The most advanced treatments in cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry.
State of the Art technology and equipment deliver the best results in less time.
Contemporary. Comfortable. Convenient. A dental office that patients love to visit.
Welcoming Back Patients!
It is our goal to keep you first and foremost, safe, as well as updated and informed during these unprecedented times. Please continue reading to gain understanding of our recent allowances instated by the governor.
Dental Care Broadens—Hygiene Services Return On June 6, Governor Charlie Baker announced Phase 2 reopening details for the Commonwealth. Phase 2, which is referred to as the “Cautious Phase,” allows dental providers to cautiously and incrementally resume, all elective, non-urgent procedures and services, including routine hygiene appointments.
Phase 2 excludes elective cosmetic services. Phase 2 incremental dental care was proposed to start on Monday, June 8 and allow dentists to apply their professional judgment to determine what care should be provided for their patients. Learn more about what Phase 2 means for dental practices at massdental.org/phase2.
New Phase 2 Highlights All dental services may be resumed in Phase 2 with the exception of elective cosmetic care once the following criteria is met:
Dentists must first attest, on a form prescribed by DPH, to continuing to meet all Phase 1 criteria and standards, and three additional conditions for Phase 2:
- Dentists must establish a prioritization policy for the scheduling and delivery of Phase 2 services in accordance with DPH guidance, which includes establishment of daily patient volume limits for non-essential, elective invasive procedures and services in the practice and scheduling of patient visits in a manner consistent with such limits and this guidance.
- The practice must be in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements and other public health guidance that require all examination, procedural, and surgical areas to be discontinued from use in-between procedures and services for a sufficient time frame for air changes to remove airborne-contaminants prior to thorough cleaning and disinfection of the room and equipment.
- The practice must establish daily patient volume limits for non-urgent care and schedule visits in a manner consistent with such limits and this guidance. Priority should be given to patients with the most critical and time-sensitive needs, and promote equitable access to care for all populations.
- The initial and ongoing implementation of this guidance is contingent on Massachusetts meeting a range of relevant capacity and public health metrics. Ongoing performance on these measures will inform additional reopening decisions for future phases.
Thank you for your patience as we all work together to keep our dental family safe and healthy.
We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Who We Are
James Heller DMD – Your Family Dentist in Easton, MA
The best dental experience.
James Heller DMD is the premiere cosmetic dental practice in southeastern Massachusetts. Conveniently located in the town of Easton, Dr. Heller and his experienced team welcome patients from every state in New England and beyond, looking for the highest quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry. The 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 40 years–from Dr. Heller’s early reputation of providing outstanding patient care to families in his hometown of Brockton, to becoming a leading expert on cosmetic and restorative dentistry in the area. The practice continues to offer the very highest quality general dentistry, while focusing on the latest developments in cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry.
Dr. Heller and his staff are amazing- reassuring, professional and they go the extra mile to provide a friendly, relaxing experience.
Quickly fit me in the schedule for an unexpected problem and expedited an appointment to a specialist. Dr. Heller, and everyone in his office, are both professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Dr. Heller and his staff are the nicest people, they are very professional and informative. They explain everything while you are there and working on you.
I always look forward to going to Dr. Hellers. Melinda always gives me a warm welcome. I love my hygienist Erin. Very sweet and thorough with her work.
Dr Heller was very helpful and explained my situation to me in words I could understand. The staff is very friendly and professional. I felt the office has a warm touch and not a clinical look. I was impressed with my first visit and am looking forward to others.
What We Do
We believe it’s better to avoid a problem than fix one later. Dr. Heller and his 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. Oral health has significant impact on overall health, and we’re committed to keeping you healthy.
Prepare for your appointment
Oral cancer, TMJ, Orthodontic challenges
Save natural teeth
Restorative, or “general” dentistry is the art of restoring lost or damaged teeth. Dr. Heller has 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, Dr. Heller fixes teeth in a natural way, without any visible metal restorative materials.
Restore broken or cracked teeth
Replace missing teeth
Replace missing teeth
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. Dr. Heller is considered a leading expert on the most effective and least invasive options for enhancing aesthetics, from tooth whitening to porcelain veneers.
Get your teeth their whitest
Braces, Dentures, Implants
Restore broken or cracked teeth
Treat Yourself To
Comprehensive Dental Services
We are proud to offer our patients the latest treatments and services
in our new, state-of-the-art facility.
We'll discuss your dental wellness goals, and develop a collaborative treatment plan.
Dental consultation, which is recommended at least once a year, is an assessment of a person’s oral health and the first step in designing a treatment plan.
From overall dental health to specific restorative or cosmetic goals, a consultation with Dr. Heller is the best way for patients to learn more about their dental health and discover available options.
Many situations can compromise your oral health, happiness, and confidence. They can affect not only the teeth but also the gums, roots, and jaws. While some of these issues are mild, others can be severe and even life threatening. A consultation with Dr. Heller will answer your questions, address any concerns, and get you started on a treatment plan to reach your goals.
A professional examination of the teeth and gums.
Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care.
During a dental exam, a member of our hygiene team will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. Your hygienist will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam often includes dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures, depending on the frequency of your exams.
Dr. Heller and his hygiene team recommend that patients visit us for an exam and cleaning every six months.
We use modern technology to detect decay in the earliest stages, saving and preserving your teeth.
Regular cleanings are an important part of Dr. Heller’s preventive approach to oral health and dental wellness. We use modern technology to optimize the long term health of teeth and gums, and detect any decay in the earliest stages. While other practices embrace the likelihood of patients needing to repair and replace teeth, Dr. Heller and his hygiene team is especially focused on treating compromised teeth at the first sign of decay.
A crown (or “cap”) can be created to restore its shape, size, and strength of a tooth.
A crown is a cover or “cap” Dr. Heller can put on a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. The purpose of a crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks. You’ll discuss the option of a crown with Dr. Heller during your consultation.
Why Do I Need A Crown?
- Have a cavity that is too large for a filling
- Have a missing tooth and need a bridge
- Need to cover a dental implant
- Have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened
- Have had root canal treatment—the crown will protect the restored tooth
- Want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile!
A bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth, designed to fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face.
A dental bridge will hold your other teeth in place and make everyday activities such as eating and talking easier. It can also help preserve your teeth, as a lost tooth can cause the remaining teeth to loosen, which could further compromise your dental wellness. You’ll discuss the option of a bridge with Dr. Heller during your consultation.
Why Do I Need A Bridge?
A missing tooth is a serious matter. Teeth are made to work together. When you lose a tooth, other teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. The teeth in the opposite jaw may also shift up or down toward the space. This can affect your bite and place more stress on your teeth and jaw joints, possibly causing pain.
Teeth that have tipped or drifted are also harder to clean. This puts them at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
When a tooth is missing, the bone may shrink. If that happens, it may change the way the jawbone supports the lips and cheeks. Over time, this can make your face look older.
How Do I Replace A Tooth?
Placing a bridge usually takes more than one visit. On the first visit, Dr. Heller prepares the teeth on both sides of the gap. He will later attach the bridge to these teeth.
Dr. Heller will take an impression or an image of your teeth and the space, and send it to a dental laboratory. Technicians at the lab make the bridge. On your next visit, Dr. Heller will place a temporary bridge to protect your prepared teeth while you are waiting for the permanent bridge.
When the permanent bridge is ready, Dr. Heller fits and adjusts the bridge to the prepared teeth.
Dental implants are a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident, dental implants may be a good option. You may want to choose dental implants if you:
- Hide your smile because you have missing teeth
- Wear dentures that are uncomfortable
- Are dissatisfied with your removable partial dentures
- Want to keep your other teeth intact
Many people choose implants to replace a single tooth or several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace the root of one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants are made of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials that are well accepted by the body. More than 5 million implants are placed each year by dentists in the United States, and Dr. Heller is a leading expert on implants.
Dr. Heller uses a variety of teeth whitening techniques, to get your teeth their whitest and brightest.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
What It’s Used For
The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.
Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains.
The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:
- Using tobacco
- Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
- Not taking good care of your teeth
- Aging makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker.
It is also possible to have stains inside the tooth. These are called intrinsic stains. For example, intrinsic stains can be caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while teeth are developing. Other causes include certain antibiotics. They can stain a child’s teeth if taken by a mother during the second half of pregnancy or by a child who is 8 years old or younger. Teeth are still developing during these years. Trauma may also darken a tooth.
Tooth whitening is most effective on surface (extrinsic) stains.
We are proud to offer orthodontics through our partnerships with the top adult orthodontists in the area.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontics?
Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
- Overbite, sometimes called “buck teeth” — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth
- Underbite — a “bulldog” appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
- Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
- Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
- Misplaced midline — when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
- Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not “fill up” the mouth
- Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate
Porcelain veneers offers the ultimate in esthetics. A veneer is a thin facing or covering that bonds to the natural tooth structure.
Veneers are an ideal cosmetic solution for everyone who desires a beautiful smile with minimal invasions into their teeth.
The right veneers are a quick way to a beautiful smile, and this treatment is perfect for people with teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps. But veneers are an irreversible treatment, so having them placed is a big decision. Before you and Dr. Heller decide the procedure is right for you, it’s important to have the right information about veneers and how best to care for them. You’ll discuss the option of veneers with Dr. Heller during your consultation.
How We Do It
The Best Team
James Heller DMD
Dr. Heller’s expertise and skills can give you the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve with advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He has been a practicing dentist for over 40 years. His practice is established and centered on quality personal care and technical excellence.
The Best Technology
Dentistry has evolved dramatically since Dr. Heller opened his practice over 40 years ago.
Across four decades, Dr. Heller has consistently acquired and implemented the latest technology to provide the most progressive treatments to patients. The results have been incredible, earning Dr. Heller a reputation as the area’s top restorative and cosmetic dentist. Most recently, Dr. Heller invested in a brand new, state of the art facility with the top of the line equipment from renowned technology innovators, A-Dec. From the most advanced sterilization equipment ever built, to the most comfortable treatment chairs you’ve ever relined in, Dr. Heller is proud to continue integrating the best technology into his practice.
The Best Training
Dr. Heller invests in ongoing training and continuing education for himself and his team. As a member of the prestigious Spear Faculty Club, Dr. Heller joins the other top dentists around the United States to innovate the latest in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic techniques and procedures. Dr. Heller believes that his patients benefit from education as well, and shares the work of the Spear Faculty Club to empower his patients with better information about dental health.
Dr. Heller recently completed the buildout of a brand new, state of the art facility in Easton Massachusetts.
The practice relocated to the new space at 682 Depot Street in July, with patients arriving to find better parking, a stunning contemporary space for relaxing before their appointment begins, the most technologically advanced sterilization and clinical equipment, and incredibly comfortable treatment chairs, at a convenient location.
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