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

Dental Implant Facts and Fundamentals

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a tooth replacement system in which a metal post or frame is affixed surgically to the jawbone that lies underneath the gums. Once this post is put into position, a replacement tooth can be mounted on top of it. In order to determine whether or not dental implants are appropriate in a given situation, it is important to learn as much as possible on the topic, including the dental implants cost.

The fact that dental implants are intended to fuse directly and completely onto a patient’s jawbone means they have the ability to serve as an extremely stable foundation for replacement teeth, which are unable to shift around or become dislodged in the mouth, a fact that makes speaking and eating much more comfortable and worry-free. Crowns that are placed atop implants enjoy sturdiness, and they feel much more natural in the mouth than some of the more traditional types of replacements.

It is often the case that conventional dentures just do not provide the level of comfort or practicality desired because of existing ridge problems, sore spots in the mouth, or other issues specific to the patient. Further, bridges need to be secured to existing teeth on both sides of the gap, and this often requires that those teeth be ground down. Dental implants involve no such preparation, giving them a distinct advantage in the eyes of many.

Good candidates for dental implants are those who have healthy gums as well as sufficient bone density to support the post structure. Patients receiving implants must be dedicated to proper dental care so that the implant system maintains its integrity over the long term. While the dental implants cost is typically higher than that of other types of tooth replacement, and insurance carriers rarely cover a large proportion of the expenses involved, the benefits of this option make it more than worthwhile to many dental patients.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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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  • 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 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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