DENTAL IMPLANTS – MELROSE, MA
Pan Dental Care
Restoring Smiles to Last
Advanced trained, Dr. Jeffrey Pan, DMD, CAGS
WHY CHOOSE PAN DENTAL CARE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
- Surgical Dental Implant Placement & Restoration in One Office
- All-Digital Technology for Superior Precision & Comfort
- Replace Lost Teeth For Life
A dental implant is simply a small post, usually made of titanium, that’s inserted surgically into the jawbone below the gum surface at the location of a missing tooth. As the surrounding bone and gum tissue bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation onto which your restoration, or artificial tooth, is then attached and shaped to match your existing teeth.
When planning an advanced treatment like surgical dental implant placement, our dentists at Pan Dental Care in Melrose always want to proceed with full confidence. That’s why they regularly utilize the state-of-the-art Galileos 3D Cone Beam Imaging, which creates three-dimensional, exhaustively detailed images of a patient’s teeth, jaw, joints, and related facial structures with crystal-clear clarity. By being able to view even the smallest details of your dental anatomy, we can carry out important services with unparalleled precision and success.
INDICATIONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS:
Patients with a wide spectrum of tooth loss, from a single gap to an entire arch, can often benefit from the transformative power of dental implants. Take a look below to see which situation best fits your unique circumstances:
When replacing a single tooth, an all-porcelain dental crown can be paired with an individual dental implant for an outstanding result. This modern procedure is superior to anchoring a traditional dental bridge in place because it doesn’t require the surrounding natural teeth to be negatively altered in any way.
All-porcelain dental crowns can be fitted over multiple dental implants throughout the mouth. However, if we need to replace several missing teeth that used to appear in a row, an implant-retained dental bridge is another viable option. We will place two dental implants on either side of the gap and fit the prosthetic teeth into place over them, replenishing the space with a sturdy, lifelike replacement.
For patients with more advanced tooth loss, an implant supported partial or full denture may be recommended. Partials fill gaps in the smile, replacing numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth, and can usually be supported by three to four implant posts.
Full dentures replace an entire row of missing teeth, and they are usually anchored using four to six implant posts.
With innovations in the placement process and materials, more patients than ever before are good candidates for dental implant supported tooth replacement.
Some limiting factors may include:
- Poor general health
- Inadequate bone structure
- Diseased gums
- Chronic oral health problems such as teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
- Systemic diseases
- Unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
- Implant location also impacts their success, i.e. lower front jaw implants may be up to 95% successful, while side or rear placements only 90% successful.
The dental implant procedure consists of several different components, including an initial surgery. While many general dental practices in the greater Melrose community have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this portion of care, Pan Dental Care is happy to now offer the expertise patients need right here in-office. This means that every stage of your smile transformation – from the initial consultation to the placement of finished, high-quality restorations – will be carried out by the same team you already know and trust.
Lori Smith, our multi-talented Office Manager, is ready to help. As ever, feel free to email Lori at [email protected] and call 781-665-5190 to get started!
Covering the cost of your much needed dental implant shouldn’t have to be a stressful or over-complicated experience! At Pan Dental Care our knowledgeable Office Manager, Lori Smith, is happy to guide patients through this process smoothly by helping them clearly understand their available options, providing complimentary insurance estimates on annual dental benefits, and filing any and all claims on your behalf for maximum convenience.
Payment plans can also be arranged to break down overall treatment prices into more manageable, monthly sections.
Ready for Dental Implants?
Call Pan Dental Care in Melrose, MA at 781-665-5190 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Pan, DMD, CAGS