- November 12, 2014
It is common knowledge that dentistry is exceedingly important to our overall health; it is impossible to achieve overall wellness unless oral health issues are addressed properly and in a timely manner. As technology in the dental field continues to advance, it becomes increasingly possible to offer comprehensive periodontal and dental care in a way that is biocompatible with the mouth and the body as a whole. With minimally invasive dentistry, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo effectively improves the health and beauty of smiles from throughout Williamsport, PA and Collegeville, PA, as well as the surrounding areas.
Minimally Invasive Dental Restorations for Healthier Smiles
Minimally invasive dentistry aims to treat dental ailments – including periodontal disease and tooth decay – without excessive, unnecessary procedures that require the use of a scalpel or extensive drilling. By preserving as much of the natural tooth structure and gingival tissue as possible, we are able to improve patient experience, comfort, and overall oral health. One example of progressive dentistry with a biological, minimally invasive approach is the use of metal-free fillings and restorations rather than amalgams.
Amalgam fillings are comprised of a combination of metals, including liquid mercury, silver, tin, copper, and other trace elements. Over time, the bond between the enamel and this amalgam begins to fail, and the tooth’s entire structure is compromised. Microfractures in the enamel can spread quickly, putting the root of the tooth in danger. With metal-free restorations, Dr. DiGiallorenzo can completely restore a tooth before this damage occurs, simultaneously and drastically reducing the probability that the restoration will require replacement in the future.
In addition to biocompatible restorations, Dr. DiGiallorenzo practices LANAP periodontal therapy, a revolutionary method of treating gum disease without a scalpel or sutures. The LANAP protocol involves the use of a specialized laser rather than the traditional cut-and-sew method used to remove infected gingival tissue. The result is substantially reduced discomfort, faster healing, diminished bleeding during and after treatment, and more complete disinfection of the diseased gum tissue. Patients treated with LANAP are significantly less likely to require additional gum disease treatment in the future as compared to traditional surgery.
Learn More About Biological Dentistry
If you’d like to explore the possibilities and advantages afforded by minimally invasive, biological dentistry, we invite you to contact us at either of our locations to schedule your consultation with Dr. DiGiallorenzo. Conveniently located in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA, LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania warmly welcomes patients and their families from throughout nearby communities in Bloomberg, Sunbury, Pottstown, Lock Haven, and beyond. We genuinely look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health and overall wellness with minimally invasive dentistry techniques that are customized to fulfill your unique needs.