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.
March 2, 2016
Finding the right medical professional isn’t easy, especially with so many options here in our community. When it comes to choosing the right dentist for you and your loved ones, you may feel overwhelmed — but you shouldn’t be! We’ve got four simple steps for finding the best dentist in Brookline, MA. Keep reading to find out what they are, then begin your search today!
January 25, 2016
If you’re avoiding orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to spend a year or more wearing braces, it’s time you heard about accelerated orthodontics. The Boston Smile Center offers this incredible treatment option using cutting-edge AcceleDent® and PROPEL® technology along with Invisalign clear braces — meaning you spend less time having your teeth straightened, and more time enjoying your new, beautiful smile! Keep reading to learn how you can benefit from faster orthodontic treatment when AcceleDent®, PROPEL® and the Invisalign system combine in Brookline.
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.
April 24, 2015
What are two words that, when said out loud, strike fear into the hearts of everyone within an earshot? Those words are “root canal.” This treatment is infamous for being extremely painful and uncomfortable. The true, however, is the exact opposite. With modern advancements in dental technology and trends, root canal therapy is painless and comfortable, so long as it is conducted with professional hands. Boston Smile Center & Implant Dentistry, an upper echelon practice, provides straightforward, professional root canal therapy for those who reside in Brookline, MA.
Professional Care from a Caring Team
We understand that root canals cause a lot of anxiety and stress. Who wouldn’t feel a tinge of fear after hearing they must undergo the procedure? Our doctors, a duo of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in the field, and their hand-selected team of crack dental experts are passionate about providing amazing, unmatched oral health and hygiene for every patient that enters our building. With an office equipped with advanced dental technology and a constant upkeep of the latest dental practices, our team can ensure that every procedure will restore your mouth to pristine form.
Comfortable Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is necessary whenever the inner section of the tooth – known as the pulp – becomes infected or inflamed, which can occur due to decay, tartar, poor hygiene, etc. When infected, abscesses can form and excruciating pain can take hold. During our root canal therapy, we will apply an anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth and place a dam, preventing moisture from creeping in while we work. We will drill a small hole in the tooth and remove the infected pulp. After removal, we will clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth. The tooth is then filled with a biocompatible substance, and a crown is placed over the hole. After the procedure is complete, you can walk out of our office with a healthy smile stretched across your face.
Receive Our Incredible Therapy Today
Don’t let an infected tooth ruin your day. Boston Smile Center & Implant Dentistry can correct the issue and restore your tooth to a healthy state. Contact our office today and schedule your appointment to receive comfortable, pain-free therapy. Our services are available to those who live in Brookline, MA, Boston, Newton, Cambridge, and the neighboring communities.
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.