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Philadelphia Dentist | Philadelphia dental care | PA | Implant Restorations

Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Dental Implants
AGD Member
 

                        

Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They may be better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured. We work with a periodontist who does this portion.   


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The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time we often make a temporary restoration so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.


After the healing and integration of the implant, the head of the implant is exposed and a healing abutment will be placed. Impressions can then be made to create a crown, bridge or implant retained denture.  An abutment or attachment is fabricated and then the crown, bridge or denture is made.  So, the implant is held in place by the bone, the abutment (or attachment) is screwed into the implant and provides the means to attach the crown (or bridge or denture) to the implant.


 
 
Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.