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1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Dental Implants – 6 Frequently Asked Questions

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The best dental implants are now available to almost anyone who has one or more missing teeth because of periodontal disease, accidental injury or other causes. A dental implant dentist can evaluate your existing teeth and jaw bone to see if you are a good candidate. Affordable dental implants are the best solution for the vast majority of people who have lost teeth. Following are answers to six common questions about dental implants.

  1. What is a Dental Implant? A dental implant is a metal device that is surgically implanted into the jawbone to serve as an anchor for an artificial tooth. Dental implants can also support bridges or dentures.
  2. How Do Implants Differ from Real Teeth? Implants feel, look, and function just like natural teeth, but how they’re attached to the jawbone is different. Implants also require different forms of maintenance and repair.
  3. Who Places Dental Implants? A special dental implant dentist such as a periodontist or oral surgeon usually places implants. Some general dentists may also have advanced training in surgical implants.
  4. Can Lost Bone Be Regenerated to Support Implants? There are several ways your dental implant dentist can help regenerate lost bone, or graft it into the extraction socket to support an implant. Placing implants may actually help to prevent further bone loss.
  5. Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? Most healthy people with missing teeth are good candidates. If you have serious medical problems such as cancer, uncontrolled diabetes or severe gum disease, implants may not fuse to your bone properly. Your dentist in Abington can help determine if implants are right for you.
  6. How Should I Take Care of Dental Implants? Good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist are essential for monitoring implants and the tissues surrounding them.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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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Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
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Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
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Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
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Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
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I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
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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 […]
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Irving T.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
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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 […]
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My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
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.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
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Madalynn S.
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.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
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Anonymous
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Cheryl H.
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.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
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I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
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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.
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.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
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Patrick M.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
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.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard 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.
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 […]
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Irving T.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
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Richard C.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
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Patrick M.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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