Five star review from Google Palmer distinctive dentistry was the best experience I've ever had at a dentist. They treat you with respect and everyone is very courteous. Pricing is reasonable and the work I had done was quick and painless. Although the time the doctor spent explaining all the options was priceless.
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Restore missing teeth with safe and effective biocompatible porcelain implants in Greenville, SC
Purpose and benefits of dental implantsDental implants are a highly effective treatment used to restore missing teeth so you can regain the functionality that the tooth provided in a way that looks and feels natural. A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth using a screw-like post that is inserted into your jaw, and then an artificial tooth that both looks and functions like your natural tooth is placed on the post. With implants, your other teeth do not need to be altered to accommodate the implant, such as when bridges or crowns are placed on your teeth, and they don’t negatively affect your gums by rubbing against them like dentures can.
Dental implant procedureAt Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we conduct a thorough consultation with you before choosing a treatment. Dr. Palmer will examine your mouth and then discuss your goals and options to arrive at the best treatment plan for you. If you will be getting a dental implant, Dr. Palmer will use the latest technology such as 3D Cone Beam imaging to precisely plan your implant procedure.
During your surgical appointment, the dentist will numb your mouth and use sedation to reduce any anxiety and will then place the implant post into your jawbone in the spot where the tooth is missing. After this procedure, your jawbone will begin to fuse with the implant to form a long-lasting bond to replace the missing tooth root. Once that process has occurred, which may take a couple of months, the dentist will place an “abutment,” or a small connecting piece, on the dental implant. Your gums will take some time to heal after the abutment is placed, and then the dentist will bond a crown that looks and works like a natural tooth onto the abutment. The price of dental implants varies, depending on your overall oral health, the quality of the bone and location that the implant will be placed, the number of teeth that need implants, and the size of the implants needed. The team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry understands that cost is an important factor in your dental care and will be up-front about price to ensure that cost of your treatment plan is within your budget.
What is biocompatibility?Biocompatible dentistry, also called holistic dentistry, focuses on providing guests with dental care that is health-conscious and minimizes any negative impacts of dental treatments and care. When your holistic dentist evaluates your oral health, they provide personalized care that considers your entire body’s well-being.
Traditional dentistry uses materials such as metals that can be toxic to your body and can negatively impact your overall health. Dr. Palmer prioritizes your health and well-being, and he ensures that only the highest quality materials are used in his dental practice. Instead of metal, he uses zirconia dental implants. Zirconia is a biocompatible material that, when placed in your jaw for the implant procedure, works naturally with your body and does not lead to the toxicity or dark lines on your gums that metal implants can cause. In addition to being a healthier material for your body, zirconia implants have the following benefits:
- Simpler in design than titanium implants, using only one piece of ceramic that does not shift or move when under pressure
- Highly durable and do not corrode over time like titanium implants can
- Many guests say that zirconia implants are more comfortable, both during the actual surgical procedure and afterwards
Experience the difference that holistic dentistry makesAt Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in Greenville, SC, your health and satisfaction are of the utmost importance in the care we provide. Experience the boost in confidence and quality of life that biocompatible tooth restoration can provide. Call us at (864) 879-6494 today to schedule your consultation!
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.
Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.
Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.
Dr. Ashley Hurley has been in private practice since 2020 and is thrilled to join our Palmer Distinctive Dentistry holistic dental office as a Dental Associate! Dr. Hurley earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (2012-2015), a certificate from the LECOM post-baccalaureate program, and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in 2020. Dr. Hurley has worked on multiple scientific projects. She has also volunteered in various ways for communal service over the years. She is excited to positively affect the Upstate community by serving you while assuring your trust is always in good hands.