Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, FACP, and Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD, FACP, partners with the Fort Washington practice of Prosthodontics Intermedica (PI), recently presented the practice's findings on their revolutionary "Teeth In A Day�" dental implant technique at the American College of Prosthodontists annual meeting in New Orleans.
Dr. Balshi, who spoke at a limited audience session, presented a clinical overview entitled "Teeth In A Day:� The Role of the Prosthodontist in Placing Dental Implants" to a standing-room only, turnaway crowd.� Dr. Wolfinger discussed Prosthodontics Intermedica's eight-year research results on immediate loading to more than 600 conference attendees.
"Teeth In A Day" enables patients to enjoy the benefits of fixed replacement teeth on the same day implants are placed, rather than following a three to six month healing period.� In the eight years since the procedure was developed, it has been refined to necessitate fewer dental implants, reducing time and cost for the patient.� A study can be found at www.dentalimplants-usa/insights/insight599/insight8.html.
Drs. Wolfinger and Balshi, both Board Certified and Fellows of the American College of Prosthodontists, pioneered the "Teeth in a Day" concept in 1993.
Prosthodontics Intermedica specializes in the reconstruction of missing, periodontally hopeless and severely decayed teeth.� The practice offers such traditional solutions as crowns, bridges and dentures, but focuses on the Branemark System of dental implants, a procedure that enables patients once again to enjoy non-removable teeth.� The Fort Washington center is a major source of research information about dental implants (www.dentalimplants-usa.com).