Dr. Stephen Kerr moved to Plymouth in 1985 and opened his practice on Water Street near East Bay Grille and Plymouth Rock. His vision has been to create a dental experience that patients find friendly, knowledgeable and sometimes even fun. Kerr Dental Associates is a General Family Practice that provides exceptional family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to adults and children using modern technology. Dr. Kerr practiced at the Water Street location for 25 plus years. Thank you for choosing us as your Plymouth MA dentist.
As his business and family grew; Dr. Kerr has five children, he embraced particpating in local education, sport and civic organizations outside of his dental health practice and has imparted that communtity spirit to his growing staff. Stephen Kerr DMD has established himself amongst staff, peers and community-wide as a lover of country music which is often heard playing at the office.
Dental implants are by far the best. There is no tooth-replacement option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Loss of bone is one of the major hidden consequences of losing teeth.
A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth. Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option.
During a minor surgical procedure, your dental implant is inserted directly into the jawbone in the space vacated by the missing tooth. It will then be left to heal for a period of months before the final crown is attached. During this healing period, the implant actually fuses to the bone surrounding it.
Some of us are blessed with naturally straight teeth but a large number of us have to work for it. Traditionally, you would require braces and have to live with metal permanently in your mouth for upwards of a year. With Invisalign® you can straighten your teeth, love the way you look, and boost your confidence with an invisible aligner!
Professional teeth whitening can boost your confidence in just one session. When your teeth get 2-6 shades brighter after the first visit, you won’t be able to stop smiling!
It’s hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile. Yet our teeth rarely stay as white as we’d like them to without a little help. Fortunately, that help is available at the dental office.
Teeth whitening done in a professional dental setting is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. It’s also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure. Depending on the whitening method you choose, results can be dramatic: in-office whitening, for example, can lighten teeth three to eight shades in a single hour.
We know that going to the dentist can be a stressful experience. Many patients skip their regular checkups and maintain less than optimal oral health. We’re here to help! Our team will help you maintain excellent oral health without any anxiety by using sedation dentistry.
If you experience ongoing pain in the area near your ear, your jaw or the muscles on the side of your face, possibly accompanied by a clicking or popping sound or restricted jaw movement, you may be suffering from TMD — an abbreviation for Temporomandibular disorders. Sometimes people incorrectly use the term TMJ to refer to these problems, when in fact TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint — or jaw joint — itself. So while you definitely have a TMJ (two of them in fact), you may or may not have TMD.
TMD, then, describes a group of conditions characterized by pain and dysfunction of the TMJ and/or the muscles surrounding it. It’s not always so easy to figure out exactly what’s causing these symptoms, but the good news is that most TMD cases resolve themselves with the help of conservative remedies that you can try at home. In fact, it’s important to exhaust all such reversible remedies before moving on to anything irreversible, such as bridgework or surgery.
It is not a given that we must lose teeth as we age. If we maintain good oral hygiene and have regular professional cleanings and oral examinations, chances are we can keep our natural teeth for life. That involves not only caring for the teeth themselves, but also the structures that surround them: the gums and tooth-supporting bone. Gum disease, which is a bacterial infection, threatens these supporting tissues. That is why dental professionals are always on the lookout for early signs that patients may not notice. When signs of trouble become apparent, periodontal therapy may be suggested.
Periodontal therapy can take various forms, but the goal is always to restore diseased tissues to health. Gum (periodontal) disease can spread from the gums to the bone that supports the teeth, and may even cause tooth loss in the most severe cases. There are very effective therapies to combat this, ranging from scalings (deep cleanings) that remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from beneath the gum line, to surgical repair of lost gum and bone tissue.