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Teeth Replacement

Dr. Arpan Patel and the team at Alpha Dental Excellence offer dental implants for everybody. If you have a single missing tooth or even need to replace an entire row of teeth or dental arch, implants can be a wise investment in your oral health. Dental implants can provide a stable life-long restoration solution for your smile and can be brushed and flossed just as you would your natural teeth.
At our office, we specialize in a wide range of dental services, including the installation of dental implants. Our experienced staff will work closely with you to determine if getting a dental implant is the best treatment option for your needs. Dental implants can improve your teeth’ stability and function while still providing natural-looking results.

Our dental clinic provides the highest quality dental implants for patients looking for a safe and permanent solution to tooth loss. Our experienced dentists use only the most advanced tools, materials, and techniques when performing all our implant procedures to maximize success and patient satisfaction. We also provide comprehensive aftercare services to ensure your implants last as long as possible. Whether you have one missing tooth or need an entire set of new teeth, our team at our office is committed to helping you achieve the best possible results with a comfortable, natural-looking smile. For quality dental care and assistance with dental implants, come visit us today!

Dental implants have three main components:

IMPLANT (post)The post is a screw made of titanium that is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This post is used to replace the missing tooth root to ensure a stable, lasting restoration.
ABUTMENT (connector)The abutment is the structure that connects the implanted post to the crown. The abutment is inserted into the post and is used to hold the entire restoration in place.
RESTORATION (final tooth)The restoration is the final part of the process. Depending on your needs, the restoration may be a crown, bridge, or complete or partial denture. Each restoration is made to fit your smile!

Solutions with Implants

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    Dental Implant Robot

    The first and only FDA-approved robotic surgical system. Read Press Release

    • What is robot-assisted implant surgery?

      Robot-assisted implant surgery is a technique where a surgeon uses a robot to aid in placing implants or prosthetic devices in the body. The Yomi robot's precise movements and enhanced visualization help improve surgical accuracy and outcomes for our patients at Alpha Dental Excellence. It can filter hand tremors, navigate complex anatomical structures, and facilitate minimally-invasive procedures that allow for less discomfort and faster healing times.

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    Traditional Dental Implants

    Ideal for replacing a single missing tooth or several teeth.

    • Am I a candidate for dental implants?

      Most people can have implants placed with very little difficulty. You do need a sufficient amount of gum tissue and a healthy amount of bone tissue in your jaw for your implants to be successful. If you have lost gum tissue because of periodontal disease or bone mass due to missing teeth, we may suggest a gum or bone graft before starting the implant process. In some cases, mini-implants may be a viable alternative for your smile.

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    Mini Dental Implants

    If you want the benefits of dental implants but are discouraged by the concept of oral surgery or lack the bone mass in your jaw needed to support traditional implants, our dentists may recommend mini implants in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Mini implants are a less-invasive alternative to standard dental implants and require less time overall to place.

    • What are mini dental implants?

      A mini dental implant is just what it sounds like — a dental implant that is smaller than a standard implant. Mini dental implants are most often used to anchor a denture for a more secure, stable restoration. Many of our patients find implant-retained dentures to feel and look more like their natural teeth.

    • What are the benefits of mini dental implants?

      Because mini implants are smaller than standard implants, they offer a number of benefits. Like standard dental implants, mini implants help prevent bone loss. If you are unable to undergo surgery or lack the bone mass in your jaw to support a standard-sized dental implant, however, mini implants could be the solution for you! Many patients find mini implant treatments are more comfortable than standard implants, as they are less invasive and require a shorter healing period.
      Mini implants are also commonly used to stabilize dentures and other applications, so you can chew, eat, and speak without worrying about slipping dentures. In many cases, we are able to use mini implants to attach dentures on the same day, so you don’t have to go without teeth.

    • How much will my implants cost?

      The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient, depending on the condition of your mouth, whether any additional treatments are needed prior to your implant placement, the number of implants you are receiving, and the type of restoration that will cap your implant. Our dentists will provide you with an estimate of your treatment cost after your initial consultation. Your insurance provider may cover at least some of the cost of your implant, and we recommend that you check with your provider about your benefits.

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    Snap-on Dentures on 4 Implants

    Snap-on dentures on 4 implants, also known as implant-supported overdentures, are a popular dental prosthetic option for individuals who have lost most or all of their teeth and are seeking a more stable and functional solution than traditional dentures. This treatment involves placing four dental implants in the jawbone to anchor the dentures securely in place.

    • What are the benefits of Snap-on Dentures on 4 Implants?

      ● Four dental implants with snap-on dentures● Secure fit and feel● Easy to snap in and out● Stable with minimal slipping● High-quality prosthetic that resembles a natural smile● Comfortable solution to loose-fitting dentures

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    All teeth on 4 Dental Implants

    If you are looking for a dental solution to restore your missing teeth that is sturdier than traditional dentures, our talented dentists at Alpha Dental Excellence may recommend All teeth on 4 Dental Implants in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Unlike conventional dental implants, which often use six to 10 implants to support a full arch bridge, use only four implants, which support a fixed denture, making it faster and less invasive than most conventional implant options.

    • All teeth on 4 Dental Implants

      All-on-4 implants are a minimally invasive solution for your missing teeth! This system of implant-supported dentures helps to replace a full arch of teeth to restore your smile, oral health, and oral function. The All-on-4 treatment concept is one of the best solutions for full-arch treatment, using only four strategically placed implants to fully replace your missing teeth.

    • What does the process for all teeth on 4 Dental Implants look like?

      In many cases, your dentures can be fixed atop the implants the same day that they are placed to give you back a healthy smile more quickly. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and mouth to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. We will work with you throughout the implant placement process to ensure that your implant posts are optimally placed to provide you with a stable and long-lasting solution that feels and functions like your natural teeth.

    • What are the advantages of all teeth on 4 Dental Implants?

      All-on-4 implant-supported dentures have many advantages over traditional dentures or a full arch of dental implants. Because All-on-4 only uses four implants for your full-arch rehabilitation, we are able to focus these implants on the strongest parts of your jawbone, maximizing your jawbone’s natural strength without the need for a bone grafting procedure. These implant-supported dentures also offer immediate function and a shorter overall treatment time after the operation, rapidly improving your quality of life. All-on-4 implants are also less invasive overall and more cost-effective than conventional full-arch implants.
      When compared to dentures, All-on-4 implants also offer greater stability than dentures and put less pressure on your gums, encouraging bone retention. Patients often find that implant-supported dentures are also easier to eat with and maintain the dimensions between the upper and lower jaws, so your new teeth and face look and feel more natural.

    • What is the success rate for all teeth on 4 Dental Implants?

      The success rate for All-on-4 dentures, according to the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, is nearly 99.8%, making it one of the most successful treatments available for replacing full arches of teeth. The success of implant-supported dentures can depend on a number of factors, such as bone quality and implant size. To discover whether you are a good candidate for dental implants and All-on-4 implant-supported dentures, we invite you to call our office today to learn more. We are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, happy smile!


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All on 6 Upper Implants


Single Implant


Upper and Lower fixed teeth


Dental Implant Process


 Placement of Implant

This post will replace your tooth root and support the abutment and crown.


Implant Heals with bone

As the site heals, the post will integrate with the surrounding jawbone, which is known as osseointegration.


Final tooth on Implant

Once the area has healed, the dentists will create a crown or restoration, which will complete the implant process and restore your smile.

Caring For Dental Prosthetics And Implants

Teeth restored with implants can’t get cavities! A replacement tooth, or crown, doesn’t decay like a natural tooth, but you still must brush, floss and care for it and your surrounding natural teeth and gums in the same manner as natural teeth. Regular professional cleanings and dental check-ups also are essential.

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Commonly Asked Questions

  • Why Dental Implants?

    Lost teeth can inhibit your ability to eat and speak effectively and can allow any remaining teeth to shift position. This will cause your teeth to strike each other incorrectly and can create dental damage. Also, the root of the tooth exerts pressure on the jaw when you bite and chew, which keeps that bone healthy and strong. Without that root, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate (or resorb). An implant does not just replace the crown or visible part of the tooth but also the root. The overall result of a dental implant is a stronger, more attractive smile that looks and feels natural.

  • Am I a candidate for dental implants?

    Most people can have implants placed with very little difficulty. You do need a sufficient amount of gum tissue and a healthy amount of bone tissue in your jaw for your implants to be successful. If you have lost gum tissue because of periodontal disease or bone mass due to missing teeth, we may suggest a gum or bone graft before starting the implant process. In some cases, mini-implants may be a viable alternative for your smile.

  • What should I do after my implants have been placed?

    Our dentists will give you specific aftercare instructions. You should follow these instructions very carefully to ensure success.
    To help you recover quickly and avoid complications in your healing process following implant placement, our dentists and team recommend that you follow your post-op care instructions as closely as possible.
    ● Do not rinse your mouth for the rest of the day after your procedure.● On the day following your procedure, begin rinsing with warm salt water every two to three hours. (Use a half-teaspoon of salt per eight ounces of water). Do this for several days. Then rinse after meals and at bedtime for two weeks.● Use prescribed medications, antibiotics, and mouth rinses as directed.● Use mild pain relievers, such as Tylenol, Advil, or ibuprofen, to relieve discomfort.● You may begin brushing your teeth the day after your procedure, but be sure to avoid the surgical site for several days.● If a temporary crown was placed, do not bite down until given permission to do so.● Do not wear your denture, partial denture, or other oral appliance until given permission to do so.● You will likely experience some swelling. Apply ice or cold compresses to the side of your face at 15-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. After 48 hours, switch to heat instead, and continue applying heat until the swelling diminishes.● Keep your lips moist with lip balm or Vaseline to prevent cracking.● Do not operate machinery for at least 12 hours following your procedure.● Do not smoke or use tobacco products — they can cause your implants to fail.● If the cover screw or healing abutment of your implant falls out, call our office so that we can replace it. Bring the loosened component with you to this appointment.● If you use oral contraceptives and have been prescribed an antibiotic, use an alternate method of birth control until you have completed your course of antibiotics.

  • How long will my implants last?

    With proper oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular visits with our dentists and team, your implants should serve you well for life. Tobacco use, a poor diet, gum disease, and bruxism can all be factors in causing your implants to fail.

  • How much do dental implants cost?

    There is no standard cost for dental implants. The cost will vary between patients and depends on the health of your smile and whether or not you will need additional treatments before the implant process begins. Our team will do everything possible to provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost of your care.

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New Teeth in 1 Hour

A missing tooth can be a blow to your self-esteem, and it can make it difficult to speak, smile, or eat as usual. That is why Dr. Arpan Patel and the Alpha Dental Excellence team offer new tooth replacements in as little as an hour, so you can get back to living your life with the full function of your smile as quickly as possible.

  • How can I get a new tooth in an hour?

    Dental implant treatments can occasionally take a month or more to fully complete, but we realize you don’t have that kind of time to spare when you are missing teeth, which is why we’ve made sure you have the option to leave our office with a new tooth in as little as one hour. This procedure does not require us to cut into your gums. Instead, the implant post is inserted directly through the gum tissue and immediately fitted with a replacement crown or bridge.

  • What does the tooth in an hour process look like?

    As with any of our treatments, we start the process by sitting down to talk with you about your expectations and goals for your new tooth. Here we can determine whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant and whether your jaw and gums are healthy enough to support a dental implant. Dr. Arpan Patel and our team will identify your unique bone, jaw, and muscle structure to make sure they place the implant in the most effective location. Once you and our team are ready to begin the surgical process, care is taken to make sure the implant fits precisely into the implant site to ensure the healing process goes smoothly.

  • What are the benefits of a new tooth in an hour treatment?

    There are multiple advantages to replacing your tooth as quickly as possible. Since the dental implants are inserted directly through the gum tissue, and there is no need for stitches, the recovery is smooth, comfortable, and quick, requiring only a local anesthetic. This also means swelling will be kept to a minimum, and you can continue your normal routines the next day.

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New Teeth or Dentures in a Day

Dr. Arpan Patel and the Alpha Dental Excellence team specialize in dental implantology, and they are ready to provide new teeth in as little as one day. This procedure, also known as dentures in a day, provides implant-supported dentures in just one appointment so you can get the full use of your smile back as quickly as possible.

  • What is teeth-in-a-day?

    Teeth-in-a-day is a unique process involving implant-supported dentures. The treatment process for implant-supported dentures traditionally takes months to complete. With teeth-in-a-day, this process is streamlined so that you can replace your missing teeth and regain your smile in just one appointment. When you receive teeth-in-a-day, our dentists will place your implants and immediately anchor a denture to them. We can then adjust or replace the denture as your mouth heals to ensure that your denture fits and functions properly.

  • What does the teeth-in-a-day process look like?

    Your treatment will begin with our dentists taking a high-resolution scan of your mouth and jawbone structure. This will enable us to determine the optimal placement for your implants. Your denture will then be crafted and, once the placement procedure is complete, attached over the implants to provide you with reliable, stable oral function. In most cases, you will receive two restorations: the initial denture, which is attached following your implant placement, and a final denture, which will be attached after your mouth has healed.

  • What does post-operation recovery look like?

    Due to the relative simplicity of the procedure, the recovery time of teeth-in-a-day is rather quick. Over-the-counter medication can usually help with any soreness in the jaw, and our team will ensure to give you further post-op instructions and help guide you through your recovery.

  • What are the benefits of teeth-in-a-day?

    Teeth-on-a-day treatment comes with a number of benefits, not least of which is how quickly you’ll be able to regain the use and beauty of your smile! Compared to removable dentures, this fixed (non-removable) solution looks, feels, and functions like your original teeth, creating a highly stable final result. Not only will you be able to bite and chew normally, without food restrictions, but dental implants also help preserve your bone and gum tissues as well as your natural facial contours.

  • Am I a good candidate for teeth-in-a-day?

    Most adults make good candidates for dental implants. If you are missing teeth, have enough healthy gum tissue and bone tissue to support implants, and want a more stable solution than detachable dentures, then you are a good candidate for teeth-in-a-day. To learn more, and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, call our office. Our friendly team is always happy to help!