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

Restore and Enhance Your Smile with a Dental Crown

One of the most versatile treatments in dentistry, a dental crown can be used in restorative or cosmetic procedures, depending on the need of the individual. As the number one cosmetic dentistry team in Boston, the doctors at Beacon Place Dental Group can design, craft, and place a custom crown to both conceal aesthetic concerns and strengthen a weak tooth. With over 21 years of experience serving the Brookline, MA, community, our doctors are well-equipped to provide all of your dental needs.

When is a Dental Crown Necessary?

Placed on top of a tooth like a cap, dental crowns are effective for a huge variety of dental problems. In terms of repair, they are often used to restore erosion, chips, fractures, and decay so that patients can chew naturally. Because they are usually made form translucent porcelain that closely mimics natural teeth, crowns are highly suited to cosmetic treatment, as well. They are recommended to remedy small, worn, or irregularly-shaped teeth for a more proportionate smile.

Dental Crown Treatment Process

To prepare the tooth, your doctor will remove a small amount of enamel to make room for the dental crown. 

In most cases, a dental crown is placed in two visits. During the first appointment, your tooth is prepared. During the second, the final restoration is placed.

Initial Consultation

In order to determine if a crown is most appropriate for your goals and needs, Dr. William Papadopoulos or Dr. Pilar Sanchez will evaluate your oral health during an initial consultation at our practice. In addition to assessing the tooth in question, she or he will also make sure there are no other underlying health problems. If necessary, one of our team members can also take x-rays or scans to visualize the underlying teeth roots and the supporting jawbone. If a dental crown is best-suited to your needs, she or he can immediately prepare the tooth for treatment.

If you have a damaged tooth or if you would like to improve the aesthetics of your smile, a dental crown could be the solution for you.

Preparing the Tooth

In order for your custom dental crown to fit properly, the natural tooth must be slightly modified. Using minimally invasive methods, Dr. Papadopoulos or Dr. Sanchez will remove small amounts of enamel to make room for the crown and eliminate any decay. We always provide local anesthesia for this procedure so that you can stay as comfortable as possible.

After the tooth is fully prepared, we will take digital impressions using our 3Shape 3-D intraoral scanner. This device captures thousands of images and combines them into an accurate representation of your dental anatomy without uncomfortable, messy putty impressions. Before you leave, we will place a temporary restoration to protect your tooth until the next appointment.

Placing the Final Restoration

Impressions are sent to our trusted dental lab, where a ceramist will fabricate your restoration using materials that closely match the color of the natural teeth. In most cases, it takes one to two weeks to craft your dental crown.

Once we receive your final crown from the lab, we can schedule your second office visit. During this appointment, we will remove your temporary crown and place your final restoration. Once it is bonded into place, he will check your bite and make any necessary adjustments.

Strengthen Your Bite

If you have a damaged tooth or if you would like to improve the aesthetics of your smile, a dental crown could be the solution for you. To learn more about your treatment options, schedule a consultation at Beacon Place Dental Group. You can contact us online anytime ;or call us at (617) 738-0700.

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1371 Beacon St
Ste 101
Brookline, MA 02446

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