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What Are the Benefits of Biological Dental Implants?

  • November 12, 2012

If you know anything about dental implants, you know how life-changing they can be. Besides filling gaps in your smile, they can also protect your smile from further bone loss and create a strong, natural foundation for your new prosthetic teeth.

But those are just the benefits of traditional implants, which use metal posts to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures. Biological dental implants, like the kind you’ll find at Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Philadelphia-area offices, come with other benefits you should know about.

First, biological dental implants (also known as metal-free dental implants) interact with natural gum and bone just as well as metal implants do, if not better.

What’s more, biological dental implants are made from zirconia, making them a more holistic option. Dr. DiGiallorenzo strongly believes in taking a whole-body approach to dentistry. Holistic dentistry doesn’t just target the symptoms of a problem—it looks for a way to treat the root cause.

The benefits of biological dental implants also extend to aesthetics. Dental implants that use metal can cause dark lines around the gum. Zirconia implants, on the other hand, are white. As a result, they blend in better, resulting in restored smiles that look more natural and are less prone to accumulating plaque and tartar. That, in turn, puts patients at a lower risk for gum disease.

Do you live near Philadelphia and need to replace one or more teeth with dental implants? Call Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Collegeville or Williamsport dental office today to find out more. We’re happy to help patients from all around Philadelphia create healthy, restored smiles.