The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Dental Implants

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most requested restorative dental procedures by dentists today. While dental implants do offer great benefits, many patients have questions about whether dental implants are the right choice for them. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants to consider. Unlike an extraction or placing a crown over a root canal, getting …

Dental Implant Procedure: A Step by Step Guide

Bridges and dentures have long been the standard options to replace missing or failing teeth. Today, though, more and more dentists and patients are turning to dental implants instead. A single dental implant can support one crown, while implant supported dentures and fixed implant bridges use only a handful of implants to anchor stable, secure, highly realistic replacement teeth. Whichever …

Dental Implant and Crown: Is This Combination Right for You?

Dental implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Although primitive implants were in use since prehistoric times, the modern dental implant was developed in Sweden around 1960. Today, there are a variety of different dental implant solutions, including the All-on-Four procedure that replaces a full arch of teeth with a fixed bridge supported by just four immediate-load …

4 Myths About Dental Implants

The archaeological record shows that primitive dental implants may have been used in the prehistoric age, and implants were in surprisingly widespread use by 600 AD. Modern dental implants were invented in the 1970s and have been used extensively since the 1990s. Yet despite this long history, and despite the fact that dental implants are now considered the gold standard …

Dental Implant Alternatives: Know Your Options

Dental implants have become the gold standard to replace missing or failing teeth. Unlike dentures, which can be unstable and uncomfortable, dental implants are securely anchored to the jawbone. You will be able to eat, speak, and laugh with confidence, while avoiding the sunken look that can develop from progressive jawbone loss in denture wearers. Yet with so many different …

All-On-4 Dental Implant Cost

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 …

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 …