customizes an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when the part of your tooth is removed. Traditionally, inlays and onlays were made out of metal, much like traditional filings. Now, porcelain-milled inlays and onlays are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and provide relief from chewing pain, cavity pain, and tooth degeneration.

If you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth in order to compensate for an inability to efficiently chew in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap, resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems in the future. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth (pontic) is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Dr. Torrisi, Dr. Burba, and Dr. Shannon will create a functional, natural-looking bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite, and alleviate your discomfort.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants:
Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or denture? Do you wear ill-fitting, loose dentures right now? If so, your dentist at Torrisi and Burba Dental Associates wants to improve your quality of life with dental implants.

As the prosthetic that most closely mimics nature’s design, dental implants serve as substitute tooth roots. Each implant is strategically placed in the jaw, where bone integrates with it to create a solid foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Promote bone retention
  • Eliminate slipping, loose, wobbly dentures
  • Don’t require support from healthy teeth
  • Can last a lifetime
  • Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures:
While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures, such as gum sores and difficulty speaking and chewing. Compared to traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants.

A properly fitting denture is very important. A good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your function, which is important for maintaining natural muscle tone in your face and jaw. Dentures will keep you looking and feeling healthy, and will help you retain a healthy lifestyle. A natural-looking smile and the best possible fit are two of the primary goals Dr. Torrisi, Dr. Burba, and Dr. Shannon will achieve if you need dentures to restore your smile.

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