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Options for replacing missing teeth from your dentist in Philadelphia

Is your smile missing something – like one or several teeth? At David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia, we offer several potential solutions, because we understand that every patient is unique. We won’t pressure you to choose the most expensive one. In fact, we won’t pressure you at all. We will present your options honestly, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Once you have made your decision, we will make your smile fabulous. How can we fill that gap?

replacing missing teeth from your dentist in Philadelphia


A full denture replaces all of the teeth in one arch (all upper or all lower teeth). It relies on suction to hold it in place, making a snug fit crucial to stability. We take great care in creating accurate impressions and, if necessary, adjusting and refining the appliance after it is fabricated. We aren’t satisfied until you have a great fit, and a beautiful smile.

Partial dentures replace some, but not all, teeth. They are designed to fit around the existing teeth, so extractions or alterations are not necessary. We provide Valplast customized partials, which are among the most economical, beautiful, and comfortable appliances on the market. Partial dentures may be used as temporary or permanent solutions.


A traditional crown and bridge unit is used most frequently for replacing a single tooth, though it may replace more than one tooth in some situations. Crowns are fitted over the teeth adjacent to the gap, and a natural-looking false tooth is fused between them. This is a popular solution for those seeking greater stability than a removable denture, with a lower upfront cost than implants.

Implant supported restorations

In most cases, the premier solution is one or more dental implants, supporting a crown, bridge, or denture. Although the initial investment is a little more, implants can last a lifetime, making them economical in the long-term. Additional benefits of implants include easy oral hygiene (the same care as natural teeth), the freedom to eat anything you want, and preservation of your jawbone.

All restorations are designed with your comfort and oral health in mind, and using the artistic principles of smile design. We want you to love everything about your smile, and we want you to use it frequently. If you are ready to fill the gap, call (267) 463-2777 and schedule an appointment at David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.


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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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