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Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 25, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners - Cosmetic Dentistry in Brookline, Newton, Wellesley, MA

Do you know how important an attractive smile can be to someone's self-esteem? If you suffer with a ‘less-than-perfect-smile” then you know that a great smile is directly related to self-confidence, self-esteem and other’s perception of you. According to Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and director of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, Most cosmetic dentistry patients in his practice of 32 years are 40-60 years old.

While there are several cosmetic dentistry treatments available today that are more available to the general population, it is important to make an educated decision about the procedure and the dentist you choose.

For those who have unattractive teeth, or who have teeth they are unhappy with, here are some popular cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Patients with moderate to severe discoloration should use professional teeth whitening to assure an even white tone without over-bleaching. This typically takes no more than an hour per visit.

The second-most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is dental veneers. These thin layers, frequently made of porcelain, are placed over teeth to correct problems such as discoloration and gaps all at one time. Veneers can last seven to 20 years with proper care.

are not only cosmetic, but functional. To replace missing or badly damaged teeth, a titanium screw (implant) is inserted into the jawbone, and a false tooth (crown) is put on top. This false tooth looks and feels just like a real tooth.

Teeth make a difference in first impressions. A study showed that the more than 5,000 single men and women surveyed said they judge a potential partner on their teeth most upon first meeting them. Teeth were higher than clothing and hair and all other factors.

Newton Wellesley Dental Partners offers cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers. However, as a prosthodontist, Dr. Johnson, considered a pioneer in the synergistic use of computers in dental treatment, is also is an expert in more advanced implant dentistry, facelift dentures, and bone grafting sinus lifts. Contact us.

Questions to Ask A Cosmetic Dentist

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 18, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners - Cosmetic Dentist in Newton, Wellesley, Brookline, MA

You may be looking for the perfect cosmetic dentist who will create a beautiful smile for you. But you need to ask a lot of questions before you can be sure. Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and director of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, has been a pioneer in the development of techniques to maximize the outcome of procedures to enhance one's smile.

Cosmetic dentistry is dental work that will aesthetically enhance your teeth. While most people see a cosmetic dentist for aesthetics, a good cosmetic dentist will also focus on the functionality part. Combining aesthetics with perfect functionality is the most important thing when it comes to getting those dental veneers, crowns, bridgework or implants.

You can enlist a cosmetic dentist for: dental crowns, dental veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, or anything related to orthodontics. Someone who sees demanding patients and has a stellar reputation is often your best best to assure a naturally radiant result.

What do you need to know about the cosmetic dentist you choose:

* Experience. Ask your cosmetic dentist how long has he been practicing. There are many general dentists who will offer a few cosmetic dentistry procedures, but it is import to know if they have the experience. Is your cosmetic dentist board certified and licensed. The ADA (American Dental Association) offers the board certification, while licensing is offered by the state. If he is a licensed professional, it means that he has passed regularly all state and national examinations. Choosing a prosthodontist (a specialist recognized by the ADA) generally assures one a more-experienced provider.

*What are the main types of cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist is qualified to offer? A general dentist is required to graduate from an accredited dental school. Whereas a prosthodontist receives either 2 or 3 years of clinical training in addition to his dental school degree. This added focus and training usually means that a prosthodontist has greater passion and expertise to do implants, veneers, dental reconstructions, etc. For your particular situation, ask the dentist what treatment he would recommend and why. Also, ask about the pros and cons of each dental treatment in your case. What are the possible risks and complications with the type of cosmetic dentistry you have chosen?

Ask for examples of past work or to speak with other patients who have undergone similar work. A good cosmetic dentist can show you before and after pictures as well as testimonials and/or put you in touch with other patients.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.

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Choosing a Prosthodontist

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners - Prosthodontist in Newton, Wellesley, Boston, MA

Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association and focuses on aesthetic restoration and replacement of teeth, including procedures such as: dental veneers, crowns, bridgework, ceramic fillings and dental implants. Specialization in prosthodontics requires an additional two to three years of training after dental school (above that of a general dentist) through a hospital- or university-based program accredited by the ADA. Dr. Ryne Johnson, considered by many to be Boston's best prosthodontist, is the director of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners and has been in private practice since 1986.

Today’s advanced technology in dental options and prosthodontic procedures can produce dramatic results in a short amount of time. A state-of-the-art facility and dental team can make the difference in proper care. Dr. Johnson is considered a pioneer in the synergistic use of computer technology in the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of implants in complex prosthodontic reconstructions.

Quality prosthodontics requires a dedicated and experienced staff. Prosthodontists require knowledge in various fields of aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry, which is why you should seek the skill and reputation of a specialist to handle your demanding dental needs.

In order to achieve the best results, look for a prosthodontist who has specific experience within the restorative field of dentistry. Choosing the right practice can offer patients greater confidence and overall dental health. When choosing a prosthodontist it is important for patients to look for someone who has a stellar reputation in a community for many years; with a great deal of experience and extensive training.

For more information on the best prosthodontist in your area, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.

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Dental Treatments Improve Personal and Professional Lives

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 07, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners - Dental Treatments in Newton, Brookline, Weston, MA

Studies have been conducted that focus on adults who have completed recent dental treatment. The results show that adult cosmetic dental treatment contribute to significant improvements in both personal and professional lives. According to Dr. Ryne Johnson of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, considered by many to be Boston's best prosthodontist, "many corporate executives are updating their dental work to project a better, more-youthful smile. In a recent article in GQ, I outlined that in a busy, competitive business culture, a beautiful smile often influences one's professional trajectory".

75% of those surveyed attributed their improved personal or career relationships to newfound self-confidence and their new smile. 92% of the respondents would suggest dental treatment to others. Before treatment patients were concerns with questions such as “Am I too old?”, “How will I look?” and “What will others think?” However, after their dental treatment, an overwhelming majority no longer had such concerns.

This shows that a healthy, beautiful smile can be a critical factor when it comes to personal and professional success. Adults are seeking treatment in record numbers and anyone, at any age, should consult a prosthodontist to learn if they could benefit from treatment. It’s never too late to have healthy teeth and that 'winning' smile.

For more information, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.

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