March 21, 2018
If you’re considering a dental implant tooth replacement plan, you probably have some questions. While these restoration plans have become the gold standard for many dentists, most patients are still unfamiliar with dental implant treatment. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the things that patients should know about dental implant supported tooth replacement before starting their treatment.
November 16, 2017
Moving teeth requires the placement of pressure. That pressure shifts the root system of the tooth breaking down supportive alveolar bone tissue. Once the tooth reaches its new position, the bone and gum tissue reattach. No matter how you perform these movements, there will be some discomfort, but unlike other orthodontic solutions, Invisalign may be a much more comfortable solution that limits patient discomfort throughout the course of treatment, especially compared with traditional bracket and wire braces.
December 28, 2015
For thousands of years, people have relied upon removable dentures to restore smiles following tooth loss, but with the introduction of dental implants, patients are able to choose between removable and semi-permanent smile restoration. In many cases, the choice is clear, but some patients need a little extra help choosing between the two options. We encourage patients to schedule consultation appointments to allow our team to walk through the process, benefits, and drawbacks of each option before making a decision. To find out more before your appointment, visit our dental implant or dentures pages, keep reading, or feel free to give the friendly Boston Smile Center team a call.
November 24, 2015
Dental implants have become one of the most popular tooth replacement options because they are the only dental restoration that restores the root and crown (visible portion) of the tooth. Because dental implants replace the root structure, they are not reliant on surrounding teeth for support, and the implant posts provide necessary stimulus for bone and gum tissue retention. Innovations in dental implant techniques and technology have made them increasingly viable, and they now have a 98% success rate. When it comes to successful dental implant placement, your Boston Smile Center team works hard to provide the skill and quality materials necessary for a successful surgical procedure, but after the procedure, the success of implant placement is in your hands.
October 22, 2015
For many patients who struggle with crooked, gapped, or misaligned smiles, treatment often seems just as bad or worse than the current state of their smiles. A mouth full of metal, months with diet restrictions, extra time spent on oral hygiene, and hours in the orthodontist’s chair, may seem like more trouble than they’re worth. Lucky for our patients, Boston Smile Center offers a wide variety of orthodontic treatment options to avoid a mouth full of metal, hours spent in the office, and any other concerns patients may have with traditional orthodontic treatment.
August 26, 2015
When you walk around and see kids or teens wearing braces, it’s something that’s normal. Young mouths that are misaligned need proper straightening treatment so they can enjoy their youth while having a smile that’s straight and beautiful. Unfortunately for some adults, they weren’t able to receive orthodontic treatment, therefore suffering with misaligned teeth or an odd bite. We’re here to let you know that there are straightening options for adults. Our office in Brookline, MA specializes in outfitting adults with teeth-straightening treatment that delivers results fast. This is adult orthodontics Brookline residents can enjoy.
Unlike kids, adults don’t have all the time in the world for some things. We don’t expect any adult patient to go along with straightening treatment that lasts longer than a year. Our treatment options can have you in and out of orthodontic treatment in roughly 8-12 months. You can get back to enjoying life with a beautifully straight smile that everyone will love. Friends and family won’t believe their eyes when they see the results. If you’re ready to do something about your misaligned teeth or improper bite, take advantage of our adult orthodontic services. Dr. Sasson is the orthodontist Brookline and other residents can trust.
August 3, 2015
Oh, to have a perfectly white smile that could make The Grinch blush. Wouldn’t that be nice? Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile, and whitening treatment can get you the one you’ve always wanted. While teeth whitening can’t make your smile perfectly aligned or address every problem you may have, it can make your teeth look fantastic, sometimes up to several shades whiter. How does one take advantage of this awesome dental treatment? Why, at Boston Smile Center, of course! Our team of dental professionals in Brookline, MA have years of teeth whitening experience and can discuss all of your options. There are a lot of factors that go into deciding which treatment to use, and our office employs a few whitening services that are convenient for your schedule. Are you ready to learn all there is to know about the teeth whitening services we offer? It’s an incredible lineup! For the best teeth whitening 02446 residents can enjoy, look no further than our office.
July 27, 2015
When you have a cracked tooth problem, it can become a huge problem if the problem isn’t taken care of. Everyone wants a smile they can be proud of and we want to be the team that helps you achieve your dental goals. Porcelain veneers can help bring your smile to the next level. It’s terrific for patients who want their smiles to be brighter and beautiful. Dr. Alan Sasson and the rest of our awesome dental staff in Brookline, MA want you to know that you can get a beautiful smile quickly with porcelain veneers. They are beautiful alternatives to other cosmetic and restorative procedures and can leave you with a smile that’s simply stunning. If you’re ready to show off a beautiful smile that you can enjoy for years, porcelain veneers may be just what you need.
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.
February 20, 2015
When you see your smile in the mirror or in a picture, are you pleased? Or are there a few characteristics about your smile that you’d like to change? Maybe you’d like a whiter smile, or a smile with teeth that are well-shaped and not misaligned. If this is the case, then you would do well to consider porcelain veneers. Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, has dramatically improved the smiles of many people with porcelain veneers and we can do the same for you!
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain designed to correct and conceal the imperfections on your front teeth that mar your smile. Using his patented Ceramel® technique, Dr. Alan Sasson custom designs veneers that mimic the translucency, color, and shape of beautiful, natural teeth.
When you come to Boston Smile Center, Dr. Sasson will meet with you to discuss your smile goals and assess your dental health in order to address any concerns before beginning the porcelain veneers process. In some instances, Dr. Sasson may recommend teeth whitening before veneers, so that your natural teeth will be as white as your new veneers.
Porcelain Veneers in Two Visits
At your first appointment for porcelain veneers from Boston Smile Center, we’ll need to prep your teeth. This requires removing a minor amount of enamel from your front teeth so the veneers adhere well and lay flush with your other teeth. Because the veneers are bonded to the surface of the tooth instead of encompassing the entire tooth as with a crown, only a small amount of enamel is buffed away prior to veneer placement. In cases where gaps need to be closed, no buffing may be necessary.
While your custom designed veneers are fabricated, you’ll wear temporaries for a short time. Then, you’ll return to our office where Dr. Sasson will bond your permanent veneers and artfully trim and polish them to a perfect finish.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like to learn how porcelain veneers can give you a new smile, then call Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, to schedule a consultation. Our office also conveniently serves patients in the surrounding communities of Chelsea, Newton, Somerville, Boston and Cambridge.