- February 27, 2013
Losing one tooth or more can be a devastating blow, both to your oral health and your image. After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and if there are unsightly gaps, it can affect how you’re judged in both personal and professional settings, potentially shattering the polished appearance you’ve worked so hard to maintain over the years. Even worse, missing teeth can cause several oral health problems, including massive shifts in your smile and deterioration of the jawbone. You’ve certainly heard about the traditional methods for tooth replacement – dentures and partials – but for many people who just wish they could have their natural teeth back, it’s not the same. While our team can’t turn back the clock, Dr. DiGiallorenzo can offer you the next best thing at his Philadelphia-based offices in Collegeville and Williamsport: several tooth replacement options that utilize dental implants, a natural and seamless solution that can get you back to smiling sooner.
Here are the different restorative treatments we can offer to patients who have lost one or more teeth:
Traditional and metal-free dental implants
Made from biocompatible titanium, traditional dental implants are first inserted into your jaw. After a period of recovery has passed in which they’ve had time to merge with your natural bone tissue, Dr. DiGiallorenzo will place your beautiful, custom-made restorations.
Here in the Philadelphia area, our office also provides metal-free implants that are made from zirconium. Dr. DiGiallorenzo has personally worked to develop this revolutionary new kind of dental implants, and no doctor in the U.S. is better qualified and experienced to carry out the procedure than he is. For patients who suffer from sensitivity to titanium or who are simply looking for a more holistic, biological option, metal-free implants may be the right choice.
Immediate Total Tooth Replacement
Immediate Total Tooth Replacement is a special technique that allows for a vastly accelerated placement of dental implants and restorations; in fact, the procedure only takes a single day. This procedure is perfect for patients who often experience fear or anxiousness at the thought of going to the dentist’s chair and want to be able to finish their treatment as quickly and effectively as possible.
For patients who’ve lost many teeth but who are frustrated with the ill-fitting state of dentures, implants can be used to secure dentures, giving them a much more stable, natural feel in your mouth. Implant-supported dentures also help to eliminate bone loss.
Don’t let missing teeth keep you enjoying life one moment longer – Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his team can recommend a tooth replacement treatment that will provide you with the expert, personalized care you deserve. Call either our Collegeville or Williamsport office today to schedule a consultation appointment. Patients from the Philadelphia area and beyond are always welcome.