184 W. Main Street, Suite 200 Collegeville, PA 19426 610-228-4366
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The Wonders Of Zirconia Dental Implants

  • October 17, 2016

Our Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA patients feel so fortunate that the nation’s leading metal-free dental implant periodontist, Dr. DiGiallorenzo, has two conveniently located offices in Pennsylvania. Titanium is the go-to material for dental implants, but metal-free options are becoming more popular as patients begin insisting on a more holistic dentistry options.

At LANAP and Implant Center we use bio-friendly zirconia dental implants designed by Dr. DiGiallorenzo in partnership with Z-Systems, a Swiss biotechnology company. Learn more about zirconia and how it benefit your body by scheduling your dental implant consultation today! Call 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location.

Why Dental Implants?

If you’ve endured the trauma of losing a tooth, you might find some comfort in the fact that there are many tooth replacement options available to you today. Dental implants are are generally considered the gold standard because they look and feel most like your natural teeth.

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are rooted to the bone beneath your gums, just like your natural teeth. This creates for a nice solid bite, so you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying that your replacement teeth will become damaged or come loose mid-meal – how embarrassing!

When you have your dental implants done by an expert, like Dr. DiGiallorenzo, and you care for them properly, they can last you a lifetime. Proper dental implant care is very similar to how you should care for your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once a day, and see your dentist for regular exams and cleanings.

Why Zirconia Dental Implants?

Traditional dental implants generally have a titanium post that a replacement tooth (or teeth) can be secured to. Because such less than 5% of Americans are allergic to titanium not all dentists have invested in the ability to test for this allergy before placing your dental implants. You wouldn’t know until you started experiencing symptoms. LANAP and Dental Implants Center are certified to give our patients the Melissa test for titanium allergy.

Another issue two-part dental implants create is that bacteria can build in the area where the two parts come together and cause your dental implant to fail. If you have thin gums, the titanium might be visible when you smile. Over the years, your gums can darken in response to the presence of metal against your gum tissue.

Our zirconia dental implants are completely metal-free. The post and the replacement tooth are both made out of nearly-indestructible zirconia, which is allergy-free. No metal means no dark spots along your gumline and all-white zirconia is easier to conceal beneath your gum tissue even if you have thin gums because it’s the exact same color as the roots of your natural teeth.

The smoothness of zirconia makes it more challenging to develop plaque and tartar build up. The less plaque and tartar in your mouth the better for the health of your gums. It’s also one of the strongest materials used in dentistry today. You’ll get the beautiful look if natural teeth with the durability of zirconia, best of both worlds.

Dr. DiGiallorenzo Is A Metal-Free Dental Implant Expert

Although you might have more choices these days for your metal-free dental implants, Dr. DiGiallorenzo should still be your top choice. He is the most experienced dental implant dentist in this growing area. He’s been using metal-free dental implants since he was personally selected by Z-Systems in 2009.

At LANAP and Dental Implant Center you’ll also benefit from our use of stem cells. The use of stem cells will drastically reduce your recovery time because they promote faster healing for your jawbone. The faster you’re completely healed, the faster you’ll be dining at your favorite restaurants again.

Holistic Dentistry

Metal-free dental implants are just one way we incorporate a holistic approach to our dentistry at LANAP and Dental Implant Center. We can also:

  • Educate you about homeopathic care that focuses more in maintaining health than treating sickness
  • Nutritional therapy to show you how what you eat can benefit or harm your overall well-being
  • Treat you at our wellness center for full-body health by a team of experts who care about you

Take advantage of having a metal-free dental implant expert in your community. When you visit LANAP and Dental Implant Center we can discuss your options with you and determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for metal-free dental implants.

We have two convenient locations. Call 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville location or 570-505-6908 to visit our Williamsport office.