Not All Dental Crowns Are Created Equal…

DENTAL CROWNS, OR CAPS, ARE OFTEN THE PERFECT SOLUTION for misshaped, misaligned, or discolored teeth. However, not all crowns are created equal. Some can be a slightly different color than the rest of your teeth, or even leave unattractive black lines by your gums. Others may not be as strong, long-lasting, or life-like as one would hope.

Fortunately, here at Dental Partners of Boston you can set your fears about low-quality dental crowns aside and rest assured that you will receive the best treatment available!  Our doctors’ skill at crafting beautiful, comfortable, and long-lasting dental crowns makes our practice second to none, and we offer a few different options to fit your specific needs!

Our special all-porcelain dental crowns are guaranteed to add beauty to your smile. And, thanks to our advanced Cerec® 3D technology, you don’t even have to wait for your crowns to be sent out to a laboratory for molding. We will create them here at our office in just one visit while you wait!

Today, many of our patients are also interested in crowns that don’t include metal or other alloys. That’s why Dental Partners of Boston happens to be one of the few unique practices to offer Procera® AllCeram crowns. These specialized crowns consist of a dense all-ceramic material that gives your new tooth a natural shine.

To learn more about how our top-quality dental crowns can improve your smile, contact our office today! We’d love to go over your options with you.

 

Perfect Your Smile With Our Immediate Dental Implants

ARE SOME TEETH MISSING FROM YOUR SMILE? Don’t despair—we have the solution you have been looking for. Here at Dental Partners of Boston, we offer state of the art implant technology, giving you the option to go from an incomplete smile to a perfect one in just one treatment session! 

With conventional implant treatment, you have to wait 4-6 months for your implants to heal before your new teeth can be placed. That’s quite a long time to walk around with temporary teeth in your mouth! Here at Dental Partners of Boston we can give you your new teeth right away! And we have some good news—this new and innovative procedure has been proven to be effective in over 96% of all patients treated.

There are quite a few benefits of osseointegrated implants besides the obvious shorter treatment time and minimized pain. You will have a fixed smile immediately, you get to by-pass the uncomfortable removable prosthesis, your new tooth will be remarkably strong & stable, the esthetics are improved, and your individual self-image will sky-rocket!

Our specialized doctors have completed over 10,000 osseointegrated dental implant cases, making our practice one of the leading centers for this procedure in all of New England. There’s no need to worry—you will be in the best of hands. So, if you are curious whether or not these immediate implants are right for you, set up a consultation with us! We would love to go through your options with you. Lets fill in those gaps in your smile!! 

Interested In A Complete Smile Makeover? Look No Further.

 

ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY, 92% of Americans believe that an attractive smile is an important social asset. In addition, 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice, yet a whopping 80% of the population are not even happy with their smiles!

Here at Dental Partners of Boston we specialize in cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you fall under the 80% who dislike their smiles, let our experienced team custom-design the perfect smile to fit your features. Our doctors have given complete smile makeovers to some of the most recognized individuals in New England—we promise you’ll be in the best of hands! 

First, one of our skilled cosmetic dentists will evaluate your mouth’s structural and aesthetic needs. Then, our team will decide which techniques will best benefit your smile. In the end, whether you need porcelain dental veneers, crowns, lumineers, or invisalign, our experienced cosmetic dentists will leave you with a stronger and more aesthetically balanced smile. As a finishing touch, we will whiten your smile to polish off your new look and create a stunning effect.

But wait—it gets even better! Thanks to our state-of-the-art Cerec® 3D machine, we can measure, mill, and fit these custom designed restorations for your new smile within one easy visit. 

If you are at all interested in a smile makeover, or if you have some unanswered questions, set up a consultation with us. We would be happy to instruct you in more detail about the services we offer, and how a custom-made smile makeover can benefit you.

Healthy Gums Can Protect Your Heart—Stay Informed.

THE TERM GUM DISEASE probably sounds pretty familiar, especially if you’ve ever spent time at our practice. We make a special effort to inform our patients about the seriousness of gum disease, and the important role good oral hygiene plays for your overall health.

Swollen, red, and bleeding gums are all signs of an unhealthy mouth and gum disease. These conditions can cause discomfort, bad breath, and even tooth loss if not properly treated. Yesterday we posted an article on our Facebook Page that outlines the serious effects gum disease can have on our bodies. One quote from the article points out that “people with severe chronic gum disease, or periodontitis, are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease.” Bacteria from our mouths can also lead directly to clotting, further putting our hearts at risk. Another particularly memorable quote from the article states that “severe periodontal disease is the equivalent to a wound of about eight square inches…Imagine a wound that size on your skin, always ulcerated and exposed to a whole variety of bacteria.” 

Gum disease is more serious that many people realize, which is why our doctors are specifically trained to notice the signs and treat them before it gets out of hand. We not only manage periodontal disease, we reverse it. Soft tissue grafts can be taken from the roof of your mouth to cover tooth roots, replace missing tissue from a receding gum line, and decrease sensitivity.

No matter what your condition may be, our trained Boston periodontists can create an effective outcome that will last.

Set up an appointment with us to find out more about how our periodontal team can help keep your gums disease-free! We promise you high-quality results and a gentle touch. Here at Dental Partners of Boston you will be in the best of hands.

 

Wisdom Teeth Extraction At Dental Partners Of Boston

MOST OF US HAVE HEARD AT LEAST ONE TALE OF A WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION and the recovery process. Wisdom teeth are different for everyone. Some people can end up with two, four, or even none at all. They can grow in perfectly straight, slightly crooked, or completely sideways under the gums. A lot of times, even if they grow in straight, our mouths doesn’t have quite enough room for those extra molars back there and they can cause the rest of your teeth to move out of place in compensation. They can also be quite hard to reach with a toothbrush and floss, resulting in infection and decay.

Consequently, most people need to get them removed at some point in their lives.

Here at Dental Partners of Boston, our gifted team of oral surgeons are very adept at removing wisdom teeth, and they have performed thousands of extractions! Most surgeries take less than an hour and are done right in our office. Before the procedure begins, we will walk you through every step of the procedure and make sure all of your questions are answered. The process will be over in the blink of an eye!

If you think it may be time to have your wisdom teeth removed, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. We’d love to let you know your options and help you decide what your best plan of action is. We promise you’ll be in the best of hands! 

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We Can Alleviate Your Dental Fears With Sedation Dentistry!

FOR MANY PEOPLE,  A TRIP TO THE DENTIST can be a nerve-wracking experience. Fortunately, we have some good news. There is no need to be afraid when you come to Dental Partners of Boston for your dental needs! Not only have we created a relaxing and peaceful environment for all of our patients, our qualified dentists are specially trained to be sensitive to your needs and concerns.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that dental fears are best resolved starting with YOU, the patient. If you hold your fears back and keep them to yourself, it will be much more difficult to overcome them. So, if you have any specific dental-related fears, please don’t hesitate to let us know! The more we know about your concerns, the better prepared we can be to alleviate them. All of our dentists have a very gentle touch, and many of our patients find themselves completely at ease when in our office. A lot of times, all they need is some nice conversation during their treatment.

However, for those of you that are particularly fearful and would like additional peace of mind, one of our doctors can prescribe you with a special oral medication to help you relax during your appointment. All you have to do is ask us! We promise we can help.

If you would like additional information regarding sedation dentistry and the ways in which we can allleviate your fears, feel free to set up a consultation with us! We’d love to go over your options with you.

Oh, and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook if you haven’t yet! We’d love to connect with you there.

 

Season’s Greetings, From Our Entire Team!

HARD TO BELIEVE IT IS REALLY DECEMBER 28TH, isn’t it!? The holiday season is fast coming to an end, and we will soon find ourselves engulfed in the arms of a brand new year. Can you believe it’s already time to usher in 2012!?

Here at our practice we love the days leading up to January 1. This is the time when people from various cultures embrace family, love, new beginnings, and honorable resolutions. With the last week of December comes an eagerness to reflect upon last year’s mistakes and put those faults behind us. Ambition and passion can be found everywhere you turn.

We couldn’t be more excited to start this new year off with a bang! If there’s one thing we don’t want to change about 2011, it’s providing you with the best service possible! Thank you for the trust you place in us here at Dental Partners of Boston. Your smiling faces are what make us even more excited for 2012. We promise you’ll always be in the best of hands.

Please be careful not to crack any nuts with your teeth, or use your jaw to open a celebratory bottle! Use your better judgement, stay safe this week, and take care of your teeth! We look forward to helping you keep 2012 orally healthy and cavity-free! 

There are few places as unforgettable as Boston on New Year’s Eve. So, whether you choose to go see the ice skating show at Frog Pond, or dance all night at one of Boston’s finest clubs, we hope you have an incredible evening!

What are your New Year’s Eve plans and resolutions?? Feel free to share on our Facebook Page or in the comments section below!

See you in the new year!

The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  ~Hal Borland

Learn How Our Doctors Are Helping Fight Diabetes


THIS YEAR, OUR VERY OWN DR. GUZMAN WAS FEATURED IN A COMMERCIAL hosted by the Massachusetts Diabetes Education Program (MDEP) Coalition.
 The members of this unique coalition play an important role in diabetes management, education and prevention.

Pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, and dental care professionals (PPOD) like Dr. Guzman work together with primary care providers to ensure that diabetes care is continuous and patient centered. These special PPOD professionals provide appropriate treatment for those with diabetes, refer them to other health professionals if necessary, and educate them about the disease so that they can practice self-management and receive proper care.

“If you have diabetes it’s important to know your blood sugar level, blood pressure and cholesterol, and to review your medications with your pharmacist each year. It’s also important to bring all your medicines and visit your optometrist and podiatrist at least once a year and your dentist every six months, to avoid serious, diabetes related health problems such as blindness, foot amputations, drug interactions and heart disease.”

Click on the image below to watch the commercial and learn more about the MDEP Coalition:

If you have a history of Diabetes in your family, learn about the ways you can prevent diabetes, and make sure visit our practice regularly for routine checkups. We’d love to do all we can to help. 

Is Snoring Interrupting Your Sleep? We Can Help You Sleep Soundly Again.

IF YOU SNORE, OR HAPPEN TO LIVE WITH SOMEONE WHO DOES, you’re no stranger to interrupted sleep. Snoring most frequently leads to issues with sleep depravation (for the snorer AND anyone within hearing distance), and it can also contribute to serious health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Well, we have some good news. Snoring isn’t something you have to live with forever! There are actually quite a few solutions out there, and here at Dental Partners of Boston we happen to offer a pretty convenient one!

It is our goal to make sure all our patients are as healthy and happy as possible, which is why we solve snoring problems every day with snore guards. These convenient tools are small, flexible, comfortable, and convenient—and they don’t require hoses, batteries, masks, or anything complicated. Our snore guards closely resemble athletic mouthpieces and you don’t have to worry about anything uncomfortable like needles, X-rays, lab work, drugs, or dental tools.

If you are tired of keeping yourself or your loved ones up with your snoring, contact our practice today! It’s time to sleep soundly again, and we want nothing more than to show you how.

Has Your Jaw Been Hurting Lately? Talk To Us.

IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DEALING WITH PAIN IN YOUR JAW or trouble opening your mouth, you may have a TMJ disorder. The good news is, this is not a rare condition, and it is something our specialized doctors can help with! It’s time for your days of jaw pain to come to an end.

“TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joints, which are the joints in front of your ears that attach your jaw to your skull. These are the joints that allow us to open and close our mouths, chew, swallow, and speak. Pretty important functions, huh!? 

Your joints, muscles, nerves, and teeth all work together to keep your jaw properly aligned and functional. When any part of this equation isn’t working properly, painful conditions such as TMJ and other serious dental problems can develop. This can be triggered by anything from a major trauma or accident, to teeth-clenching or rheumatoid arthritis. Some symptoms of TMJ disorder include migraines, facial or back pain, sensitive and sore teeth, limited jaw movement, popping in the jaw joints, etc.

Unfortunately, the list goes on and on…

There are a variety of TMJ treatment methods that all depend on your particular case and how it was caused. Some are quite conservative therapies, while other approaches are more aggressive. Speak to one of our multi-specialty dentists today. Together, we’ll work closely with you to determine the best course of treatment so that we may alleviate your pain.

If you’d like additional information about your specific condition, please make an appointment at your earliest convenience.