Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dental Implants – The Essential Tooth Replacement

Dental Implants

Have you ever considered what life would be like if you were missing one, some, or all of your teeth? Your teeth serve so many functions: supporting your facial structure, helping to maintain the integrity of your jawbone, impacting your abilities to chew, speak clearly, and show off a beautiful smile. It is an unfortunate fact that nearly 70 percent of adults have lost at least one tooth due to accident or illness, making tooth replacement essential to the quality of life for a large portion of the population. Dental implants are the preferred choice of both patients and dentists for tooth replacements. Dental implants not only repair your smile, but they offer vast benefits to your health and restore optimal function.

Designed to ideally mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth, dental implants are multi-component devices. The implant is comprised of a titanium anchor, which looks like a screw or cylinder and is fitted into the upper or lower jaw through the gum tissue and into the jawbone. This titanium anchor creates a stable base for the crown, which is a porcelain piece designed to replicate the look of the missing tooth or teeth.

Dental implants are a more stable type of tooth replacement than dentures or bridges due to the fixed support within the jawbone. There are no limitations of food consumption and the facial structure is restored and the bones of the jaw protected because full function of the tooth or teeth has been completely repaired. And because they last a lifetime, this makes dental implant costs more reasonable compared to bridges or dentures, which have to be replaced multiple times over the years.

While dental implants are the preferred standard in the industry, the process is extensive and often takes several months. However, the extra treatment time is worth it. Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate, meaning the surgery is low risk.

Some people with certain diseases or conditions may not be candidates for dental implants, or may need to work with their dentist or doctor to stabilize health conditions before proceeding. Those who currently have dentures or bridges may find dental implants to be a preferable alternative. Individuals who smoke can be successfully treated with dental implants; however, tobacco use can impair optimal outcomes. Young children and adolescents are generally not eligible for dental implants, as the jaw must have reached maximum physical maturity before replacement can occur.  Your dentist in Center City Philadelphia can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.

Your dentist can discuss the dental implants cost with you, as well as your options for tooth replacement and will review your medical history before making a recommendation.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City 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 of Center City, 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 Center City.

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Daria S.
Hygienist was great
Sharnell H.
Long time problem with a crown resolved!
Kimberly U.
I love them! They are truly a painfree dental experience! I am so happy to have found them when I had an emergency. I will stay with Gentle Dental for on.
Jean M.
Fast, efficient, great price, friendly and knowledgeable
Dianna S.
The 13th and Walnut location is perfect for people who work in Center City Philadelphia! As a Nurse I was able to fit my visits into my busy work schedule! The staff was friendly, professional and […]
Marlon B.
I received very good care the waiting time was Perfect and the service was also very good I would highly recommend their services.
Helen C.
My fiance came here to get some work done and loved it. Dr.Ross took the time to explain everything and put her at ease. The whole experience was very comfortable.
Clean office, short wait time
Margaret D.
I am one who is very nervous when it comes to having any type of dental work. The staff was very nice and patient with me. They explained every aspect of the work that needed to be done. I will […]
Sherry B.
Very welcoming
Stephen L.
Took care of my problem quickly and was very professional and friendly. Also was in no pain and I got 4 wisdom teeth extracted.
Nakeisha S.
I’m very comfortable with gentle dental. .. very friendly, clean atmosphere. The staff is very caring and nice.
Dana N.
Yes I would recommend this office to a friend or colleague. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable!
Sherry S.
This place is awesome! Super friendly staff and they make you feel at home. Also they will have you in and out in a heart beat. Highly recommended !!
Ricardo S.
The Hygienst was wonderful and did a great job cleaning my son’s teeth. The receptionists were great too. Thank you!
Sunlight L.
Everything went just fine as always.
Malcolm B.
Amazing and pleasant staff
Javier D.
Very happy for having a smile again thank you
Milagros R.
I always have good experience when I go to GD center city. The front desk staff know me and always are kind. Denise , the DA is great and the Dr. always explains things well. I had a problem with a […]
Kara M.
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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 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
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