4 Things You Need to Know About Dental Implants
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.
4 Steps for Finding the Best Dentist in Brookline, MA
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!
Choosing Dentures or Dental Implants 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.
Successful Recovery Tips for Dental Implants Brookline
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.
Painless Root Canal Therapy in Brookline, MA
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.
Boston Smile Center: Your 02446 Dentist
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.
Save a Tooth and Eliminate the Pain with a Root Canal
October 23, 2014
Root canal. Just the mention of this not-so-uncommon dental procedure can send shivers down the spine. Actually, however, you can save the shivers for the thought of losing a tooth because you didn’t have a root canal. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson combines modern dental anesthetics with a gentle touch to perform a practically painless root canal that will save your tooth and eliminate the pain associated with a tooth root infection.
At the center of your tooth is a soft tissue layer known as dental pulp. If this pulp becomes traumatized because of extensive tooth decay, a severe chipped or cracked tooth, or perhaps a hard hit to the face, then the pulp may become infected. In most cases, this infection causes indescribable pain, because the pulp is filled with nerve fibers, blood vessels and lymph tissues. Other symptoms may include:
- Swollen gums around the tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
Left untreated, such an infection can lead to an abscess at the tip of the tooth’s root or the infection may spread to the jaw and neck.
During a root canal, Dr. Sasson removes all of the infection and associated debris from inside your tooth and the root. The root is filled with medication and a biologically inert substance and is then sealed from further infection. Usually, this tooth will require a crown to protect the root canal. You’ll care for this tooth like your others, with at-home oral hygiene and regular check-ups.
Call Our Office Today
If you or someone your care for is having a toothache, please don’t delay having the tooth examined for whether or not a root canal is necessary. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Alan Sasson at Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA. Our office also serves patients from the surrounding communities of Chelsea, Newton, Somerville, Boston and Cambridge.
Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Oral Cancer with Screening at Boston Smile Center
August 25, 2014
Oral cancer is an incredibly aggressive and deadly disease, affecting approximately 43,250 Americans every year. Only about half of these patients survive for past the five year mark following diagnosis, making early detection a pivotal component of successful treatment. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson and his team are dedicated to providing our patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic exams, including oral cancer screening, during general dentistry checkups.
Signs of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is most easily and successfully treated when the disease is detected and addressed in its earliest phases. If it is allowed to progress into advanced stages, the likelihood that treatment will succeed is substantially diminished. This is another reason that routine general dentistry exams and cleanings are so vital to overall oral health. Dr. Sasson will meticulously check every surface of your mouth, examining the gums, tongue, palates, and cheek linings for any sign of abnormalities or lesions.
Patient vigilance is also important, and if you notice anything unusual about any of the soft tissues of your mouth or your throat, it is important that you call us as soon as possible to schedule an exam. Some of the common symptoms associated with oral cancer include:
- Persistent cough or hoarseness
- White or red patches anywhere within the mouth
- Unexplained pain and/or bleeding that won’t subside
- A sore that does not go away
- Unusual sensations, including numbness and tingling
- Discomfort when moving the tongue or jaw
- Thickening of tissue anywhere in the oral cavity
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
Observing any of these symptoms does not necessarily indicate the presence of oral cancer, but each of them should be considered serious and should be evaluated by your dentist.
Defending Against Oral Cancer, One Screening at a Time
Has it been more than six months since your last general dentistry checkup with Dr. Sasson? If so, we encourage you to contact us today to reserve your appointment. We look forward to providing you with the high-tech, personalized oral healthcare services you want and deserve. Our conveniently located Brookline, MA dental practice proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Chelsea, Newton, Cambridge, Somerville, Boston, and beyond.
Finally Find Relief from Chronic Bad Breath with Dr. Sasson at Boston Smile Center
August 6, 2014
Bad breath is something that we all must deal with from time to time, but that doesn’t make it any easier or any more pleasant when it occurs. Mints, flavored chewing gum, and mouth rinses may temporarily provide respite from malodorous breath, but these only serve to cover up the problem rather than addressing the root cause. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson helps patients battling bad breath treat their condition in a way that actually works.
Bad Breath Treatment in Boston, MA
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, may be caused by a variety of factors, including dehydration, certain medications, diet, smoking, chronic health problems, and more. In the majority of cases, patients suffering with bad breath can find substantial relief using over-the-counter oral healthcare products and practicing proper oral hygiene at home. Keep the following in mind if you are dealing with mild to moderate halitosis:
- Avoid tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption
- Brush teeth at least twice per day, preferably after each meal
- Don’t skip the floss! Bacteria trapped between teeth can cause odors
- Clean your tongue using a tongue scraper. Most bad breath bacteria hide on the tongue
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash each time your brush and floss
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
If your bad breath woes still persist even with the above practices in place, the underlying problem may warrant specialized treatment from your dentist. We are always happy to provide you with the treatment you need to achieve fresh breath and a more confident smile.
Breathe Easily with Halitosis Treatment in Boston
Dr. Sasson and his team understand how embarrassing chronic bad breath can be, particularly when it begins to negatively impact your social life. Fortunately, there are ways to treat and finally overcome halitosis, and we want to help. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to speak with our caring, compassionate staff and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sasson. We look forward to working with you to develop a customized treatment plan that suits your lifestyle. Our practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout the Boston area and surrounding communities, including Newton, Somerville, Chelsea, Cambridge, and beyond.
All-Porcelain Crowns Restore Beauty & Function at Boston Smile Center
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.