Implant Dentistry

Havertown Implant Dentistry - Havertown Dental Implants - Dr. Alan Markowitz

Are you looking to find a Havertown implant dentist with experience in placing and restoring dental implants? Dr. Alan Markowitz has been serving the Delaware county since 1983 and knows exactly how to take care of your smile. Dr. Markowitz strives to provide the best experience for those seeing dental implants in Havertown, PA. During your consultation, Dr. Markowitz studies the present level of your dental health and condition. We take digital x-rays and imaging of your teeth, as well as ask what type of results  you want to achieve. Our Havertown implant dentist offers a wide range of dental restorations including single tooth replacement, dental crowns, and bridges.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Our restorative treatments can have a brand new smile as little as one or two visits with finished results varying on the case. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.  We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.