Dental Implants – Philadelphia, PA
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What Are Dental Implants?
The Implant Process
To ensure that the full process runs smoothly, a patient must follow a certain protocol on their journey to receive dental implants. As part of our process in Philadelphia, PA, we consider how an implant might help the patient, as well as what pretreatment requirements might be required in order to ensure a successful outcome. This process is as follows:
Starting with a consultation between the patient and doctor, the journey towards a new smile begins. A consultation offers the opportunity to ask questions and to develop a plan that addresses the specific needs of the patient.
If it is discovered that the patient requires treatment, this must first be completed. Problems like gum disease, poor bone density, untreated injuries, or severely decayed teeth are all treatable and this step must be taken to ensure the patient is in the best condition prior to placement surgery.
After determining the mouth is healthy enough, the placement procedure will take place. The doctor first creates a small incision above the implant placement area. Through this opening, a titanium post will be inserted and anchored to the jawbone. The incision site will then be closed and left to heal for between three and six months.
After having enough time to integrate with the supporting bone structure, the implant post should be stable enough to place an abutment. An abutment acts as the connecting piece between the implant post and dental crown, connecting the entire appliance together.
Based on the patient and doctor’s consultation, a customized crown is built to match the patient’s preference for color, size, and shape. Once the crown is cemented or screwed into place, the patient will enjoy a strong, healthy, and appealing smile for a lifetime.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
The Cost of Dental Implants
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Dental implants are truly a marvel of modern dentistry, coming as close as possible to truly replacing a natural tooth. With numerous benefits offered by this procedure, it’s hard to say that there could be anything better; however, implants aren’t the right choice for everyone. Are they right for you?
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What Others Are Saying
This was my first visit to this doctor. He and his team were super! Everyone was very sweet, efficient, and overall just nice people. The doctor drew me a picture of what was going on and what he recommended. And it’s suitable for framing. I highly recommend them!
Wow! What a fantastic team! The doctor is simply amazing. I needed two crowns, and since I have sensitive teeth I generally don’t enjoy going to the dentist. When she said, ‘you’re not going to feel anything,’ she meant it! Not a single thing! The team is kind, compassionate, and professional.
I’ve been coming to this dental office for nine years. My hygienist is the best! I saw the old doctor until he retired this year and now see the new one, his dental partner for many years. He’s wonderful as well. He has a great bedside manner and is an excellent dentist. Front office personnel are friendly too.
I’ve been going to this office for 15 years and really like it there. It has a small office feel and everyone is really friendly. The doctor makes me feel so comfortable, not like a lot of doctor/patient relationships out there. I was having a horrible problem today and they were able to fit me in for an emergency visit.