Restorative Dentistry

Children deserve the best dental care possible. On some occasions that means the use of restorative dentistry. Restorative treatment can be used to help repair or prevent damage to teeth, protect and preserve tooth structure, and ensure proper function of teeth. In other cases, restorative dentistry can be used for aesthetic purposes, and also to make maintaining proper oral hygiene easier! Restoring children’s baby teeth can also help ensure for proper growth and development of permanent teeth.

There are a variety of treatment options available in pediatric restorative dentistry for the residents of Framingham, Southborough, Ashland, Wayland, Natick, Marlborough, Hopkinton, Holliston, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Himelhoch will discuss the best treatment option to meet the needs of your child.

Fillings:

If your child has a cavity and requires a filling, there are a few different options available. Most restorations Dr. Himelhoch places are white fillings, also known as composites. Composites are more esthetically pleasing than silver fillings and are better for the environment. Due to their tooth-colored appearance, composite resin fillings are almost always the best option for front teeth.for use on front teeth. In extreme cases, when there is not enough of the tooth left to repair, a crown may be the best option. Dr. Himelhoch will discuss all options available, as well as make recommendations based on your child’s needs.

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To all my wonderful patients and their families:

 

The greatest pleasures of my career are watching children grow strong and healthy and seeing smiles become more beautiful. It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of that growth and transformation. Now, however, it is time for me to slow down and share the care of my patients.

 

Starting in September 2022, Smiles in Framingham will merge with Moynihan Dental Specialists. I will remain with the practice, but will reduce my hours and give up administrative responsibilities. The wonderful team of people you and I have come to rely on will be staying. They will continue to help care for you. There will also be new faces, new people who will get to know and care for and about you.

 

Dr. Michael Moynihan is a second generation dentist and orthodontist practicing in Framingham. Dr. Mike, as he is known, is on the faculty of Boston University in the department of orthodontics. We spent two years as teaching partners supervising the Boston University orthodontic residents as they treated special needs children at Franciscan Hospital for Children. It was during that time I came to appreciate both how skilled Dr. Mike is and how much he cares about his patients. I retired from teaching prior to the pandemic, but Dr. Mike still puts much of his time and energy into teaching the next generation of orthodontists.

 

I met Dr. Daniel Moynihan when he was my student in 2017. Even at that time he was one of my most conscientious students. He cares deeply about all of his patients and I am proud to be associated with him. Dr. Dan is highly skilled with all aspects of orthodontics, including treatment using Invisalign and other aligners.

 

Dr. Katherine Moynihan and Dr. Christine Chiao are other members of the Moynihan team. Dr. Katherine Moynihan finished her orthodontic training at Boston University in 2021. Dr. Christine Chiao is a pediatric dentist, who also teaches at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

 

Life is an adventure with many chapters, twists, and turns. I enter this chapter of my life looking forward to what comes next and feeling some sadness that this phase of my life is changing. For now, we will be keeping all appointments as scheduled. We will contact you individually about any appointment changes. All orthodontic contracts will be honored with care provided by the orthodontists. I have every confidence that the doctors of Moynihan Dental Specialists will provide you with excellent care for many years to come.

 

My very best wishes to all of you,

 

Dr. Deborah Himelhoch