What does family dentistry mean? Well, at Lifetime Dental we think it should mean that every member of your family can come to our practice and have the treatment they need for a smile that is healthy and beautiful. As a family dentist, Dr. Michitti is trained and experienced in providing care that ranges from your child’s very first appointment to your need for tooth replacement or enhancement. Everything a smile needs is available from your family dentist for Agawam and the surrounding area.
What You Get with Your Agawam Family Dentist
Our quality of care goes well beyond our highly trained staff and advanced technology. Treating you right doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ll greet you at the door, make sure you see the doctor as soon as possible, and he’ll make you feel like you’re his only patient of the day. He’ll always take the time to answer all of your questions and explain your treatment.
All Ages Welcome
Taking care of your family’s oral health is important, and we’re here to help you do just that. From young children to wise seniors and everyone in-between, we can help them get the exact care that they need. No matter who comes through our door, you can know their smile is in good hands.
All Under One Roof
Everyone in your family, especially you, is busier than ever. The last thing you want to do is make multiple trips to different offices to get the dental services everyone needs. We help make your life just a little bit simpler by offering an entire range of care that can take care of their teeth in every way possible. Nothing is too small or too complicated for us, and we’ll be sure your time with us is well spent.
Meet Your Agawam Family Dentist
Dr. Frank A. Michitti
Dr. Frank A. Michitti is passionate about the field of dentistry and is committed to providing optimal health and preventive care to Agawam families. He was born and raised in Ohio, and received his bachelor's degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He then went on to graduate from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in Columbus
Dedicated to remaining a leader in the field of dentistry, Dr. Michitti devotes much of his spare time to expanding his professional knowledge and skills through continuing education courses. He frequently participates in extensive dental education training programs in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, such as the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study and the New England Master Track program. This devotion led to him being awarded a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2012. In 2016, he was given the award of Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, which is an honor only 1% of dentists ever achieve.
What Do People Think About Their Family Dentist?
Dr. Michitti and the team at Lifetime Dental have only gotten 5-star reviews on various popular websites. Here is what people had to say about their consistently top-notch care:
I was greeted with a smile and a great attitude by Lisa at the front desk. My hygienist was gentle, courteous, and kind. Explained everything she was doing in a way that I understood. Dr. Michitti also explained everything he was doing and why. Felt like I was part of the family. You can tell their top priority was me, the patient” –Jason Geromini Great experience here. After a poor diagnosis from another dentist, I came here on a referral. The doctor has great knowledge and experience, and put my mind at ease. He's someone I trust 100% and has done great work. The entire office is professional and welcoming.” –John Regish I have been going to Lifetime Dental for over 20 years. I trust only them with my teeth! My teeth and mouth are very sensitive, and I'm always surprised at how pain free they make cleanings and fillings. Everyone in the office is kind, polite, and knowledgeable. Naomi is my hygienist, and I genuinely look forward to seeing her every six months!” –Jess H.
Services From Your Feeding Hills Dentist
When you come to Virginia Dentistry by Design, you’ll have access to an array of services that will help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile and keep it that way for a lifetime. We can provide everything from basic preventive care to complex restorative services. All in all, you can always trust that we’ll have everything you need now or in the future.
If you want to replace your missing teeth with the most natural looking and reliable solution currently available, you don’t have to go anywhere else. We can perform the entire procedure in office, unlike most other dental practices in the area.
Preventive Care for a Healthy Smile
First things first—Dr. Michitti must ensure that you have a healthy mouth and strong teeth. Your part of this is attending regular dental checkups every six months.
At these visits, Dr. Michitti and his staff will examine the condition of your teeth and gums and perform a thorough dental cleaning. The dentist will probe each tooth to find soft spots of enamel that may indicate the start of a cavity. We’ll also compare annual digital x-rays to see if there is any decay happening below the surface or if there is a crack that has begun to penetrate the structure of a tooth.
During the professional cleaning, we remove surface stains, plaque and bits of tartar. Both plaque and tartar contain the bacteria that can lead to gum disease. This bacterial infection may not only destroy gums and the underlying bones that support your teeth, but also can be a link to diabetes, high blood pressure and other general health issues.
Restorative Treatment for a Whole Smile
If Dr. Michitti discovers a problem during one of your checkups, then he will recommend a restorative service. Whether your tooth needs to be repaired, rebuilt or even replaced, Lifetime Dental offers the treatment you need. Our restorative dentistry services include:
Dental crowns and bridges. A crown, also know as cap, covers a tooth that has been damaged by severe decay or injury. These can be used individually or in combination with false teeth in order to create a bridge that fills a gap in your smile.
Tooth-colored fillings. When you have a cavity, Dr. Michitti will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill the space with composite resin material that is shaded to match the remaining structure.
Partial and full dentures. A partial denture consists of a small metal frame and one, two or three false teeth. Clips or brackets hook onto adjacent teeth to hold the partial in place.
Full dentures have a gum-colored base that supports an entire row of false teeth. Your dentures can be removable or implant-supported for greater security.
Dental Implants. This tooth replacement is the most lifelike, providing both a new tooth root and crown. Dr. Michitti has received special training in the oral surgery required to correctly position an implant in the jaw.
Cosmetic Dentistry for the Smile of Your Dreams
Once the health of your smile is ensured, you and Dr. Michitti can begin to discuss ways to enhance the appearance. Today’s cosmetic dentist has a number of treatment options including:
In-office teeth whitening
At-home teeth whitening
Dental Insurance and Financing Options
Our team works hard to help make the payment process smooth at Lifetime Dental. We’re in-network providers for Delta Dental and BlueCross BlueShield, and we’ll file paperwork on your behalf to ensure that you receive the benefits you’re entitled to. Even if we are out-of-network for your insurance, we will work with your provider to get the most out of your coverage. Low-interest financing through CareCredit is also available, allowing you to break down the overall cost of your family’s treatment into much smaller and more convenient chunks that can fit into any budget with ease. All in all, no matter your situation, we can work with you.