March 20, 2015
You do your best to maintain a healthy smile with your regular at-home hygiene routine that includes brushing twice every day and flossing at least once a day. And Dr. Alan Sasson and Dr. Ray Dempsey and the team at Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, do our best too, with the most comprehensive dental checkups. Nevertheless, there usually comes a time when we may need to repair tooth decay with a filling. For strength, durability and appearance, we use metal-free fillings to restore a tooth with a cavity.
Although the American Dental Association maintains that the mercury level in metal, or amalgam, fillings is safe, we’re not taking any chances with your health. So for fillings, we use composite resin and dental porcelain.
The Pros of Metal-free Fillings
The composite resin material that we use for fillings is matched to the color of your teeth. Amalgam fillings, on the other hand, are always dark and as such can mar the appearance of your teeth when you smile, laugh or talk. With a filling made of tooth-colored resin, you don’t need to worry about the filling showing at all.
Secondly, with a metal-free filling, our dentists can preserve more of the natural tooth structure. This is exactly the idea behind conservative dentistry—repair a tooth while preserving as much of the tooth as possible. Amalgam fillings necessitate reducing more of a tooth to accommodate the filling material. With composite resin material, a minimal amount of the tooth is removed.
Finally, for strength and protection, tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin can’t be beat. Composite fillings are bonded with adhesive to your tooth, protecting it against decay and also strengthening the tooth. Furthermore, composite fillings shield the tooth from bacteria, too. Once bonded, a composite filling won’t wear down or change shape, so bacteria and food particles cannot penetrate the tooth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about metal-free fillings, call Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA. We also serve patients from Chelsea, Newton, Somerville, Boston and Cambridge.
December 23, 2014
Missing teeth are more than just a matter of appearance. Just one missing tooth can hamper your ability to speak and to chew. The consequences, therefore, may degrade your self-confidence and impair your ability to eat a nutritious diet. Dental implants replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible. The dentists at the Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, will give you dental implants that restore your smile, your confidence and your overall health.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant not only looks like a live tooth, but with a “root” it even mimics the function and structure of a natural tooth. This root is actually a titanium post that is surgically embedded into the bone beneath the space of the missing tooth. As the implant and bone tissue fuse, the implant provides the added advantage of helping to prevent bone loss and maintain your facial features. After the implant is securely anchored within the bone (a process called osseointegration that usually takes between three to six months), Dr. Alan Sasson or Dr. Ray Dempsey will then secure your custom made crown to the post.
Actually, implants are often the solution for when you have more than one missing tooth, in that they are used to secure bridges or partials for multiple tooth replacements and can even be used to secure full upper and lower dentures. Your doctor will be able to determine what the best course of treatment for you is. So, whether you are missing one tooth or more, dental implants may provide the most natural and the most comfortable solution.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile, your confidence and your wellbeing, schedule an appointment at Boston Smile Center. We conveniently serve patients in Brookline, MA, and the surrounding communities of Chelsea, Newton, Somerville, Boston and Cambridge.
November 23, 2014
Traditions run deep in Boston, and Boston Smile Center—your 02446 dentist—wants to be one of your family’s traditions. Conveniently located in Brookline, MA, Boston Smile Center can provide dental care for you and your entire family. Dr. Alan Sasson, an expert in cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry with more than 25 years of experience, founded Boston Smile Center with the idea of taking care of his patients the same way he would want his family to be cared for—personally and professionally.
Your 02446 Dentist Provides Comprehensive Services
Whether you come to Boston Smile Center for a routine checkup—which includes cleaning and polishing your teeth, an oral cancer screening, examining for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, and x-rays when necessary—or one of our specialized treatments, you can be sure your teeth are in good hands.
Dr. Sasson is a graduate of the Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry at Boston University and earned his certification in Oral Implantology from Brookdale Hospital in New York. He has taught at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Forsythe Institute, and the Medical Research Foundation of Boston. Dr. Sasson is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry among other well-respected professional organizations.
In an effort to be the dentist 02446 residents can count on, Dr. Sasson has built a team to provide all of the dental services you need in an environment of care and convenience. His colleague, Dr. Ray Dempsey is our periodontist. Dr. Dempsey is highly skilled and trained in restoring the health of your gums as well as the surgical aspect of replacing missing teeth with permanent dental implants.
The rest of the staff, from our dental hygienists to the front office, are dedicated to making sure your visit to Boston Smile Center is pleasurable. Patient care and exceptional customer service are our top priorities. Therefore, we offer a variety of payment options, including cash, check, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. We will also file your insurance claim to maximize your benefits. If you’d like to finance cosmetic or restorative treatments, then we can arrange a payment plan with CareCredit.
Schedule an Appointment Today with Your 02446 Dentist
If you are ready to receive the best in dental care for you and your family, then call Boston Smile Center today. We conveniently serve patients in Brookline, MA, as well as the surrounding communities of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Newton and Somerville.
July 15, 2014
Have you ever seen a smile with one tooth that just doesn’t seem to fit? Perhaps your own smile is marred by multiple imperfections caused by decay or injury. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson helps patients just like you rediscover healthy, beautiful smiles and improved function with a variety of restorative dentistry solutions, including all-porcelain crowns.
Why Choose All-Porcelain Crowns?
All-porcelain crowns effectively restore function, strength, and aesthetic appeal to teeth that have been compromised by injury, decay, or other damage. The crown covers the entire visible surface of the tooth, preserving it and protecting it from further harm. An all-porcelain crown is custom-crafted from a single block of durable dental porcelain to match the shape, size, and shade of your natural teeth. Unlike crowns that contain gold, silver, or other metallic alloys, all-porcelain crowns look more like your real teeth so that you can smile with confidence.
All-porcelain crowns serve a variety of purposes. Dr. Sasson may place a crown to cover a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy or cracked due to injury. Teeth that are misshapen, fractured, or otherwise damaged can be repaired with all-porcelain crowns to promote a more uniform, attractive appearance. Talk to Dr. Sasson about your expectations, desires, and concerns during your restorative consultation and find out how the placement of all-porcelain crowns can help you.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Whether you currently have a crown that you would like to have replaced or you are in need of a completely new restoration, Dr. Sasson is here to help. Contact our office in Brookline, MA to schedule your appointment today and to learn more about our broad selection of smile-perfecting dentistry solutions. Boston Smile Center warmly welcomes patients from throughout the entire Boston area, including Somerville, Chelsea, Newton, Cambridge, and more. We can’t wait to show you what a difference our advanced technology, extensive experience, and caring touch can make in your next dental experience.
June 23, 2014
Missing teeth negatively affect your life in a number of ways, preventing you from speaking clearly, smiling confidently, and enjoying many of the foods you love. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry offers a wide variety of tooth replacement options, including dentures and partials. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson and his staff are happy to provide patients with the restorative solutions they need to enjoy life to the fullest once again, despite suffering from missing teeth.
Dentures, Partials, and Dental Implants: Which is Right for You?
Dentures are natural-looking, customized dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth so that a patient may eat, speak, and smile more comfortably. Today’s dental technology makes it possible to fabricate dentures and partials in a way that looks and feels more like natural teeth than ever before, but the prosthetics are still removable for comfort, cleaning, and adjustment as needed.
A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Sasson will determine which restorative dentistry solution is the ideal fit for your unique situation. While some patients prefer the structural stability of dental implants, not every patient with missing teeth is a fitting candidate. When you arrive for your consultation, we’ll take the time to discuss your various options, as well as assess your jaw, gums, and existing teeth. You may be able to undergo a surgical procedure that allows for implant-retained dentures, in which dental implants are placed within the jaw and then used as anchors to secure a dental prosthetic.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
We welcome you to contact our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sasson and our experienced, knowledgeable team today. Our conveniently located practice in Brookline, MA warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cambridge, Somerville, Newton, Chelsea, and more. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smile!
April 16, 2014
Amalgam fillings, also commonly known as silver or metal fillings, have been used for more than 150 years. As dental technology has advanced, however, these traditional fillings have gradually been eclipsed by a preferable alternative: metal-free composite fillings. At Boston Smile Center & Implant Dentistry in Brookline, MA, Dr. J. Alan Sasson and his team use tooth-colored composite fillings rather than those made of metal in order to provide our patients with the best dental care possible.
Why Choose Mercury-Free Fillings?
There are a variety of clear advantages to the patient when mercury-free fillings are used. The most obvious of these is the aesthetic appeal of tooth-colored fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are dark and unsightly, marring the natural beauty of your smile. With composite resin fillings, you can smile, laugh, and speak with complete confidence. The fillings we use are color-matched to blend seamlessly with the shade of your natural teeth.
Another benefit of tooth-colored, mercury-free fillings is the aspect of conservation. When silver and mercury fillings are placed, the tooth affected by decay or other damage must be altered in order to accept the filling. Composite filling placement requires the removal of far less enamel, preserving more of your natural tooth.
Though the American Dental Association, or ADA, states that there is no danger associated with fillings that contain mercury, many dentists and patients prefer composite fillings because there is absolutely no risk of exposure to potentially harmful substances. In addition, the use and disposal of composite materials presents no risk of harm to the environment, whereas mercury fillings may prove detrimental to delicate components of our ecosystem.
Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Sasson Today
Whether you have old amalgam fillings you would like to have replaced or you are in need of a new tooth-colored filling, Dr. Sasson and his team are here to help. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to schedule your appointment. We also happily welcome patients from the surrounding areas of Boston, Newton, Chelsea, Cambridge, Somerville, and beyond. We look forward to caring for your beautiful smile!
March 12, 2014
A smile makeover consists of multiple dental procedures that improve the appearance of your smile. When you decide to make over your smile, Dr. Sasson will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will address all of your concerns.
Treatments that are commonly included in smile makeovers are orthodontics, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, ceramic crowns, dental implants, and dermal fillers like Botox and Juvederm. Unlike many other dentists, Dr. Sasson and Boston Smile Center can perform these, and many other treatments, in our high-tech and convenient Brookline office. Simplify your life and streamline your schedule by having all of your dental care performed in the same office.
Contact us at our Brookline, MA office today with any questions you have about a smile makeover, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Sasson.
February 5, 2014
If you’re missing one or more teeth, particularly if there are visible gaps in the front, it’s likely that you’re more than a little uncomfortable with showing off your smile. Lost teeth not only affect your appearance and self-confidence, but can also contribute to more serious oral health problems if left untreated. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson and his caring staff help patients just like you reclaim their complete, beautiful smile with permanent dental implants.
Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants
When a tooth is removed from the oral cavity, whether by force of injury, gum disease or via professional dental procedure, it leaves behind an empty space and an unstable section of jaw. In the absence of the missing tooth’s stability, surrounding teeth begin to drift and jaw bone can begin to deteriorate over time. Patients with missing teeth also tend to have a higher risk of developing periodontal disease, a condition that can negatively affect other parts of the body.
With advanced dental implants from Boston Smile Center, Dr. Sasson replaces your lost tooth with a sturdy, natural-looking prosthetic tooth, restoring stability to the jaw and keeping other teeth in their proper place. First, a tiny titanium post is implanted into the jaw bone, serving as an anchor for the tooth-colored crown that is to serve as your new permanent tooth. You care for your implant in the same way you would your natural teeth – brushing, flossing and visiting Dr. Sasson’s office for routine cleanings.
Reclaim Your Smile Now
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back for another day. Contact our Brookline, MA office now to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Sasson to find out how dental implants can fully restore your beautiful smile. We proudly serve patients from Cambridge, Boston, Newton, Chelsea, Somerville and beyond.
January 13, 2014
Do you often find that you avoid laughing or smiling in public because you’re ashamed of the condition of your teeth? Has the condition of your mouth caused you embarrassment due to deep staining, gaps, or chipped teeth? At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson and his team want you to know how easy it can be to get a brand new smile you’ll actually want to show off with porcelain veneers.
Why Should I Choose Dental Veneers?
Hand-crafted of only the highest quality dental porcelain, dental veneers are incredibly thin, durable layers that are affixed to the front surfaces of your natural teeth. They can correct a variety of common cosmetic concerns, allowing you to finally smile with confidence. The most frequently corrected problems include:
- Teeth that are too small or oddly shaped
- Persistent yellowing, staining and discoloration
- Chipped or cracked enamel
- Minor misalignment
- Gaps between front teeth
Unlike many other cosmetic procedures designed to completely change the appearance of your features, the applications of porcelain veneers is simple and relatively quick. In fact, using only the latest technology available in the industry, Dr. Sasson can give you the bright, even smile you’ve always wanted in as little as two visits to his Brookline office. To see how our cosmetic dentistry services have changed the lives of a few of our patients, please feel free to take a look at our smile portfolio here.
If you’ve lived your life thinking that only a series of complex dental procedures could fix your smile, it’s time to see how close you really are to a classically beautiful set of pearly whites. From our office in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson happily welcomes patients from Cambridge, Boston, Newton, Chelsea, Somerville and beyond. Contact us today to see how we can give you the brilliant, perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of with hand-crafted porcelain veneers.
Dr. Sasson Can Rebuild Your Smile and Your Self-Confidence with a Wide Variety of Restorative Dentistry Services
November 8, 2013
Here at Boston Smile Center, we pride ourselves on being a safe place where people who have experienced all sorts of dental decay or damage can come to experience the support and services they need. Accidents happen; we’re all only human, after all! You don’t deserve to experience embarrassment or humiliation, whether you’re dealing with simple issues like cracks or chips or much more severe problems, such as tooth loss, and that’s why the last thing you’ll ever hear at our Brookline office is unfair judgment. Instead, Dr. Sasson and his dedicated team will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the restorative services that best fit your unique needs. We’ll do our best to erase any damage, restoring health and happiness to your smile and giving you back a sense of self-confidence!
Our available restorative dentistry services include:
- Dental Implants – we can take you through the entire process, from implantation to restoration!
- All-Porcelain Crowns – restore much-needed form and function to your tooth without sacrificing their pearly white appearance.
- Mercury-Free Fillings
- Crown & Bridge
- Periodontal Therapy
- Laser Dentistry
- Root Canals
Every appointment at our office will begin with a thorough check-up from Dr. Sasson, where he’ll inspect your teeth and gums for any signs of structural damage or infection. Then, once he has a full idea of the state of your oral health, and he and his team can make suggestions for what kind of treatments would best fit your needs, as well as your budget and available time commitment. We won’t rest until we’ve given you a reason to smile!
Contact our Brookline office today to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson! We’re committed to providing patients from all walks of life with experienced, personalized care that gives them the healthy, lifelike results they’ve been dreaming of.