What Might Be Keeping You From Dental Implants [BLOG]

Getting a tooth knocked out or having one pulled for the sake of your oral health is not a big deal because it can be replaced easily.

Significant tooth loss leaves you with more limited options, but that’s not necessarily the case when you trust tooth replacement to the right people.

Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our team are the specialists you need to lead your journey back to a healthy, strong, and beautiful smile thanks to our varied training, experience, and advanced dental implant strategies.

What’s Keeping You From Dental Implants

We’ve heard so many reasons patients have had for not getting dental implants, but one thing they all agree on once they’ve done it is that they wish they had done it much sooner.

Regardless, here are the most common factors holding people back from getting dental implants to replace missing teeth and how we can help:

*You’ve Lost Too Much Bone*

Losing a significant amount of bone mass in your jaw is a big factor in determining candidates for dental implants.

You need enough healthy jawbone to support the implant once it’s placed so it can attach itself to the bone and encourage new growth. This is what separates implants from other replacement methods and makes them the most secure, longest lasting solution.

Letting a space remain empty in your mouth after a tooth has fallen out for too long will cause you to lose enough bone mass that make implants a less viable option for you. The same holds true for gum tissue that’s been deteriorated by infection.

But with experts like Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our team, you can bounce back with a bone and gum grafting to restore the health and strength of your facial structure and gum tissues to support dental implants. We use only the most innovative methods so you get the highest quality of care, more comfortable treatment, and more successful implant placement and healing.

*The Implant Procedure Will Be Too Painful*

You could be hesitant to get dental implants all because you’re afraid the placement is painful.

While placing an implant is technically a surgical procedure, pain and discomfort aren’t concerns you need to have when you trust our experts at the LANAP & Implant Center.

Not only do you get the latest in dental technology that helps us perform treatments faster and more comfortably, but we’re a holistic practice that can encourage a quicker healing process as well.

Along with that, we offer sedation at the highest level available where you’re not likely to even recall your procedure.

So if anything should be keeping you from living the life you deserve or having the smile you want, fear isn’t one of them when you visit our Pennsylvania dental offices.

*You Have No Room For An Implant*

To replace a rather small or thin tooth isn’t always as simple because, unlike replacing a large molar, for example, a traditional implant may not have room to fit well in that area of your jawbone.

If space is keeping you from being a good candidate for dental implants, you may benefit from a sinus lift, which is a procedure that helps create more room to support it.

Or you might be better off with a mini dental implants, which get the job done as well as standard implants, but they fit into smaller areas more suitably.

*You’re Missing Too Many Teeth*

Just because you’re missing several, or all, of your teeth doesn’t mean your only option is a set of removable dentures.

We use dental implants to keep your dentures stable and secure so you don’t have to worry about your teeth moving around while you’re trying to eat or enjoy conversations.

With only a few implants in the right places, dentures can remain locked more firmly so you can also enjoy a wider variety of foods than you would with only standard dentures held on by adhesives.

Schedule A Consultation

At the LANAP & Implant Center, we can help patients get the treatment they need to support dental implants when other dental practices couldn’t help them.

Our state-of-the-art technology and innovative strategies give patients hope when they thought hope was lost. We’ve seen the remarkable change in patients who can finally smile with confidence, and return to good oral health and a more enjoyable life.

Let us do the same for you.

To schedule your tooth replacement consultation, call the LANAP & Implant Center today at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our South Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form.


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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