Healthy Teeth Like Diamonds

Posted by Chris Raines on Feb 3, 2017 6:12:58 PM

Strong healthy teeth are like diamonds“A tooth is much more to be prized than a diamond.” States Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in Don Quixote

Diamonds are greatly valued and the most cherished of all gemstones. Strong healthy teeth have often been compared to diamonds. The word, diamond, is derived from the ancient Greek term adámas meaning indestructible and unbreakable. Both diamonds and teeth are described as sparkling, shiny, bright and gleaming.

Strong healthy teeth help to ensure good overall health. Problems in the mouth can affect the rest of the body. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and inflammation associated with gum disease play a role in certain diseases. Diseases like diabetes and HIV/AIDS can lower the body's resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe. Read Mayo Clinic Oral Health Page.

An attractive smile is both socially and professionally significant. Your smile is the first thing people see when they meet you. A sparkling smile can improve self-confidence and help you to radiate charm and assurance.

In her book, Smile Your Heart Out, Joanne Balshi says, “We all tend to live up, or down, to the vision we see in the mirror.” Dental restoration often leads to widespread improvements in life. Many of our patients who’ve had complete dental makeover’s find that they look years younger with their gorgeous new smiles. And, in some cases, this dental rejuvenation has prompted them to make needed life changes or take on challenges that had previously seemed impossible. Some have improved their overall health regimens; others have completed higher level education. Some have simply begun to smile widely when photographed.

Many people wonder if they are candidates for dental implants. Today, anyone who is missing one or more of their teeth due to injury, disease, or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. Drs. Thomas Balshi and Glenn Wolfinger are board certified prosthodontists, experts in the restoration of teeth. They have successfully treated patients for over 30 years at Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington with everything from crowns, fillings, dental extractions, removable dentures, to digital dentistry, advanced dental implant treatment with bone grafting and computer guided surgery.

Like a diamond, a beautiful smile lights up a whole room. Call to learn how to have strong healthy teeth like diamonds!

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Prosthodontists Do Not Fear Second Opinions

Posted by Joanne Balshi on Jul 9, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Board Certified Prosthodontists, Drs. Balshi and Alfano

Today’s consumers are not satisfied to have the neighborhood dentist exclusively in charge of their smile. Patients seeking comprehensive dental implant makeovers want to “shop around” and compare everything from philosophy of care to the always important bottom line.

Knowledge of how critically important healthy teeth are to overall wellness has pushed the “patching as needed” concept into the background and led those who prize optimum health to consider a major investment in their smile. Searching for the right team with the right experience is the ideal methodology. An individual should commence treatment only when the perfect mix of confidence, skill, credentials and published results blend together. Several opinions allow prospective patients to draw educated conclusions about what will be their best long-term dental solution. Collecting all of the facts is highly recommended.

The prosthodontist is part engineer, part artist, and ultimately the dental perfectionist. Even before the prosthodontist looks inside a patient’s mouth, he or she has in mind a vision of the dimensions needed to create the best possible arrangement of teeth for each individual’s face. It is in the professional nature of the prosthodontist to recommend a treatment plan that will result in excellent occlusion, esthetics, comfort and longevity. Their patients receive a product at the highest end of the dental spectrum, and one that holds its value in both glamour and function long after it leaves the “show room” floor.

Prosthodontists do not fear second opinions because their vision of the end result includes all facets of execution. Their expertise in aligning prosthetic teeth makes them the prime architect for implant placement, ensuring that a single mind guides both the surgical foundation and the ultimate delivery of a sound, sparkling smile.

Other oral specialists might call the prosthodontist arrogant, but in education, practice and three-dimensional challenge, these are the men and women who are envisioning, building and maintaining the most natural looking and enduring smiles. They welcome second opinions!

By Joanne Balshi
Director of Public Relations and Marketing 
At Pi Dental Center, Fort Washington, PA

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