New Beauty Magazine, Winter 2013
Replace What's Lost With Dental ImplantsThe patient's smile was restored using dental implants and the Teeth In A Day technique. This procedure was performed by Thomas J. Balshi, DDS; Fort Washington, Pa.
50% - The amount of adult Americans that are satisfied with their own smile. (Source: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)
Ask Dr. Balshi and Dr. Wolfinger!
WHAT STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC?
We were featured in Good Morning America, performing live surgery in 2005, and appeared on the Today Show in 2008, showcasing our popular Teeth In An Hour protocol to replace dentures with permanent teeth.
WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
We take pride in our trademarked Teeth In A Day procedure, as well as our incorporation of exclusive technology, enabling us to perform dental implant procedures on patients with minimal bone, without the use of bone grafts.
WHAT IS THE Pi DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER BEST KNOWN FOR?
We are known for creating very natural smiles. Besides the application of dental science and biomechanical engineering, we study each face and each personality. There is a perfect smile for every person. Together with our lab team on site, we can create that smile.
Natural smiles in a single visit
According to Dr. Balshi, Teeth In a Day, one of the practice's driving axioms, reflects the doctors' shared goal with each patient they treat: to restore function and esthetic quality in a single-day procedure. "Our systematic treatment plans enable us to restore a broken smile without the need for frequent appointments," says Dr. Balshi. "Using a rigid acrylic or titanium framework supported by implants, the process is expedited for immediate function." Dr. Balshi creates a visual image: "Picture a picket fence with each picket representing a tooth. The fence post goes into the ground, which in this instance, is the jawbone, and the framework is the cross member." "It provides those whose teeth cannot be saved with a permanent solution," adds Dr. Wolfinger. "We remove the natural teeth and clean the mouth, then fix the dental implants into the bone and connect the new set of teeth."
Today, the Pi Dental Implant Center at the Institute For Facial Esthetics enjoys and international reputation, with a multilingual staff of 40, two on-site labs, more than 25 years of experience, and the placement of 33,000 Brånemark dental implants. Working with Dr. Glenn Wolfinger, Dr. Thomas Balshi prides himself on the vast array of services they offer.