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

Is a Dental Implant Procedure Right for You?

Dental Implants

Among the discoveries and innovations in the world of dental care, one of the most beneficial to patients has surely been that of the dental implant. Basically an artificial root intended to secure a replacement tooth into the mouth, an affordable dental implant can be a terrific solution to the problem of tooth loss caused by illness, trauma, or gum disease.

A dental implant dentist uses two main types of implants these days—the endosteal variety and the subperiosteal type:

1. Endosteal—or “in the bone”—implants are more commonly used than other options, and they are comprised of blades, cylinders, or screws that are placed directly into your jawbone. Each implant has the ability to secure at least one artificial tooth, and it is possible to replace a large number of missing teeth all at once. These implants are popular alternatives for people who have previously worn bridges or conventional dentures.

2. Subperiosteal implants are set atop the jaw rather than into it, allowing the posts to protrude through gums to grab hold of the artificial tooth. These are the best dental implants for individuals who for one reason or another cannot wear traditional dentures and who lack the bone height necessary for endosteal applications.

An ideal candidate for dental implants is someone who is healthy in a general sense as well as in terms of their oral health. Sufficient bone material must also be present in order to provide necessary support for the dental implant itself. Healthy gum tissue that shows no sign of periodontal disease is also essential.

The dental implant procedure is different for everyone and is the result of coordinated collaboration between patient, dentist, and periodontist, who will determine the best dental implants for each individual. Depending on the extent of the work required, additional procedures such as ridge modification and sinus augmentation may be necessary.

Once implants are fully in place, they require much the same dental care and maintenance as natural teeth. Brushing and flossing must continue on a normal schedule and routine dental visits are a must. In addition, specialized examinations will be scheduled periodically to ensure the integrity and longevity of the implants.

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 14 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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Patient Reviews
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
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 […]
Letica W.
I would recommend anyone to your office, from the doctor to the hole staff you guys are great the most important thing to me is everyone is so […]
Gerald R.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David 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.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
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 […]
Diana M.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
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 […]
Anonymous
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
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.
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.
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 […]
Anonymous
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
I am a self confessed scaredy cat when it comes to the dentist. I have a difficult time calling to make an appointment. I have Never felt more […]
Helene R.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
The office staff is quick and efficient. I'm always seen in a timely manner and Dr. is always caring and careful to explain everything and answer all […]
Kaylene H.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
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
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
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.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
I am very pleased with service and treatment I get at Gentle Dental, they are very courteous and don't leave you waiting for your appointment.
Robert E.
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, […]
Anonymous
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
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.
The visit went well
James T.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
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 […]
William L.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
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.
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 […]
Anonymous
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
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