Metal-Free Implants For A Carefree Smile [BLOG]

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Of all the dental problems a person can have, tooth loss is among the most impactful and devastating. Our teeth are made to withstand a lifetime of use, and use them we do!

We depend on them every single day, all day long. We’re so used to them being there, it isn’t until we lose one or more of them that we realize how incredibly valuable it is to have a full, healthy set of teeth.

It doesn’t matter if you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, you deserve replacement options that make you look great, feel comfortable, and keep your oral and overall health at its best.

That’s what our team at the LANAP & Implant Center believes, and it’s what guides our practice and keeps us committed to staying on the cutting edge of dentistry. It’s that commitment which allows us to offer tooth replacement options you rarely see in many other practices.

One of those options is the zirconium implant. If you’ve dismissed the idea of dental implants to restore your smile because you couldn’t find a metal-free option, then you’ve stumbled across the right blog today!

We’re sharing some of the advantages of our metal-free option in implant dentistry here in Collegeville and Williamsport, PA!

We’re Dedicated To Your Total Body Health

We take a holistic approach to dental care. That means we focus on your total body health with our services, methods, and materials. Our specialists believe in giving you the kind of care that will help you feel better, look better, heal faster, and live healthier.

Part of that involves choosing the right tooth replacement for optimum oral health. Removable dentures aren’t a bad option. Many people are perfectly satisfied with dentures. But they rest on the gumline and can’t withstand bite pressure beyond a certain point, and as a result, can limit your dietary choices and nutrition.

By anchoring them with dental implants, however, you’re getting dentures that won’t shift or slip while you laugh, eat, chew, bite, kiss, or speak. It’s a more secure, longer lasting solution for completing your smile and keeping you at your healthiest.  

But we even take total wellness to another level with the kind of dental implants we’re able to offer you. Traditional dental implants are made from titanium, and it’s what you’ll find in most dentist offices.

At the LANAP & Implant Center, we offer a metal-free option with our zirconium dental implants!

Why Go Metal-Free?

We look at many different factors when considering whether a patient is an ideal candidate for zirconium implants. One of them is if you have an allergy to metal. Zirconium is a wonderful substitute because it’s alloy-free so as not to cause an allergic reaction for patients who are concerned about metal.

But that’s not the only advantage!


Just like traditional titanium dental implants, zirconium implants are biocompatible, only without the metal that may cause problems for people with that allergy.

Natural Appearance

One of the few drawbacks of titanium implants is that they can darken a bit over time because of the material, but zirconia are more closely matched to the color of your teeth. This makes it a cosmetically pleasing option!

Protection From Plaque & Tartar Buildup

Surprising as it sounds, zirconium implants actually discourage the buildup of harmful plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease. Not only does your smile look natural, but the material alone can help keep your mouth healthy.

Check Out Your Options For A Complete, Carefree Smile!

Are you ready to explore your tooth replacement options with one of the most highly-qualified teams in implant dentistry in the country? Then the LANAP & Implant Center is the place to visit!

We have well over a century’s worth of combined professional experience in helping patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Our specialists can help you find the right tooth replacement option for you!

Come and see if metal-free implants will work for you! Call the LANAP & Implant Center 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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Collegeville 610-228-4366
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