Coronavirus Updates

Time to start thinking about “What’s next?” 

Hopefully we will be entering Phase 2 very soon and this will signify that less of the virus is around, but we still need to keep our guard up! Let me share with you exactly what we have done to protect us all.

One of the major improvements we have done is to install 4 Reme Halo air purification systems to protect the entire office. 

These units have the following features and benefits:
• Dual ionizers to reduce airborne particulates (dust, dander, pollen, mold spores)
• Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses
• REME® reduces sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet.
• New zinc ions kill 99% of viruses on surfaces
• Unlike portable units that are limited to the room in which they are placed, the REME HALO® provides whole home and building purification.
• Easily integrated with your existing HVAC system. The unit doesn’t take away living space and operates silently.
• Two (2) quick release features for easy, no tool, cell replacement
• Incorporates an adjustable shroud around the REME® cell, which allows customization of the advanced oxidation plasma output.

It has the following applications:

• U.S. Military approved for mold reduction in field hospitals.
• U.S. and International Hospital approval for the fight against infectious diseases: 99% reduction of Staph (MRSA).
• Major U.S. city school reports 20% reduction in absenteeism.
• Tested and approved by the Chinese Government for protection against the deadly SARS virus.
• Approved by the USDA, FSIS, and FDA for use in food processing plants. Employed to reduce microbial contamination of food being processed.
• Cruise lines use it as a safety measure against Norwalk Virus outbreaks

The REME HALO® can be installed in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications where a ducted HVAC system exists. Here are some examples:

• Single family homes, apartments, condos
• In hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and doctor’s offices
• Schools, daycare centers, colleges and universities
• Fitness centers, locker rooms, athletic facilities
• Office buildings
• Veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, kennels,
• Hotels, motels, and resorts.
• Food processing and manufacturing plants/facilities
• Restaurants, diners, and bars
And to review, some changes and protocols you will see when it is time for your next appointment:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Other than when you are having dental treatment, wear a face mask at all times.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • We will take your temperature with a hands-free forehead thermometer.
  • Once seated in the dental chair, we will ask you to gargle with hydrogen peroxide.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines,  since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Please ask Elena or Bonnie for cups.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
Types of appointments we are now scheduling
  • Emergencies of any kind
  • Patients in which treatment may have been delayed, but could cause more damage by waiting any longer
  • Patients in the middle of treatment and any delay would cause more problems
  • Hygiene appointments for all patients that have active periodontal disease
  • Anybody that has had gum disease in the past, and could develop an emergent problem if a cleaning appointment  is postponed any further
  • As always just call if you have any questions on what can be done at this time

Fill in Large Gaps in Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

Missing teeth can not only leave unsightly gaps in your smile, but also compromise your oral health. If you are missing several teeth in a row, you can visit Beacon Place Dental Group to receive a traditional or implant-supported dental bridge. As the number one cosmetic dentistry team in Boston, our doctors are dedicated to creating treatment plans customized to your health needs and goals at their office in Brookline, MA.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

While missing teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed and self-conscious about your appearance, they can also substantially undermine the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. When even one aspect of your smile is not working properly, it can trigger a domino effect of health problems.

For example, if missing teeth are not replaced, the rest of your smile can shift around and throw your bite out of alignment. Without stimulation from the missing tooth's root, the jawbone may also atrophy over time. Therefore, it is in your best interest to replace missing teeth as soon as possible.

An unattached dental bridge
Consisting of artificial teeth anchored in place by dental crowns, a bridge is designed to blend in as naturally as possible with your surrounding teeth. 

About Traditional Bridges

Traditional bridges have been used in the field of dentistry for decades. Used to replace one to three consecutive teeth, a dental bridge consists of two dental crowns that anchor artificial teeth between them. At our practice, we can fabricate dental bridges from high-quality materials for a lifelike result.

What to Expect During Treatment

In most cases, we can place your bridge in two office visits: one to prepare the teeth and one to place the final restoration. Treatment is usually broken down into several steps:

  • Preparation: Enamel is removed from teeth on either side of the gap in your smile so they can serve as anchors for your new restoration.
  • Digital impressions: Once your doctor has prepared the teeth, we can take digital impressions with our 3Shape 3-D intraoral scanner to send to our off-site dental lab.
  • Fabrication: During the time between your two appointments, a skilled technician will craft your new restoration based off your dental impressions, a process which takes about 10 to 14 days.
  • Placement: Once the final bridge is ready, we will schedule your second visit. Your doctor will remove the temporary bridge and bond the final bridge into place using dental cement. He or she will then check your bite and make any necessary adjustments.

While your gums may be somewhat sore in the days after the final placement, you should be able to return to a normal diet fairly quickly.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Restorations

In addition to traditional restorations, Beacon Place Dental Group also offers implant-supported crowns and bridges. Because dental implants use both artificial teeth and tooth roots, they can minimize bone degradation over time. Since the restorations are anchored into the jaw rather than to neighboring teeth, implants can also leave healthy teeth intact. During an initial consultation at our practice, our doctors can determine if implant-supported restorations could be an option for you.

Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Bridges

If you have several consecutive missing teeth, a dental bridge can neatly fill in the gap in your smile. Schedule a visit at our practice to explore your treatment options. Contact us online anytime or call us at (617) 738-0700.

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Brookline, MA 02446

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