Regain a Full Smile With Immediate Tooth Replacement in Collegeville & South Williamsport
If you’ve lost teeth, then you’ve also lost your smile and your oral function. Fortunately, the team at the LANAP and Implant Center can restore your smile’s appearance and its functionality with an immediate total tooth replacement in the Philadelphia area.Doctor David DiGiallorenzo on immediate total tooth replacement Read Transcript
HI. I'm Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, and I just wanted to address immediate total tooth replacement, sometimes referred to it as Teeth in a Day. There are many, many terms nationally that have been developed for providing a set of teeth which we can immediately function with. So, again, this is nothing new. We've been doing immediate total tooth replacement, whether it be a single tooth or a whole arch of teeth, for at least 25 years. The techniques really have not changed. Our principles that have guided us have always been driven by diagnosis first. What tools we use to diagnose have obviously improved over the years. We used to have to send our patients to hospitals to have their CAT scans. We can now do it in office because we have cone beams that are a routine part of our everyday practice.
Immediate total tooth replacement, or Teeth in a Day, as we would call it, can take up to three hours. Our goal is to utilize minimally invasive surgical intervention. Many times we can use a pinhole placement, where we don't even have to cut the gum. We can place the orthopedic inserts and install a beautiful, healthy set of functioning teeth the same day, but here's the caveat. Those are only the temporary set of teeth. Over four or five visits, eight weeks later, we would fabricate, begin the process of fabricating the final teeth, which are inserted.
So, there's a first set of teeth. I want patients to be clear about that, that the first set of teeth are a set of temporary teeth. They can be the finals, but you really wanna give your body the time to heal down, the tissues to heal, and some of the parameters on the bite to settle in, because you have to understand, many of the patients that we treat have not had an adequate occlusion. They've gone into disrepair and collapse. So, part of the therapeutic process is to allow the musculature, the sacrum, the spine, the cervical spine, and the oral cavity to adjust to this new position. Because it has been deficient for so many years, rushing into the final teeth is not always a good option.
This innovative procedure will:
- Require less time to attain your new smile
- Make your smile look great again
- Let you eat whatever you want, including crunchy foods
- Get your mouth healthy – and the rest of you too
Using a special technique, our specialists place dental implants in a way that will support a full arch of replacement teeth. This takes place in a single appointment. Contrast that with the standard procedure, where implants must heal for months before you get your dental restorations.
Our Expert Implant Dentists Ensure Great Results
Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and Dr. Henry Hsu have extensive training and experience with dental implants. Thanks to that, they can perform:Doctor Henry Hsu on immediate total tooth replacement Read Transcript
A lot of times patients don't want to go without teeth. In that situation, when the clinical indications are correct, we can do what is called immediate tooth replacement. What that means is that we can perform the extraction, the dental implant, the bone graft, and also the provisional – meaning the temporary tooth – all in the same visit, so that the patient do not have to go without teeth at all.
- All-on-6® tooth replacement, where replacement teeth are securely attached to just six dental implants
- All-on-8 tooth replacement, where eight dental implants are used for even more security
Our specialists use cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT, to determine how many implants are needed and exactly where to place them to achieve the best possible results.
Heal More Quickly With PRGF Therapy
We super-charge your body’s natural healing capabilities by taking a small blood sample from you, then using special technology to concentrate stem cells and create PRGF (plasma rich in growth factors). When applied to your implant site, it promotes natural healing. Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s advanced training and hands-on expertise with PRGF can help you enjoy a quicker, more comfortable recovery.
From planning stages to post-procedure care, we’ll make sure your tooth replacement goes well. For more information on immediate total tooth replacement in Philadelphia, call Collegeville (610-228-4366) or South Williamsport (570-505-6908).