Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Why Dentists Recommend a Dental Implant over Other Tooth Replacement Options

No need to be embarrassed by missing teeth when a dental implant can be your tooth replacement answer. Learn more about how this treatment can save your smile and self-esteem.

The Huge Demand for a Dental implant

When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are the longest-lasting, best-looking way to restore missing teeth. A dental implant is simply a tiny post embedded in the jaw that attaches onto a dental crown. The crown fills in the gap left by a lost tooth to restore the appearance, health, and full use of your teeth. Dental implants are often recommended by both dentists and patients because they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. And while the cost of dental implants may be more than other options, their many benefits make them well worth the extra dental implant costs.

Simple Steps in a Dental Implant Procedure

While living with missing teeth can be distressing and difficult, dental implant surgery is a completely comfortable procedure. It is minimally invasive and leaves little to no post-procedure discomfort. For most people, the placement process is very simple. In more complex cases, the procedure can span over several months. But people with basic cases can actually get same day dental implants. Thanks to advances in dentistry, same day dental implants are becoming more common for more cases.

To see if you’re a candidate for treatment, you first have to get a complete dental examination. If you have a sufficient amount of jawbone, you can have the procedure at any time. If not, you will strengthen the bone with bone grafts, which can increase the cost of dental implants. While dental implant costs may be slightly higher than other options, they do not require the regular replacement or cause the later dental health problems that other options do. Once the dental implant is inserted into the jawbone, it will fuse to the bone over the next few months, ensuring that the implant is stable and secure. Once it’s fully healed, you will regain a full smile that looks, acts, and feels just like your natural teeth.

Easy Wear, Easy Care

Protecting and preserving dental implants is no different than caring for natural teeth. Simply follow these basic oral health guidelines:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss daily
  • Treat any tooth grinding or clenching problem you may have
  • Get regular professional check-ups and cleanings

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Allentown. 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 Allentown, 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 Allentown.

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Patient Reviews
I have been a patient of Mark Minettola for over 30 years and never had a single problem with my teeth.That should be reason enough for a 10
William H.
Friendly employees
Oraine T.
Before last week I had only ever gone to the same dentist since I was born. However, since they were only a pediatric dentist I had to stop seeing them once I turned 19 and had to find a new dentist […]
Takyra K.
Everything was great
Melody F.
Everyone is very helpful and nice. Also, they also made sure I understood the reasons for their recommendations.
Kathy C.
Friendly, knowledgeable and willing to listen to the patient.
Sharon S.
It was my first time there and everyone was very nice.
Jessica K.
always consistently a great experience and the best patient care!
Austin B.
Great service and reasonable pricing. Super nice people.
Sarah M.
Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
Kira W.
Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
Lorrie R.
The dentist was very gentle, not harsh at all, friendly and professional.
Elizabeth M.
Experience was good, but everything simply met my expectations. A 10 would be a result of the office exceeding my expectations in a positive way.
Thomas C.
This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope all I […]
Cheryl O.
I felt relaxed and comfortable
Rosalind D.
I’ve always had good service. Personnel are friendly and courteous.
David F.
My experience at gentle dental was my first time there. They put me at ease. The work done was perfect and at reasonable cost with discount plan for this self-paying patient. Best dental experience […]
Bernd A.
Professional service
Jean K.
Always has been a good experience. Great dental care.
Steven S.
Friendliness and professionalism of staff
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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 - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 616-3593
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