4 Things You Need to Know About Dental Implants

March 21, 2018

Dentist talkihng to patient about dental implantsIf 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.

Choosing Dentures or Dental Implants in Brookline

December 28, 2015

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to dental implants in brookline 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.

Keep Your Gums Happy with Laser Periodontal Therapy™ in Brookline, MA

January 22, 2013

In an earlier blog post, we discussed the dangers of gum disease, as well as what symptoms and risk factors you should be aware of when going through your daily oral health routines. If you’ve just discovered that you’re suffering from the disease, the idea of pursuing treatment can make you anxious. After all, you might remember that dentists used to get rid of infected tissue by cutting it out with sharp tools – a terrifying thought, especially if you’re suffering from tenderness and pain already. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, we don’t want you to have to worry about messy consequences like blood and stitches.  You deserve treatment that is both quick and effective, while still holding your comfort as a top priority. That’s why Dr. Sasson is happy to offer Laser Periodontal Therapy™ to his patients. With Laser Periodontal Therapy™, your gums will be cared for much faster, no cutting, scalping, or stitching required!

A Pain-Free Alternative to Conventional Surgery

The way it works is simple – instead of using a scalpel, Laser Periodontal Therapy™ employs a dental laser that removes infection in the spaces between your teeth and your gums. The laser also seals each new, healthy site with a clot, altogether eliminating the need for pesky stitches, as well as leading to a quicker healing time.

There are several benefits to using Laser Periodontal Therapy™ besides the obvious ones – for instance, the treatment is much more conservative than traditional surgery, meaning that we won’t have to compromise your teeth in order to ensure your gums are healthy. In addition, Laser Periodontal Therapy™ has also been proven through several studies to not only heal tissue, but also to reconnect it.  Best of all, there’s no downtime required after the procedure takes place. You’ll be able to return to work, drive yourself home, or even go to lunch once you’re finished!

Our team wants to give you a reason to smile, here at Boston Smile Center. Call us today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson, or to learn more about Laser Periodontal Therapy™. Our Brookline dental office is easily accessible from Boston, Brighton, Cambridge, and Newton as well.

Could You Be Suffering From Gum Disease?

January 8, 2013

Today, a staggering three out of four American are suffering from some level of gum disease and its effects. That’s a big percentage, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly, by any means. Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that can result in serious pain, inflammation, and even the deterioration of bone and tissue in your mouth, resulting in the eventual loss of teeth altogether. Research has even shown that gum disease can contribute to serious conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

What’s worse is that gum disease isn’t always indicated by obvious symptoms like pain. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, our team is committed to doing all we can to keep you healthy and happy, and that includes making sure you’re well-informed about the risk and symptoms of serious oral health issues such as gum disease.  Here are the most common tell-tale signs:

  • Red, swollen, and/or tender gums
  • Constant bleeding that occurs while eating or flossing
  • Bad breath that even mouthwashes and other treatments don’t fully help
  • Receding gums (your teeth look longer)
  • Pockets of pus forming between your teeth and gums
  • Loose or wobbly teeth
  • A change in the way your bite feels or fits together

However, even if you aren’t currently experiencing any of these symptoms, you could still be suffering from gum disease. If many cases, symptoms remain invisible until the disease has progressed into the last, most destructive stage. This is why regular check-ups with Dr. Sasson are very important to maintain. He’ll be able to notice more subtle indicators of gum disease and provide effective treatments quickly. This is especially important if you are at a higher risk. Risk factors include being 65 or older, if you smoke or use tobacco, if you suffer from system diseases such as diabetes or arthritis, or if you take certain medications such as oral contraceptives or anti-depressants. In a later blog post, we’ll discuss the revolutionary treatment we can offer you for gum disease here in Brookline, MA: Laser Periodontal Therapy™.

Don’t let your gum disease go untreated! Our team will help you feel your best, here at Boston Smile Center. Call us today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson. Our Brookline dental office is easily accessible from Boston, Brighton, Cambridge, and Newton as well.

See Your Smile before It’s Done

November 5, 2012

One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry is committing to a plan without knowing what the results will look like. It’s at times like these when you might think to yourself, “If only I could see into the future.”

At Boston Smile Center, we may not have mastered time travel, but we do have a great service that can help you see what your finished smile will look like before your treatment even begins—it’s called SmileMagic.

What Is SmileMagic?

SmileMagic uses digital imaging to let our specially trained imaging technician manipulate a current photo of you to reflect what your smile will look like when your treatment is complete. The technician will work from very specific instructions outlined by Dr. Sasson himself and will serve as an accurate example of what you can expect to see weeks or months down the road.

Why do we offer this service?

Because we understand that changing your smile can feel like changing your identity, and we want the experience to be as stress-free as possible.

Have you been considering a major change to your smile? Let Dr. Sasson of Boston Smile Center show you what he can achieve. Using SmileMagic, we can give you a peek at your future to help you make a more informed treatment decision.

Call us today to schedule a FREE consultation. Our Brookline dental office is easily accessible from Boston, Brighton, Cambridge, and Newton and provides excellent, patient-focused care.