Office Hours:

Mon – Thur: 7:30am – 6pm

Friday: By Special Appointment


Hello, and welcome to our practice at the Navy Yard! 

Francis Matarazzo, D.D.S. & Anita Milici, D.M.D. Specializing in Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, and Implant Dentistry.
Looking for comfortable, confident and convenient care from dentists in Philadelphia? You've come to the right place.

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Our dental office provides personalized dental care to families. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of quality dental care with services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of every member of your family.

Our state of the art dental office offers the latest advances in dental technology to provide outstanding care for a broad range of general, cosmetic and implant dental services. We provide a relaxing environment with soothing music, waterfalls, ergonomic chairs, flat screen TVs and other amenities for your comfort. If you experience anxiety when visiting the dentist, take comfort here. Now you can receive dental care in a state of total relaxation.

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Building a relationship with a dental practice can help you maintain and improve your smile, and prevent problems before they become serious.Our preventive services include Comprehensive Exams, Sealants, Fluoride Treatments, Space Maintainers, Mouthguards, Migraine Headache Relief, and Oral Cancer Screenings.

Our cosmetic dentistry services can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer a variety of services including whitening, veneers and crowns.

Orthodontic treatment is used to correct a patient’s bite. This includes the treatment of teeth that are crooked, crowded, or irregularly spaced. Invisalign and ClearCorrect are alternatives to conventional braces.

Need a tooth extraction? Our cosmetic dentists are experts at making dental extractions quick and painless. Book today!

Our dental offers the latest in restorative treatments and technologies to help restore your smile. Our restorative solutions include fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, root canal treatment and dentures.

Our practice is at the forefront of a rapidly progressing field of dentistry. We perform complete implant care under one roof using state-of-the-art equipment. Our skilled professionals have the extensive knowledge necessary to educate patients on the advantages of recommended care and we have a true passion for helping others achieve the attractive, fully functional smile that will enhance their quality of life.

Your Periodontist in Philadelphia, PA
Periodontal Disease.It is not a given that we must lose teeth as we age. If we maintain good oral hygiene and have regular professional cleanings and oral examinations, chances are we can keep our natural teeth for life. That involves not only caring for the teeth themselves, but also the structures that surround them: the gums and tooth-supporting bone. Gum disease, which is a bacterial infection, threatens these supporting tissues. That is why dental professionals are always on the lookout for early signs that patients may not notice. When signs of trouble become apparent, periodontal therapy may be suggested.

Periodontal Therapy
Can take various forms, but the goal is always to restore diseased tissues to health. Gum (periodontal) disease can spread from the gums to the bone that supports the teeth, and may even cause tooth loss in the most severe cases. There are very effective therapies to combat this, ranging from scalings (deep cleanings) that remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from beneath the gum line, to surgical repair of lost gum and bone tissue.

Periodontal Therapy Procedures
Periodontal therapy includes both surgical and non-surgical techniques to restore health to the tissues that support the teeth (gums and bone) and prevent tooth loss. They include:

Scaling and Root Planing. These deep-cleaning techniques are the best starting point to control gum disease. Plaque and calculus (tartar) are removed from beneath the gum tissues, using hand scalers and/or ultrasonic instruments.

Gum Grafting. Sometimes it's necessary to replace areas of lost gum tissue so that tooth roots are adequately protected. This can be accomplished by taking healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and moving it to where it is needed, or by using laboratory-processed donor tissue.

Periodontal Plastic Surgery. When used to describe surgery, the word “plastic” refers to any reshaping procedure that creates a more pleasing appearance of the gum tissues.

Periodontal Laser Treatment (LANAP). Removing diseased gum tissue with lasers can offer significant advantages over conventional surgery, such as less discomfort and gum shrinkage.

Crown Lengthening Surgery. This is a surgical procedure in which tooth structure that is covered by gum and bone tissue may need to be exposed either for cosmetic reasons (too make the teeth look longer and the smile less gummy) or to aid in securing a new dental crown.

Dental Implants. Today's preferred method of tooth replacement is a titanium dental implant, which is placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. The implant is then attached to a realistic-looking dental crown that is visible above the gum line and indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

Perio Protect. A new method that offers people the most gentle, yet effective way possible to fight the bacteria that cause gum disease.

Your Role in Periodontal Health
Dental plaque is the main cause of periodontal disease, so it's essential to remove it every day with effective brushing and flossing. This doesn't mean scrubbing, which can actually cause your gums to recede. Proper techniques can be demonstrated for you, if you have any questions.

Of course, there are some areas of the mouth that a toothbrush and floss just can't reach, which is why it's so important to have regular professional cleanings at the dental office. Your regular dental exam is also a time when early signs of gum disease can be detected — before they become apparent even to you.

Eating a nutritious diet low in sugar, and staying away from tobacco in all forms, will also increase your periodontal health — and your chances of keeping your teeth for life.