Complete & Convenient Dental Implant Treatment in Lynn
At the dental office of Gary P. Wheeler, DDS, we understand the toll missing teeth can have on your oral health, general well-being, and quality of life. We want you to enjoy a full and functional smile that promotes overall health and compliments your natural beauty. Dr. Wheeler and our team provide comprehensive treatment with dental implants.
With our in-house periodontist, Dr. Andrew Melcer, we can perform many implant treatments right here at our office. Our specialist can perform implant placement, restoration, and related services all under one roof, at one convenient location. We also provide bone grafts and sinus lifts when needed.
Don't let missing teeth keep you from chewing or speaking comfortably and smiling confidently! Contact the dental practice of Gary P. Wheeler, DDS, today to get started! We proudly serve individuals living and working in Lynn and the surrounding communities.
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots when surgically placed in your jaw. They fuse with living tissue and bone in a process called osseointegration. Through this bonding, they provide a secure and long-lasting base for your new prosthetic tooth or teeth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that becomes a permanent part of your jaw.
Implants typically consist of three parts; the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant post acts as your new tooth root. The abutment connects your post to your restoration and rests just above the gumline. Your restoration is the final piece. Depending on your needs, it could be a custom crown, bridge, or denture. Your new teeth are designed to look, function, and feel as natural as possible.
What is The Process for Getting Dental Implants?
Getting dental implants is often a multi-step process because treatment is tailored to your unique needs. Below are standard stages you can expect with implant treatment at our office.
The Consultation - Dr. Wheeler conducts a detailed consultation to determine if implants are ideal for your needs. Consultations often involve thorough exams for evaluating your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Our dentist and his team also analyze your medical and dental health history. We use advanced diagnostic technologies, such as digital x-rays, to gain precise images of your teeth, gums, and jawbone.
If you want to straighten your teeth, it needs to be done before you receive your implant. Our Invisalign® expert, Dr. Stanko can provide you with the information and treatment you need to accomplish your goals.
Building a Treatment Plan - If you qualify for dental implants, Dr. Wheeler collaborates with our periodontist, Dr. Melcer, to explain your available options. They'll work closely with you to design a treatment plan entirely customized to your needs.
Implant Placement - Our team places your dental implants with skill and precision. We perform this surgical procedure using the most efficient method to encourage successful and long-lasting results.
Adding the Implant Restoration - After implant surgery, you will need several months for proper healing and for osseointegration to take place. Once complete, our team invites you back to our practice so that we can place your new dental restoration. This typically finalizes your dental implant treatment.
Can Anyone Get Implants?
Adults in good oral and general health can make great candidates. To achieve the best results, your gums and jawbone must be healthy.
If you have severe gum disease, prolonged tooth loss, or bone loss, we can help! We have several options for restoring your gum health and our skilled periodontist can perform bone grafting and sinus lift procedures to increase your chances of successful treatment.
What is a Bone Graft?
Bone grafts are often necessary when your jawbone is relatively healthy but does not have enough bone mass to support implants on its own. During this procedure, our periodontist takes bone material from an artificial source or another part of your body and adds it to jaw areas needing treatment. By doing so, Dr. Melcer can restore the mass and strength of your jawbone.
What is a Sinus Lift?
Sometimes, the space between your sinuses and the upper jaw is too small or weak to support an implant. In this case, we'll likely recommend a sinus lift. Our periodontist will add bone material to the upper jaw, in the molar area. Like a bone graft, the purpose of a sinus lift is to buildup bone volume to prepare for dental implant placement.
Top Quality Implant Restorations to Complete Your Smile
Dr. Wheeler and his team are proud to provide implant-supported restorations made from beautiful, realistic, and body-safe materials. We work closely with a trusted local lab to ensure master ceramists craft your new tooth or teeth. Our dentist takes time to make sure your restoration is designed based on your smile's unique characteristics.
Our implant-supported solutions include:
- Crowns for restoring one single missing tooth
- Bridges for replacing several missing teeth in a row
- Partial Dentures that can replace multiple teeth throughout the smile
- Complete Dentures for restoring an entire arch of missing teeth
Providing All You Need to Restore Your Smile, Today!
Dr. Gary P. Wheeler and his team proudly serve Lynn and the surrounding communities with complete dental implant treatment. No matter your needs, we have solutions, skills, and in-house experts to restore your smile entirely after tooth loss. Contact us to schedule your implant consultation today!
CALL US: (781) 595-7953 REQUEST APPOINTMENT