4 Signs it’s Time to Have Your Dentures Refitted

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Smile easily, and feel like yourself, with dentures that fit right.

Today’s dentures are designed to be comfortable and long-lasting, but that doesn’t mean they are indestructible. They are an excellent solution for various oral health issues. They can reduce pain and discomfort related to lost or damaged teeth and enhance your confidence in your daily interactions.

However, over time, dentures that used to be comfortable can start causing you pain or sometimes slip while eating or speaking. There is nothing wrong with that since your mouth structure will change over time. You might find, for example, that where there wasn’t a pressure point before, there is now. This is normal and can be fixed with a denture realignment.

If you are tired of wearing dentures and want a permanent solution, dental implants are an excellent alternative. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots where the implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants appear and function like natural teeth.

Dentures, however, are still an excellent option and should last you between 5-7 years with regular maintenance. Unfortunately, dentures go through wear and tear with daily use, and they may just not fit like they used to. When that happens, your dentures will need refitting. If you are not sure when to contact us for refitting, just give us a call! In the meantime, here are some signs to look out for:

1. Dentures are Getting Loose

Loose dentures are one of the first signs that you need to come in for a denture realignment. If you notice your dentures are not fitting like they used to and are coming loose frequently, get them refitted right away. If you don’t address the problem early enough, it may lead to other oral health complications.

2. Difficulty Speaking Clearly

Over time your dentures may become loose, making it difficult to communicate appropriately. When they are loose, you may sound slushy and slur your words. If you want to speak clearly, come talk to us about having your dentures refitted or replaced as soon as possible.

3. Presence of Pressure Sores

If you have pressure sores, or any pain while wearing your dentures, there is a high possibility that the structure of your mouth has changed so your dentures don’t fit anymore. For example, the jaw bone will recede in the absence of teeth. The denture can’t be situated as securely in place as it did before. This could lead to pressure sores. They mainly develop on your gums, where the dentures put more pressure.

The pressure applied to your dentures should distribute evenly across your gums and underlying bone. Please contact us quickly if you feel pain while wearing your dentures.

4. Denture Fractures or Breaks

If your dentures have dents or cracks this can lead to other injuries in your mouth. Food may get impacted that you may not be able to remove and lead to bad breath. Be sure to check for any fractures in your dentures while you clean them. If you see anything that concerns you, please give us a call.

Dentures are an excellent solution for missing teeth. However, they must be properly fitting to enjoy their benefits. You don’t have to live with denture pain. We can adjust your dentures to fit perfectly so they are comfortable again. Please contact us or request an appointment today for denture refitting.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Caption: We love reading reviews so we know if what we’re doing is working.

Reviews are important to any business, but for our periodontal office in Boston, reviews are vital to ensure that you—our customer—are happy about the procedure.

At Dental Partners of Boston, we believe that our service is about you. Your needs are our main priority. We have an experienced team on board, including Dr. Sergio Guzman, our periodontist in Boston. Patients come to him from all over due to his high regard and reputation. You can see by reading our reviews from current patients why he’s so popular!

Reviews Help Our Commitment to Excellence

Our reviews prove our commitment to excellence, and we believe that every patient should benefit from an exceptional, completely tailored treatment plan. No two plans are the same because no two patients are the same. You will have the benefit of all of our specialists, from the front of the office to the dentists you work with. Every single patient review is important to us, and each review helps us to better our service for the next patient. The more reviews we receive – good, bad, and everything in between – the better we get. Reviews help us to understand your experience of each treatment and each doctor who works with you.

Client Review from PM

At Dental Partners of Boston, we offer more than general dentistry and specialized dental services, we make the whole experience exceptional. A client with the initials P M left a review to express appreciation for our services. P M appreciated the appointment reminder, parking validation, and COVID-19 safety measures. It’s reviews like this that help us to understand that we are doing the right thing for our patients. Our policies are important to us, and we hope to continue to reflect this with our efforts placed on health and hygiene in our practice. 

Outstanding Care
P M
★★★★★
“Go to Dental Partners of Boston for outstanding care, professionalism and safety. The entire team is wonderful. Appointment reminders are sent via email and text. There is parking validation. Covid-19 safety protocols are in place, and everyone is caring and responsive.”… read more

Client Review from Carolyn

Another review, mentioning our COVID19 practices, came from Carolyn in December 2020. It was her first visit, and she was happy with the cleanliness in the office and the safety procedures in place. Carolyn mentioned that she felt comfortable and that Dr. Carolina Mujica met her and listened to all of her concerns. We’re proud that the review mentions that the plan of action given to her was thorough, which isn’t something that she experienced elsewhere. We aim to make our patients feel like VIPs, just like Carolyn!

Dental Partners of Boston at Prudential Center
Carolyn Stolov
★★★★★
“I visited Dental Partners of Boston at the Prudential for the first time. I was impressed with the COVID safety procedures in place and the clean office. Most of all I was impressed with the staff!… read more

Client Review from Lisa

As well as being praised for our efforts in keeping our offices and services at the highest level, our patient, Lisa, recently left us a review praising Linda, one of our dental hygienists. Lisa feels fortunate to have access to a talented team across the board. We aim to remain confident in our field and ensure that our patients feel comfortable at all times—from the front desk to our clinical team and dentists.

A Talented Team
Lisa Fiore
★★★★★
“Linda is an amazing and caring person. We have been coming to this practice for decades and it is truly her work that we count on and reference when talking about the practice. We feel fortunate to have access to such a talented team and are confident in the expertise shared.”

Our reviews are proudly on display for our patients to see and for our dentists to thrive from. With our professionals on hand, we put your dental care first before anything else, and we’re proud to be able to do this for all of our patients. Want to know more? Give us a call today and book an appointment!

Invisalign: Descreet, Effective, Reliable

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Caption: Invisalign’s clear plastic aligner system is the ideal way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign® is a great solution when for adults who want to straighten their teeth. Traditional braces are always an option, but their unattractive appearance may be stopping you from seeking that beautiful straight smile you wish you had. They’re also difficult to keep clean and can be painful against your inner lips and cheeks.

Invisalign® doesn’t present these problems and can correct anything from a single crooked tooth to more severe bite problems.

Enjoy Your Smile with Invisalign®

When you make an appointment to discuss your options, our orthodontist Yael Frydman will be delighted to hear about the goals you have for your smile. She loves her profession because it changes our patient’s lives. Having confidence in your smile is a wonderful feeling. If you hide your smile, avoid pictures, and hate seeing it in the mirror, imagine living without those feelings. You could, in as little as 6 months, be sharing your smile with the world and feeling more like yourself than you have in a long time.

The Invisalign® Process

After understanding just what it is that you’re looking for, Dr. Frydman will determine whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign® and begin the process of creating custom teeth straightening trays. With special tools, she will take measurements and scans of your mouth and teeth to create detailed 3D images. From here, she will be able to design your smile and map how the teeth will need to move into their new positions.

She’ll show you the digital results so you can see exactly how the process will go. Once the digital plan is finalized, your custom aligners are created by Invisalign® and sent to our office. Dr. Frydman will confirm that they fit well and are comfortable. She will show you how to wear them, how to clean them, and when and how to change to the next aligner. Any questions along the way will be answered and she’ll let you know what to expect.

Invisalign® Doesn’t Disrupt Your Life

As you wear your aligners, you will be able to live your life as you usually would. You can eat your favorite food, keep brushing and flossing as usual, stay active in all the activities you love. Going out for coffee or to the movies? Take your aligners out to crunch on that popcorn and enjoy your coffee break! Brush your teeth and stick them right back in to stay on track. The best results will come when you’re able to wear them 20-22 hours a day. You can even wear them to work as they are virtually invisible. Others may not even notice you’re wearing them!

Regular Checkups

You’ll have regular checkups with Dr. Frydman every 6-8 weeks so she can ensure that the process is going smoothly and ask how you’re feeling. When you switch to a new set of trays, you may have some discomfort from the pressure, but it will lessen over a few days.

If you are ready to make an appointment to discuss Invisalign® or even traditional braces, please contact us and request an appointment with Dr. Frydman. We look forward to welcoming you to our office!

 

Transforming Your Smile to Suit Who You Are

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Caption: Transform your smile and feel like your best self with cosmetic dentistry.

Confidence is something that helps open many doors. It’s attractive to others because it shows you to be more capable. You carry yourself in a way that says, “I got this.” It’s in a natural, easy, bright smile that you don’t hesitate to show the world.

It’s a common belief that self-confidence is something that you have to be born with, but we say that is a false idea. We challenge it because we know that humans go through experiences that transform them into better versions of themselves. We all work toward growing and learning in our lives. What you learn through these experiences shows in your character.

However, we are also not born with a set of perfectly formed, picture-perfect, set of pearly white teeth. Most of us need help in that area. If you want your smile to reflect your inner strength, contribute to the image you project, and boost your confidence, contact us for an appointment to talk about cosmetic dentistry options. Tell us about the goals you have for your smile, the ways you want to improve it, and we’ll recommend solutions that will work for you.

Complete Smile Makeovers

When you want a completely different smile, we can design a new one through a series of cosmetic procedures that consider tooth color, alignment and spacing, missing teeth, and harmony and balance in the overall look of your teeth.  We’ll consider tooth length, your smile line, tooth proportions, tooth texture, and even characterization. Have you always wished for a more feminine smile, for instance? We can do that. We will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan to create the smile you wish for.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a brilliant cosmetic dental system designed to straighten teeth discreetly. Many adults who need orthodontic treatment choose Invisalign because they can achieve a straight smile without the undesirable appearance of traditional metal braces. They are also much more comfortable to wear and easy to use.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin laminates made of porcelain or resin bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers correct small imperfections in your teeth, concealing stains, chips, even slightly misaligned teeth. They are shaped and colored to appear natural-looking in each individual’s unique smile. Veneers can cover a single tooth and still not look out of place next to the natural neighboring tooth. Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure truly worth the investment.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure and the fastest way to achieve a smile free of color blemishes from food stains or color differentiation in the tooth enamel. It also lasts much longer than a typical take-home tooth whitening kit. We can specifically target teeth or areas of teeth necessary to create a uniform look in your smile.

When you work hard in your daily life to be your best self and live your best life, but your smile is something that seems to weigh on your self-image and affects your confidence, go ahead and request an appointment for a cosmetic dentistry consultation with us. You’ll be amazed at the transformation you see in your smile, and also yourself. Enjoy feeling on top of the world as you unhesitatingly share your smile.

5 Tips for Healthy Gums and Teeth

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A man brushing his teeth in his bathroom while looking in the mirror. Caption: Good oral hygiene habits and regular dental visits will keep your teeth healthy.

Good oral hygiene habits are vital in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. With neglect comes gingivitis, periodontal disease, discomfort, tooth decay, and eventually the need to extract teeth. Those patients who come to us needing intensive dental care to save their teeth sometimes have a long road of treatments and care to restore their dental health. Avoiding the need for expensive periodontal disease care or dental implants can start with your own habits at home.

1. Brushing Regularly

Make it your habit to thoroughly brush your teeth twice every day.  Use a soft-bristled brush and be gentle as you brush in small circular movements. Vigorous brushing can damage gums and enamel over time. Clean your teeth before bed and in the morning. Change your toothbrush about every six months. Don’t forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria responsible for bad breath!

2. Floss Daily

Flossing removes food particles from between your teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. When food is left for bacteria to feast upon, it multiplies and begins to irritate gums. You may begin to notice some blood as you brush your teeth. This could be the first sign of gingivitis and requires a visit to the dentist.

3. Fluoride Is Important

There is a natural mineral, called fluorine, that is found to be effective in protecting tooth enamel. Using fluoride on a regular basis will help prevent the formation of cavities.  In the United States, we have fluoride added to our drinking water. Children are sometimes given fluoride tablets as their adult teeth come in. You can also find a toothpaste that contains fluoride, but using an anti-cavity mouthwash containing fluoride is the best.

4. Avoid Sugar

Bacteria loves sugar! When you consume sugary food or drinks, these bacteria will flourish. It’s actually their waste that infects your gums and eats away at your teeth.

5. Visit the Dentist

Of course, no dental health regimen is complete without regular visits to the dentist. We recommend you come in once every six months for an exam and professional cleaning. We’ll aid in prevention but step in when other treatments become necessary to maintain or restore your oral health.

Following these 5 tips will ensure the long-term health of your gums and teeth. If it’s time for a cleaning, please contact us to set up an appointment. If it has been a long time in-between visits because you struggle with anxieties that keep you from getting the care you need, please let us know. We have options and methods to help you feel comfortable in our care. Keep up these habits, and schedule an appointment today.

Temporary to Permanent Dentures

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Dentures are perfectly tailored to fit your unique smile.

For many people, dentures are the ideal solution to replace missing teeth. Being able to depend on a beautiful smile and a functioning chewing surface can make life much better. However, it can take some time before patients are able to switch to permanent dentures. Additionally, they sometimes worry about how they’ll handle the transition period. Fortunately, we’re able to ensure patients never have to spend a day without comfortable dentures.

Why Wait for Permanent Dentures?

When teeth are extracted in preparation for dentures, it takes time for the mouth to heal. Swelling goes down over a period of weeks. Furthermore, the mouth adjusts itself over time and may change shape a bit in the process. Because of this, fitting permanent dentures right away means they wouldn’t last long. Therefore, there needs to be a temporary solution.

How Do Dentures-In-A-Day Work?

Before tooth extraction, our team takes measurements of the mouth to prepare the temporary dentures. Because of this, patients visit the dentist before their teeth extraction in preparation. We are careful to schedule appointments to ensure patients have their temporary dentures immediately upon leaving our office, so there’s no need to worry about a subpar smile.

Are Temporary Dentures Difficult to Manage?

Today’s dentures-in-a-day let patients resume normal life activities right away. There are some important care steps to keep in mind. Patients must wear their immediate dentures for at least 24 hours and clean them at the right intervals. Fortunately, maintenance is easy, and our care team prepares patients well before they leave. It’s important to not smoke and to avoid hot liquids for 24 hours after the placement of temporary dentures.

Are Temporary Dentures Painful?

Patients might feel a bit of pain due to having their teeth extracted. However, this pain generally only lasts for a few days and should completely subside. Simple painkillers tend to do a great job at helping patients feel comfortable during the early phase of the healing process. Feel free to ask us if you have any questions.

we understand that using dentures can be an anxious process, especially while waiting for the mouth to heal, but we’re here to support you through the experience. We’re only a call away. Countless people are successfully using dentures and enjoy great smiles and excellent functionality. If you’re interested in switching to dentures or have any other questions, make sure to contact us to learn more.

A Different Approach to Dental Care

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Botox relieves TMJ pain so you can enjoy life again.

By now, most people have heard of Botox as a cosmetic treatment for reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, this revolutionary technology has shown promise in other areas as well. It is often used to treat pain and other symptoms. For dentists, Botox has proven to be a powerful tool for relieving pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. Here are a few facts about how we use Botox to help patients experience symptom relief and enjoy more pleasing smiles.

Why Do Dentists Use Botox for TMJ?

Although people often associate cosmetic dentistry with teeth and gums, the practice goes quite a bit deeper. TMJ pain is typically felt in the lower face, an area where dentists have expertise. Although there are a number of treatments available for alleviating TMJ pain, Botox provides a potential breakthrough solution for lessening symptoms. Even better, relief often occurs the day of treatment or shortly thereafter, and it can last for up to six months. It’s also worth noting that Botox can treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions. For example, orofacial pain and even some types of headaches can often be treated by our dental team with botox.

How Does Botox Help TMJ?

Botox is uniquely able to cause muscles to relax, and it’s able to last for significantly longer than other treatments. This means our patients don’t need to worry about pills or other maintenance. Although it doesn’t strictly treat the source of TMJ, pain and other symptoms are often exacerbated by grinding your teeth at night, which Botox can significantly lessen.

Cosmetic Touch-Up

You’ve put a lot of work into your smile, so why not take steps to make the most of it? Our use of Botox helps us give patients their ideal smiles. Botox is particularly helpful for patients with a smile that appears a bit “gummy.” By using Botox to relax muscles around the upper lip, patients can enjoy a more aesthetically pleasing smile without having to resort to other types of treatment. Botox also excels at reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the lips, particularly while you smile. Again, Botox lasts for quite a while, letting you enjoy your new smile for months and seeing instant results.

A Tested Treatment

Although Botox might seem relatively new, the technology has been in use since its FDA approval in 1989. Our Boston cosmetic dentist will help you determine the best course of treatment and whether Botox can be the right solution for relieving your TMJ pain or achieving your perfect smile. Feel free to contact us to learn more.

You Like Your Smile – But You Really Want to Love It

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Come see us for a bright white smile this summer!

Have you ever considered how you can improve the look of your teeth? There are many kinds of toothpaste and mainstream products to help you to whiten the color of your teeth. However, the best thing you can do is invest in DPB’s teeth whitening in Boston instead. Whether your teeth are discolored from food or drink, or they have changed over time, you can have a bright white smile. Discolored teeth can affect your confidence. While you may love the way your eyes sparkle when you smile, you really want to love the way you smile, too!

The good news is that you don’t need a commercial fix for your discolored teeth – you need a professional one. With teeth whitening in our Boston office, you can get exactly that. Whether you want to look good when in front of an audience, or in photos, or you simply want to feel more confident, teeth whitening can give you the confidence you need. As a provider of professional teeth whitening in Boston, we see a range of patients every day looking for a smile makeover, and you could be one of them.

Why Choose Teeth Whitening from Dental Partners of Boston

You want the best, so here are some of the reasons you should consider professional teeth whitened over commercial options.

Fast Results

At-home teeth whitening options are often slow. You can get faster, more defined results when you choose professional teeth whitening that lasts longer. You can even walk out with a brighter smile, and the results are fantastic!

Personal Care

When your teeth are cared for by a professional dentist, you have care that is tailored to your teeth. Given that everyone has different teeth, you should choose a method of teeth whitening that is catered just for you. With professional teeth whitening, you get the perfect shade of white for your teeth! A professional will ensure that your teeth are whiter and that the coloring across them is even and look amazing.

Results That Last

When you visit a dentist, they use tools and whitening equipment that will ensure long-lasting results. With commercial manufactures, you will end up buying kits over and over again. Meaning, you’re spending more money on results that don’t last.

Protecting Your Dental Health

With our professional teeth whitening in Boston, we use fewer chemicals to whiten your teeth. The dentist is 100% sure of the chemicals going into your mouth, but you can’t be that sure when you choose an at-home whitening option. With a professional dentist, you can be sure that the whitening solutions won’t risk your dental health in the way that home whitening kits can. Never put anything into your mouth or on your teeth if you don’t know what’s in it!

As experts in dental care, Dental Partners of Boston is able to care for the health and longevity of your teeth and your whitening solutions. If you want the best for your smile, contact us today!

Doctors and Processes You Can Trust

Dr. Sergio Guzman

“My commitment to my patients is simple. It’s about results: to predictively deliver the best that dentistry has to offer.”

When it comes to needing medical advice or help, you want to visit a doctor you can trust. What sets Dental Partners of Boston apart from other practices is that we are a group of doctors working together and rely on the specialized training and experience each other brings to our practice. We give our patients the best experience and solutions possible by focusing on each patient and their needs uniquely and intimately. We give them the most reliable care and relaxing experience possible. 

Exceeding Your Expectations

We want to work with you to meet your needs and exceed your expectations so you feel better when you leave our office. It can be difficult for some to feel comfortable in a dentist’s chair. We help our nervous patients put their trust in our hands. It can be a worrying experience going to get a check-up or speaking to someone about your dental issues. We commit to exploring every available option to guarantee your satisfaction as we improve your oral health.

Our doctors offer their patients advice in addition to serving their needs. We use the best cutting-edge technology and treatments to align with our patients’ needs and concerns. Whether you are on the hunt for cosmetic surgery or help with relieving tooth pain, our doctors are here to examine your concern address it in the best possible way. 

We Have An Expert in Every Dental Specialty

Among the team, we have a variety of skill sets, so there is always an expert in the field you need. Instead of having only one doctor, we ensure the right doctor in that specific field addresses your specific needs. 

We offer customized treatment plans because each individual case is different and unique. Our doctors treat every case with care and close attention to detail. We ensure the ideal solution for you. If you need surgical treatment, we ensure our clients the best possible results.

Complete Transparency

Before beginning any treatment, we make sure you understand the process and what is involved so that you feel entirely comfortable. It’s very important to us that our patients feel at ease knowing we are committed to their health. We will answer all your questions along the way. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

When You Just Want a More Beautiful Smile

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Caption: Cosmetic dentistry will change the way you feel about sharing your gorgeous smile.

When you want straight teeth but you don’t want to wear metal braces, your answer is Invisalign®! It’s the alternative that you need to have a beautiful smile without using traditional wire braces.

You may like your smile, but why not fix that slightly crooked tooth? Restore the alignment of your teeth after time has altered the effects of the braces you endured in your youth. Invisalign® can even fix more dramatic problems that will improve the way you chew your food, speak, and smile.

Most people want to be able to offer a beautiful smile to those around them. Unfortunately, the discomfort that comes with misaligned teeth can affect how willing people are to share it. Feeling great about your smile is worth the time and investment with Invisalign® offered by Dental Partners of Boston.

Improving Your Smile

We offer a range of options to help our patients improve their smiles. Some of these options include botox and dermal filler, teeth whitening, and of course Invisalign® invisible braces.

Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers can change your lip structure so your smile appears balanced. While it’s not a conventional dental solution, they improve your smile without altering your teeth. Botox can also relieve headaches and pain from TMJ.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a great solution if your teeth have become yellow or stained. Dental veneers may be the perfect solution for enhancing your smile or a combination of treatments for a full smile makeover. For most patients, however, they’re simply seeking to straighten their teeth.

Invisalign®

Traditional braces work to straighten the teeth but they’re also an uncomfortable option compared to Invisalign®. Besides causing a little rawness inside your mouth, they can be difficult to live with. It takes a lot of effort to keep these traditional braces clean, especially if you already struggle with regular oral health habits like brushing and flossing twice a day.

With Invisalign® invisible braces, the advantages are clear – no pun intended! They work the same way that traditional braces do, but wearing them is discreet. No one will see the aligners you’re wearing as they are made from smooth, clear plastic material.

They are comfortable with no poking wires or broken brackets. You also don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in them as you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. Other than brushing and eating, you leave your Invisalign® aligners in for 22/23 hours a day. This will ensure that you get the best possible results for straighter teeth and have an easier time maintaining them.

Considering Invisalign® by Dental Partners of Boston

If you’re thinking about getting your teeth straightened and you want to boost your confidence in your smile, contact us at Dental Partners of Boston. We’ll schedule a consultation with our amazing orthodontist, Dr. Yael Frydman, who will talk with you about your goals for your smile. Together you will create a treatment plan, and she’ll see you through the whole process.