Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

Dental Implant Surgery – Your Questions Answered

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Although they’re strong and made to last, your teeth are vulnerable to decay, periodontal disease, and injury. If a tooth is lost, and you don’t replace it, you’re left with a hole in your smile and a number of other problems. Over time, your other teeth may shift, tilt or become crowded. You may suffer jawbone deterioration, which can make you look old prematurely. Chewing may become difficult due to bite abnormalities. Fortunately, there are several restoration options, and affordable dental implants are at the top of the list. A safe, predictable, and healthy option that has been in use for more than 50 years, dental implantation surgery offers an optimal solution for one or more missing teeth.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small metal anchor that is surgically attached to your jawbone to replace a natural tooth root, and hold an artificial crown. Affordable dental implants provide an ideal way to restore a missing tooth without involving healthy teeth in the process.

How Do I Know if I’m a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Only your dentist can determine if affordable dental implants are right for you. In general, good candidates have fully developed jawbones, healthy gums, and no serious medical problems that would interfere with healing. If you don’t have enough viable bone to support an implant, there are several ways your dentist can correct the problem.

Are There Different Types of Dental Implants?

The best dental implants are available in many shapes, sizes, and types to meet the needs of every patient. They can replace one or more individual teeth, or serve as anchors for removable and fixed dentures and bridges. Implant dentures never slip or make unwanted noise like conventional dentures, and implant-supported bridges don’t involve neighboring teeth.

How Long will it Take?

Treatment time varies from patient to patient, but many implant procedures take several months to complete.

How do I get the Best Dental Implants?

Start by finding the right provider. An implant dentist’s education, experience, and skills are key; specialists qualified to perform dental implant restorations include general dentists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons, and periodontists.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, 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 Thorndale.

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I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
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Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
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Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
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Antonia N.
My wait in the waiting area was longer than I anticipated. Arrived on time thinking I would be taken immediately, because I don't like dentists plus […]
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Robert E.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
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Esther B.
In fact I really like the way Lori cleaned my teeth. She did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend gentle dental Thorndale to friends and […]
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Staff was very proficient with what needed to be done.My problem was explained so that I could understand what was needed to be done
Rodney D.
The visit went well
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Everyone and everything at Gentle Dental Thorndale was great. I am very well pleased with the work that was done.The DOCTOR was excellent. I have a […]
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I was very pleased with the service. The receptionist was wonderful and really well informed. I literally had no wait time upon arriving about 15 […]
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Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
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Kaylene H.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
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I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
Brooke B.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
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I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
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I will be recommending Gentle Dental to everyone I know. All employees are very nice and professional. There was very little wait time and the […]
Anonymous
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
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Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
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Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
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Jessica F.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
The service was great as well as the professionalism! In my case i had full dentures made. Unfortunately there is not a lab on site,this made my […]
Robert E.
Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
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I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
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