What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best way to permanently restore missing teeth. If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth, you can get your smile back with dental implants from Smileform Dentistry. In dental implant surgery, a small metal rod is placed into your gums and jaw bone. It heals, and then functions as an artificial tooth root. Then, Dr. Inna Solovey can create a dental crown (false tooth) that attaches to your dental implant permanently. 

This restores your smile, the function of your teeth, and your self-confidence, too. Interested in dental implants in Newtown Square? Give us a call at (267) 692-2922 or contact Smileform Dentistry online to get started.


Dental implants help protect your jaw bone from becoming weaker after tooth loss. This helps preserve your appearance and your oral health, too.

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How it works: The dental crown treatment process

Consultation and planning

To begin the process, you’ll come to Smileform Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Inna Solovey. She will perform a comprehensive assessment to determine if you qualify for dental implants.

Implant placement surgery

If you’re approved for treatment, Dr. Solovey will schedule your implant placement surgery. She will clean and numb the treatment area. Then, using your surgical plan, she will create an opening in your gums and jaw and place your metal implant. Then, Dr. Solovey will clean and suture the area, and send you home.

Recovery and follow-ups

You’ll get a set of recovery instructions to follow as you heal. It takes about two weeks to heal from your initial surgery, but it will take up to six months for your implant to fully bond with your mouth. You’ll need to come to Smileform Dentistry as scheduled for follow-ups during this time.

Final dental restoration placement

Once your implant has fully healed and Dr. Solovey has completed your dental crown, you’ll come to our office for one last appointment. She will check the fit of your crown, then permanently attach it to your dental implant, restoring your missing tooth.

Types Of Dental Implants We Offer

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Single-Tooth Implants

Dr. Solovey is a certified implant dentist and specializes in single-tooth implants. These are the most common type of dental implants, and consist of one dental implant and one false tooth (dental crown). Together, the implant and the crown mimic the natural functionality and appearance of a “real” tooth, and ensure a beautiful, seamless, long-lasting restoration.

Whether you’re missing just one tooth or you have several missing teeth, single-tooth dental implants from Smileform Dentistry may be right for you. If you’re interested, contact us today to schedule an implant consultation in Newtown Square.

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants have a typical lifespan of 30+ years with proper oral hygiene and implant care. If you take good care of your mouth, there’s a good chance that your implants will last you for the rest of your life. This makes dental implants the most long-lasting, durable method of tooth replacement.

Is The Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

Not at all. During your procedure, Dr. Inna Solovey will carefully numb the surgical site, ensuring that you feel absolutely no pain or discomfort during the placement of your dental implant. At Smileform Dentistry, we offer gentle dental care in Newtown Square, and you can trust our team to take great care of you.

Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

To be a good candidate for dental implants, your mouth must be free of major oral health issues like gum disease and unhealthy teeth. Your jaw bone must also be strong enough to accommodate a dental implant. Your jaw bone will weaken over time after you lose your tooth, so it’s a good idea to get a dental implant as soon as possible.
However, even if your mouth is not healthy or you have a weak jaw bone, you may still qualify for implants. Dr. Solovey may need to work with you to resolve your oral health issues first, and a bone graft may be needed to prepare your mouth for an implant. For more details and to see if you qualify, contact Smileform Dentistry for a consultation right away.

What Are Single-Tooth Implants?

As the name suggests, single-tooth implants restore one missing tooth. They are the most common and popular type of dental implant. A single-tooth implant consists of a titanium metal “post” that looks kind of like a small screw. This implant is surgically placed into your gums and jaw bone, and it permanently bonds with your mouth. Once it has fully healed, it basically functions as an artificial tooth root.

Then, a dental crown (false tooth) is crafted out of porcelain and permanently attached to the dental implant. This replaces your missing tooth, and restores both your smile and your bite. One single-tooth implant can be used to replace just one tooth, or multiple implants may be recommended if you’re replacing a few missing teeth throughout your mouth.

How Much Does A Single-Tooth Implant Cost?

It usually costs somewhere between $3,000 and $4,500 to get a single-tooth implant. However, every patient is different. The cost of a single-tooth implant can change based on the preparatory procedures you need, the location of the teeth, your overall oral health, and lots of other factors.

The best way to get an accurate cost estimate is with a consultation at Smileform Dentistry. We even offer free dental implant consultations in Newtown Square,so you can meet with Dr. Solovey, find out if you qualify for implants, and get an estimate, all 100% free of charge.

Can Dental Implants Get Infected?

Yes. Dental implants can get infected after your surgery if you don’t follow your recovery instructions. It’s very important to follow Dr. Solovey’s instructions as you recover, and to come back to our office for any scheduled follow-ups so that we can make sure you’re healing properly.

Even after they have healed, your dental implants can become infected if you don’t maintain proper oral hygiene. Without regular brushing and flossing, bacteria can build up near the dental implant, and eventually infect the gums and jaw bone. This is known as “peri-implantitis.” The good news is that this is 100% avoidable with proper oral hygiene, a healthy lifestyle, and regular six-month cleanings and checkups at Smileform Dentistry.