Dr. Richard Sousa is a leading local dentist for the treatment of dental concerns, from minor tooth damage to missing teeth. He offers restorative dental care and has advanced knowledge and training as both a master ceramist and dentist. Our in-office dental lab enables patients to receive crowns, veneers and other types of restorations that are made by Dr. Sousa himself to their exact specifications. Using the highest quality materials, our team can give you back a beautiful, comfortable and lasting smile.
Dental problems can impact the function of your smile, your appearance and your overall quality of life. Minor problems such as tooth decay can develop into bigger concerns if left untreated, possibly leading to tooth loss. Dr. Sousa will work with you to treat your dental concerns with personalized care with the goal of stabilizing your dental health. Taking the time to look for underlying structural concerns related to the bite which could compromise your results, Dr. Sousa takes a comprehensive approach to your care with the goal of supporting long-term dental health.
Common dental concerns can include:
- Crooked teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Damaged teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth grinding
- Headaches, jaw pain
- Missing teeth
- Snoring, sleep concerns
Preventing Dental Problems
Routine dental care is the key to preventing the development of dental problems. Regular visits with us provide the opportunity to spot and treat common concerns in the early stage when conservative measures can be effective. Our personal approach and attention to detail enable us to help you keep your dental health in optimal condition with oral hygiene advice tailored to your unique risk factors. We may recommend additional visits or the use of specific products to maintain a healthy smile between visits.
Lifestyle habits such as tobacco use, smoking, a diet high in added sugars and medical conditions can impact your oral health. Taking the time to get to know our patients as individuals means that we can work with you to minimize their effects and prevent complex problems from developing. Medications can have side effects that are detrimental to the health of the teeth and gums and knowing how to manage them will reduce your risk of oral health complications such as enamel erosion, gum disease and decay.
Fear of the dentist is also a common cause for the development of dental problems. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety and fear, Dr. Sousa offers dental sedation to help you feel relaxed. He will discuss your personal concerns and work with you to determine the best solution for your needs.