Gentle Dental of Reading
4 South 4th Street, 1st Floor, Reading, PA 19602

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Dental Implants

No one wants to go through life with a toothless grin or endure the hassles that come with dentures and bridges. Dental implants are the preferred option for lost or missing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, affordable dental implants can replace lost and missing teeth in a natural manner, accurately mimicking the form and function of real teeth. In fact, satisfaction and lifelong success with dental implants is almost 100 percent—more than that of any other major surgery. If you are seeking solutions to lost or missing teeth, consider dental implants. Your dentist can help you determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and recommend the best dental implants to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Most people with lost or missing teeth are candidates for dental implants. You should be in good health and/or any diseases or conditions you have must be under control. Tobacco users and those suffering from alcoholism may also require additional support before becoming eligible for dental implants. Your dentist in Reading may work closely with your primary care physician to help you determine and achieve candidacy.

The state of your mouth and jawbone also influence whether you are a candidate for dental implants. X-rays and teeth molds may be necessary to properly assess eligibility. Bone loss often occurs with tooth loss. This can impact your candidacy because without a stable jawbone, there is no stable support system for the implant. Like most things, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Your teeth and bones are the same way. Individuals who have suffered extensive tooth loss will find that the bone surrounding the missing tooth or teeth begins to become soft without stimulation. For this reason, replacements for lost teeth should be pursued shortly after loss occurs. Just one year without stimulation can cause a 25 percent loss of bone.

There are surgical techniques available to regenerate bone if you have bone loss. One of the best features of dental implants is their ability to preserve the jawbone. Unlike dentures and bridges, implants deliver the same stimulation as natural teeth.

Your dentist in Reading can help you assess your oral and total health to determine if you are a candidate for affordable dental implants. They will make recommendations to ensure that you get the best dental implants that not only address your problems, but also offer the most optimal outcomes. If it is determined that implants are the best option for you, a specialized dental implant dentist or an oral surgeon may be recommended to you.

You may want to seek several expert opinions before coming to a final decision. While dental implants are the preferred choice, it is a serious surgery and your overall health is a priority.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Reading, call Gentle Dental of Reading today at (484) 334-2592 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Reading. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Reading, 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 Reading.

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Patient Reviews
The dental assistant and doctor were very friendly and informative. They explained the information very well and showed me exactly what they were seeing. I appreciated how gentle they were as I am […]
Rosanna C.
Friendly and courteous customer service and attention to detail
Victor C.
been going here for 12 years love it and love the people
Mrs D.
Staff is very friendly.
Margaret G.
Great place, I was scared to death! I explained to them I was feeling nervous, and they made me feel relaxed and calm. Thank God! Killed two birds with one stone, they took care of my Dental fobia, […]
Gloria A.
My son and daughter had a beautiful experience at Gentle Dental. The staff is awesome and very patient and attentive to lil ones like my children. Thank you Gentle Dental and we look forward to […]
Rachel Q.
Never a long wait time and the staff is great with kids. My daughter is usually difficult at the dentist but the staff, Ashley in particular, kept her laughing the whole time.
Xiomara M.
The best dentist office I’ve ever been to from the waiting room to the back just awesome great job
Amanda
I love the staff! Super friendly.
Ryan L.
Gentle Dental at 4th&Penn st is the best! They are able to make going to the dentist fun! Excellent friendly staff that makes you feel at home!!
Deborah K.
We love Ashley and all the office staff!
Key L.
Everything is quick, clean, and well done. The staff is very friendly and efficient.
Jessica S.
Fantastic , no pain ‘ highly recommend these ladies
David K.
The doctors are really nice and really kind
Wilfrido R.
Ashley was great! My son was super scared coming in but after he saw her and she started joking around, he forgot what he was there for. The staff is super nice and I loved the environment.
Lina D.
Awesome staff
Mary J.
Love taken my kids theere, they are fast and very respectful
La M.
Great staff. Positive working relationship and beautiful job.you are the best.You are special I appreciate your staff.Thanks to a great team
Sando K.
They were very friendly and made the experience fun for my daughter
Lillian B.
My wife and one of my daughters have been coming here and every time we get great and friendly service. Their work is great too.
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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 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 334-2592
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