You hear that you need a dental crown, and your first thought is that you just don’t have time for it. No one wants to cut time out of their schedule for dental work. We’ve got good news: CEREC same day crowns in Burlington restore a tooth in just one visit to the dentist. Wondering how CEREC crowns compare to traditional crowns? Let’s take a closer look.
July 15, 2016
May 15, 2016
When you have a toothache, all you can think about is relief from the pain. We think about that too, of course, but in addition we also need to determine the cause of your toothache in order provide you with the treatment you need. A toothache can have several different causes. At Complete Dental Care, your dentist in Burlington will find the reason for your toothache and then treat accordingly. Let’s look at some of the more common causes of a toothache.
January 29, 2016
When you’re missing several or all of your teeth, life just doesn’t look as bright. Smiling causes you stress, and eating can become a chore. Fortunately, you can restore your confidence and improve your life with beautiful dentures in Bedford MA! Dr. Kostas and offer full and partial dentures to help you enjoy the benefits of a complete smile once again.
December 28, 2015
Believe it or not, dentures have been around for 1000s of years. Most people have heard the tale of President George Washington’s wooden teeth—that were actually made out of ivory and parts of human, horse and donkey teeth—but did you know that archaeologists have found evidence of false teeth being used in Egypt around the year 1500 B.C. and during early Japanese dynasties? Fortunately, the dentures of today have come a long way. At Complete Dental Care in Burlington, dentures are now designed to look natural and feel completely comfortable.
October 14, 2015
Whether it’s during an important meeting at work or over a fancy Friday night dinner, there’s one thing you don’t want anyone thinking when you’re speaking: what’s that smell? If you’ve got breath problems that are more than temporary, you could be suffering from gum disease. It’s a smelly problem that affects more than the odor in your mouth — it can put your heart health at risk, too. The good news is that it’s easily prevented — and your Burlington dentist is here with five excellent prevention tips.
September 3, 2015
These days, we’re showing off our smiles more than ever before. When I was growing up, we didn’t broadcast our faces on Facebook and Instagram — and the word selfie certainly wasn’t in the dictionary yet. I kind of like the trend of sharing photos instantly, but I know that if you don’t have a smile you feel great about, it’s stressful when somebody pulls the camera out.
Missing, damaged or worn-down teeth can be caused by a lot of things — car accidents, bad genes or excessive decay can all contribute. No matter the cause, the result is the same: a smile you’re reluctant to show, and a lot of photos of you hiding in the background with your mouth closed.
If you’re hiding behind a damaged smile, we want you to know you have options. One excellent solution for missing or damaged teeth is dental implants, which we’ve been using at our office for years.
July 30, 2015
Is your smile incomplete? Do you feel the first and sometimes only thing people notice about you is your missing tooth? Each year, millions of patients choose not to replace missing teeth due to fear, inability to pay for replacement, or simply believing that replacement is unnecessary. At Complete Dental Care of Burlington, MA Dr. James P. Kostas and his team encourage you to reconsider. Our practice offers numerous methods of tooth replacement whether you’re missing 1 tooth or several. At our office, we want each patient to achieve their optimal oral health, and that means having a full, healthy smile they’re proud to share. Call to schedule an appointment or find out more about your tooth replacement options today.
July 16, 2015
Your daughter’s wedding is tomorrow. You have been running around like crazy making sure you are doing everything in your power to make her day special. At the rehearsal dinner you reflect on how well everything has come together and you start to get excited for the long awaited day. You reach for the fresh bread at the center of the table, take a big bite and….’CRACK.’ That front filling that has been there for years gives way at the worst moment you can think of. It’s Friday night! The wedding is at 1:00pm the next day and all you can think of is showing up as the Jack-o-lantern in all of the pictures! Here at Complete Dental Care, James P. Kostas, DMD, P.C. we understand there is no truer dental emergency. Our office is here to put your mind at ease in situations like these. Dental emergencies can occur any time and any place; that’s what makes them an emergency!
Our Burlington office has recently expanded hours, increased coverage and added more providers to better serve the Middlesex County area. With new office hours 6 days a week and being available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for dental emergencies, Complete Dental Care wants to make sure you are never without coverage. Whether the emergency is esthetic, trauma, or infection related Dr. Kostas and are ready, willing and able to take care of you in your time of need. We understand that our patients come first. We understand that as service providers we are here to make your life easier, and better yet, we find happiness in doing so. Our office is trained in the latest in dental technologies. With the advancements of CEREC same day crowns we are equipped to provide you a beautiful porcelain replica of your tooth within 1 and a half hours.
Contacting our office in an emergency is easy! Our convenient website directs you to our emergency number where you will be placed in direct contact with the office. After hours, our system will send your message directly to one of our providers who will promptly respond to your needs. Even if you are uncertain if you have a dental emergency, you can contact our doctors who can help you determine if immediate action needs to be taken.
Examples of dental emergencies include: Knocked out or avulsed tooth, discomfort or pain, large swellings, uncontrolled bleeding, and immediate esthetic concerns (including broken dentures).
Speed counts in saving a knocked out tooth. That is why Dr. Kostas and are available 24/7 to help protect your smile. If you do lose a tooth, contact our offices immediately and then follow these steps:
- Do not touch the root! You will be introducing bacteria and foreign particles to the part of the tooth that will be re-integrated.
- Rinse the tooth and ensure that all foreign particles are removed.
- Carefully try to re-insert the tooth back into its socket. Gently hold the tooth in place until you can see your provider
- If the tooth cannot be inserted it should be carried to the office in a medium. Milk works great and is usually accessible but saliva and water can work as well. These mediums however, carry a less successful prognosis.
We’re here to Help in Any Dental Emergency
We at Complete Dental Care with Dr. Kostas hope that you never have to experience a dental emergency, but our promise to you is that we will be available and prepared if you ever should. Call us immediately in case of emergency. We handle emergencies from all of Middlesex County including Burlington, Bedford, Woburn, Wilmington, Lexington and Billerica.
March 11, 2015
Dental implants are considered the gold standard of restorative dentistry. For edentulous patients, or those who are missing all of their teeth, dental implants can be used to support a full denture for a secure bite and a beautifully restored smile. At Complete Dental Care in Burlington, MA, Dr. James P. Kostas and his team believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the full benefits of a complete set of teeth. One of the ways that we accomplish this involves the use of implant-retained dentures.
The Advantages of Dental Implant-Retained Dentures
While removable dentures do help edentulous patients enjoy a more normal life following tooth loss, they can be unstable and uncomfortable. Ill-fitting dentures can slip when you speak or eat, and the feeling of a sliding prosthetic against your gums is far from pleasant. With traditional dentures, your diet is limited to foods that are manageable, and you may miss the freedom to enjoy your favorite meals and snacks.
Fortunately, Dr. Kostas has a proven solution that can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence. Implant-retained dentures are secure, comfortable, and easy to maintain. Strategically placed dental implants are surgically fixed within your jaw, creating a solid foundation for your restoration. Your dentures are custom-crafted to complement your facial contours and will look completely natural.
Unlike many dental practices in the area, Complete Dental Care offers both the placement and the restoration of dental implants right here under one convenient roof. From the first stages of planning your treatment to the moment you see your new smile for the first time, we are your trusted partners in your journey toward improved oral health with dental implants.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are interested in learning more about how implant-retained dentures can help you reclaim your smile and your life, please contact our office today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kostas. Our team sincerely looks forward to helping you achieve your oral health goals with the latest in dental technology and a genuine passion for patient comfort. Experience the difference our expertise can make in your smile. From our state-of-the-art dental practice in Burlington, MA, Dr. Kostas proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Bedford, Billerica, Woburn, and beyond.
September 20, 2014
A dental crown is a restoration that fits over a damaged tooth like a cap, providing structural stability, aesthetic improvement, and protection from infection. Traditionally, the process of creating and placing a crown could take weeks and require multiple appointments, making it an inconvenient and expensive process for the patient. With CEREC same-day crowns, Dr. James P. Kostas helps patients in Burlington, MA communities reclaim their smiles in just one visit to Complete Dental Care.
The CEREC Same-Day Crowns Process
First, we’ll capture a three dimensional image of your prepared tooth using digital impression technology. This means that there’s no messy impression material, and the modeling process takes less time than ever before. The CEREC software then uses the digital data we’ve captured to create a computerized model of your tooth, ensuring accuracy of your restoration’s precise measurements. Within about an hour, your beautifully customized crown will be milled and completed, ready for placement.
With CEREC same-day crowns, there’s no need for temporary crowns, and you don’t have to wait weeks for your final restoration to come back from an off-site laboratory. You come in for your appointment at our state-of-the-art Burlington, MA dental office and leave with a completely restored smile that you’ll love showing off to the world.
Because the CEREC machine mills your crown from a single block of dental porcelain meticulously measured to fit your tooth, we’re able to preserve more of your enamel during the preparation process. In addition to being an incredibly durable and conservative treatment, CEREC same-day crowns are aesthetically superior as well. The porcelain chosen is exactly matched to the color of your existing teeth, resulting in a gorgeously restored smile that looks completely natural.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Whether you are in need of a new dental restoration or you’d simply like to learn more about the possibilities afforded by CEREC technology, our skilled and experienced team can help. Contact our office in Burlington, MA today to schedule your visit, and see what a difference CEREC same-day crowns can make in your smile. Our practice warmly welcomes families from throughout Burlington and the surrounding areas, including Bedford, Woburn, Billerica, and more.