Missing teeth can affect every aspect of your daily life, causing pain and embarrassment and interfering with normal function.
Dental implants can restore the health, appearance, comfort, and functionality of your smile.
The prosthodontists at James M. Stein, DMD, in Boston have the elite training and high tech needed to place long-lasting dental implants.
So what makes dental implants a great treatment option? Dental Implants Offer Unrivaled Longevity and Stability
With proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last 40 years or longer. While you may need to replace your restoration, the titanium implants themselves can provide a lifetime of benefits.
Improved Jaw Health
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that prevents jawbone atrophy after tooth loss. By receiving an implant-supported restoration from Dr. Stein, you can avoid the aged, sunken look caused by a shrinking jawbone, and prevent further bone deterioration.
"Dr. Stein exceeded all expectations..."
Dr. Stein is a phenomenal dentist, a standout in his field of expertise. His technical skills are superb and he exudes a level of confidence in his patients, so important for peace of mind. Unfortunately I've had many, many years of dental issues and consequently several different practitioners but Dr. Stein exceeded all expectations. From a technical perspective he did an amazing job and I now have a bridge that has improved my quality-of-life considerably. But just as importantly, Dr. Stein's chair side manner is wonderful.View on Google
Posting this on behalf of my wife who had a problem with an implant installed a few years ago in a different place. The abutment became loose. She visited a few doctors doctor aroubd here and no one was able to screw it back to implant w/o destroying the crown. Finally, she had been recommend to Dr James Stein who had all the tools and skills to fix the problem easily. Thanks Dr. James!View on Google
Schedule a Consultation at Our Dental Office
Dr. Stein has been providing dental care to Boston patients for more than 30 years. When patients come to our practice, they can have their dental implants placed and restored at one state-of-the-art location. We can help patients who are missing just one tooth as well as those who need a full-arch denture. We use advanced technology and effective techniques to provide patients with long-lasting results that benefit virtually every aspect of their lives.
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Let's dive into what implant placement involves...
Is tooth loss common?
Many Patients Need to Replace Missing Teeth
However, not every patient is a candidate for dental implants at our Boston, MA, dental practice...
Discouraged by the timeline for implant-supported restorations?
Dental Implants Require Longer Treatment But Provide Unparalleled Support
Many patients at our Boston, MA, dentistry office are concerned about the additional time and cost required for dental implants. While the process does take several months, you can typically receive temporary crowns, bridges, or dentures during the healing period to fill the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. Additionally, the value of dental implants cannot be overstated and should be considered an investment in your quality of life. Because this dentistry option also replaces the tooth roots, implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures can provide you with the best possible results, allowing you to achieve the closest alternative to your natural teeth.
How do dental implants work?
Improved Precision, Better Outcomes
Dr. Stein is formally trained in two key implant systems: Straumann and 3i. These advanced tools allow him to develop an exceptionally precise surgical plan, which will be used during your procedure to place the titanium implants in the best possible position. Optimally placed implants and abutments can help reduce the risk of complications and improve the longevity of your implants. Dr. Stein also has CAD/CAM technology in our dental office, which can create prosthetics in as little as an hour for same-day placement at our Boston, MA, practice.
"From the initial consultation through to the appointments, the service and the quality of Dr. James Stein's dental work was top notch. Dr. Stein's calm approach, attention to detail and ease of communication made my major dental work a breeze." calvin pardee
Your Dental Implant Consultation
To discuss your replacement options for a missing tooth or teeth, schedule an appointment at our dental practice in Boston, MA. At your consultation, Dr. Stein will review your medical history and thoroughly examine your teeth and jaw with advanced imaging technology. Based on the results, he can determine if implants are the right course of action for you. He can also determine where the implants and abutments should be placed for the best results. Based on his findings and the type of restoration you choose, Dr. Stein will prepare an implant treatment timeline to fit your needs.
Call or request an initial consultation online today at our Boston, MA, practice to see if implants are the best course of treatment for you!
to Improve Your Candidacy
Extractions and Periodontal Care
Implants require a healthy foundation. If periodontal disease or tooth decay has been detected, patients may need to undergo preparatory procedures to improve their oral health before having implants placed. This may involve tooth extractions or periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing to remove bacteria.
In cases of jawbone recession, you may also require bone graft surgery in order to restore lost tissue and create a more stable foundation for implants. Bone graft surgery will add four to nine months to the overall treatment timeline.
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth in the upper jaw, you may require a sinus lift to create a solid foundation for implants. This procedure can require four to nine months of healing before implants can be placed.
What does the dental implant process entail?
Treatment Will Take Several Months
3D View of Titanium Dental Implants
Possible Side Effects
You can expect to experience minor bleeding, swelling, and bruising following surgery. All of these side effects can be easily managed with proper care.
It is normal to have some swelling after implant placement. Ice packs applied against your cheeks can help reduce swelling, pain, and bruising, especially in the first 48 hours following surgery. Keeping your head elevated while you sleep can also ease swelling.
Pain or Discomfort
Some patients manage their post-op discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications. However, Dr. Stein can also prescribe pain medications.
BleedingGauze can be used to stop bleeding gums. If the bleeding becomes excessive or will not stop, call Dr. Stein immediately.
One to two weeks after surgery, your stitches will be removed. During your recovery period, you will attend the necessary follow-up appointments at our Boston dental practice so your implant recovery and progress can be monitored by our dentist. This is important to ensure the site is healing properly and that the implants and bone are fusing together in a process called osseointegration.
Prolonging the Lifespan
of Your Implants and Restorations
Choose an Experienced Dentist
Choosing an experienced dentist such as Dr. Stein can significantly lower your risk of complications.
Cleaning your dental implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures is critical. This process is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. You can prolong the life of your implants and prosthetics by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash.
Patients with bridges and dentures can benefit from the use of interdental brushes to clean hard-to-reach areas under the appliance.
In addition, patients should visit a dentist every six months or more for a check-up and cleaning, During this appointment, we will check for signs of wear on their abutments and prosthesis.
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Dr. Stein is wonderful! His dental restoration work is impeccable and his aesthetic sense is amazing. He's a true artist restoring the four front teeth that I damaged in a bike accident back to a natural and lovely smile.View on Google
Dr Stein is everything one would look for in a dentist: Responsive, friendly, and above all else, meticulous with his dental work.View on Google