Dental Implants Can Rebuild and Restore Your Smile
Clinical studies show that implant dentistry is an effective, permanent way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the jawbone to function as artificial tooth roots. Once in place, the implants are completed with a dental restoration, such as a crown or bridge. The implantation process routinely takes three to six months, resulting in a restoration that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. Providing the most support of cosmetic and restorative solutions, dental implants are an excellent, affordable choice to replace missing teeth and create a durable and esthetic smile. During a thorough evaluation of your smile, Dr. James Stein can help you determine if implants or traditional bridges will be the best treatment for you.
CAD/CAM Dentistry and Single Visit Milled Ceramic Restorations
Traditionally, dental restorations have been manufactured in an off-site dental laboratory, based on conventional and messy dental impressions of the teeth. Historically, the completion of this process often takes several weeks and requires that the patient schedule at least two appointments with his or her dentist. With Planmeca Fit digital scanned intra-oral dental CAD (computer-aided design) CAM system, we can design and fabricate dental prosthetics, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns for teeth and implants, in just one office visit. This system allows our team to ensure that the restoration meets the patient’s exacting needs and specifications, while eliminating the need for temporary prosthetics and requiring fewer visits.
Dr. Stein's Implant Experience
Dr. Stein is a respected prosthodontist with extensive clinical, treatment planning, and teaching experience. Dr. Stein has received formal surgical and restorative training in three different implant systems, including All-on-4® by Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and 3i. His team has been providing dental implant solutions to patients from around the world since 1988. Dr. Stein has published and taught dentists worldwide on the restorative phases of implant dentistry. If you are seeking a dentist in the Boston area with extensive experience in restorative dentistry, you can trust Dr. James M. Stein to meet your needs.
The Dental Implant Process And computer guided surgery
Dr. Stein utilizes the latest digital technology to determining that you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. Many procedures can be performed without any painful incisions or stitches. Dr. Stein uses a milled computer guide to accurately place the implant into your jawbone during a brief procedure. The jawbone and gum tissue then heals around the implant for approximately four months, creating a durable foundation for the dental implant. A gum graft may also be incorporated to ensure the strongest possible base.
Drawing from his extensive clinical experience and training, Dr. Stein plans and designs a restoration customized to your functional and aesthetic requirements. Dr. Stein’s office houses a laboratory and he works with the finest dental technologists to custom design your restoration.