Dr. Krykhtin received a degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester in New York! He is a doctor of Dental Surgery and attended Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. At St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany NY, Dr. Krykhtin was trained one-on-one by specialists in areas of oral surgery, root canals, implants, dentures, crowns, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, and more. He then became a professor at St. Peter’s Residency, and taught dentists/residents for 3 years at St. Peter’s Hospital. He also has his clear/invisible braces certification- and is now offering “Fast Braces”! Dr. Krykhtin’s rigorous training in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, his love of Arts, and passion for Dentistry brings a unique skill fusion to Boca Raton Dentistry. Dr. Krykhtin has previously designed and built biomedical devices. One such device, a robotic arm, accommodated an 8-year-old child with quadriplegia to open a door or turn on a computer using a “sip and puff” mechanism. He is a member of various professional organizations including: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Implant Association. In his free time, Dr. Krykhtin loves spending time with his two kids, fishing, and getting involved in adventurous activities.
The goal of modern dentistry is to restore your normal facial contours, functions, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health. What makes implant dentistry so unique is the ability to reach this goal even in the presence of missing teeth. However, the more teeth are missing, the more challenging the task becomes. As a result of continued research, implant design, materials, and techniques, predictable success is now a reality for the rehabilitation of many challenging clinical situations.
The life expectancy of the population has reached a historic high point, with people living a longer life span. Social pleasures, including dining and dating, continue throughout advanced life. The traditional tooth replacement options include bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. There are obvious limitations to these treatment alternatives. Tooth loss is directly linked to changes in the facial structures.
The process of bone resorption begins immediately after the tooth is lost and is continuous. Depending on the number of teeth lost, the following consequences related to the bone loss become more evident: decreased facial height, deepening of vertical lines in lip and face, decreased horizontal labial angle of lip – makes people appear unhappy, loss of muscle tone in facial expression, thinning of vermilion border of the lips from loss of muscle tone, deepening of nasolabial groove, increased length of maxillary lip showing less teeth during smiling – ages the smile, ptosis of mentalis muscle attachment – lead’s to “witch’s chin”.
In this age of dental care, dental implants are considered the most effective way to replace missing teeth in order to restore natural function. Understandably, most people would not fully enjoy life if unable to properly chew or smile without a full set of teeth, and thus would prefer dental implants as a solution for this particular need.