September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

Are you interested in metal-free dental implants or other dental implant options ?

Zirconia Dental Implant Benefits

As part of our commitment to biologically based therapy, the LANAP and Implant Center has been providing a metal-free alternative to titanium implants for a decade now. This may be a better option for many patients who are sensitive to metals, have autoimmune diseases, and chronic inflammatory diseases. The Swiss Biohealth protocol has been a tremendous advance in the design and management of risk factors. Patients travel from all over the country for Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s and his teams expertise. According to Dr. DiGiallorenzo “ We look at many different factors when considering whether a patient is an ideal candidate for zirconium implants”. Zirconium is a wonderful substitute because it’s alloy-free and immunologically neutral.

It is estimated that approximately four percent of Americans have titanium sensitivity. Diagnosis of this condition can be confirmed through blood, muscle or patch testing. Whether you suffer from a sensitivity to titanium or just prefer to use metal-free options whenever possible, metal-free implants offer clear benefits:

  • Zirconia dental implants are biocompatible with your gum and bone tissue. The gums grow onto cells adhere particularly well, thereby closing the gap for any bacteria that could enter into the blood circulation via the gums.
  • Traditional implants can sometimes leave a darkened area along the gum line. Zirconia better matches the color of your natural tooth roots, which gives you a more aesthetic result.
  • Zirconia can actually discourage plaque and which lowers your risk for future gum disease. Zirconium implants are far less reactive to changes in the local environment .
  • Zero temperature increase in surrounding bone to electromagnetic environmental influences.

Designed by Dr. Volz these dental implants are a 3rd generation design incorporating the best aspects of titanium implantology with the noted biological benefits of zirconium.

Thanks to the enhanced design of the Swiss biohealth implants, Dr. DiGiallorenzo is much more comfortable providing immediate replacement solutions so you can load the prosthetics and provide teeth the same day. Dr. DiGiallorenzo states, “I now have the unique opportunity to remove problem areas, such as failing metal implants, ischemic osteonecrosis or failed root canals and insert the ceramic implants in one single treatment. This approach removes toxicity immediately allowing the body to rebound within hours. Systemic stress is eliminated and the implants can reliably heal in place.”

Expert Zirconia Implant Dentist

Dr. DiGiallorenzo, Dr. Hsu and Dr, Kapoor have over 3 decades of combined experience.

In 2009, Z-Systems, a Swiss biotechnology company, selected the LANAP and Implant Center to be one of the first U.S. specialty dental offices in the U.S. to begin beta testing its Z-Look zirconia dental implant system. Dr. DiGiallorenzo went on to educate in this Arena for many years.

Since then, Dr. DiGiallorenzo has utilized several generations of metal-free implant designs. Dr. DiGiallorenzo is a specialist in periodontics and dental implantology. He has been placing implants for over a 2 decades while incorporating nutrition and lifestyle risk factor analysis in his approach for over 25 years. He also integrates growth factors such as PRGF into each indication to optimize healing. “When it comes to the use of ceramics in dentistry, there is a significant history,” Dr. DiGiallorenzo said. “Zirconium dioxide is proving to be particularly well-accepted and proven in dental implantology, and I foresee it becoming as accepted in implantology circles as ceramics are in general and cosmetic dentistry circles.” The number of holistic, metal-free dentists continues to increase, Dr. DiGiallorenzo said. Currently, there are about 5,000 practitioners nationwide.

“Many of the leading manufacturers of dental implants are coating titanium with zirconium to generate improved biologic outcomes,” he said. “Since I began offering the metal-free option in my office, the results have been improving with each generation with phenomenal hard and soft tissue integration.” Dr. DiGiallorenzo has developed clinician outreach in the U.S. with other clinicians, and he has created a public awareness campaign. He also created a clinical review board to gather data on clinical success, which was presented at two national symposiums in 2009.


Metal Free Implant Recovery with PRGF

In addition to offering the latest in dental implant technology and materials, Dr. DiGiallorenzo incorporates the proven use of PRGF in implant dentistry. By coating the implant itself in the patients own growth factors derived from there blood stream, this encourages faster and more efficient healing of the bone and soft tissues.

Another way we ensure a smooth implant procedure is through cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT. Cone beam technology allows for a faster and more accurate diagnosis. It also reveals the three-dimensional architecture of the periodontium (the gum tissues that surround and support your teeth) as it actively helps to reconstruct it.

Spotlight on

Dr. Henry Hsu

“I really enjoy what I do, and I think it’s a wonderful specialty. I am able to help my patients tremendously, and I think out of all the different dental specialty, periodontics is definitely the most diverse. The most rewarding aspect is the interaction with patients and being able to make a difference in the patient’s smile, aesthetic function, and also to improve the life of the patient.”


Dr. Henry Hsu attended University of California, Davis and received a Bachelor of Science degree in cell biology in 2007. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville in 2012. During his dental training, Dr. Hsu received both the National Board Scholar Award and American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Student Award.

He completed his specialty training in Periodontics from the University of Louisville in 2015 and received his Master of Science in dentistry and Certificate of Periodontics. Dr. Hsu is passionate about what he does and stays on top of the latest advances in periodontics and implant dentistry. He is fluent in English, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Burmese. Dr. Hsu is comprehensively trained in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, dental implant placement, and implant site development.


We do things differently at the LANAP and Implant Center. Our specialty office cares for you with an integrated whole health approach. That means Dr. DiGiallorenzo and Dr. Hsu work with your entire body to achieve overall health, not just dental health!

  • Dental Technology

We help patients achieve amazing results using high-tech equipment and procedures. Whether you’re getting dental implants or periodontal treatment, we use tools like cone beam imaging technology, laser dentistry, biostimulation healing and The Wand®, a tool for administering pain-free anesthesia. We were the first practice in the country to place zirconium dental implants! We also get as much work completed as possible in one visit so you don’t have to make numerous trips.

  • A Focus on Complete Patient Comfort


To ensure your complete comfort, we offer longer appointment times, private operatories, soothing music, and two levels of dental sedation (oral conscious and IV). We also offer massages, acupuncture, reflexology, and other holistic comfort services. We cater to patients who experience fear or anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist.

  • Our Holistic Approach to Dentistry


Our total-body, integrated approach to dental care helps our patients get the highest quality of care possible. We believe in the body’s ability to heal itself, and we use our combined years of experience to make it happen.

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Collegeville, PA 19426

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Dr. DiGiallorenzo,

Dr. Hsu and Dr. Kapoor

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& 2008.

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