There is a surprisingly large percentage of the population who suffers from dental fear or anxiety. When it comes time to see a dentist, those with this fear often put off or avoid an appointment altogether. What results is deteriorating oral health. If you are reading this and see yourself in this scenario, it is time to consider dental sedation. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo offers oral conscious sedation to patients in Quincy, Massachusetts, seeking a way to experience a stress-free dental appointment. Even if you are considering oral conscious sedation, you may not know exactly what to expect. Please keep reading to learn more … Continue reading
If you have had a dental crown placed in your mouth, it could be for various reasons. Your tooth may have become severely damaged due to advanced decay. Or, you may have chosen to get a crown for cosmetic purposes to conceal a tooth that is discolored, cracked, or misshapen. Whatever the reason may be, dental crowns do not last forever. When you visit Dr. Stephen Matarazzo in Quincy, Massachusetts, he will be happy to tell you ways you can detect if it is time to replace your dental crown. It is essential to understand when a dental crown will need to be … Continue reading
When you are missing teeth, several tooth replacement options are available to you, including dental bridges, dentures, and implants. All offer unique benefits that patients who visit Dr. Stephen Matarazzo are happy to take advantage of. Dentures are a very popular option offered by Dr. Matarazzo to Quincy, Massachusetts, area patients. Dr. Matarazzo offers Fountain of Youth dentures to those patients seeking full dentures. These quality dentures fill out facial features, reduce wrinkles, and give a more youthful appearance. While many patients who visit Dr. Matarazzo are good candidates for this tooth replacement option, not everyone will be. Let’s look at why you may not … Continue reading
Are you tired of dreaming about a dazzling smile and are instead ready to take the steps required to make your dreams a reality? If so, a smile makeover from Dr. Stephen Matarazzo in Quincy, Massachusetts, might be the perfect way to achieve this dream. Smile makeovers provide a long-term solution for patients seeking a revitalized and more beautiful smile. If you wonder if the results of a smile makeover are permanent, please keep reading to find out. What Is a Smile Makeover? When you visit Dr. Matarazzo for a smile makeover, the process will begin with a complete evaluation and a consultation, during … Continue reading
Receiving dental implants is a highly effective procedure that will not only restore the function of your smile but also improve its cosmetic aspects. When you are missing teeth, especially in the “smile zone,” you may find that you are hiding your smile from others. It may affect your self-confidence. A dental implant can resolve this by replacing the entire tooth from both above and below the gum line. Patients in the Quincy, Massachusetts, area may visit Dr. Stephen Matarazzo for their implant dentistry needs. Getting dental implants can be a lengthy process, requiring multiple appointments. While each patient will have unique needs, … Continue reading
The state of your gums plays a vital role in your smile’s appearance and your mouth’s overall health. They serve as the foundation for your teeth, providing a secure and stable support system. Furthermore, healthy gums act as a barrier, protecting the underlying tissues and bones from harmful bacteria and other irritants that can lead to gum disease. Ideally, healthy gums appear pink in color and possess a firm texture. However, gum tissue can become inflamed and swollen due to various factors, including poor oral hygiene, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions. In such cases, gums may appear redder and … Continue reading
It has been said that there’s nothing worse than dental pain. Indeed, pain levels are debatable, but one thing we know for sure is this: No one wants to be in pain, and when a dental emergency strikes in Quincy, Massachusetts, Dr. Stephen Matarazzo is here to help. Knowing in advance what you’ll do when a crisis or dental emergency occurs is the key. Do you have a plan in place? Read on to learn what you can expect with dental pain relief. What Is a Dental Emergency? Do you know how to know if your issue is a dental emergency? Some issues … Continue reading
Most of us aren’t born with perfect smiles, but if you live in Quincy, Massachusetts, Dr. Stephen Matarazzo and his team are here to make your smile as beautiful as possible. With cosmetic dental care services such as porcelain veneers, professional teeth whitening, and Invisalign clear aligners, you can have the smile you’ve been dreaming of. What Are Cosmetic Dental Care Services? Cosmetic dentistry is an elective treatment that helps you improve the look of your teeth, bite, and gums. With cosmetic dentistry, your dental care team can alter your teeth’ size, shape, position, and color. In some cases, cosmetic dentistry also improves … Continue reading
When it is time to go to the dentist, do you feel uneasy, like knots in your stomach? This fear or anxiety of the dentist is not uncommon. Many people face a fear of seeing the dentist. The important thing is that you do not let this fear keep you from regular appointments. While doing so may relieve your stress, it will lead to untold damage to your oral health. Dr. Stephen Matarazzo would be happy to talk to you about dental anxiety at his Quincy, Massachusetts office. There is no need to be scared, but if you are, it … Continue reading
If you, like many others, desire a healthy and beautiful smile, you may require both cosmetic and restorative dental work to make this a reality. When you visit Dr. Stephen Matarazzo in Quincy, Massachusetts, you can work together to develop a smile makeover plan. You no longer need to sit in front of the computer searching for “comprehensive dental work near me” anymore. A smile makeover with Dr. Matarazzo will allow you to develop a fully comprehensive plan to restore your smile to precisely what you want. Here are a few ways a smile makeover can help those with damaged … Continue reading
Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI
A graduate of Boston College and Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Matarazzo has served Quincy-area patients since 1978. A Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the father of three has attended the distinguished Misch International Implant Institute. Dr. Matarazzo also learned from the “best”; advanced training at The LD Pankey Institute refined his exceptional skills in creating long-lasting, natural-looking, and healthy-functioning smiles. With a passion for complex and challenging cases, Dr. Matarazzo maintains membership with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).
A published author, Dr. Matarazzo dedicates his time and talent to resolve dental disease and decay among patients at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as untreated oral infections are associated with stem cell and bone marrow transplant failures.