When dental problems strike, our team in Feeding Hills near Agawam, MA is here to provide a safe haven where patients can always feel like they’re in good hands. Dr. Frank Michitti’s training and commitment to continuing education allow him to offer several effective restorative services that can help patients of all ages overcome damage and regain a smile that’s truly at its best. Contact us today with any questions you may have, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment.
When one or more teeth need additional support because of decay or damage, a custom restoration can be the solution. Agawam dentist, Dr. Michitti can design the ideal dental crown and/or dental bridge for your unique smile, ensuring a solid, comfortable fit and improved oral function. He even offers high-quality, tooth-colored materials like E.max ceramic and Zirconia for a superior aesthetic appearance. These strong and beautiful modern materials blend in with the adjacent teeth for a natural look.
Dental crowns are restorations designed to completely cover the existing structure of an individual tooth, providing both valuable preservation and renewed strength. There are several situations where a crown may be recommended by our Feeding Hills team, including significant dental decay that can’t be corrected with a filling, broken/fractured tooth structure, worn-down enamel, severe cosmetic imperfections, and more. Alternatively, a dental bridge is designed to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth along a single arch, with dental crowns providing additional permanence as “anchors” that fit over nearby natural teeth, holding the restoration firmly in place.
When many patients picture dentures, they incorrectly imagine the ill-fitting, cartoonish versions from plenty of animated shows and comedies. In fact, Lifetime Dental’s models are sleeker and more customized than ever before, and many people struggling with significant tooth loss still rely on them for reliable, cost-effective coverage. At Lifetime Dental, Dr. Frank Michitti specializes in cosmetic dentures for a lifelike appearance that’s comfortable and secure. He can design full prosthetics for entire arches or partial prosthetics to replace certain missing teeth while leaving the natural ones remaining in place, depending on the patient’s unique needs. Implant-retained dentures are also available for added permanence and longevity!
Do you have a tooth that’s highly sensitive to changes in temperature or difficult to chew with because of pain? These are common signs of a serious infection, and one that needs attention immediately before extraction becomes a necessary procedure. Root canal therapy is a true saving grace that can bring back suffering teeth from the brink, restoring much-needed health and allowing your smile to remain wholly natural. Dr. Michitti will first ensure you are completely numb. During this procedure, Dr. Michitti will carefully access the inner chamber of the tooth to remove diseased pulp and bacteria. After cleaning the area thoroughly and replacing the pulp with a biocompatible substance, the tooth is sealed and typically restored with a custom dental crown or filling. Dr. Michitti uses modern techniques to ensure success of the therapy without pain. Some patients have even taken a nap during the procedure!
Here in Feeding Hills & Agawam, our team makes every effort to help patients maintain their healthy, natural smile for life – but unfortunately, situations can arise where this just isn’t possible. Teeth may fall victim to a traumatic injury or severe decay that goes untreated for too long. Whatever the reasons are, you can rest assured that Dr. Michitti will only recommend extraction when necessary, and that he and the rest of our staff will handle the procedure as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Dr. Michitti takes steps to ensure patients are profoundly numb. Additionally, he has implemented protocols that reduce chances of infection or dry socket afterwards.
Instead of the traditional, dark-colored amalgam fillings that many older patients surely remember well, our team is proud to offer a much-improved alternative when our patients are faced with cavities. Crafted from high-quality composite resin, tooth-colored fillings are conservative, durable, and designed to be a precise match for your natural tooth enamel, creating a superior aesthetic result patients can show off proudly. Dr. Michitti meticulously focuses on details that result in a long lasting and strong filling that blends seamlessly with the natural tooth structure.
In the past, the placement of amalgam fillings tended to weaken natural teeth over time; this isn’t the case with tooth-colored fillings. The composite resin creates a direct bond with your tooth, allowing us to preserve more remaining healthy structure and add to its overall strength. Additionally, the lack of metals means that teeth are far less sensitive to changes in temperature overall and more comfortable as a result.