Tooth Replacement: Which Option Suits You Best? [BLOG]


At the LANAP & Implant Center, we have a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals who’ve been changing the lives of patients for years thanks to our options in tooth replacement. It’s because of our specialized, quality care and our cutting-edge technology that allow us to give patients their smiles back every single day.

If your smile has been devastated by adult tooth loss, you’ve probably heard of some of the options we’ll talk about in today’s blog. Dental implants, for example, have revolutionized tooth replacement in recent years and gained a lot of attention for their strength and durability.

Maybe you’ve even been told already that you’re not a good candidate for dental implants for some reason, such as low bone mass. If that’s the case, you no doubt feel quite hopeless about ever regaining your ability to enjoy life the way you used to.

But our specialists here in Collegeville and Williamsport, PA are here to give you some of that hope back! It takes years of training, education, and experience to be able to offer what we do in our dental offices. It’s all worth it to us if we’re able to help you reclaim the smile of your youth and enjoy a higher quality of life as a result.

Let’s talk about why you should replace missing teeth and what your options are at the LANAP & Implant Center.

Why Tooth Replacement Matters

We wish that teeth behaved like the rest of your body, healing and repairing themselves naturally. But unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Unlike a broken bone that will eventually heal, you need professional intervention to restore the look and function after you’ve suffered from tooth loss as an adult.

But why does it matter whether or not you replace missing teeth? Here are a few of the ways missing teeth can affect your life:

-You aren’t able to eat healthy foods because you’ve lost the ability to chew certain foods.

-You avoid social interaction out of embarrassment about your smile and suffer the loneliness of that isolation.

-You’re in constant pain due to missing teeth or having to chew on only one side.

-You’re constantly worried about embarrassing shifting of loose-fitting dentures.

-You avoid intimacy or a full romantic life because of your missing teeth.

-You’ve lost bone mass, other teeth, or are at risk for losing other teeth.

When you’re missing several teeth or you wear dentures that simply sit on top of your gumline, you’re not able to fully engage your jawbone to its full potential. As a result, your bone and gums can deteriorate and cause a chain reaction of other devastating oral health problems.

Technology Allows More Options In Tooth Replacement

Dental Implants

Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our team are experts in implant dentistry. With our advanced technology, we can place dental implants into your jaw that fuse with your bone and encourage more healthy bone growth. The implant is covered with a natural-looking dental restoration that will give you almost as strong a bite force as a normal, healthy tooth.

You can also choose metal-free zirconium dental implants if you’re interested in tooth replacement that’s made of more biocompatible material.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Because dentures rest on your gums, all the adhesive in the world won’t give you the security you need to live free of limitations. You can’t enjoy life if you’re always worried about potentially embarrassing slips while you eat, laugh, and speak around others. Dentures have to be replaced and refitted over the years, as well.

With implant-supported dentures, you have a full set of beautiful teeth anchored by incredibly strong dental implants that allow you to do all the things you could before you lost any teeth.

Immediate Total Tooth Replacement

We also offer stem cell technology that allows us to give patients immediate total tooth replacement in only one visit to our dental office! You don’t have to wait months to have a complete, restored, healthy smile. Our stem cell capability means you can have your implants and replacements completed in a single visit and enjoy faster healing than traditional methods.

Schedule Your Tooth Replacement Consultation

We’re proud to have professionals like Dr. DiGiallorenzo on our team at the LANAP & Implant Center because it allows us to offer life changing options for patients who’ve spent years with unhealthy, incomplete smiles. Our expertise and technology can help you get your smile and your life back with the right tooth replacement option to suit your individual needs!

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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