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Dental Implants

Do you use traditional dentures or have missing teeth?

Dental implants allow you to replace missing teeth from root to surface, giving you a complete smile and restored functionality.

Dr. Ayesha Sultan and Dr. Brianna Yang in Philadelphia, PA, can help you experience the many benefits of dental implants.

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What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots. Teeth replaced with implant-supported restorations consist of three parts:

  1. The implant: A titanium post that looks similar to a screw placed in your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. The implant acts as a base for your replacement tooth.
  2. The abutment: This is the connector that screws onto the implant and holds your restoration in place.
  3. The restoration: Implants can support a crown, bridge, or denture, allowing your replacement teeth to look, act, and feel like natural teeth.

You can get dental implants to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth as long as you are in good overall health and good oral health and have enough bone tissue in your jaw to support them.

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If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Ayesha Sultan and Dr. Brianna Yang can restore your smile with dental implants. Our comfortable practice caters to your comfort, and we offer in-house financing that can make this life-changing procedure a comfortable fit for your budget.

If you have questions or want to set up an appointment, call our Philadelphia, PA, office at (215) 883-0611 or fill out our online contact form.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Dental implants can be a good option for people committed to taking care of their oral hygiene, having healthy gums, being in good health, and having enough bone to support each implant. Non-smokers make the best candidates since nicotine affects the ability of your bones to heal, which is essential to implant success. If you use tobacco, you should be willing to quit several months before surgery and during healing and ideally drop the habit permanently.

Dental implants take a few visits to your dentist and a few months of recovery, so you should be committed to the process before proceeding.

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Do Implants Hurt?

Patients usually report only mild discomfort. When your dentist places your implant, they will administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and maintain your comfort. Sedation is available upon request.

Pain after the procedure usually lasts about one to two days but can persist for up to two weeks. Any pain you feel during the healing period can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. If you have swelling along your jaw or in your cheeks, chin, or under your eyes, you can apply a cool compress.

Your implant site may hurt or feel tender when you press on it, but if pain does not subside after two weeks, contact our Philadelphia office.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

This dental procedure typically requires three visits to the dentist over several months.

Your dentist may give you temporary teeth to use until your permanent teeth are ready.
Your dentist may give you temporary teeth to use until your permanent teeth are ready.

Comprehensive Dental Exam

You will first have to undergo a comprehensive dental exam at our Philadelphia office. Your dentist will take x-rays and 3D images of your teeth and jaw, review your medical history, and discuss dental implant options to assess your candidacy and help you make an informed decision.

Implant Placement

At your next appointment, your dentist will apply anesthesia and provide optional sedation before they place the implant in your jawbone at the site of your missing tooth. Finally, the gums are sutured closed to foster healing over the next three to six months.


The titanium post and your bone will become fused as you heal, forming a solid foundation for your replacement teeth. This process is called osseointegration.

Abutment Placement

After osseointegration is complete, your dentist will incise the gums and place an abutment onto the implant. This will act as the base for your dental restoration. Your dentist may give you temporary teeth to use until your permanent teeth are ready.

Replacement Teeth

Once your gums heal — usually after about two weeks — your dentist will take impressions of your mouth and teeth to make your restoration. Your restorative dentistry should be ready for placement within about three weeks.

Follow-Up Exams

Your dentist will check your implants and gums at follow-up exams.

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

After your implant placement procedure, avoid chewing around the implant site and stick to eating soft foods for a few days. There are a few things you should avoid in the days following your procedure:

  • Drinking hot liquids like coffee and tea
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Chewing things like ice or hard candy

After the healing period, you can treat your implant-supported restorations as you would normal teeth. Flossing, brushing, mouthwash, and regular dental exams can preserve them and keep your mouth healthy enough to support them. A mouthguard or night guard may be necessary if you suffer from bruxism.

How Can I Pay for Dental Implants?

Dental implants can be expensive, but they're a good value because they can last a lifetime.

Basic dental insurance plans do not contribute to the cost of dental implants, but your medical insurance may contribute to the cost of implants depending on the cause of your tooth loss. Our friendly staff will contact your insurance providers to see what they can do.

If you need help covering the cost of this dental procedure, our Philadelphia, PA, office offers financing options to make it more affordable.

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Elegance in Dentistry

The team at Elegance in Dentistry offers comprehensive treatments in a relaxing environment to patients in the greater Philadelphia, PA, area. Dedicated to world-class care, our dentists are members of several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Dentistry
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Philadelphia Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Philadelphia dental office, contact us online or call (215) 883-0611.

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