When Dr. Gerald Regni graduated from Temple University Dental School, in 1986, he knew that he wanted to be a different kind of dentist. While opening his first office in downtown Philadelphia, he continued to pursue advanced education and training in dental implants (creating new teeth to replace missing teeth), jaw disorders, and dental restoration (extensive dental treatment to restore a person’s teeth and gums to full health).
His interest in the effects of dental treatment on the entire body–and the effects of the entire body on dental treatment–led him to extensive study in the areas of biological and holistic dentistry.
“I wanted to help the entire person,” says Dr. Regni. “I discovered that often a person would have a difficulty that was directly traceable to a problem in his mouth or teeth, but that would appear to be related to another part of the body entirely.”
The success that Dr. Regni has had with his patients is remarkable. By testing for and using materials in dental treatment that are compatible with the body’s own biochemistry, he can eliminate problems caused by allergic reactions to base metals or other substances found commonly in use in dental treatment. And he can eliminate the dangers of mercury toxicity in a patient by replacing amalgam (“silver”) fillings with biocompatible fillings.
And Dr. Regni does it all in his office that his patients refer to as “pain-free and friendly.”
Always interested in using advanced technology to help his patients, Dr. Regni has spent over 500 hours in Continuing Education classes, including classes in TMJD, Orthotic (External Support) Appliance Therapy, Dental Implants, Endodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Post Trauma Therapy, Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA), as well as General Practice Development and Management.
He and his friendly, competent staff are located in downtown Philadelphia for your convenience.
Dr. Gerald Regni is a highly trained expert in Philadelphia Dental implants. 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.
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. 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 Dr. Regni at our office conveniently located in the “Italian Market” section of Philadelphia. He will then decide whether dental implants are an appropriate way to replace your missing tooth or teeth. If the conclusion is favorable, he will then prepare your treatment plan.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Bone loss will occur when a tooth is lost, not to mention that gaps in a smile are unattractive. A dental implant will prevent the bone loss from occurring and restore your confident smile. An implant returns your smile and reduces bone loss and future problems.
Removable dentures use bone for support. When this bone starts to dissolve due to the missing tooth, the dentures may slip, causing irritation and pain.
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 compared with the 7 to 15-year life cycle for fixed bridges and removable dentures.
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 implant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 replacement teeth for persons who are currently wearing partial or full dentures. We also 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 such as high blood pressure and diabetes are usually successful candidates for dental implants.)
- Patients who take certain medications such as steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system