Recent News & Events
Posted April 23, 2013:Surgeon General Officially Endorses Community Water Fluoridation
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin officially endorsed community water fluoridation as "one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens."
"Fluoridation's effectiveness in preventing tooth decay is not limited to children, but extends throughout life, resulting in fewer and less severe cavities."
Posted April 15, 2013:Implant Residency
Dr. Peter has begun another Implant residency under the guidance of Dr. Arun Garg of Miami, Florida. This five month training focuses on surgical placement of titanium implant fixtures. The techniques taught will allow Dr. Eliopoulos to properly place and restore these fixtures and crowns.
Posted February 2, 2013:Dr. Nano appointed Clinical Instructor at Tufts Dental School
Dr. Nano Eliopoulos has been appointed an Associate Clinical Instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She will be instructing Junior and Senior dental students in the department of Oral Diagnosis. Dr. Nano will supervise and instruct students in treatment planning and patient management. She brings 28 years of experience managing patient dental care. She will continue seeing patients in our office on a limited basis and we all wish her much success.
Posted February 2, 2013:Kor Whitening System
We are now providers for the Kor whitening system. This tooth whitening system has a profound effect on all shades of tooth color. The process involves fabrication of very accurate mouth trays which holds a concentrated carbamide peroxide gel. In two short weeks, all patients will see a radical change in the shade of their smile.
Posted July 30, 2012:ZOOM Whitening Special is $399.
We are now offering in-office ZOOM whitening treatment for $399.00. This is a $250.00 savings from the usual fee of $650.00. This special Summer offer is good until September 31, 2012.Please call the office today to schedule your whitening treatment.
Posted June 8, 2012:Patterson Today Office Photo Spread
Our office was recently featured on the Patterson Today web-site. If you visit the site, the topic "Vision Realized" has a great article about Dr. Eliopoulos, the office itself, and many great photographs. Some allow 360 degree viewing. Check it out at www.pattersontoday.com .
Posted March 5, 2012:Office featured in National Trade Magazine
Our dental office will be featured in a national trade magazine produced by Patterson Dental Company. Dr. Eliopoulos was interviewed for the photo spread discussing his new dental office. The spread will feature photographs of the entire office, as well as, a 360 degree virtual tour to be accessed on this website. This photo spread and interview will be sent to thousands of dental office throughout the country to show our state of the art facility.
Posted January 14, 2012:Dr. Nano Eliopoulos joins our dental practice
It is great pleasure that I announce that my wife, Dr. Nano Eliopoulos has joined our dental practice. She is a graduate of Tufts Dental School. She had taught Oral Diagnosis at Tufts and practiced at her own office in Woburn, Ma for 27 years. She will be in our office practicing comprehensive treatment especially the needs of our younger patients. She is very gentle in her dental approach and I'm sure you will all want to meet her.
Posted September 29, 2011:Dr. Eliopoulos to begin implant residency
Dr.Eliopoulos willl begin an eight month mini residency in dental implant procedures. This training is being held in conjunction with Biomet 3i implant manufacturers and York Dental laboratory. It will provide knowledge of implant treatment planning and utilization of current implant components provided by Biomet 3i. This additional training will supplement Dr. Eliopoulos' twenty six years of dental implant experience. His first implant residency was learning the Nobel Biocare implant system at the Institute of Advanced Dental Studies in Boston. He is looking forward in learning some new implant techniques with this residency that he will pass on to his patients.
Posted August 19, 2011:We have moved into our new office!
August 1, 2011 was a great day! We officially started to see patients at our new dental office at 9 North Road in Chelmsford. Everyone is truly excited about our new space.
Posted May 18, 2011:American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in Boston
Dr. Eliopoulos, a 16 year member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is attending the annual national meeting in Boston, May 18-21 2011. He will be continuing his dental education at this meeting. Courses consisting of advanced bonding techniques, crown porcelain application, and complex treatment planning are just some of the topics Dr. Eliopoulos will be studying.
Posted May 18, 2011:Dental Laser
Dr. Eliopoulos has incorporated a state of the art laser to his dental practice. He has obtained and received certification on an
Ivoclar Navigator Dental Laser. This advanced dental tool will allow Dr. Eliopoulos to treat his patients for many dental procedures in a conservative and precise manner. He will be able to do gingival (gum) procedures, as well as , treating mouth sores and irritations using the laser light beam. This will promote healing of wounds in a much more timely manner.
Posted January 18, 2011:Gum (Periodontal) Disease Symptoms and Treatment
Periodontitis is what happens when you don't take care of your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease refers to the many different diseases that affect the tissues around your teeth and gums.
Symptoms of the disease include bleeding when brushing, swelling of the gums, gum recession of an apparent lengthening of the teeth and eventually, loose teeth.
Besides regular brushing and flossing, there are other things we can do to prevent periodontal disease. 10 Use a soft tooth brush. 2) use antiseptic mouthwash. 3) Have regular dental check ups to identify possible early signs of the disease.
It is much easier and less expensive to prevent periodontal disease than it is to treat it especially in its later tooth loosening stages. If you've noticed bleeding, swelling or receding gums, schedule a visit today to learn what can be done to treat your gums and prevent further damage, even tooth loss
Posted October 18, 2010:Dr. Eliopoulos trains at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Dr. Eliopoulos has just returned from the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. He completed Level II advanced training on the CEREC dental acquisition unit. This training allows Dr. Eliopoulos to provide his patients with the most precise, functional and cosmetic dental restorations. The CEREC MC XL milling unit can produce beautifully strong restorations in one visit. No impressions and second visits required.
Posted October 5, 2010:All Porcelain Crowns
For those of you who have had the joy of extensive dental work, you are familiar with what a crown looks like. They are essentially caps that are placed over your teeth and are a sort of "last resort" for a tooth that has too much damage for a normal filling to fix. In your father's day, technology was such that these special tooth caps had to be made of metal with a simple porcelain overlay to mimic the look of a normal and real tooth. But the metal underneath caused the crown's look to worsen considerably over time.
Some of you may have this type of crown or have seen it in others. The aging of the crown can be seen even just while talking as metal is exposed at the gum line or in the way the color or stain of the crowned tooth just doesnt match the rest.
The dark ages are over and no one needs to know which of your teeth have crowns just by casting a glance. New technology is now available. Cosmetic dentists can now offer you all porcelain crowns. These crwons do a much better job of being inconspicuous among the rest of your teeth and give off a more natural look.
If you are interested in replacing your old crowns or are in need of crowns for the first time, speak with us to find out if all-porcelain crowns can be a good fit.
Posted September 16, 2010:Why do your teeth get discolored?
Tooth discoloration and staining causes embarrassment and self-consciousness. Though many causes of tooth discoloration are under your control, some are not. The following is a brief list of causes and cures:
1. Drinks: Coffee and tea tend to stain teeth, especially when sipped over a prolonged period. Periodic professional cleanings and in office tooth whitening reverse these effects.
2. Smoking/Tobacco: Smoking and chewing tobacco have a negative effect on tooth color, gingival health, and breath. The best treatment is to never start smoking, or try to quit if you currently smoke. Periodic in-office cleanings and professional tooth whitening minimize the discoloring effects of smoking.
3. Dental Restorations: Metal restorations tend to break down at the edges (margins) and may reduce the transparency of tooth enamel. Replacing metal fillings with tooth colored composites or porcelain reverse these effects. Even tooth-colored restorations stain with time and may need replacement.
4. Age: With aging comes the accumalative effect of tooth staining. the outer tooth enamel wears down with time, causing teeth to turn more yellow. Porcelain veneers or dental bonding replace that worn layer, and restore the youthful glow of teeth.
5. Chemicals and Medications: During the tooth development of a child, certain antibiotics such as tetracycline or eccessive digestion of flouride can cause permanent tooth staining. Though these stains can not be cleaned or whitened, porcelain veneers or composite bonding can give the stained teeth a new face.
In addition to the causes listed above, trauma and genetics play a role in changing tooth color. keep your teeth whiter and brighter by regular dental cleanings, and ask us about your cosmetic options to get that perfect smile.
Posted August 30, 2010:Cerec One Visit Crowns and Onlays have arrived!
We wanted to let you know that we are committed to providing you with the latest technology in order to bring you the absolute best in care. We now have a CEREC machine that allows you to be in and out in a single visit with a permanent all ceramic crown, onlay or veneer. For you, the patient,this means less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.
With our new CEREC technology the procedure is done in a single appointment start to finish. No more "goopy" impressions taken, but a digital picture taken by the CEREC acquisition unit. Within 15 minutes, a new ceramic crown, onlay or veneer is milled right here in our laboratory and then delivered directly to you. No more temporaries needed and 3 week wait time for a new crown.
Call or e-mail today to learn about this advanced technology.
Posted July 20, 2010:Zoom!
We wanted to let you know that we have a new, very fast way to whiten your teeth. It's called Zoom!
Zoom! got it's name from it's speed. It's considered one of the fastest teeth whitening systems, and can fit easily into the most hectic of schedules. Zoom! can whiten your teeth at the office or at home. If you choose the in-office teeth whitening option, your teeth can look up to eight shades lighter in just one hour. If you choose the take-home option, your teeth can look up to six shades lighter in just three days, and with additional applications, you can go even lighter.
Please give us a call today to shcedule an appointment and you will be going home an hour later with a beautiful, bright smile!
Posted July 20, 2010:What is in-office teeth whitening?
Many people just don't have time or patience to do at-home whitening treatments and now there is an alternative solution. In-office (or chair-side) whitening treatments can provide results fast.
"I was running around like crazy getting things ready for my daughters wedding and I just kept putting off whitening my teeth. I needed to get it done fast and I couldn't have been happier with the results."
During chair-side bleaching, a protective gel or rubber shield is applied to your gums to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent. Lasers have been used during tooth whitening procedures to enhance the action of the whitening agent. Treatments often require more than one office visit that may take from 15 minutes to one hour.
If you are a candidate, chair-side bleaching may be the perfect solution.
Posted June 22, 2010:Dental Implants: Are they for you?
Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don't! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment of choice. Treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for replacement tooth or "crown" or a set of replacement teeth
Am I a candidate for a dental implant?
Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more or even all of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
Are there different kinds of implants?
There are many shapes, sizes and brands of implants available. Your AACD credentialed implant dentist will know which implant is the right one for you.
Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Your dentist will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed.
Will this take a long time?
Treatment time can vary greatly depending on your needs. Each situation needs a separate evaluation : your dentist will be able to give you an approximate timetable.
Posted June 10, 2010:Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Veneers
Dental Veneers are another fantastic tool used in cosmetic dentistry to help create that perfect smile. Unlike crowns which cover the whole tooth, dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain which are just bonded to the front of your teeth.
Porcelain itself is a fairly brittle material but the bonding process adds additional strength to a veneer leaving you with a beautiful, durable and completely natural looking tooth. Dental veneers take on the appearance of enamel and provide the means for a truly remarkable cosmetic restoration.
Although porcelain has amazing crushing strength it doesnt react well to twisting so once you have had a tooth or your teeth veneered you need to avoid foods that require any kind of gnawing or twisting action.
Dental veneers have a variety of uses with being used as an alternative to tooth whitening, braces, crowns and other cosmetic dentistry techniques. Porcelain veneers can be used to disguise discolored or chipped teeth, close gaps, straighten teeth, assist with realignment and reshape you smile.
Given the nature of a veneer, in that it is bonded to the front of your tooth, they are only of any use for cosmetic restoration of front teeth.
Getting a veneer is so easy and a great alternative for some patients who have reservations about the dental chair. An initial visit will involve your cosmetic dentist taking an impression of your teeth and you may require some minor contouring work. The second visit will be purely for the veneer to be bonded into place providing you with an instant and fantastic looking result.
With teeth that are too damaged for a veneer you can use a veneer in conjunction with a crown to obtain a perfect finish.
Dental veneers are basically used for aesthetic purposes so are unlikely to be covered by your dental insurance although you might get some level of discount if you have a dental care plan.