Dental Implant Q&A

Dr. Jose Gil offers treatment with dental implants to patients in his Allentown, PA dental office. This restorative treatment option can replace one or more teeth. Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. They not only improve the appearance of your smile but can also improve your oral health. By replacing a missing tooth or teeth, you can prevent problems like shifting teeth, overcrowding, and tooth decay from developing.

Dental Implant FAQs

Want to know more about dental implants? Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below:

What are dental implants used for?

Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They can also be used in other restorative treatments. Dental implants are used to secure dental bridges and dentures, for a longer-lasting end result.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants can improve a patient’s biting and chewing ability. They are also crafted from durable material that reflects light for a more natural look. Dental implants look and feel like real teeth, and some patients may even forget that they have dental implants after their treatment.

Do dental implants hurt?

Anesthetic is used to numb the area that is being treated during the procedure. Dental implants also require a healing period of 3 to 6 months, during which they fuse with bone tissue in the jaw. You may feel some pain after treatment, and you should call our office if your pain exceeds several days.

How long do dental implants last?

With the right dental care, dental implants can last patients for up to 20 years. Brushing and flossing regularly, as well as scheduling regular dental cleanings in our Allentown office can help you maintain a healthy smile.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you looking for a durable and natural-looking replacement? Call Hamilton Dental Designs for comprehensive professional care at (610) 421-4540. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Gil online here. Dr. Gil will work with you to determine if dental implants or another restorative option lines up with your budget and goals.