Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental Implants

Dental implants are often a preferred alternative for replacing missing teeth. However, to be a candidate for dental implants, you must be in good health, including and especially your oral health. Healthy bone support in the jaw is essential to a successful dental implant as well as healthy gum tissue. Individuals with chronic illnesses, such as leukemia or diabetes, often experience difficulties during the healing process, impairing successful outcomes. Individuals who smoke, have low bone density, or are on certain medications are also not ideal candidates for dental implants. It is important to work with your dentist to determine the most affordable and effective plan for restoring your smile.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are the most advanced replacements currently available for missing teeth. A dental implant, unlike dentures or partials, is comprised of an artificial root and tooth that is placed into the precise location of the jaw where the tooth has gone missing. Most implants are made from titanium or similar materials that over time are safely incorporated into the bone to create a lasting, stable base for the crown of the tooth.

Dental implants, while an advanced procedure, have been a dental care solution for missing teeth for decades. An endodontist generally performs this surgical procedure that can replace one or several missing teeth. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve. You can work with your dentist in Collingdale to determine if dental implants are the best choice for your condition and be referred to an endodontist as necessary.

Dental Implant Procedures

A variety of factors can affect your need for dental implants and the extent of the procedure. Your personal dental health, the number of teeth that must be replaced, and if extraction is necessary prior to implant placement, are just a few of the aspects taken into account as you and your dentist in Collingdale determine the dental implants cost and the best options to care for your dental health.

With simple procedures, such as addressing a single missing tooth, implant surgery can generally take one to two hours. This includes time for anesthesia as well as preparing you for the sterile surgical environment.

While dental implant surgery is not substantially painful, you may experience some discomfort, as is expected with most surgical procedures. Local anesthesia and I.V. or oral sedation are used to minimize pain. A majority of patients report that dental implant surgery is not as painful or uncomfortable as they expected, including recovery. Post-surgery, your dentist will provide detailed instructions and prescribe medications to reduce discomfort and allow you to heal.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Collingdale, 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 of Collingdale. 

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Patient Reviews
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A nice and friendly experience !!
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it was a great experience with very good service
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Very friendly, comfortable environment.
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Thank you very much, it was a pleasant experience, and see you soon..
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Very nice & great work so far, no pain
Anonymous
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Henry G.
My experience at Gentle Dental was very good. The staff is excellent...... They all made me feel like family. I use to hate the dentist but now I'm […]
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Good doctor/professional staff
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Everyone at this location are very friendly and professional. I'm so glad I chose this location and will gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a […]
Donna G.
Prompt, courteous staff; dental procedure explained throughout process.
Kim R.
Staff was great. Very friendly and nice. And good atmosphere.
Henry G.
The staff at this location are great. They make you feel very comfortable and welcome. I actually do not mind going to the dentist.
Christine K.
Wonderful staff. They go above and beyond to make your experience the absolute best.
Anonymous
Staff is nice, service is prompt
Andrea G.
Great friendly service. Had large cavity filled, and dentist took time for the first shot of novicane to start, before giving additional doses. Much […]
Christin P.
very gentle and gave me my smile back
Shakeda F.
The staff were friendly, compassionate, knowlegable, and patient.
Carl S.
I had a wonderful experience with Gentle Dental. Everyone in the office was so very helpful and very caring. I haven't been to a dentist in a long […]
Wendy H.
The services are excellent and friendly.
Bellah J.
The Dentist seem very concern and took care of me accordingly. No issues or problems noted. Did not have to wait long for scheduled appointment.
Constance W.
The staff is very friendly and professional. They are compassionate and always put me at ease. Even though being at the dentist is not a pleasant […]
Marla D.
I'm really grateful because I was treated with love and respect.I thank the doctors and nurses and anyone who took care of me one way or another.
Michael C.
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Rodofis W.
The staff is wonderful and always make me feel very comfortable and very much at ease.
Marla D.
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Rodofis W.
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Tyron D.
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
All the people are very nice there...They all do a good job
Helen G.
My experience with the dental office was amazing..when I first went I was scared because I hate the dentist. They wrote a treatment plan an […]
Tiffany A.
Staff was friendly and very welcoming! Service was great!
Naja M.
All crew is very helpful and friendly
Petrit D.
I had a great experience. The DR was so gentle when giving the needle and the woman that cleaned my teeth was also gentle. thank you for taking my […]
Maria R.
Everyone is so polite and willing to help, They treat with respect, I will always go there
Shawn D.
Service was excellent. I have already referred friends and family.
Rose B.
I love everybody at the Collingdale Gentle Dental office. Every body is so nice and the price is right, too. Great hygienists and Dentists.
Marva H.
The office staff are very caring and hard-working. The work on my teeth has been excellent so far.
Janice D.
The people are awesome. The dentist and her assistants are the best anyone could ask for. They are all courteous, friendly, patient, and respectful. […]
Kevin R.
My son and I have been coming here for many years. I no longer have my dental insurance and was happy that the office was willing to work with me on […]
Cynthia B.
Great Customer Service and Dental work!
David E.
The service was great no long waiting period. The work I had done was quick and easy. Overall it was a good experience Thank You
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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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 427-4663
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