About our office

West Bridgewater Dental – Your Family Dentist in West Bridgewater 

West Bridgewater Dental has welcomed Beacon Dental Health – Easton, formally known as Heller Dental Associates, to their practice. West Bridgewater Dental is a full-service dental practice proudly serving the local community with superior, professional dentistry. Formerly Harrison Dental Associates, our multi-specialty practice was originally founded by Dr. Richard Harrison and has been a staple dentist in Bridgewater, MA for the last 20 years.  

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with top-of-the-line technology and equipment, offering patients the best results in a contemporary, comfortable setting. The practice has evolved over 20 years, and continues to offer the very highest quality general dentistry while focusing on the latest developments in cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry. 

Our experienced, board-certified dental team, including Drs. Natalie Harelick, Taylor Snider, Frank Schiano, and Cristian Sosa is among the most highly trained and experienced of West Bridgewater dentists. We are proud to treat patients of all ages, providing convenient, comfortable, and affordable treatments to each member of your family. We invite you to visit our dental office in West Bridgewater, MA for your next dental appointment. 

Family Dentistry 

If you are looking for a gentle, courteous, and friendly dentist, then you’ve come to the right place. Our practice offers dental services for the entire family. Your oral health has a significant impact on your overall well being and our team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best dental care possible. 

Our practice provides a variety of cosmetic, preventive and restorative dental care. We welcome children and adults for cleanings and routine dental care, that helps maintain a beautiful healthy smile.   

Preventive Dentistry 

We believe it’s better to avoid a problem than fix one later. Preventative dentistry saves you time, money, and pain down the line. Our doctors and outstanding hygiene team take an especially proactive approach to long-term oral health through periodontal consultations, oral cancer screenings, and regular cleanings for all patients in West Bridgewater and the surrounding areas.  

Oral health has a significant impact on overall health, and we’re committed to keeping you healthy. 

  • Consultations – Prepare for your appointment 
  • Screenings – Oral cancer, TMJ, Orthodontic challenges 
  • Cleaning – Save natural teeth 

Comprehensive Dental Screenings Screenings in West Bridgewater, MA

Some of the most important services that our office provides our dental patients are routine screenings. Because so many dental problems are best treated early, screening for common signs and symptoms can reduce your need and extent of treatments in the future. 

We provide: 

  • Oral Cancer Exams — You don’t have to smoke or drink alcohol to develop oral cancer. This deadly disease is now linked to certain viruses and even sun exposure. The best treatment is founded on early diagnosis, and we take screening extremely seriously, regardless of your age and medical background. 
  • TMJ Evaluations — Chronic jaw pain and migraines often originate from the TMJ and the muscles around it. If you’re grinding or have an imbalanced bite, it could be contributing to the problem. 
  • Periodontal Evaluations — Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. During your soft tissue exam, your provider will evaluate bone levels and share ways to prevent the onset of periodontitis. 
  • Comprehensive Dental Exams — Thorough assessment of your teeth, biting relationships, and existing dental work provide us with a baseline to compare future exams against. 
  • Pediatric Screenings — Early dental visits make it easier to intercept potential dental concerns like cavities, orthodontic irregularities, and developmental issues that affect your child’s diet, speech, and future smile. 
  • Orthodontic Consultations — Are you considering braces for yourself or your child? Our doctors can include a complimentary evaluation with your exam or consultation. 

Where to get gentle Dental Cleanings in West Bridgewater, MA

A preventive dental checkup and cleaning every six months is the best way to preserve the health of your natural smile. But there’s more to your routine visit than just polishing away the stain that’s built up since your last appointment.  

Restorative Dentistry 

Restorative, or “general” dentistry is the art of restoring lost or damaged teeth. Our providers have the highest level of training and experience in the latest techniques for addressing restorative challenges like crowns, bridges, and implants. By applying these advanced techniques with the best materials available, our providers fix teeth in a natural way, without any visible metal restorative materials. 

  • Crowns – Restore broken or cracked teeth 
  • Bridges – Replace missing teeth 
  • Implants – Replace missing teeth 

West Bridgewater Custom Porcelain Dental Crowns

Crowns are protective restorations that cover your tooth when a smaller filling isn’t appropriate. We plan your crown treatment to match and blend with your natural smile, so that you feel confident and comfortable with the final results. 

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown? 

You may need to think about getting a dental crown if your tooth has been affected by… 

  • Large decay or fractures in your tooth 
  • Recent root canal treatment 
  • Replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant 
  • An old, failing filling that has compromised your tooth 
  • Leakage around an old crown, which needs to be replaced 

What to Expect 

A typical crown treatment is usually completed over two phases. 

During the first appointment, your provider will numb the tooth, remove any compromised structure, and prep it in a way that allows a crown to be placed over it. We’ll then take an impression and shade recording, which are sent to our lab where your crown will be handmade. 

About two weeks later, you’ll return to have your temporary crown removed and the permanent restoration fitted over your tooth. We’ll make any minor adjustments as needed, then set your crown with a permanent bonding material. 

Each of our high quality dental crowns are created from durable porcelain blends that are not only functional but enhance the appearance of your tooth. 

Keeping You Comfortable 

Our West Bridgewater family dental office offers safe and comfortable options to help you relax during your crown treatment. If you’ve been avoiding your treatment because of dental anxiety, we’re happy to accommodate your needs! 

If you suspect you need a crown or want a second opinion, call our West Bridgewater office to schedule an exam today.   


Planning for Your West Bridgewater Bridge Treatment

Like crowns, dental bridges require a two-phase process to create and fit in place. Sometimes additional visits are necessary, like when a tooth needs to be extracted or an implant is being placed. 

The supporting teeth will be prepped in a way that allows the “crowns” on each end of your new bridge to fit over them. After an impression and shade match is taken, our lab creates your permanent bridge by hand. In about two weeks, it’s ready to bond in place.   


West Bridgewater Dental Implant Restoration

Dental implants are a durable, long-lasting way to replace missing teeth. Whether you need one tooth restored or all of them, the dependability and integrity of these modern tooth replacements make them a smart investment. 

Once your implant has been placed by a specialist — such as a periodontist or oral surgeon — we provide your restoration phase in our West Bridgewater dental office. 

A preventive dental checkup and cleaning every six months is the best way to preserve the health of your natural smile. But there’s more to your routine visit than just polishing away the stain that’s built up since your last appointment.  If you feel anxious, you can even ask for NO2 (laughing gas.) 

What are Dental Implants? 

Implants are biocompatible, artificial tooth “roots” that set into your bone near the area of your missing tooth. As new bone integrates around the titanium, your implant permanently fuses with your mouth, giving it added stability. Once osseointegration occurs, an abutment is affixed to the top of each implant, which supports your fixed restoration (such as a crown, bridge, or All-on-Four denture.) 

Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants 

Rather than alter the structure of adjacent teeth to anchor a fixed bridge or partial denture into place, implants offer several advantages to traditional tooth replacement treatments: 

Long-lasting results 

  • Non-invasive to adjacent teeth 
  • Preserve natural bone height and facial profile 
  • Stability for multi-tooth restoration options 
  • Easy to care for and maintain 
  • Modern advancements in implant therapy have made them an option for more people than ever before. 

Types of Dental Implant Restorations 

Most of the implant restorations that our providers perform are single-tooth crowns. Because the porcelain crown is set over your implant abutment, the overall results look and feel much like a natural tooth. 

Depending on the scope of your implant therapy, other alternatives such as implant-supported bridges and dentures (“All-on-Four”) may also be available. Your provider will work closely with your West Bridgewater implant surgeon to map out the phases of treatment and the final restoration process. 

Schedule a no-pressure dental implant restoration consultation at our West Bridgewater dental office today.   


Cosmetic Dentistry 

Your smile is the most impactful first impression you can make in both your personal and professional life. If you’re self-conscious about smiling, cosmetic dentistry can make all the difference. Cosmetic dental concerns vary greatly–From discoloration to gaps to a small chip in a front tooth, and even the full enhancement of your smile by altering the shape and appearance.  

  • Teeth Whitening – Get your teeth their whitest 
  • Orthodontics – Braces, Dentures, Implants 
  • Veneers – Restore broken or cracked teeth 

Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments in West Bridgewater

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way for our West Bridgewater patients to enjoy the benefits of a fast smile makeover. Depending on your tooth color and oral health, your provider will recommend a specific application method and gel that can lighten your teeth up to 7-10 shades. 

Advantages of Having Whiter Teeth 

Our West Bridgewater teeth whitening treatments are a great way to treat yourself, give as a gift, or address self-consciousness related to the way your smile looks. 

By lightening the color of your teeth, you can: 

  • Feel confident about smiling and laughing in front of other people 
  • Make a great first impression at your job interview or holiday party 
  • Erase years of stain and tooth discoloration in a few simple steps 
  • Help your teeth look younger and healthier  

Getting the Most Results Out of Your Teeth Whitening Treatments 

To keep your teeth white, we recommend touching up with one of our home whitening kits every 4-6 months (after your cleanings is ideal.) Limit dark liquids like coffee and tea, or try to drink soda through a straw. 

Start your smile makeover with an affordable treatment like our West Bridgewater teeth whitening options. Call now to schedule a consultation to get started right away. 


West Bridgewater Veneers Offer Fast, Dramatic Smile Makeovers

If you’ve ever wanted to drastically improve the appearance of your smile — and in as little time as necessary — then our West Bridgewater dental veneers are the perfect solution. 

With veneers, we can help you achieve a smile that looks: 

  • Whiter 
  • Straighter 
  • Properly aligned 
  • Younger and healthier 

…in only 2-3 appointments! Most of our patients have 6-8 veneers placed across their upper front teeth; sometimes veneers are useful on the lower arch as well. 

Should I Consider Getting Veneers? 

When you have several teeth that are uneven, stained, crowded, worn, or gapped, veneers offer a straightforward solution to achieving the smile of your dreams. 

Traditional Porcelain Veneers 

Handcrafted porcelain veneers offer the most dramatic and dazzling results in cosmetic dentistry. By gently buffing away the outer layer of enamel, we can bond an expertly designed shell of porcelain over your tooth, permanently changing the way it looks when you smile. We recommend wearing a protective mouthguard at night to avoid unwanted wear to the porcelain. 

Prepless Lumineers 

Non-invasive Lumineers are a prepless veneer that bonds right over your natural tooth structure. Their thin design provides a semi-translucent and natural advantage, with the flexibility of being a completely reversible procedure. If you ever choose to have your veneers removed, there’s no need to replace them. 


Affordable Financing for Your Smile Makeover 

Because most cosmetic dental services are considered elective, they’re not typically covered by your insurance (except in limited situations.) Our West Bridgewater practice has made it easy to finance your aesthetic procedures so that you can get the smile of your dreams, without breaking your monthly budget. Ask us how you can get 0% interest financing on your veneer treatments plus any additional dental work you may need. 


Call Today to Schedule an Appointment! 

Whether you need a routine six-month exam or consultation on a major procedure, we are ready to help. We provide comprehensive dental services and accept most major insurances. 

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or it’s been quite some time since you’ve been to the dentist, call our office today to schedule an appointment. 508-586-0023 – Call us today!