Dental Implants in Melrose, MA
Advanced trained, Dr. Jeffrey N. Pan, DMD, CAGS
Dental Implantologist, Melrose, MA
Advanced trained, Dr. Jason L. Pan, DMD, CAGS
Dental Implantologist, Melrose, MA
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
What are Dental Implants?
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.
Indicators 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:
Missing a Single Tooth
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.
Missing Multiple Teeth
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.
Missing all Teeth
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.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
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
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.
Cost of Dental Implants
When you’re getting started down the long road to implant supported tooth replacement, budgeting for the cost of care is essential. Before beginning treatment, we encourage patients to carefully assess each step of the process and discuss the cost of each phase of their tooth replacement plan. When you’re prepared for the investment and have a plan in place, this can truly be an affordable treatment option that will last a lifetime.
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.