Dental Implants – Braintree, MA

Expertly Placed. Skillfully Restored.     All Under One Roof.

Dr. Matthew Lann, our board-certified periodontist, and Dr. George Salem, our general dentist with over four decades of experience, collaborate to provide patients with phenomenal results using dental implants in Braintree. Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, our talented team can restore your smile to as good as new with this leading-edge, gold standard treatment. Start your journey by calling our office and scheduling a consultation today!

Dentist showing a patient a model of a dental implant in Braintree

Why Choose Dr. George Salem and Associates, PC for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment In-House
  • We Offer Multiple Flexible Ways to Pay
  • Dentist with 40+ Years of Experience

What Are Dental Implants?

Illustrated dental implant with abutment and crown being placed in lower jaw

Dental implants themselves are small titanium posts that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone to restore the roots of missing teeth. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to fuse with the bone to provide it with necessary blood flow and stimulation, keeping it from eroding over time. After this process has occurred, known as osseointegration, Dr. Salem will restore the implants with custom-crafted prosthetics, like a dental crown, bridge, or denture, to complete the smile.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Dentist placing a crown on a dental implant in a model of the jaw
  1. Consultation: The first step of every dental implant procedure we complete is an in-depth consultation, which consists of an evaluation of your teeth and gums, as well as a detailed talk with Dr. Salem about your smile goals. Based on our diagnostic findings, we will outline a treatment plan and walk you through it so you know exactly what to expect throughout the process. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
  2. Placement: The next step of your treatment will be your dental implant placement with our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Matthew Lann. He will make a small incision in the gumline to place the implants into the jawbone.
  3. Osseointegration: The next three to six months following your surgery, your implants will undergo a process called osseointegration, where they fuse with the jawbone. This will make them a strong support system for your prosthetics. Once this has occurred, we’ll call you back in to place abutments on the tops of your implants, which are small metal connector pieces.
  4. Securing the Prosthetic: Finally, once your permanent prosthetic is finished, Dr. George Salem will secure it to your abutments and implants to provide you with a natural-looking and feeling, fully functional set of teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dentist holding a dental implant model

Dental implants offer a wide array of benefits that distinguish them from traditional tooth loss solutions, like traditional dental bridges. Their versatility allows patients to restore any number of missing teeth with the same, trusted method, while their design allows them to last for up to 35 years with proper maintenance. Many patients opt for dental implants in Braintree due to their lifelike appearance and function, drastically boosting confidence as well as quality of life.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Due to this treatment’s versatility, dental implants can help a variety of patients looking to restore their smile affected by missing teeth. At your consultation, Dr. Salem will create a custom-tailored treatment plan to help meet your specific needs and ensure you’re a good candidate moving forward. Some of the qualities we look for include sufficient jawbone density and a dedication to practicing good dental hygiene. From here, we can restore your smile using one of the three methods below.

Missing One Tooth

Illustrated dental crown being placed onto a dental implant

If you’re missing one tooth, instead of needing to alter your existing teeth with a traditional dental bridge, we can place one dental implant below the gumline and into the jawbone. Once it has undergone osseointegration, it will act as a post to hold a free-standing dental crown securely in place.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Illustrated dental bridge being placed onto two dental implants

If you’re missing multiple teeth, depending on their location within the mouth, we can either support a combination of implant bridges and crowns throughout the arch, or secure an implant bridge to replace anywhere between two and four consecutive teeth.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Illustrated full denture being placed onto six dental implants

Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures are secured to your jawbone, replicating the natural structure of teeth for enhanced stability and strength. To secure a complete denture in the mouth, Dr. Lann will place anywhere from four to six dental implants across the arch to anchor it.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Man smiling at dental office receptionist

Every dental implant treatment can vary based on each patient’s unique needs, which is why there’s no set price tag associated with the treatment. At your initial consultation with Dr. Salem, our team will be able to inform you as to whether or not you require any preparatory treatments, like a bone graft or sinus lift, as well as walk you through a detailed cost estimate of your procedure. We will also help you navigate any dental insurance coverage you would like to utilize, as well as walk you through our flexible payment options.