- March 18, 2012
WILLIAMSPORT, COLLEGEVILLE AND PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, a Philadelphia periodontics expert, will use National Prosthodontics Awareness Week in April to let people know the importance of replacing missing teeth.
NPAW 2012 is April 22-28 and its mission is to show the public exactly how important replacing missing teeth can be to overall health.
“Replacing missing teeth is not just an aesthetic procedure
this is a point I cannot stress enough,” says Dr. DiGiallorenzo, who offers Dental Implants in Philadelphia. “Replacing teeth is necessary for the person’s overall health.”
Chewing is not the sole function of teeth, so the effects of missing teeth can be detrimental to long-term oral and medical health. Teeth are essential to the health of the gums, jaw and surrounding teeth. Some people are missing teeth due to periodontal disease, extensive tooth decay or infection.
“Replacing infected teeth is particularly important since infected teeth will make you sick and infection increases the likelihood of stroke or heart attack,” says Dr. DiGiallorenzo.
A missing tooth or teeth can change the way the jaw closes, teeth alignment, and can lead to acute and chronic pain and problems with the jaw joint, a condition commonly called TMD or Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders. The supporting bone in the jaw deteriorates, weakening the jaw, shortening the face and aging the person’s appearance. When multiple teeth are missing, chewing and eating can be uncomfortable and result in patients avoiding foods essential to a well-balanced diet.
“Teeth in a day utilizing dental implant therapy can give you back what you have been missing, and it may be easier and faster than you think to get the smile you want and improve the function of the bite,” Dr. DiGiallorenzo says, the Zirconium Dental Implants provider. “You can get back to smiling without inhibitions, eating your favorite foods, speaking clearly and being free of oral pain.”
Dr. DiGiallorenzo, one of the skilled PA Periodontists and a nationally recognized educator, has undergone additional years of advanced training to study aesthetic restoration and teeth replacement. He can treat a multitude of conditions, including missing teeth, teeth with extensive wear, damage or injury, and loose dentures or removable partial dentures or fixed bridges. Patients interested in dental implants and those suffering from jaw-related pain or bite problems, receding gums, bleeding gums, shifting teeth or bad breath can also benefit from Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s expertise.
“You can walk into my practice missing one tooth or an entire arch and leave the appointment with a completely new set of teeth that are firmly anchored in, which are beautiful, says Dr. DiGiallorenzo, who has been providing this service to a national clientele for 20 years.
These dental implants allow patients to get their new, natural-looking teeth and gums immediately while preserving as much of the surrounding gums and bone tissues as possible. The procedure has minimal to no discomfort. For patients replacing an arch, four dental implants specially designed for immediate function to attach permanent replacement teeth can be used.
“Patients get unprecedented comfort, predictability and aesthetics with this dental implant method,” says Dr. DiGiallorenzo.
One technological advance that makes this possible is the Cone Beam Computer Tomography used at Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s practice. With CBCT he can capture images with a vast amount of data, precise measurements and anatomical relationships that have no magnification, distortion or anatomy overlap. He also offers options that include metal-free implants.
“Dental implants are a simple, painless way for patients who are good candidates for the procedure to restore the aesthetics, form and function of the mouth after losing one or more teeth,” he says.
© 2012 Master Google and Dr. David DiGiallorenzo.