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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
August 7, 2013
Losing one or more teeth to damage or decay can be a devastating blow, both to your overall health and your self-confidence. Many people with unsightly gaps in their smile find it hard to even leave their home, much less interact with their friends and coworkers without feeling embarrassment or shame. Even worse, losing a pearly white can lead to additional dental problems in the future if left untreated, including an increased risk of periodontal disease, misalignments as the remaining teeth reposition in order to fill the space, and even additional tooth loss. Of course, you may consider bridges or dentures as a potential solution, but these restorations can feel lacking and unnatural in some cases, leaving patients dissatisfied. What can be done? Thankfully, Dr. Sasson offers the answer at his Brookline, MA office: dental implants. With our team’s warm, thorough help, you’ll be enjoying a revitalized smile in no time!
How does the dental implants process work?
The dental implants procedure essentially consists of two major steps – the implantation and the restoration. First, after Dr. Sasson has carefully examined your teeth and gums in order to ensure you’re a viable candidate for a dental implant, he will place a small titanium post securely within your gap. Then, once an appropriate amount of time has passed for this post to fuse successfully with your soft tissue, you’ll come back to the office for your beautiful, new custom-made restoration to be placed atop it, completing your look. Dental implants have countless benefits, including stability, beauty, and even optimal health – it’s the only tooth replacement method that actually stabilizes and even regenerates bone tissue in the jaw!
Unlike many dentists who are only able to perform the restoration process, Dr. Sasson has 25 years of experience of an implant dentist, and he’ll be more than happy to walk you through every single step of the process himself, allowing you to avoid the messy situation of having to keep appointments with several practices.
Contact Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA today and schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson. Our team can’t wait to give you a reason to smile!
Regain Your Smile and Your Self-Confidence with a Variety of Tooth Replacement Options from Dr. Sasson
April 16, 2013
Losing one or more teeth can be a devastating blow, both to your oral health and your confidence. When you have unsightly gaps in your smile, it can be hard to even get out of bed, not to mention interact with your peers for fear of embarrassment or ridicule. Worse, if left untreated, those gaps can cause your other teeth to start to shift so as to fill the space, resulting in an increased risk of periodontal disease, bite collapse, and additional tooth loss. Thankfully, Dr. Sasson and his dedicated staff have a variety of tooth replacement options available to you at Boston Smile Center. How are you supposed to know which solution would best fit your unique needs, though? Do you find stability and sturdiness most important? The speed of the treatment? Affordability? We want you to be well-informed of all the procedures and services available to you before you make a decision; that’s why below, we’ve provided some descriptions of our restorative services. Please contact our Brookline office directly if you’d like to learn more!
In most cases, we will suggest dental implants as the ideal option for patients who’ve lost one or more teeth. Dental implants provide a stable, sturdy, and practically seamless solution to unsightly gaps. Better yet, they’re the only tooth replacement option that replicates the root of the tooth as well as the crown, which helps keep the jawbone healthy and full. Dr. Sasson can perform every stage of the treatment right here in his Brookline office, from the placement of the implant to the custom restoration.
Additionally, dental implants can be used in conjunction with crown and bridges and dentures in order to add extra support.
Crown and Bridge
If you’re looking for the stability of dental implants but aren’t willing to wait the extended amount of time it will take for that treatment to be completed, crown and bridge may be a restorative solution that’s more suited to your needs. A bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that can be attached in a gap between natural teeth that have been prepared with crowns.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partials offer both a convenient and affordable tooth replacement option. Dr. Sasson will have the piece custom-made to fit your specific needs, and it stays in place with the help of clips and natural suction. Dentures and partials are removable, making cleaning much more easy!
If you have any questions about our tooth replacement options, or if you’re ready to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson, please call our Brookline office today. We can’t wait to give you a reason to smile!
January 17, 2013
In our last blog post, we discussed the benefits of pursuing dentures or partials to cover up embarrassing gaps in your smile. But what if you’re looking for a more secure solution? While dentures usually stay in place with either clips or natural suction, they can sometimes slip when eating or speaking, which could lead to embarrassing situations. In addition, there’s one issue that dentures or partials won’t be able to solve: bone loss in your jaw. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, your specific needs are important to us, and that’s why, in place of traditional dentures and partials, Dr. Sasson can now offer you implant-supported dentures, a new procedure that will be sure to put a smile on your face.
How are implant-supported dentures different?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are anchored to your jawbone. After a brief surgery where they’ll be put into place, your dentures will be attached to them, resulting in a firm and comfortable fit.
There are several benefits to choosing implant-supported dentures, such as:
- The surgically placed implants will allows remaining bone in the gums to survive, and they can even help new bone tissue to grow.
- Many of the pressure points traditional dentures rub against are relieved.
- Barely any food choices will be off-limits.
- You won’t have to feel embarrassed about your denture slipping while speaking or eating. You can live life worry-free!
Do implant-supported dentures sound like the right choice for you? You can learn more about dental implants here, and feel free to peruse our website for more information about the other restorative dentistry techniques we can offer you. Feel free to call Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson today.
August 13, 2012
Have you ever wondered if a dental implant might be right for you? You may have lots of questions you want to ask. From now through September 13th 2012, we are offering a free dental implant consultation with Dr. Sasson. Refer to the promotion here and then call our office at (617) 739-1017.
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