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Dental Implants Burlington Residents’ Solution for Missing Teeth

September 3, 2015

woman with a beautiful smile thanks to the dental implants burlington residents loveThese 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.
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The Cosmetic Dentist Burlington Turns to for Six Month Smile Transformation

August 30, 2015

couple with great teeth thanks to the cosmetic dentist burlington loves complete dental careI had crowded, crooked teeth my entire life. I remember as a kid, I used to practice my smile for photo day at school. I’d hold a wide smile without showing any teeth. As an adult, I found myself talking, eating, laughing, and smiling in public with one hand over my mouth. A quick review of my social media photo albums revealed that I either had the close-lipped smile I perfected in my youth, or I was frowning in every picture. If friends happened to catch me in a candid shot that exposed my teeth, I hid the photo. In less than a year, I was graduating from college, and starting my own business. All my classmates talked about how important presenting a polished, professional image to the public via websites and social media was to building a client base. Each time I thought about meeting people, presenting proposals, or smiling for the camera, my stomach would sink. I’d worked diligently for four years, and my smile was the one thing keeping me from feeling confident in my abilities. That’s when I decided to visit Dr. James P. Kostas and the caring team at Complete Dental Care of Burlington, MA to find out how I could straighten my teeth. If you’re a working professional considering orthodontics, I highly recommend you pick up the phone and call to schedule your smile evaluation and consultation today.
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The Emergency Dentist Burlington, MA Turns To

August 12, 2015

Woman holding digital x-ray at emergency dentistry burlinton trusts from complete dental careIf you or a loved one lost a tooth, injured their jawbone, or experienced severe pain or swelling of the mouth, would you call your dentist right away? Many patients say they wouldn’t because they don’t expect their dentist to be available in case of emergency. Instead, patients say they would go to the emergency room if the problem was severe, or call to schedule a regular appointment. At Complete Dental Care, Drs. James P. Kostas and Justin J. Cardarelli, encourage patients experiencing dental emergencies to call our practices immediately. We’re here to help you, and we always try to see our patients with dental emergencies right away. Your comfort and care are our top priority, and that means we’re available when you need us most. Call to find out more about emergency care from our Burlington, MA team or schedule your appointment today.
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The Dentists Burlington Trusts – Complete Dental Care

August 3, 2015

Young boy smiling at dentists burlington trustsIf you recently moved to the Burlington, MA area or are looking for a new dental practice for any reason, the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Complete Dental Care is waiting for your call. Our state-of-the-art office offers unsurpassed quality with maximum comfort, allowing our patients to relax and enjoy their dental visit.  Call to schedule your first appointment today. We can’t wait to meet you.
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Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dentures, Burlington

July 30, 2015

woman smiling showing great dentures burlington loves from Complete dental careIs 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.
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Emergency Dentistry, Burlington: Being prepared

July 16, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-466239056Your 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:

  1. Do not touch the root! You will be introducing bacteria and foreign particles to the part of the tooth that will be re-integrated.
  2. Rinse the tooth and ensure that all foreign particles are removed.
  3. Carefully try to re-insert the tooth back into its socket. Gently hold the tooth in place until you can see your provider
  4. 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.

Teeth Whitening for Brighter Smiles in Burlington, MA

June 17, 2015

158554263Congratulations! We had record-breaking snow this year, but that has (finally) melted and everyone is ready for summer in Massachusetts. There’s so much to do: a weekend at the Cape, sailing on the Charles River, a Red Sox game, explore Beacon Hill, or a tasty backyard picnic with family and friends. No matter what activity suits you, there are sure to be many reasons to smile. So, now is the time to make sure your smile is looking as beautiful as possible. With teeth whitening, Dr. James P. Kostas and the team at Complete Dental Care in Burlington, MA, will have your teeth looking their absolute best.

If your teeth are yellowed, stained or otherwise discolored, then as the saying goes—join the club. Millions of Americans have less than perfectly white smiles and the reasons are all generally the same:

  • Commonly consumed foods and beverages, such as berries and tomatoes or coffee and red wine
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Certain medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline
  • Teeth grinding and clenching, which can darken the biting surfaces of your teeth
  • Improper oral hygiene
  • The aging process
  • Tooth injuries

Choices for Teeth Whitening Burlington Loves

Whether you’re in a hurry to have a whiter smile because you have a special occasion coming up soon, or if you’d rather whiten on your own schedule, the cosmetic dentist Burlington depends on has the right teeth whitening option for you. With Opalescence® Teeth Whitening System, you’ll probably only need a single one-hour visit to our office to have a smile that is several shades whiter and brighter. Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. Potassium nitrate reduces sensitivity, and fluoride helps to strengthen enamel. So, you won’t only be enhancing your smile when you whiten with Opalescence, you’ll be improving the health of your teeth at the same time.

If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort and privacy of home, then Burlington dentist Dr. Kostas can give you a teeth-whitening kit. Simply fill the custom-fitted mouth trays with the professional grade whitening gel that we supply, and you’ll have dazzling new smile in about two weeks.

Call Our Office Today

To schedule your appointment for teeth whitening, call Complete Dental Care in Burlington, MA. We also serve the surrounding areas of Wilmington, Billerica, Woburn, Lexington, Bedford and beyond.

Improve Your Smile With Dental Implants

May 31, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-519555723Missing teeth can stand between you and a healthy, happier smile. We all want to look our best, and our teeth are no different. Missing teeth can be a confidence killer, but there is hope with dental implants from Dr. James P. Kostas at Complete Dental Care in Burlington, MA.

 

Implant Dentistry Overview

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth, helping to stop or prevent jaw bone loss. Losing teeth can be a drag and a confidence killer. Dental implants provide patients with the strength and stability to eat all the foods you love without struggling to chew. In addition, dental implants stimulate and maintain the jaw bone, thus avoiding bone loss and helping to preserve facial features. Dental implants in Burlington are getting the expert treatment.

 

Common tooth-loss factors:

  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal failure
  • Large cavities
  • Dental injuries
  • Gum disease (Periodontitis)
  • Trauma to the mouth (tooth injury)
  • Excessive wear and tear
  • Congenital defects

Implant dentistry services:

  • Quality, proven, reliable procedures
  • Exam and X-Rays
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Restoration to final results

 

The benefits to having dental implant dentistry are many including properly aligning your bite, natural-looking teeth, better oral health, bone loss prevention and so much more. Dental implant patients enjoy restored function, which allows a healthy diet of hard-to-chew foods, improved speech and more. Your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance and improve your quality of life.

 

Cosmetic Dentistry

The best cosmetic dentist in Burlington is Dr. Kostas – period. We can give you the smile you deserve! Some of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services include cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentistry is important not only for your teeth and gums, but in the way you carry yourself. How your teeth look can have a huge effect on your confidence and how you interact with people. Having a bright smile is a powerful mood booster. Did you know that smiling often has many physical benefits like lowering blood pressure and improving your immune system? See how Dr. Kostas and his staff can improve your smile using the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures.

 

Make An Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment, please speak with our friendly staff located in Burlington, MA. We also serve the surrounding areas of Wilmington, Billerica, Woburn, Lexington, Bedford and beyond.

Why Endurance Runners Have More Cavities: Oral Health for Athletes

April 11, 2015

451855347A study conducted in 2014 aimed to evaluate the correlation between endurance training and compromised oral health, a relationship that had been previously discovered but not thoroughly investigated. Today, we’d like to take some time to talk about the various ways that endurance training can affect your oral health.

Running & Tooth Decay: What’s the Connection?

The two don’t seem to have much to do with one another at first glance. After all, exercise is good for you, right? People who work out regularly are typically less prone to health problems like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. But can your time at the gym actually give you cavities? According to a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, it certainly can.

Researchers studied 70 men and women, half of whom were triathletes who trained nearly 10 hours per week running, swimming, and cycling. The other half of the group was comprised of non-exercising controls to ensure the validity of the study. Tests included saliva assessment, dental exams, and questionnaires regarding oral hygiene habits as well as dietary choices during training. The researchers discovered that nearly half of the triathletes consumed sports drinks rather than water during exercise and that 74 percent used sports bars or gels.

Often full of carbohydrates and sugars, these products bathe the teeth in the types of compounds that acid-causing bacteria love to eat. This significantly increases the risk of dental caries, or cavities. A carb-heavy diet has also been linked to increased pH levels in the mouth, another problem that is commonly associated with cavities. It was also found that a decrease in saliva production – coupled with breathing rapidly through the mouth during exercise – contributed to an environment that is more conducive to enamel erosion.

Reducing Your Cavity Risk

Naturally, we’d never tell you to quit your running or exercise routine in order to preserve the health of your pearly whites. There are, however, some things you can do to mitigate potential damage. Staying hydrated is a top priority as it aids in proper saliva production. Avoid sugary sports drinks and snacks, and opt for a cool bottle of water and fresh fruits or cheeses instead. Of course, home hygiene is as important as ever, so be sure to brush and floss twice daily.

If you have any other questions about how exercise affects oral health, please feel free to give us a call. Our Burlington, MA dental office proudly serves patients from communities in Bedford, Woburn, Billerica, and beyond.

A Stronger, More Confident Smile with Implant-Retained Dentures

March 11, 2015

78769905Dental 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.

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