Perfecting Smiles
Dr. Jack Piermatti at Dental Arts of South Jersey specializes in improving smiles
by Glori Gayster

There are few things that can boost your confidence more than having a great smile. For more than 30 years, Jack Piermatti, D.M.D., has been devoted to keeping smiles healthy and attractive.

From the time he began his career in dentistry, Dr. Piermatti knew he wanted to make an impact in the lives of his patients. It was this passion that lead to a specialization in prosthodontics, a discipline recognized as “implant, esthetic and reconstructive dentistry” by the American Dental Association. In addition to the three years of advanced training required to achieve this area of expertise, Dr. Piermatti continued his studies in implantology and maintains a commitment to continuing education—both in terms of furthering his skills and sharing expertise with his peers.

Over the years, Dr. Piermatti has treated men, women and children of all ages. His cases have ranged from routine to those that are extremely complex. He is well-known throughout this area, and it is common for patients to travel from Philadelphia, the Main Line and beyond to benefit from Dr. Piermatti’s experience.

“People who have felt embarrassed by their tooth problems or smile are astonished by what new permanent teeth can do for self-esteem,” says Dr. Piermatti. “When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, the appearance, comfort and function often exceed all expectations.”

Specialists Do Make A Difference                                                                           Patients in need of reconstructive dentistry should seek out a specialist just as they might if suffering from a heart, skin or neurological condition. When the treatment involves dental implants, statistics andwell-documented cases show that success rates exceed 95 percent if performed by an expert in the field. Dr. Piermatti agrees—patients treated by a specialist have a greater likelihood for longevity and success.

Several factors are taken into consideration when evaluating tooth replacement with dental implants and the options used in reconstructive dentistry, such as bridges, crowns and dentures. These include the number of teeth being restored and implants required to support your replacement teeth. During the treatment planning process, the specialist will be able to determine if bone grafting and other procedures may be required to ensure the best possible result.

Reconstructive dentistry and tooth replacement with dental implants is not only about aesthetics. The need often arises from a broken down dentition or poor functionality. Without proper treatment, these cases may lead to periodontal disease, which studies have tied to heart disease, stroke, bone loss and other medical conditions. Difficulty chewing food can also result in future gastroenterology issues.

When it comes to treatment, health is more of a determining factor than age. Those who are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted are generally able to receive dental implants. Since certain chronic diseases may contraindicate implant treatment, a specialist like Dr. Piermatti is best suited to carefully evaluate a patient’s dental and health history then offer a proper recommendation.

The good news for patients, both young and old is that there is no age restriction for having dental implants or other reconstructive dental treatment. Implants and related elements are secure and comfortable, and they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. This means patients are able to eat and drink whatever they like without limitations.

“When I initially consult with a patient, there are two common questions or concerns,” says Dr. Piermatti. “The first is a matter of fear that treatment will be painful. In truth, there is very little discomfort.”

He continues: “The other concern is that patients often feel their case may be far too difficult yet it really is something we have treated before. No matter the concern, my recommendation is to let us determine what if any treatment is best for you.”

All-In-One Dental Artistry and Care                                                                         Today, our schedules are busier than ever. There is work, school and any number of activities from morning to night.

Recognizing this trend more than 25 years ago, Dr. Piermatti founded Dental Arts of South Jersey, a comprehensive, multi-doctor dental health care facility conveniently located in the Cherry Hill/Voorhees area. The goal is to provide one office where patients are able to receive the highest quality dental treatment completed without being referred from office to office for specialty care.

As managing partner, Dr. Piermatti continues his specialization in surgical and restorative implant dentistry and has performed more than 13,000 implant procedures. He also maintains his dedication to patient care, saying, “Although we are a large office, we pride ourselves on the professionalism and personal attention our staff devotes to patients. We strive to deliver quality dental care in a comfortable and caring environment.”

At Dental Arts of South Jersey, the expert team provides comprehensive reconstructive dentistry with a focus on exceptional quality and efficiency. They have carefully selected, master laboratory technicians and use finegrain porcelains, precious alloys and composites in restorations. Together, the result is outstanding, ensuring optimum cosmetics along with exceptional strength and durability.

The facility also boasts the latest, state-of the-art technology for both diagnosis and fabrication. Using a CT scan, Dr. Piermatti and his team are able to get a complete picture of a patient’s underlying bone and tissue. This detailed, 3-D cross section is beneficial when evaluating the need for dental implants and when used in conjunction with standard Xrays, it provides necessary information for safe and efficient treatment planning. In addition, Dental Art of South Jersey uses CAD CAM technology for fabrication.

“There is no question that the advancements in technology have greatly enhanced the level of accuracy when it comes to reconstructive dentistry,” Dr. Piermatti says. “At the same time, nothing can or should ever replace the personal touch and hands-on placement and refinement necessary to ensure the optimal result. This is what ultimately changes people’s lives.”

Dental Arts of South Jersey                                                                                        1001 Laurel Oak Road,Suite C1                                                                         Voorhees, N.J.                                                                                                  856-783-5777                                                              


Glori Gayster is a freelance writer and marketing professional based in South Jersey. Rob Hall is a freelance photographer from Plumsteadville.