How Are Metal-Free Dental Implants Different from Traditional Implants

In our post from June 28 and our post from July 6, we started talking about dental implants and how they can help patients. Today we’d like to continue that topic, but we’re going to focus on a specific type of implant, one that you can find at Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Collegeville and Williamsport offices. They’re called metal-free dental implants.

Dr. DiGiallorenzo has been using metal-free dental implants since 2009, when he became the first dentist in the country to use them. Traditional implants are made from biocompatible titanium while metal-free dental implants are made from zirconia.

Like titanium, zirconia is biocompatible. But because zirconia is tooth-colored, Dr. DiGiallorezno can help you avoid dark lines around your gums, a problem that’s common with titanium implants. What’s more, zirconia retains less plaque and calculus than titanium, leaving your smile better protected and improving your wellbeing, all of which helps Dr. DiGiallorenzo achieve his goal of providing holistic care to patients from all around the Philadelphia area.

Do you want to know more about what separates metal-free dental implants from titanium dental implants? Visit our website, call one of our offices, or visit our Squidoo page on the topic today. Our offices serve patients from Collegeville, Williamsport, and Philadelphia. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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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