Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Are Dental Implants the Better Choice?

Dental Implants

When it comes to your smile, only the best will do, right? Teeth lost to accident, disease, or aging can put a hole in your smile and often your self-esteem. Fortunately, advances in dentistry mean that you don’t have to hassle with dentures, bridges or crowns to restore your smile. Dental implants have become the preferred option for those seeking to replace broken or missing teeth. Unlike other alternatives, dental implants mimic the natural look and feel of your real teeth. Understanding more about dental implants cost and types can help you decide if they are the best choice for you. Learn more below and then contact your dentist in Abington to discuss an affordable plan to suit your needs. Dental implants are the most advanced and often preferred alternative to dentures. A dental implant is a small dental appliance that is inserted into the upper or lower jaw designed to ideally replace individual missing teeth or support a bridge or denture.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a number of advantages over dentures or bridges. Individuals with a significant number of missing teeth may benefit from dental implants because they mimic the natural tooth more effectively and/or can enhance the fit of dentures, bridges, or crowns. The American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics recommends implants for the following reasons:

  • Support and improve stability of dentures, bridges, and/or crowns
  • Improve speech and appearance impairments often associated with new dentures
  • Ease proper chewing
  • Approximate the “feel” of natural teeth better than dentures

Two Types of Dental Implants

1. Endosteal implants are the most common type of implant. This implant mimics the form and function of the natural tooth, as it is inserted directly into the jawbone, acting as the tooth’s root and then fitted with a crown. With optimal healing and adherence to good dental care, the implant will be incorporated into the bone to offer full support and function.

2. Subperiosteal implants are placed onto the bone rather than into the bone. This type of implant is used most often used to cover a large surface area, such as when there is not enough bone to support endosteal implants. Most of the implant structure is under the gum tissue; however, the posts remain exposed above the gums and the dentures or partials are then attached to these posts.

Factors for Consideration of Dental Implants

You and your dentist in Abington will work together to determine the dental implants cost if you are an optimal candidate for implants:

1. Health: Are you in good health?

2. Oral Health: Do you have healthy gums and a jawbone strong enough to support the dental implants?

3. Diagnosis of Condition: missing teeth or a tooth/teeth that needs to be extracted and replaced.

4. Preexisting Diseases and Conditions: Are you suffering from any disease or conditions that may limit your ability to heal properly?

5. Lifestyle: Will you avoid lifestyle choices, such as heavy smoking and drinking, to improve successful outcomes with dental implants?

6. Commitment to Dental Health: Are you committed to meticulous dental care and regular visits to your dentist following dental implant placement?

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Patient Reviews
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
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Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Very kind and great service.
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We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
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Anonymous
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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