Our Smileboston Experience centers around personalized, comfortable, and comprehensive oral health care, as we work to go beyond expectations in technology, financial flexibility, comprehensive dental care, comfort and communication. When it comes to choosing a dental practice, we know there are many options in the Greater Boston area. At Smileboston, here’s how we work for you: Dr. Spitz has always had an eye for up-and-coming technology since he opened Smileboston in 1997.
Our natural teeth consist of a root and a crown. And just like natural teeth, implant-supported replacement teeth, have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food) and both have a root which holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the root of an implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material that surgeons use for artificial joints. When you experience tooth loss, you lose both the root and the crown.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a minimally invasive treatment option to address gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques that treat gum recession, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is incision and suture-free. John Chao, DDS developed and patented this breakthrough treatment and Dr. Spitz was one of the first dentists on the east coast to become Advanced Certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. During the procedure, a specialized dental tool is used to make a small 'pinhole' in the gum tissue.