Philadelphia Dental Implants Dentist
A missing tooth can have a dramatic impact on your life. Simple pleasures like eating and speaking can be a challenge. You may want to hide your smile because you feel so self-conscious about the way you look.
State-of-the-art dental implants at the office of Debra V. Irvin, DDS, are a tooth replacement that restores your smile and allows you to go back to enjoying life. Dr. Irvin has received advanced training in restoring dental implants that look, fit, and feel almost exactly like a natural tooth.
The Dental Implant Process
Dr. Irvin works with the top specialists in Philadelphia and will refer you to have your dental implant placed. The implant is a replacement root made of medical-grade titanium, which is readily accepted by the body. The titanium used for your implant is the same material that doctors use safely for joint replacements.
Over time, the implant heals and bonds with the bone and tissue in your jaw and becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy. The implant forms a stable and secure foundation for the restoration to which it’s attached. After the implant heals with the bone, Dr. Irvin will make the teeth that will attach to the implant.
Choosing a Restoration
Before we begin the process, Dr. Irvin will talk to you about all your options for restoring the implant and help you weigh the pros and cons of each. We can place a single implant to hold a crown or bridge in place, or we can use multiple implants to secure a full or partial denture.
Dental implants have completely changed the way we use dentures. We have the specialist place implants at specific points along your jaw, and then Dr. Irvin will design a denture that snaps onto the implants. Imagine – dentures that look, fit, and feel like natural teeth!
Dr. Irvin uses only the highest quality materials to design restorations that look like your teeth. Whether you have a single missing tooth or you would like to enjoy the freedom of implant-retained dentures, you can be sure that no one will ever suspect they aren’t your natural teeth!
We Make Your Treatment Affordable
Implants are a significant investment, but over the long term, they are more cost-effective than a tooth replacement like a denture.
There are a few insurance plans that cover the cost of dental implants. We work with a broad range of dental insurances including Cigna, Concordia, Delta, and MetLife, and we will be happy to check your plan to see if implants are covered.
If your insurance does not cover implants, other options are available. For instance, we offer interest-free financing through CareCredit. If you are interested in learning more about this option, please call us, and we will help you with the process. Or, you can learn more about the plan and apply at carecredit.com.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Please call our Philadelphia dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Irvin to see if implants are right for you.