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Invisible Dental Care Options For a Perfect Wedding Smile

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 29, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners – Weston, Brookline, Newton, MA

Summer is wedding season. If you are a soon-to-be bride or groom now is the time to have dental work done before the big day. You don’t want to be disappointed in your wedding photos. Before your wedding day there are invisible and effective dental procedures that can be done to improve your smile in just a few visits. Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and director of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners has been recognized by 'Boston Magazine' as the "Go-To" dentist for pre-wedding dental enhancements.

He has treated countless brides, grooms and parents of the wedding party in order to prepare that perfect smile. Here is a recent review posted by one such groom-to-be, "I can't speak highly enough of the incredible work that Dr. Johnson and his staff performed to improve my smile prior to an upcoming wedding. The whole process from start to finish was painless and stress-free. I wish I had had this done years ago. As a prosthodontist, it's not enough to be a great dentist, you have to be a great artist too, and Dr. Johnson is one of the best. My thanks to him, Peg and Dianne for creating a very positive experience and a wonderful outcome; one that I will see every time we look at our wedding photos". - Scott M.

With so many invisible dental solutions you can be sure your wedding photos will be perfect.

In-office teeth whitening is the fastest, most effective way to a natural, white smile. In-office whitening ensures that teeth are natural looking. Over the counter teeth whitening products are not nearly as effective, fast-acting or long-lasting and won’t give you the smile you want for your big day.

If you have chipped teeth, spaced teeth, misshaped teeth or discolored caps or crowns then dental veneers are another invisible dental solution. Veneers create a beautiful white smile for your wedding day and beyond. These thin porcelain veneers adhere to the front of your teeth and, with proper care, can last a lifetime. They are used to elongate and brighten teeth and to make teeth more uniform for a beautiful wedding smile.

For your big day, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners for more information on invisible cosmetic dental procedures for your big day.

Dentures to Replace Missing Teeth

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, April 25, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, Newton, MA

Dentures are removable replacements for . There are two types of dentures: complete and partial dentures. When all the teeth are missing, complete dentures are used. When only some teeth are missing, partial dentures are used. Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and director of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners has been recognized for the artistry and functional excellence in his bespoke dentures.

Complete Dentures vs Immediate Dentures:

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Generally, well-crafted dentures take a few weeks to fabricate and require several visits for impressions and try-ins. Many offices can make 'quickie' dentures but they cannot and do not offer quaity aesthetics or a great fit.

can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. One of the benefits of immediate dentures is that the patient is never without teeth during the healing period. However, there may be a disadvantage too. Bones and gums shrink especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore, immediate dentures may require more adjustments during the healing process and are generally only a temporary solution until the conventional dentures are placed.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture is also known as a dental bridge or fixed bridge. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. The bridge is cemented into place.

A partial denture fills in the space caused by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position.

A precision partial denture is removable. Often these are more natural-looking appliances.

For more information on Dentures, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.

Dietary Supplements, Medications, and Dental Health

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, Newton, MA

Because nearly 70% of prescription drug users do not discuss their dietary supplement use with their dentists, clinicians must be proactive in questioning patients about their use of these agents. A complete and accurate pharmacological history will help your dentist avoid potential interactions between dietary supplements and drugs.

Believe it or not there are drug interactions between popular dietary supplements and medications used commonly in dentistry.

Provided that patients are not taking ginkgo, St. John’s wort, evening primrose or valerian, oral health care providers can prescribe or administer any of the medications used commonly in dentistry without concern about possible dietary supplement–drug interactions.

According to the evidence, acetaminophen is perhaps the best analgesic choice for patients who use or may use dietary supplements because it is not associated with any clinically significant dietary supplement–drug interactions, in contrast to other analgesics evaluated.

Amoxicillin, cephalexin, metronidazole and penicillin are considered the best antibiotic choices for users of dietary supplements.

Practical Implications. Recognition and avoidance of potential interactions between dietary supplements and drugs will help your dentist optimize treatment while emphasizing patients’ safety.

Always talk to your dentist or doctor about the medications or dietary supplements you are taking. For more information, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.

Source: JADA