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Our Philosophy of Treatment in Lexington, MA

History of Dental Implant Placement

The scientifically-based method of implant therapy was accidentally discovered over 30 years ago in Sweden. A Swedish orthopedic surgeon and researcher, Dr. Per Ingvar Branemark, was performing an experiment on blood flow in bone and this required a titanium cylinder be embedded in bone. It contained a glass window to allow him to observe the blood vessels in a sterile environment. When he tried to remove it he discovered that it was so solidly embedded in the bone that he investigated this phenomenon further. He observed then that a titanium implant of any type could naturally and predictably bond with bone. This phenomenon was termed "OSSEOINTEGRATION" and implants have since been used for attaching various missing anatomical parts. Since the original implant was placed three decades ago, several hundred thousand patients have enjoyed the benefits of successful "permanent" tooth replacement with dental implants.

Our Philosophy of Treatment

Dr. Rosen and his staff are committed to providing the highest quality periodontal and dental implant care for our patients in a safe and comfortable environment. To help achieve this goal, we utilize Biomet 3i implant fixtures and components which are produced by Biomet 3i, the world leader in dental implant manufacturing, education and research.

We strongly believe that it's essential to work as a team with the restorative dentist. The periodontist is a highly trained surgeon and is responsible for all surgical aspects of implant therapy. The surgeon works closely with the general dentist or prosthodontist and laboratory technician, who have each received advanced, specialized education in the restoration of dental implants. This process of collaboration results in a beautiful and functional rigid tooth replacement that leads to an enhanced quality of life for our patients.

Examination and Treatment Plan

During the examination process, it is essential to evaluate the overall condition of the mouth as the presernce of periodontal disease can compromise the success of a dental implant. We gather Information about the health of the gums, quality and quantity of underlying bone, position of teeth, occlusion and cosmetic desires. Routine x-rays will be necessary to help evaluate the teeth and bone. In many cases, more sophisticated imaging such as a CT Scan will be required to precisely determine bone contours in 3 dimensions and evaluate the position of vital anatomical structures. Once we record all of the information, we work together with the dentist and lab technician to determine the best treatment options available.

We use Simplant software to evaluate the CT scan results and simulate placement of the implants. The following is a screen shot of a case. This allows us to take accurate measurements in 3 dimensions and place an image of an implant on the CT scan to find the proper size and position.
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Education:
Dr. Rosen has completed training with Dr. Pat Allen in root coverage with Alloderm.

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Dr. Rosen has trained with Dr. Steven Wallace in doing sinus grafts.

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Our office is a training site for sleep medicine fellows from Lahey Clinic & Tufts University.


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