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Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth to improve speech and eating abilities, reduce the risk of tooth decay, and prevent bone deterioration. Dr. Patel provides both Endosteal and Subperiostal dental implants in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, to accommodate patients’ needs. We encourage you to call or visit Alpha Dental Excellence to speak with our dentists about the benefits of receiving dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants Used For?

dental-implants1 Dental implants are primarily used to replace one or more teeth that are missing in a patient’s mouth. They feel like real teeth, and they do not affect the health of the surrounding natural teeth. These permanent fixtures use a titanium screw, an abutment, and a crown to replace a rooted tooth.

Using dental implants to fill areas where there are no longer natural teeth has been known to improve speech, improve eating abilities, eliminate the risk of dental decay, and prevent bone deterioration. This great treatment option is useful for replacing missing teeth or in cases where the decay of natural teeth may pose significant health problems in the long-term.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants come in some different types depending on a patient’s needs. The two main types of dental implants are Endosteal and Subperiosteal.

Endosteal, or in the bone implants, are the most common. They use screws, blades, or cylinders lodged into the jawbone. Subperiosteal, on the bone or above the bone implants, protrude through the gums to hold the prosthesis.

What Other Services Does Alpha Dental Excellence Provide?

Along with implants, we offer many cosmetic dentistry treatment options. Our crowns, veneers, and bridgework are generally performed on natural teeth for beauty and health. Other treatment options include veneers, porcelain fillings, and dentures. Outside of cosmetic dentistry, we are also a full-service dental practice performing general dentistry, family dentistry, emergency dental services, restorative dentistry, and specialty dentistry for your convenience.

Call us today to learn about our trusted team and the many services that we offer.



Benefits of Dental Implants

You will Look Better

Implants create a flawless and very natural looking smile, which can greatly enhance your appearance.

You will Eat Better

More patients who choose dentures have to live with the discomfort that they might pop out of their mouths while they speak. With dental implants, there is no such a risk as they are connected firmly to the jaw, which gives patients comfort and confidence while speaking.

You will Live Better

If you choose dental implants, you can relax and enjoy life, without worries that your dentures might move, pop out or slip. In addition, you will achieve a perfect and natural looking smile.

Dental Implants are preferred choice for many patients because they:

  • Look and feel natural
  • Prevent bone deterioration and eliminate the risk of dental decay
  • Create a beautiful, natural looking smile and improve self-confidence
  • Offer reliable, long-lasting solution
Frequently Asked Questions

Are Dental Implants The Right Choice for Me?

If you are missing a teeth or more and you want to restore your healthy and beautiful smile, you are definitely a candidate for dental implant treatment. Only in case of several medical conditions, implant treatment might not be successful. For example, in the case of uncontrolled diabetes. Sometimes, in the evidence of loss bone, additional procedures to add bone might be needed prior to the implant treatment. Therefore, dental implant treatment is suitable for almost every patient with missing teeth.

Is Dental Implant Treatment Painful?

Most of our patients don’t report any serious discomfort or pain during the procedure. In addition, we can offer you different options to make your procedure more comfortable and relaxing.

How Long Will It Take To Complete My Implant Treatment?

Dental implant treatment is a complicated process, which may take anywhere between 3-9 months. This depends on the quantity of implants you need, the type of implants, as well as the quality of bone in which the implants will be placed. Traditional treatment options, such as dentures are faster, but none of these can provide all the benefits of dental implants.

Do I Need a Dental Implant for Every Tooth that is missing?

No, you don’t. It is possible to replace all of the lower teeth with an over denture that is supported by only 2-4 implants.

Could I Be Too Old for Dental Implants?

There are no age limitations when you really want to improve the quality of life. Our patients, who have gone through implant treatment are from the age of 40 to 70 +. There are also reports of patients who are in their 90’s and have gone through this procedure with no problems.

How Long Do Implants Last?

In fact, dental implants can last a lifetime if you take proper care of them. In contrast, dentures can last no more than 5 years.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental Implant Treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the individual needs. Therefore, the only way to determine the actual cost of your treatment is by coming in for a consultation.
The actual cost of your implant treatment will be based on a number of factors, including the number of teeth to be replaced and whether you will need any additional procedures.

Does Insurance Cover Dental Implant Treatment?

We work with a number of Insurance Plans. For more information, check: Insurance Plans Accepted