Implant & Periodontal Therapy

Dental Implants

Permanently Replacing Missing Teeth

The best dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Regain the ability to eat virtually anything and to smile with confidence, knowing your teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we will reserve you a consultation appointment with our periodontist Dr. Marc Pearlstein. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help you achieve your dental goals.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. If desired, we will provide you with a temporary solution for your missing teeth.

After the implants have bonded to the jaw bone, we will designs the final bridgework or dentures. Posts or attachments will be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes 6 to 8 months, and most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life. If you want the best dental implants, Lund Dental Associates in Stoneham, MA, is your destination! 

Replacing Missing Teeth 

Our smiles have to be complete for teeth to do their jobs properly. A missing tooth can affect your biting, speech, and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out, be damaged, or be lost.

Implant Placement Overview 

The procedure to place a dental implant takes anywhere from half an hour to several hours, depending on the number of implants needed. The amount of appointments and time required will vary from patient to patient.

Bone Grafting Implants 

After tooth extraction, the socket walls will usually fill naturally with bone. However, this type of healing can be complex when the walls are thin. In these situations, a bone graft is placed to help your body fill the empty socket with bone. 

After Implant Placement

If you need replacement teeth while the implants are healing, temporary non-removable or removable teeth can be made. If all of your teeth are missing, we can modify your present complete denture or make you a new temporary denture. We will make sure you do not go without teeth.

Implant Crowns & Bridges

If one tooth is missing, it can be permanently replaced with a crown attached to an implant. If several teeth are missing, they can be permanently replaced with a bridge attached to 2 or more implants.

Implant Supported Overdenture 

This state-of-the-art solution to missing teeth uses dentures designed to securely attach to a set of implants in your mouth that hold them in place! No more sharp pains, mumbling, or constant adjustments — just reliable comfort during the day!

Periodontal Treatments

What You Need to Know to Keep Your Gums & Smile Healthy 

We thank you for your interest in Lund Dental and for taking the extra step to find out more about your oral health. On this page, you will learn more about your gum health and the options available to you for dental implants. Luckily, Lund Dental Associates in Stoneham, MA, is where you’ll find the best dental implants! 

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal means the tissue surrounding your teeth, therefore, your gums. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is swelling and infection of the bones and ligaments that support your teeth. The majority of patients who come to us with periodontal issues are typically classified as having gum disease. Periodontists specialize in this area and are able to treat every case of gum disease.

Unfortunately, by the time our patients come in, their gum problems have already been an issue for a long period of time.

Common Problems Associated with Gum Disease

  • Receding gum lines (“long” teeth & exposed roots)
  • Discolored or deteriorating tooth structure
  • Gum depressions or black triangles (holes between the teeth and the gum tissue)
  • Infected gum line (inflammation and discoloration of the gums)
  • Tooth loss or movement

Deep Cleaning 

Deep scaling & root planing removes plaque & tartar below the gum line using manual instruments & ultrasonic tools. The tooth’s root surfaces, which tend to harbor bacteria, are smoothed or planed, allowing the gum tissue to heal.

Periodontal Maintenance 

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. This condition is irreversible without the help of dental professionals and requires specialized thorough cleanings regularly. 

Arestin® Treatment 

Arestin® contains tiny, bead-like particles filled with the antibiotic minocycline, which release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

Gum Graft

Gum grafts replace lost gum tissue and can help cover exposed root surfaces.

Pocket Reduction

Pocket reduction surgery, also knows as osseous surgery, removes infection under the gum and around teeth, restoring periodontal health.


When the frenum, or muscle attachment, is pulling too much on the gum tissue and causing gum recession, a frenectomy is done to release the muscle attachment.
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