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Avoiding Bone Grafts: And Still Coming Up With a Spectacular Smile With Dental Implants

Avoiding Bone Grafts: And Still Coming Up With a Spectacular Smile With Dental Implants

The discovery of bone-integrated dental implants as a new root system for non-removable teeth was just the beginning of an educational journey for dental medicine that led it through many steps of development before it could be called “state of the art dentistry.” In the earliest stages of dental implant development, only patients with aRead more about Avoiding Bone Grafts: And Still Coming Up With a Spectacular Smile With Dental Implants[…]

Prosthodontics Awareness Week, 2015

Prosthodontics Awareness Week, 2015

The countdown is on to April thirteenth and the commencement of Prosthodontics Awareness Week.  Board certified prosthodontists from around the country will be opening their doors and welcoming dental patients to discover what makes them different from family practices, from cosmetic dentists, and from offices touting “Aesthetic Dentistry”.  A little known word in even theRead more about Prosthodontics Awareness Week, 2015[…]

Dental Implants, Philadelphia – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Dental Implants, Philadelphia – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Just a few days before Christmas, the world of dental implants took leave of its inspiration, its mentor, and in a sense, its “father.” Per-Ingvar Brånemark, known globally as the scientist and academician who discovered the capabilities of titanium in human bone, died in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden after a short illness. To know ofRead more about Dental Implants, Philadelphia – Looking Back, Looking Ahead[…]

Single Tooth Implants: An Alternative to Root Canals?

Single Tooth Implants: An Alternative to Root Canals?

At the Pi Dental Center, re-creating an entirely new smile with dental implants is a daily occurrence; however, there are many instances in which a single tooth implant is exactly “what the doctor ordered.” Classic Prosthodontic care has always been about restoring teeth with precision crowns and well-engineered bridges, and where enamel and roots remainRead more about Single Tooth Implants: An Alternative to Root Canals?[…]

What Are Mini-Implants? Jeopardy Question, Jeopardy Answer

What Are Mini-Implants? Jeopardy Question, Jeopardy Answer

Most seekers of dental implant information ask this question.  Just exactly what are mini-implants and how are they different from the standard?  Mini-implants have filtered into the lingo of dental solutions, but as their name indicates, they are less invasive, less costly but also less likely to support a long term smile solution. Principles ofRead more about What Are Mini-Implants? Jeopardy Question, Jeopardy Answer[…]

Building a Smile from scratch? You need a Prosthodontist

Building a Smile from scratch? You need a Prosthodontist

The “prosthodontist” is probably the most little known of all the dental specialties and yet, for patients needing total dental restoration, there is no better resource.  The training of the prosthodontist is entrenched not only in science but also in bio-medical engineering, bio-compatible materials and superior esthetics.  Their vision is necessarily multi-dimensional as the endRead more about Building a Smile from scratch? You need a Prosthodontist[…]

What Are Dental Implants?  No Longer the Burning Question

What Are Dental Implants? No Longer the Burning Question

As recently as five years ago, patients coming to the Pi Dental Center for the first time needed a comprehensive, professional answer to the question, what are dental implants? Our doctors and staff, replete with charts and three- dimensional images, were adept at explaining how titanium implants become biocompatible “roots” that support up to anRead more about What Are Dental Implants? No Longer the Burning Question[…]

All- On- 4™ Minus 1: Innovations in Implant Dentistry

All- On- 4™ Minus 1: Innovations in Implant Dentistry

  The beauty of implant dentistry is that skilled and experienced prosthodontists can engineer very successful functional and esthetic results with many different dental implant configurations.  While experts would agree that six dental implants per arch dictate the most predicable, solid smile for most patients, the reality is that every case is different. Many patients haveRead more about All- On- 4™ Minus 1: Innovations in Implant Dentistry[…]

Dental Implants and Smoking – What Pi and CVS Have in Common?

Dental Implants and Smoking – What Pi and CVS Have in Common?

At the Pi Dental Center, there has been one significant impediment smudging our complete record of success with dental implant dentistry. That impediment is clearly identifiable as cigarette smoke. Though our team passionately counsels all dental implant patients to forego smoking to preserve their new smile, there are those diehards for whom the drive toRead more about Dental Implants and Smoking – What Pi and CVS Have in Common?[…]