Dear valued patients:

Due to recent recommendations from the CDC and mandates from the State of Pennsylvania, our office will be closed effective immediately to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non-emergency care through May 31st. Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency dental needs. If you have what you consider an emergency, please call the office and you will be directed to reach Dr. Spilkia. If you are scheduled for an appointment in the upcoming weeks, expect a call from us to reschedule that appointment.

Thank you for your understanding. Be safe and stay healthy!
Dr. Spilkia Regarding Emergency Care During Covid-19
New Patients: (267) 463-2777 | Existing Patients: (215) 624-1935
7052-56 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Located 2 Blocks from Frankford & Cottman Avenues | Directions

Dental Implants Services in Philadelphia PA

David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers Dental Implants in Philadelphia PA

At the office of David Spilkia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA, we receive questions every day about dental implants. To help patients who are considering dental implants, we’ve put together some of the most commonly asked questions along with their answers.

1.  Can dental implants decay?

 Dental implants are not susceptible to decay because the implant-restored dental crown is not a natural tooth. However, it’s still very important to maintain regular brushing and flossing to keep the gums healthy. Gum disease can lead to bone degeneration and could put the implant restoration at risk.

2. Can dental implants move around or fall out like dentures?

 No. The crown is attached via an abutment to the implant which is firmly fused with the jawbone. There is no risk of an implant-restored crown moving or falling out like removable dentures. This means there is no reason for you to worry about being embarrassed in public. With dental implants, you can also brush and floss them just like natural teeth.

3. How long do dental implants last?

 Dental implants are known to last a lifetime, as opposed to dental bridges or dentures that only last about 7-10 years. While some dental implants may need to be adjusted over time, they can last forever when properly placed and cared for.

4. Will dental implants feel uncomfortable like dentures?

 No. Dental implants are the closest restoration to natural teeth. Since the implant fuses with the jawbone, the restoration is strong and stable. Your dental implants will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.

Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement. They are predictable and proven for long term, reliable success. Patients love dental implants because they look and feel secure and natural. Dentists love dental implants because they protect your healthy bone and teeth, so you can maintain optimal oral health.

If you are missing teeth, we invite you to contact David Spilkia Family & Cosmetic dentistry today for a consultation. During your visit we can answer any questions you have about dental implant restoration.

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Dr. David Spilkia - David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. David Spilkia has been attending to the dental needs of the communities of Philadelphia, PA for almost three decades and is trusted by his patients. Having started his education at The City College of New York and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1983, he practiced dentistry for a few years, before starting the David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 1988.

Among the range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures provided by Dr. Spilkia are restorative dentistry, dental implants, smile makeovers, and Invisalign orthodontics.
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Dr. Spilikia is fantastic and equaled by his wonderful, friendly, talented staff. No matter what aspect you need to see a dentist for, you know you are always being treated with courtesy and in truly professional hands. Steph does such a fantastic job with my teeth cleaning with virtually no sensitivity or burning. Jamie has performed works of art during my Invisalign experience! This is not a dental team that will leave you "dreading the dentist" in any way!
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