Dental Implants in Trappe, PA from The Gentle Dentist
Why Choose Gentle Dentist in Trappe and Collegeville, PA for Dental Implants?
The Gentle Dentist, centrally located in the Collegeville, PA area, specializes in dental implants. We understand there are many providers who offer a wide range of pricing and choices, and it can be confusing. Dr. Geetha Srinivasan and Dr. John Foore take a comprehensive approach and evaluate your dental health before making any dental implant recommendations.
We offer a one-stop office for dental implants, including mini dental implants, and we perform any necessary X-rays, CT scans, cleanings, fillings, crowns and other services in the same office. Call The Gentle Dentist at (610) 489-9005 to schedule your free consultation today.
Top reasons patients choose Gentle Dentist for dental implants:
- Free consultation - call (610) 489-9005.
- We are experienced and specially trained in dental implants.
- We prioritize your comfort and ensure your care is as painless as possible. Dr. Geetha Srinivasan is one of the select dentists in Pennsylvania who is board certified in conscious IV sedation.
- We use top quality BioHorizon dental implants and state-of-the-art iCAT® CT technology.
- We offer comprehensive dental care, which means you receive treatment in one location, rather than coordinating appointments with multiple offices.
- We are honest. We base your treatment plan on your dental health, not a manufacturer's quota for dental implants. If a crown or bridge would serve your needs better than a dental implant, we will tell you.
- We want to make you smile. One of the most gratifying moments as a dentist is seeing a patient's improved dental health and self confidence. If you are suffering because of missing teeth, please call our office for a free consultation at (610) 489-9005.
- We accept many dental insurance plans including Cigna, Aetna, Guardian, Delta Dental, MetLife and United Concordia. We also offer financing and payment plans. Please call our office at (610) 489-9005 to learn more.
An expert in her field, Dr. Geetha Srinivasan completed a Dental Implant Fellowship from the ICOI International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
"I had an implant done by Dr. Geetha Srinivasan. Absolutely no pain!! She made sure I was comfortable and the procedure was over before I knew it. I really recommend this office. Not does Dr. Srinivasan have a wonderful "chairside manner," but her assistants and office staff are so nice and very kind. The office is very efficient, too. You won't wait for what seems like forever before they call you in. I used to hate going to the dentist, but The Gentle Dentist is a great experience. I'm so glad I found them!" Rachel via Facebook
Learn More about Dental Implants
Tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease or injury is very common. In years past, bridges and dentures were the only available treatment options for tooth loss. Today, advances in dental technology have made dental implants an effective treatment for missing teeth. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. The replacement teeth are made to match your natural teeth, restoring your smile. This versatile tooth loss treatment is easy to tailor to your unique needs, offering the options of replacing one tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth.
Tooth loss decreases your ability to chew properly, affects your nutritional diet and alters your smile. Even more damaging, tooth loss leads to bone loss. A missing tooth causes the jawbone beneath it to shrink and become brittle due to lack of exercise. A missing tooth also changes the shape of your face, making you look older. The benefits of dental implants include replacing missing teeth, maintaining bone, keeping your youthful appearance and restoring your natural smile.
What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants
Our Gentle Dentist team is specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. We will evaluate your specific needs and develop an individualized treatment plan that is best for you.
To start, a small post made of titanium called the tooth root implant is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. The jawbone heals and grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take three to six months.
Once the healing is complete, the Gentle Dentist team makes impressions of your teeth and creates a model of your bite. We use this unique information to create a new tooth for you.
The replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment. The replacement tooth will look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. Alternatively, some patients may have attachments placed on the implant that support a removable denture.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Dental implants stimulate the jaw and stop bone loss. The loss of teeth can add 10 or more years to a person’s face.
Improved speech. Poor-fitting dentures can slip, causing you to slur.
Improved comfort. Implants are fixed in your jaw, eliminating the discomfort of removable dentures.
Improved chewing. Dental implants work like your own teeth and stay fixed in place, unlike sliding dentures.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants restore your smile – which in turn can restore your self confidence.
Improved oral health. With dental implants, your other teeth are left intact, resulting in better long-term oral health.
Durability. Dental implants are very durable and can last a lifetime with good care.
Convenience. No more messy adhesives for removable dentures.
Single or Multiple Dental Implant Services in Collegeville, PA
Implants are versatile. If you are only missing one tooth, one implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick. If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.
Advantages Over Dentures or Removable Bridges
Removable bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don't directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don't compromise the health of your natural teeth. In fact, removable bridges are only expected to last seven to ten years, even less when attached to canal teeth, whereas implants will typically last a lifetime.
Consider your replacement teeth to be the same as natural teeth. They require the same daily brushing and flossing, and the same amount of regular checkups. Just like your natural teeth, the better you take care of your replacements, the longer they will last.
Our implant services include:
Sinus Lift Augmentation: Often the sinuses will enlarge in size following loss of the upper back teeth. This often will preclude placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth, since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that returns the sinus cavity to its original position, and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.
Implant Site Development: When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning: We have special software on our computer that allows us to evaluate your dental CB/CT scan in three dimensions for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, enabling the best possible placement of your dental implants.
Implant Maintenance: Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, a professional cleaning schedule will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.