Dr. John Palmer, DMD :
Dr. John J. Palmer has been improving lives with beautiful, healthy smiles from the time he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry in 1983 at the top of his class. He founded Palmer Distinctive Dentistry with the goal of providing individualized dental care in a comfortable atmosphere with biocompatible materials and gentle procedures. He incorporates the latest technology and stays at the forefront of new research and discoveries, to bring you the best that dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Palmer, a pioneer in advanced dentistry, was among the first dentists nationwide to use CEREC. He incorporated the in-office restoration system in 1997. He has completed extensive Comprehensive Cosmetic Techniques training from the Baylor University. He has also received advanced training at the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
As a dedicated holistic dentist, Dr. Palmer is one of the few professionals trained in the safe removal of amalgam fillings. He uses IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) established procedures, and maintains awareness that anything affecting your mouth also affects your whole body. Advanced laser technology and ozone therapy are among the safe and surgery-free techniques employed to treat periodontal (gum) disease.
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Dr. Palmer chose to establish the first Center for Dental Medicine in the region, with a vision of bridging the gap between the dental and medical communities. This helps in the identification of diseases in the mouth, which may have the potential for causing disease throughout the body.
Dr. Palmer is an accredited member of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. He is a national speaker, as well as teaches the Fundamentals of Safely Removing Mercury to members. He is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician, with certifications from the American Naturopathic Certification Board and the Board of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. He is proud to be the first dental practice in South Carolina to incorporate The First Fit technology. This system helps to give guests the smile of their dreams in a fast and convenient manner.
Memberships maintained by Dr. Palmer include Omicron Upsilon Dental Honor Society, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, Holistic Dental Association, and the International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists.
When Dr. Palmer isn’t working or speaking with other dentists about mercury safety, he enjoys golfing, scuba diving, and spending time with his family.
Dental Implants :
As the success rate of dental implants has become more obvious, this innovative root replacement procedure has gained popularity among dentists and their guests. Dental implants are tiny posts, typically made of titanium, which are inserted into the jawbone in a painless procedure. Understanding the potential for negative side effects from metal, Dr. Palmer performs dental implant treatment with Z-Look3 implants as a healthy, non-toxic alternative.
Z Systems :
Z Systems is an innovative new technique that ensures everything about the implant, from crown to root, contains no metal. The company offers a one piece all zirconia implant. They are highly biocompatible, more aesthetically pleasing, and facilitate a quick and easy healing process. Z-Systems doesn’t just stop with the implants, before the procedure has begun, 3D scanning provides the dentist with knowledge of bone density, location of the nerves, and any abnormalities to help ensure a successful implantation . The implant can be constructed from the digital plans, allowing the guest a shorter time in the dentist’s chair. The zirconia reconstruction is prepped just like a natural tooth, and a laser is used to “rough up” the surface, allowing the body to heal around it easily. According to Z-Systems, Inc., implant guests have fewer soft-tissue and periodontic issues, and less plaque on and around the implants than those with metal implants. The Z-Systems implant process is now in its eighth year of clinical experience, and it is still improving, always seeking the safest and least invasive way to treat guests.
Why Z-Look3 implants?
Dr. Palmer is protective over his guests’ health and quality of life. Our commitment is to provide our guests with the very best in holistic dental care, which is why we seek metal-free restorations like the Z-Look3 implants. These posts are made from zirconia, a specific type of ceramic that lives very well within the body.
Z-Look3 zirconia implants are beautiful restorations that are white, rather than metal, which eliminates the risk of a dark line forming at the gums. They have been extensively studied and have been proven to accomplish similar results to conventional metal implants, lasting a lifetime with good care.
The implant procedure :
Your healthy new smile begins with a thorough consultation at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, where we will discuss the various factors that are important to successful treatment. We are committed to precision and perform diagnostic testing with the latest technology, including 3D ConeBeam imaging. The clear visualization of details of the oral anatomy allow us to plan with the greatest amount of precision the surgical insertion of implants.
The term “implant surgery” may give the impression that getting implants is a complicated process. In reality, most people can receive implants with very little discomfort, bruising, or swelling. After the insertion of implants, these prosthetics will heal beneath the gum tissue for several months (3 – 6). Once implants have become firmly stabilized through osseointegration, they can be loaded with a crown, bridge, or even a full denture appliance.
Benefits of dental implants :
Guests of Palmer Distinctive Dentistry choose dental implants when they want to regain the highest degree of natural functionality after tooth loss. There are several advantages to this procedure compared to conventional restorative care such as dentures. With implants, the stability necessary for comfortable chewing and biting exists. There is no risk that a restoration will slide out of place or rub against the gums like it can happen with dentures. When one or more teeth are replaced using implants, the need to alter healthy tooth structure is eliminated.
Whether you have lost a single tooth or want to replace an ill-fitting denture, dental implants are likely to exceed your expectations. Call (864) 332-4113 today to learn more about implant dentistry.