Lost or missing teeth due to an unexpected accident or decay can be permanently replaced with dental implants. Dental implants are a safe and effective method for replacing missing teeth with natural-looking, permanent teeth that are custom designed to last a lifetime. Implants help retain bone in your jaw and also support the integrity of your facial structure. Dental implants a can be used to secure full dentures, partial dentures, or hybrid fixed prosthetics to create the perfect smile solution just for you.
Digital Guided Implant Placement
Surgically guided dental implant placement is an incredibly safe and effective way replace missing teeth. Dr. Melfi uses 3D imaging to virtually place dental implants using software and images of your teeth and jaws, then placing the subsequent abutment/crown into the same image, and then checking everything before any actual surgery is done. A computerized 3D printed surgical guide is designed in the software that fully controls the depth, angle, and location of the dental implant for maximum safety and alignment.
CEREC Same Day Crowns
Using CEREC 3D Omnicam and Cad-Cam technology Dr.Melfi can digitally design and then mill your crown right in our office and in just one appointment. Using a digital scan of your teeth and computer software the customized restoration is designed. The CEREC mills your crown right onsite and you leave the same day with a brand new beautiful tooth.
Primescan Digital Impressions
Traditional dental impressions can be messy and uncomfortable. Dr. Melfi invested in state-of-the-art Primescan which not only creates a much more accurate digital impressions, but also improves our patient experience.
Physiologic based holistic dentistry is the emerging new medical standard in dental care. At Symmetry our dental care and unique technology look beyond just your teeth to include all the ways your teeth and smile work with surrounding muscles, nerves, and joints.
We help to actually prevent and treat common medical issues often directly related to your teeth and bite, including damaging teeth grinding, muscle tension headaches, TMJ, snoring, and sleep apnea. Using Tekscan Computer Bite Analysis, BioEMG muscle sensors, and even computer jaw tracking your cosmetic dentistry will last longer when problems like teeth grinding are treated at the source.
Dr. Melfi’s expertise in this area led to the creation of ReSet our specialty center right onsite to treat TMJ/Migraine and Sleep Apnea. We are here to address your existing problems and to help you feel confident that your routine restorative and cosmetic dentistry care will not only look good, but also prevent common issues like TMJ and teeth grinding.
Using digital technology in our office we can fabricate a customized occlusal splint based on the merging of dynamic jaw tracking records, cone beam computed tomography, and a CAD-CAM digital impression. A customized splint designed for you using scans ans software can help alleviate symptoms such as headaches and jaw pain by relaxing muscles while you sleep.
Galileos 3D CBCT X-ray
The Sirona Galileos CBCT is state of the art digital technology for full 3D evaluation of not only the teeth, but the entire head and neck regions at very low doses of radiation. A three dimensional scan allows us to evaluate the TMJ regions closely, look for joint and articular disc disorders, displacements or the onset of TMJ arthritis. In our office, the 3D scan can also provide TMJ and #C animations of the lower jaw function.
Using the Cad-Cam technology in our practice we can now design and mill custom Digital Dentures for our patients. This is a faster, easier way for you to achieve a beautiful smile. Digital precision allows Dr. Melfi to create dentures that fit better, look more natural, and perform reliably for years to come.