- July 5, 2014
Edentulous patients who wear dentures on a daily basis often feel that they must simply come to terms with the fact that they’ll never lead a truly normal life; there are so many foods that cannot physically be enjoyed to their fullest while wearing dentures. In addition, ill-fitting dentures often cause significant discomfort and difficulty speaking, and many patients find that their social lives are affected as well. At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and his team offer an extensive array of restorative dentistry options to help patients reclaim their smiles and their lives. One of these solutions involves the use of implant-supported dentures.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Unlike traditional dentures that may slip and slide within the mouth, implant-supported dentures are firmly affixed to the jaw for a more natural and comfortable experience overall. First, Dr. DiGiallorenzo will perform a thorough evaluation of your gum tissue and jaw bone, assessing bone density and gingival health. He will discuss with you your expectations, desires, and concerns in detail, allowing you to become a pivotal part of the decision-making process. We will always do everything within our power to make sure you feel completely comfortable and informed along every step of the way, from your initial consultation to the completion of your treatment.
If implant-supported dentures are right for you, your biocompatible dental implants will be strategically placed within your jaw and allowed to heal over a predetermined period of time. If bone tissue is lacking in the area in which the implants are to be placed, Dr. DiGiallorenzo may recommend a procedure called bone grafting. For the majority of patients, this process is painless and recovery time is minimal. Once your implants have been placed, your custom dentures can be attached. You’ll love the secure fit and substantially improved functionality of your brand new teeth. Finally enjoy the foods that are often prohibited due to their texture when wearing traditional dentures; crunch into a fresh apple, juicy corn on the cob, and dense meats like steak and pork. The possibilities are virtually endless.
Schedule Your Implant-Supported Dentures Consultation
Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his caring, skilled staff welcome you to contact our office today to schedule your visit and to learn more about implant-supported dentures. We also invite you to peruse our patient testimonials, where you can read first-hand accounts from patients just like you who have found their smiles once again with our help. Our two convenient locations in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA serve patients from throughout the nearby areas as well, including Pottstown, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Sunbury, and beyond.