- Trauma – You could suffer a cracked or broken tooth from an automobile accident, a fall on the ice, or a sports mishap. You might simply bite down on a hard bit of food, or have a latent cavity that causes your tooth to break. Dr. Bingham-Lester will have you smiling and chewing again in no time.
- Missing teeth – A congenitally missing tooth (one that never emerges), or a tooth lost to extraction, trauma, or gum disease, impacts your entire mouth. Remaining teeth shift out of position resulting in unusual wear and creating food traps that lead to cavities and gum disease.
Bonding is an economical means to repair chips and small areas of breakage or decay. More substantial trauma may warrant a CEREC® crown. If damage has compromised the pulp and nerves of the tooth, endodontic treatment (a root canal) may be in order.
Dr. Bingham-Lester restores gaps from missing teeth with crown and bridge units and dental implants. A bridge holds an artificial tooth (or several) attached to crowns on adjacent teeth. A dental implant is a tiny screw made of biocompatible titanium. It is inserted into the position of the root at the site of the missing tooth, acting as a root to hold a crown. Hence, implants have become the most “tooth-like” restorative option for missing teeth. Dentures may be a good choice for multiple missing teeth. A partial denture is a removable prosthetic that holds one or several artificial teeth, fitting around existing dentition. A full denture replaces all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch, or both.
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- Gum disease – Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss globally. In addition, bacteria that cause gum disease are linked to grave health conditions including increased risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiovascular disease, premature birth, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bingham-Lester provides treatments like scaling and root planing to restore gum health, and bone grafts to regenerate bone lost to advanced gum disease.
- TMJ/TMD – The discomfort caused by problems with the temporomandibular joint is real, and it causes significant physical and emotional stress. A custom-fitted night guard can bring the jaw into balance for relief of TMD.
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Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester
A graduate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester, has several years of experience in private practice and is an established professional with a wealth of skill and knowledge in the field of dentistry.
As the lead dentist and founder of Bingham-Lester Dentistry, her aim is to provide the best possible oral care for her patients. She achieves this by maintaining a pleasant and friendly attitude towards all her patients irrespective of age or ethnicity, whilst investing in the latest technology for improved accuracy and efficiency during treatment procedures.
Dr. Bingham-Lester offers an array of services which include preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and surgical treatments. She takes a special interest in dental Implantology. She is also the prestigious recipient of a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
~ B. Early Going to the dentist is not my favorite activity but Dr. Bingham-Lester and her staff always make it as easy and convenient as possible. Great service by the doctor, no surprises and she always takes the time to give me alternatives if I'm looking to do cosmetic things too. Her staff is also very helpful in getting me in to fit my schedule. Thanks again for all the great support over the years.