Replace Your Smile With Immediate Total Tooth Replacement in South Williamsport
The effect that losing one or all your teeth has on your appearance is devastating enough. It also makes it difficult to eat most foods or even to speak. If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, let our South Williamsport, PA dentists improve your smile – and your life – with total tooth replacement.
With our procedure, you’ll:
- Be able to show off a new smile right away
- Begin enjoying your favorite foods again
- Spend far less time getting your new smile
- Enjoy improved oral health and overall health
Our specialists use a special technique to place dental implants and attach replacement teeth in a single appointment. The usual procedure involves getting implants and waiting for them to heal before receiving your new teeth. With our immediate tooth replacement, however, you’ll get a fully functional smile in just one visit.
To see if it’s possible for you to get a new smile in a day, call the LANAP and Implant Center at 570-505-6908 to schedule a consultation.
Our Specialists Know How Many Dental Implants You’ll Need
Dr. David DiGiallorenzo has extensive training and years of hands-on experience placing and restoring dental implants. He performs advanced procedures like All-on-6® tooth replacement, attaching an entire arch of teeth to six dental implants. However, some patients need eight implants (for a procedure called All-on-8) to secure their teeth.
Dr. DiGiallorenzo may use as many as eight implants. It’s all about creating a stable foundation for your teeth. In a way, it’s like a table. If a table with four legs loses one, the table is ruined. But a table with six legs can still provide a stable foundation if a leg or two is lost. You obviously want the most secure foundation possible for your teeth. Modern technology like our cone beam imaging helps Dr. DiGiallorenzo determine exactly how many implants you’ll need.
Our Experienced Implant Dentist Works With All Kinds of Implants
Some people are allergic to titanium, the material most often used in metal implants. In addition, manufacturers sometimes add metals like vanadium and aluminum to their titanium implants. You won’t have to worry about allergic reactions with zirconia, a kind of super-strong ceramic that is completely biocompatible with your gum and bone tissue.
Metal-free implants offer other advantages too:
- Unlike metal implants, zirconia implants will never leave a darkened area atop your gums. Because zirconia better matches the color of your natural tooth roots, it gives you a more natural-looking appearance.
- Zirconia may discourage plaque and tartar buildup, which makes you less susceptible to gum disease.
Metal-free implants weren’t introduced until 20 years after metal dental implants. Because of this, far fewer dentists use them. Dr. DiGiallorenzo is one of the most experienced metal-free implant dentists in the United States.
In 2009, the LANAP and Implant Center became the first dental office in the U.S. to begin using the Z-Look zirconia dental implant made by Swiss biotechnology company Z-Systems. Dr. DiGiallorenzo has since used several generations of their metal-free implants and serves as a consultant for the company. He has a deep understanding of when it’s best to use metal-free implants and the skill and experience to ensure their success. He also coats your implant in natural stem cells, which promotes faster and more efficient healing of your jaw.
From Planning to Healing, Your Smile in a Day Process Will Go Well
Our specialists use cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT, to plan many procedures, including teeth replacement with dental implants. Cone beam technology enables us to make faster and more accurate diagnoses, saving an average of four hours. It also reveals the entire infrastructure of your mouth, including soft tissue, bone, and nerve pathways, in 3D. This helps us determine how many implants to use and exactly where to place them for the best results.
We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure you’ll enjoy a smooth recovery too. We apply PRGF (plasma rich in growth factors) and your own natural stem cells to the implant site, which helps you heal quickly and comfortably. Dr. DiGiallorenzo has special expertise with this process, which few dentists today are using. From planning to healing, we’ll make sure your tooth replacement goes well. If you’re nervous about your procedure, ask us about dental sedation.
To talk to our specialists about total tooth replacement in South Williamsport, PA, call 570-505-6908.