All-On-4 Dental Implant Cost

In recent years, my partner, Dr. Giovanni Castellucci, and I have seen a resurgence of the use of the “hybrid” prosthesis with the “All-On-4” Immediate Dental Implant (Teeth in a Day) protocol. Now, we successfully restore fully edentulous arches on four implant fixtures on the same day that the hopeless teeth are removed, oftentimes without the need for bone grafts. …

3 Factors for Successful Dental Implants in Boston, Newton, and Framingham, MA

After 33 years in private practice in periodontics, dental implants, and bone regeneration, I am constantly looking for ways to tweak the treatment protocols to achieve faster treatment turnaround times while maintaining ideal functional and esthetic outcomes for our patients; all with a success rate that approaches 98%. My partner and I have many implant systems in our office to …

Dental Implants – Teeth In A Day For Christmas

In 1944, Don Gardner wrote the famous song with lyrics that included “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”. Little did he know that over 72 years later, we can make this wish become a reality in one day. It is interesting to see how many of our patients are trying to restore their smiles and function before …

Is There A Relationship Between Oral Health and Cognitive Decline?

Better oral hygiene and regular dental visits may play a role in slowing cognitive decline as people age, although evidence is not definitive enough to suggest that one causes the other. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, come from the first systematic review of studies focused on oral health and cognition–two important areas of research as …

"A Paradigm Shift in Implant Osteotomy Preparation" – Versah : The Osseodensification Company

Densah bur Versahtility allows one to take on many different implant situations without compromising the alveolus and the implant stability. Less removal of bone via the osteotomy procedure and preservation of the alveolar anatomy by osseodensification creates an optimum implant site. One can also lift the sinus floor by autognenous elevation by utilizing the Densah burs to create a site …

All-on-4 Dental Implants with Computer Guided Surgery

Another great All-on-4 dental implant case with computer guided surgery in partnership with Ira and Brandon Dickerman of Dickerman Dental Prosthetics!  The patient was scanned in a Carestream CS 9300 CBCT scanner while wearing a surgical/diagnostic guide with radiopaque teeth.  With that information, the virtual implants and other components are located within the prosthesis and bone during an online treatment planning …

"All-On-4" Dental Implant Restorations (Teeth in a Day) in Boston, Newton, and Framingham

My partner, Giovanni Castellucci, and I have been placing dental implants in our periodontal practice for over 27 years. In the early days, the Branemark “hybrid” prosthesis was the standard of care for restoration of fully edentulous patients with five or six implant fixtures. We followed the traditional two-stage protocol and our patients enjoyed tremendously successful outcomes which have improved …

Dental health during pregnancy: How to care for your teeth and gums

I came across the following information written by Julie Revelant which is timeless and always useful for pregnant women. You’ve cut down on coffee, nixed sushi, and exercise most days, but what you may not realize is that oral health is just as important when you’re pregnant.   Dental problems during pregnancy are quite common, with approximately 40 percent of …

Alligator Stem Cell Study Gives Clues To Tooth Regeneration

Alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth regeneration in people, according to new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC. For the first time, a global team of researchers led by USC Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong has uncovered unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth renewal in American alligators. Their study appeared in Proceedings of the …