Patients seeking a permanent solution for missing or broken teeth turn to Smile Culture for dental implants because of our comprehensive services, high success rate, patient-friendly process and exceptional aesthetic.
Smile Culture offers a full scope of dental specialists, and patients rely on our team throughout the entire dental implant process. We provide guidance and expertise to ensure a natural smile, functional bite and beautiful cosmetic result.
Patients with missing or broken teeth due to mouth trauma, failed root canals or decay are great candidates for dental implants. Our expertise allows Smile Culture to offer comprehensive implant placement for cases across all levels of complexity.
At Smile Culture Dental, we offer single-tooth, full arch, and mini dental implants to meet the needs of every patient suffering from damaged or missing teeth.
One titanium post (the implant itself) and a dental crown to replace one missing tooth.
Replace most or all of your natural teeth to restore your entire smile using a removable implant-supported denture or a fixed implant.
These smaller dental implants are easier to place, and are often used for anterior teeth with non-pressure bearing surfaces. Due to their small size and minimally-invasive nature, mini-implants can often be placed in a single appointment using only a local anesthetic.
The dental implant process varies depending on which type of implant and restoration you receive, but treatment typically consists of four phases.
First, your treatment will be planned using X-rays and images of your mouth, and your dentist will determine the best position for your dental implant. The first appointment will include discussing goals, taking impressions and developing a treatment plan.
In some cases, an individualized dental plan is a straight forward plan to replace a single tooth (or two) with crowns. In other cases, such as mouth-wide decay, the dental plan may include extractions, bone grafting and full-mouth implants.
The placement process begins below the gum line. Your mouth will be numbed and a small incision will be made in your gums and jaw bone. Next, a titanium screw implant will be surgically placed in the area for best bone height where there is a missing tooth. After the implant is secured to the jaw bone, the area is cleaned and sutured shut.
In cases where patients are receiving four or more implants, temporary dentures are fabricated prior to implant placement and worn during the implant process. These functional teeth can be placed the same day. In cases with fewer implants needed, single tooth prosthetic is used to hold the space and cover the missing tooth.
Some patients need a bone grafting procedure to build up their jaw bone before implants can be placed. In these cases, the jaw bone must heal for three months prior to implant placement.
This step typically takes between three and six months, and during this time your implant will “osseointegrate”. This means that your implant will bond with the surrounding jaw bone giving you a solid foundation for your new beautiful teeth when healing is complete.
After the healing and osseointegration process is complete, your restoration will be checked to make sure that it fits perfectly and looks natural. Crown placement completes the restoration process, and you will leave our office with a fully-restored smile.
Smile Culture has many satisfied implant patients.
After a traumatic incident in my youth, I suffered from Dental phobia for the next 40 years and bounced around among dentists. When I cracked a tooth this fall, I found Smile Culture. Since then, I’ve had the kindest, most professional and personal care I’ve ever experienced as I’ve progressed through the journey to restore my smile. I’ll end up with at least four implants but I no longer dread visits. Thanks to Dr. Harshil and the team at Smile Culture Glen Mills!
You may be surprised to learn that most people are good candidates for implant restorations. Our skilled dentists place implants to treat a wide variety of oral conditions from single tooth loss to advanced decay and mouth trauma. Most of our patients range in age from 30 to 75, although patients can be as young as 18 or as old as 95.
Find out if an implant may be right for you, schedule a consultation at one of our Smile Culture Dental locations. Contact us today to begin your journey to a beautiful and natural smile!BOOK A CONSULTATION
Dental implants are a good solution for people who have the following issues:
is a premier cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia. His combination of advanced training, technical skill, superior outcomes and commitment to a comfortable patient experience have elevated him to rank among the top cosmetic dentists in the region. In fact, Dr. Boghara has been voted by his peers as a Top Dentist in Philadelphia for the past two years.
Dr. Boghara is trained and certified in multiple areas of dentistry. He graduated from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. In addition, he pursued advanced training in aesthetic procedures, porcelain veneers and dental implants. He has served as an adjunct professor of dentistry at Temple University and oversees the continuing education and advanced clinical training for Smile Culture dentists.
is a caring and highly trained Doctor of Dental Surgery who is committed to delivering an excellent outcome and experience for each patient. Dr. Oei has enjoyed serving patients of Philadelphia at Smile Culture Dental since May 2021. Fluent in Indonesian with a working proficiency in Spanish, Dr. Oei grew up in northern Delaware. She graduated magna cum laude from the Diamond Scholars Program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. In dental school she was also tapped as a member of the honorary dental society Omicron Kappa Upsilon because of her academic achievements. As a Diamond Scholar and in her continuing education since graduation, Dr. Oei completed training and gained hands-on surgical experience with implant restorations using a variety of systems. As part of her continuing education, she also has completed implant curriculum and an IXP live surgery course. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Oei is known as a dedicated volunteer, and she regularly donates her time at Mission of Mercy free dental clinics. Away from her dental practice, she is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.
is a board certified periodontist and implant dentist known for her excellent outcomes and attention to detail. A native of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Amoa graduated from Agnes Scott College where she completed her undergraduate studies, majoring in biology. After college, Dr. Amoa moved to Philadelphia to begin her dental training at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, where she completed a doctor of dental medicine degree as well as a certificate in periodontics and master of science in oral biology. She is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Periodontology.
Dr. Amoa enjoys practicing in the Philadelphia area. She previously worked in Saint Petersburg, Tampa and Orlando. She was also previously a part-time adjunct clinical instructor at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Amoa lives in South Philadelphia with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling, trying new food, and spending time with family.
Implants are a significant investment, and our office provides a variety of financing options and payment plants to make the implants accessible and affordable for more patients.
For a typical single implant, the total cost is approximately $3,500, which includes all appointments for the implant and crown. Removable implant-supported dentures are $12,500 per arch. Fixed implants are $26,500 per arch.
Because the implant process is phased over time, patients may distribute payments across a three-to-six-month period.
From start to finish, the dental implant process can take between three and six months. The duration depends on the patient’s individual treatment plan. In some cases, the process involves replacing one tooth that is already missing. This process is straightforward and involves design, implant placement, three-months of healing, and abutment and crown placement. In cases of extreme dental problems, such as mouth-wide decay, the treatment plan could involve extractions, bone grafting to strengthen the jaw bone, three months of healing, implant placement, and an additional three months of healing before final crown placement.
In almost all cases, patients will receive replacement teeth the same day as the implant placement. Even in the case of individual implants that cannot withstand any pressure or chewing during the healing process, our team will provide a temporary cosmetic tooth. In situations where more implants are needed, it can be possible to place temporary screw-in crowns the same day that the implants are placed. Only in very extreme and rare emergency situations do patients leave the office with missing teeth.
Our team takes the greatest care to provide a positive experience that is as pain free as possible. Because the bone tissue doesn’t sense pain, the only pain relates to tooth extraction and gum healing. The dentist will carefully deaden the area with local anesthetic and can offer general anesthetic in partnership with our oral surgeon, if the patient desires.
Most patients receive local anesthesia and remain alert during the procedure. It is possible to offer general anesthesia if desired. The implant procedure is fairly quick taking less than two hours in most cases.