Are You A Good Candidate For Dental Implants? [FAQ]

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Do you have one or more missing teeth? If so, you’ve probably already heard about dental implants. These have revolutionized modern tooth replacement, yet many patients are turned down for this procedure.

Are You A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

So how do you know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, and what hope do you have if you’ve already been told you don’t qualify?

That’s what our team at the LANAP & Implant Center wants to answer for you in today’s FAQ blog! Patients visit our Williamsport and Collegeville, PA dental offices from all over the country because they know we’re on the cutting edge of implant dentistry.

Our specialists are highly-trained and experienced at giving patients strong, lasting replacement teeth so they can chew comfortably, speak confidently, and show off their complete, healthy smile again.

How do we do that?

Bone Grafting & Gum Grafting

We start by looking at the state of your gums and jawbone. Dr. DiGiallorenzo needs to make sure you have enough healthy jawbone and gums that will adequately support an implant. If you do, then your implant is placed and covered with a natural-looking dental restoration for a complete set of teeth that feel and function as good as the real thing.

But what if too much of your jawbone has deteriorated? What happens if your gums are weak and receding? These are sad, but all too common, consequences of periodontal disease and tooth loss. But the good news is that Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our team of skilled professionals can perform bone and gum grafts to give both renewed growth and strength.

So while only one of our specialists can tell you for sure whether or not you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we want you to know that even if you’re not, there are procedures that make implants possible even for those who’ve been told otherwise.

Don’t give up hope for your smile! Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our team at the LANAP & Implant Center can help you. Call us today at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.


Meet Dr. D

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo received his training at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis in the early 1990s. His training included prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, and advanced oral reconstructive techniques, including oral implantology.

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