Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Dental Implants – An Alternative to Dentures and Bridges

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most recommended and highly sought-after solution for broken or missing teeth. Men and women suffering from lost and missing teeth find that dental implants offer the same form and function as natural teeth without any of the hassles that often come with dentures and bridges. Most individuals in good health are candidates for dental implants and find the costs reasonable for the lifespan of the replacement. If you are considering solutions for lost or missing teeth, learn more about dental implants and talk to your dental care team to determine if affordable dental implants are the right fit for you.

Candidates for Dental Implants – Most individuals with lost or missing teeth are candidates for dental implants. You should be in good health and/or have any diseases or conditions under tight control. Tobacco users and those suffering from alcoholism may also require additional support before becoming eligible for dental implants. Your dentist in South Philadelphia may work closely with your primary care physician to help you determine and achieve candidacy.

Other influencing factors include the state of your mouth and jawbone. X-rays and teeth molds may be necessary to properly assess eligibility. Bone loss often occurs with tooth loss. This can impact your candidacy because without a stable jawbone, there is no stable support system for the implant. Like most things, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Your teeth and bones are the same way. Individuals who have suffered extensive tooth loss will find that the bone surrounding the missing tooth or teeth begins to become soft without stimulation. For this reason, replacements for lost teeth should be pursued shortly after loss occurs. Just one year without stimulation can cause a 25 percent loss of bone.

If you have experienced bone loss, there are surgical techniques available to regenerate bone. The best feature of dental implants is their ability to preserve the jawbone. Unlike dentures and bridges, implants deliver the same stimulation as natural teeth.

Your dental care team can help you assess your oral and total health to determine if you are a candidate. They will make recommendations to ensure that you get the best dental implants that not only address your problems, but also offer the most optimal outcomes.

If it is determined that implants are the best option for you, a specialized dental implant dentist or an oral surgeon may be recommended to you. You may even want to seek several opinions before coming to a final decision. While dental implants are the preferred choice, it is a serious surgery and your overall health is the priority.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in South Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue today at (215) 310-5817 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue.

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I have nothing bad to say about this place. Everyone was friendly and I felt completely comfortable. Haven’t gone to the dentist in awhile and the worse part was just the anticipation of […]
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This office is very clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly and polite. The doctor was very gentle and caring, best experience I ever had at a dentist
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Your dental hygienists Ms. Ivy is absolutely wonderful. The front desk staff is awesome. They always make my appointments a great experience.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 310-5817
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