Dr. Gerald Regni, DMD is a highly trained expert in dental implants in Philadelphia, PA. Not only has he had three times the required training in this field from leading experts, he has additionally invented implantology techniques, and holds patents in advanced instrumentation.
This restorative solution offers unrivaled benefits over traditional techniques. If you suffer from missing teeth, implants can restore your health, comfort, and confidence in your smile.
Dental Implant Basics
A dental implant is ordinarily made of titanium or non-metal zirconia. This replaces the root of an absent tooth. Replacement teeth are subsequently positioned on the post to provide a natural, long lasting and an appealing replacement for your missing tooth or teeth.
"Dr. Gerald Regni has invented implantology techniques, and holds patents in advanced instrumentation."
Dr. Regni will design your implant treatment plan, arranging for the placement of the implant post, construction of your replacement tooth using biocompatible materials, and placing the replacement tooth perfectly. With more than 1,000 dental implants in Philadelphia successfully completed, Dr. Regni can be trusted to create and place the perfect replacement tooth for you.
The process begins with a comprehensive checkup by one of our doctors at our office conveniently located in the “Italian Market” section of Philadelphia. We will then decide whether dental implants are an appropriate way to replace your missing tooth or teeth. If the conclusion is favorable, we will then prepare your treatment plan.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Bone loss will occur when a tooth is lost, not to mention gaps in a smile are unattractive. A dental implant will prevent the bone loss from occurring and restore your confident smile. The titanium post used in the procedure melds with the bone and prevents it from dissolving. This is a much better solution than removable dentures or fixed bridges that can often lead to complications.
Removable dentures use bone for support. When this bone starts to dissolve, which is exactly what happens when the tooth is missing, the dentures may slip irritating the gums. Soreness may occur as a result.
Adjacent healthy teeth are often a requirement for fixed bridges. Factors such as tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease often doom fixed bridgework to premature failure. With a lifespan of up to 25 years for dental implants, this is clearly a much better choice vs. the 7 to 15 year life cycle for fixed bridges and removable dentures.
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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The perfect individual for a dental implant is in decent general and oral health. In order to support the implant, sufficient bone in the jaw is needed. If you have experienced bone loss in your jaw you may still be a candidate for a dental implants. In this case your bone must first be rebuilt using specific bone-grafting procedures.
A permanent dental implant post and tooth restoration can be positioned in one visit as long your bone structure is ample and bone grafting is not required.
Dental implants can serve as a replacement for persons who are currently wearing partial or full dentures. We can design a custom implant-supported denture for increased comfort and dental function.
People who are not good candidates for dental implants include:
- Young patients whose jawbones have not fully developed.
- Pregnant women.
- Patients who take certain medications such as steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system.
- People with pre-existing medical conditions. Generally, an individual can have an implant procedure if they can withstand a routine dental treatment. Even patients with chronic diseases as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for dental implants. That said, it is still advisable to check first with your doctor.
Going to Dr. Regni was the best choice I ever made. I went to dozens of dentists in my life time when I say he is the best trust me. I had dental implants done and I didn’t even know when he was done. There was no pain throughout the whole ordeal. He is a kind and gentle man and also his professional staff.
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Implants can be life-changing for patients suffering from tooth loss. Contact Dr. Regni's office today to schedule an appointment and learn more.