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Missing Teeth? We Can Help! Dental Implants at BDS

man shocked that he just lost a toothIf you have missing or damaged teeth, dental implants are the best way to restore your smile. Implants are a permanent solution that are easy to maintain and require no special care. Unlike dentures that sit on top of the gums, implants are attached to your jawbone. They blend in effortlessly with your natural teeth and function just the same. Dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, they also function as well as a healthy set of teeth.

Dental implants use a titanium screw to replace the root of the missing or damaged tooth. This screw also holds a replacement ceramic tooth made to match and blend in with your surrounding natural teeth. As the implant heals, bone grows around the implant, further securing it in place. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth; multiple teeth when three or more teeth in a row are missing; or full arch reconstruction if you have more severe damage or missing teeth. Implants can also support a bridge, replace a partial denture, or secure a fixed denture.

At Brookline Dental Specialists, our board-certified periodontist Dr. Yong Hur is an expert in the field of dental implants. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology and the president of the Massachusetts Periodontal Society. He has been a teaching professor in dental implant studies at Tufts University for more than 10 years. If you are considering dental implants, Dr. Hur can knowledgeably show you your implant options.

child in a dentist's officeDr. Hur uses state-of-the-art technology to create a 3-D model of your teeth, mouth, and jaw. Using this model, he can design an individualized treatment plan that not only shows you what needs to be done, but what results you can expect from treatment. With his modeling, you can know ahead of treatment that the end results of implant treatment will be a smile that you are proud to show the world.

At BDS we are proud to be a multi-specialty practice. This means your entire implant treatment plan can be done at one convenient location, with practitioners who can communicate face-to-face about all aspects of your treatment. Dr. Hur is able to collaborate with our general dentists and other specialists if your treatment plan includes additional interventions like extractions or addressing misalignment ahead of implant treatment.

There are multiple ways our patients can budget for the investment in the dental implants they need. Some of the cost, or certain parts of the treatment, may be covered by your dental insurance. Patients can also use funds from their pre-tax Health Savings Account (HAS) which can be applied to dental procedures.

BDS also offers financing options. One option is our Dental Membership Plan which includes a Perio Membership specifically for our periodontal patients. We can work with patients to explore third-party patient financing options in which a patient pays monthly, much like a car loan or mortgage payment. We also accept CareCredit and Lending Point credit card payments which allow you to begin treatment immediately and pay for care in monthly payments over time.

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Dental implants can be life-changing as they replace missing or damaged teeth and improve the appearance of your smile and your overall health and wellness. Our team of specialists work together to ensure you receive the best care possible, from pre-implant treatment to the creation of an individual treatment plan to the implant treatment itself. Missing and damaged teeth can affect the health and appearance of your whole mouth, but with high-quality, state-of-the-art dental implants, BDS can help you restore your beautiful smile.

Losing a tooth is can be a very stressful experience for just about anyone! Many of our adult patients with missing teeth describe a loss of confidence and comfort when they interact with others. Missing teeth can also dramatically impact a person’s ability to eat and chew normally. Dental implants offer a lot of advantages over traditional crown and bridge dentistry. Our dental team can provide a highly customized dental implant treatment plan that will be just right for you.

Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth. The implant becomes the root for your missing tooth and provides a base for a customized crown that is made to look and feel just like a natural tooth. One big advantage to dental implants over other restorative options is that they only affect the area in which they are placed; they don’t require the use of neighboring healthy teeth for support, like bridges or partial dentures.

Single Tooth and Multi Tooth Implants

Dental ImplantsSingle Implants are created to replace an individual missing tooth or multiple teeth depending on your need and your treatment plan. Single tooth replacement implants are created to match the tooth that was lost. A single implant supports a single abutment and crown. Multiple Tooth Implants are created to replace more than one missing tooth. There are many options for these types of implants, ranging from implant-supported bridges, where multiple implants are connected by a bridge to fill multiple spaces, to implant-retained dentures, where anywhere from two to six implants are used to help support and retain a removable denture. In our practice, we highly recommend dental implants for our patients to replace missing teeth, to improve their overall quality of life, prevent bone loss and give them a more confident healthy smile!

What BDS Patients Say About Their Dental Implants:

  • No more discomfort or inconvenience of removable dentures or bridges
  • My tooth-colored implants look just like my natural teeth!
  • Talking, eating, and maintaining good oral hygiene is easy! My dental implants function just like the rest of my teeth!
  • I get so many compliments on my new, more youthful look
  • I feel confident about my smiles
  • I can eat all my favorites foods again!
  • They help your remaining natural teeth maintain their proper position by preventing drifting
  • They can be used to anchor removable dentures or bridges to make them more comfortable and secure
  • With proper care, they are designed to last a lifetime

Digital Workflow and Our In-House Periodontal Specialist

Dental ImplantsWe have invested in state-of-the-art digital technology, including a 3D Digital CBCT scanner for the highest quality diagnostics and planning capabilities. The digital scanner creates three-dimensional images of your teeth, jaw bone, nerves, and soft tissue. Planning the optimal placement of the implant and the crown can be done digitally in software before we begin your procedure.

Dr. Yong Hur is the periodontal and implant specialist on our BDS dental team. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Periodontal certification, and a Master of Science. As our in-house dental implant specialist, he collaborates closely with our general dentists and clinical team to plan optimal periodontal care and implant dentistry for our patients.

Periodontology is a specialty in the field of dentistry dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Offering periodontal care in our practice gives our patients access to expert treatment of oral inflammation, gum disease, and dental implantology. A periodontist receives extensive training in these areas and three additional years of education beyond dental school.

We welcome new patients to our practice. If you would like to learn more about becoming a BDS patient and if dental implants may be right for you, give us a call today!

Full Arch Dental Implant Are you missing teeth, are your teeth damaged, or do you struggle with a loose, or ill-fitted denture?  At Brookline Dental Specialists we understand the impact those issues can have on your daily life. It can be difficult to eat, to smile, and can even lower your self-esteem. Our team of dental specialists are committed to helping you realize the dream of having beautiful, natural looking teeth that will make you feel proud to smile again! Here are some of the benefits and advantages we can offer our patients looking for a full arch solution.

Quality of Life

Your quality of life can be dramatically improved with a complete set of new teeth that are customized to look and function just like your natural teeth.  With dental implants, you can get your new teeth in one visit. Same day teeth! On the day of your procedure, you leave with brand new teeth and a whole new outlook on life. Imagine eating foods you love again. No more dentures controlling what you can and cannot eat. You can recover the confidence that comes with a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr Kyle Holmberg Vining General Dentist3D Technology

In our practice, we have invested in state-of-the-art 3D digital technology. Our dentists can accurately identify and diagnose your specific needs, then provide you with a custom treatment plan for a new set of teeth. With a 3D CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) digital scan we can see all the anatomical structures in your mouth and jaw including bone, nerves, your sinuses. Using these scans we can safely plan the placement of your implants and customized the restoration digitally with specialized computer software.  

The convenience of One Location

Our patients love the benefit of having everything done in one location. We understand that our patients have busy lives, and going to multiple locations can be stressful and inconvenient. Brookline Dental Specialists is a multi-specialty practice which means our doctors can do every step of your procedure right here in our Brookline facility without ever having to refer you to another office.

Same Day Teeth

Many of our patients are excellent candidates for a same-day procedure. You get a new set of teeth in just one visit! 4-6 dental implants are placed in your jaw and then a temporary denture is attached to the dental implants. After healing, you will receive new permanent, custom-made teeth that look and feel exactly like your natural teeth.  

A New Smile

Every patient has a unique story, and their own vision and set of goals for their implant restoration. We partner each patient to achieve the vision they have for their smile. An accidental fall damaged this patient’s teeth. She had a special event to attend in a month and wanted the damage corrected in time! that they had a special event to attend. Dental implants and a full arch of new teeth were placed in one day and this patient went home with her smile restored and ready to attend her special family event.

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We are ready to schedule your consultation with our implant surgeon today. Give us a call and let’s get started!

In the midst of this holiday season, and with the promise of the 2019 new year rapidly approaching, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients, doctors and specialists, and the entire team at Brookline Dental Specialists. Each and every one of you helps to make our office and our dental practice a very special place. I feel lucky when I come to work each day.

We added some new faces this year including Sarah in hygiene, Hector and Sima at the front desk, and Maria our newest dental assistant. Our team of general dentists, pediatric dentists and specialists collaborated all year long finding new and innovative ways to bring complete care, provided entirely in our office, for patients of every age. We have expanded the range of care and services we offer and have welcomed hundreds of new patients into our Brookline dental family in 2018.

Brookline Dental Specialists Logo on a wall Our office got a make-over this year too. To complement the new office location on Longwood Ave in Coolidge Corner we designed a new look and feel for our website, logo and brand. It was exciting for all of us to really think about how we could communicate the quality and values we share as a practice and deliver to our patients. Our new logo, the paisley leaf a global symbol of long life and abundance, along with the tagline “Complete & Convenient Care,” embody our values. It is our commitment to provide our patients and community complete dental care, in one convenient location, for a long life of smiles and abundant health!

In 2019 we will strive to deliver on the promise we make to our patients, and each other, every single day: to be the very best family dental practice in Brookline. We look forward to helping people understand how excellent oral health care can benefit their overall health and wellness. We will continue to provide new and existing patients customized treatment and all the dental services you could ever need including specialties like orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants, periodontics, and endodontics.

Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends and we looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful smile in the New Year!

Mariam Ghavamian DMD, MMSc

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