Dental Implants | Philadelphia PA
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium — the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consult with Dr. Friedman or Dr. Ocampo, call us in Philadelphia at Northeast Philadelphia Periodontal Office Phone Number 215-676-0717, Warminster at Warminster Periodontal Office Phone Number 215-672-5515, or use our online Appointment form.
What Happens After Dental Implant Placement?
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Drs. Friedman and Ocampo are able to place single-stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction — further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between a periodontist and a restorative dentist. Dr. Friedman or Dr. Ocampo performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
Please read testimonials from our patients! Visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your dental implant experience with Periodontal Services, Ltd. Call our office if you would like more information: Northeast Philadelphia Periodontal Office Phone Number 215-676-0717.
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Patient Review from Susan P
Dr Friedman is the BEST. I had my first appointment for 2 dental implants. I wasn't sure what to expect but was sure i would be in pain. I'm happy to say i had NO PAIN. The staff is so patient and helpful. I work for the Usps so my schedule has been hectic. I had to reschedule my appointment and the staff was very helpful. I will definitely recommend this office to everyone.
- Susan P
Patient Review from Nadeen S
Had a wonderful experience with Dr.Friedman. I went in very nervous about my procedure and he was extremely comforting and patient. He went above and beyond to explain to me exactly what he was doing so that I felt comfortable and at ease. You can tell he really cares about his patients. All of the staff was extremely nice and accommodating. I would highly recommend this office and Dr. Friedman.
- Nadeen S
Patient Review from Anthony d
- Anthony d
Patient Review from Joe A
This morning was my third implant procedure at Periodontal Services. I cannot recommend anyone more highly that the folks here. The doctors and staff are always pleasant, professional and attentive. From the initial appointment, through extraction, bone grafting and insertion of the implant, everything has always gone smoothly. I hope I never need another implant, but if I do, I will be sure to return to Periodontal Services.
- Joe A
Patient Review from Alfred T
Friendly, trouble-free implant procedure(s). Impressed (no pun intended) by the modern technology! This was not my first implant, but the first one needed fixing, and Dr. Friedman took care of that. The second one is all his, and has been an easier experience than I had with the first.
- Alfred T