Gentle Dental of Haverford
354 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

Are Dental Implants or Dental Bridges the Right Restoration for You?

You no longer need to suffer with the shame, discomfort, and dental risks of missing teeth. You can easily replace these teeth with dental implants or dental bridges. Learn which will suit your needs and your smile.

What You Need to Know about Dental Implants

One permanent solution for missing teeth are dental implants. They replace the whole missing tooth, along with the root, which protects your dental health. Dental implants are made of small titanium posts that are surgically rooted into your jawbone. Then, these posts attach onto replacement teeth. Discover what dental implants involve:

  • Strongest and most durable option, lasting up to 25 years or more
  • Eases daily function for normal eating and speaking
  • Maintains natural bone structure because dental implants don’t demand the grinding of surrounding teeth for placement
  • Much more natural look and greater comfort than dental bridges
  • Initially more costly, but their strength and endurance saves you the cost of the repair and replacement required with dental bridges
  • Financing and lower costs are often available from an affordable dentist

All the Facts on Dental Bridges

Another way to replace missing teeth is with dental bridges. Be aware that this is only a temporary solution because they usually only last for 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced. Dental bridges consist of a frame that attaches to two crowns and the artificial tooth or teeth. The crowns are placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space in your mouth to anchor the artificial teeth in their proper place. Uncover the benefits and the drawbacks of dental bridges:

  • Not as strong or durable as dental implants
  • Makes speaking and eating much easier
  • Placement requires grinding down the natural bone structure of the surrounding teeth
  • Less natural looking and comfortable than dental implants
  • Risk of additional bone loss because the missing tooth’s root is not replaced
  • Initially less costly than dental implants, but their need for pricey repair and replacement makes them less cost-effective long-term, even with an affordable dentist

Consider these facts and talk to your dentist to determine your best dental decision for a better smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Haverford, call Gentle Dental of Haverford today at (610) 572-1248 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Haverford. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Haverford, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Haverford.

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Patient Reviews
How nice the staff is and that I was seen on time
Eric P.
The clinicians help me to maintain my dental health as I age.
Jeffrey P.
All of the staff members were friendly, courteous and professional at the same time. They greetings were warm and they make you feel comfortable.
Ernest P.
Excellent staff, and the Dentist was the best I have experienced.
Harry G.
Very friendly staff. My husband and I have been going to this dental office for years.
Sophie A.
I needed a cap removed because of decay underneath. The doctor took his time and was very precise doing the work needed.
Bonnie P.
Had no problem getting an emergency appointment for my husband. Very satisfied with his treatment and care. Tara, the dental technician is gentle, informative and professional. And the service rep, […]
Kathleen R.
I didn’t give a 5. I gave a 10
Patty M.
We’ve been with the practice for 10 years and are very pleased with the staff, the level of professionalism and the care of our teeth.
Cassandr K.
Nice friendly service and professional staff
Bob B.
Loved the new doctor. Tara the hygienist is the best.
Emma B.
The dental hygienists, doctors, and staff are all very friendly and are helpful in calming my anxiety. When they are working on my teeth, they are gentle and understanding when I tell them I need a […]
Erin D.
Friendly and courteous staff. Dental hygenist is excellent. Main reason i return.
Alfonso P.
Well qualified professionals
Diana B.
Great with children
Alexis G.
Good Service
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Courteous staff. Very cheerful & friendly dental hygienist and was truly professional because she would tell what each step during cleaning would feel like – I.e; cold water spray or just […]
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Great office, nice staff !!!
Bob B.
I like the staff there and feel very at ease there.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Phone: (610) 572-1248
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