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More Permanent Smiles & Improved Oral Health

Missing teeth can be a source of discomfort and embarrassment, and lead to declining oral health. At Briglia Dental Group, patients who have been struggling with tooth loss can restore their smiles for life with dental implants, thanks to our West Chester implant dentist Dr. Ron Briglia. 

Our dental implant solutions provide a long-term option for restoring your smile, boosting your self-esteem, and improving your oral health. With dental implants, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile that feels and functions just like your own natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial fixtures that are surgically placed into the jawbone to mimic a normal tooth from root to crown. The implants are typically made of titanium and are placed in the jaw, where they fuse with the bone over time to provide a durable foundation for your entire restoration. Implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and can also be used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture arch.

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Jeff sought us out after he lost one of his front teeth. Replacing a single front tooth, especially when that tooth is in the highly-visible upper arch, can be quite tricky. It’s not easy to match the cosmetics of the replacement tooth to the adjacent upper tooth.

Jeff is all smiles after we filled his gap with an attractive crown supported by an implant. When placed in the upper jaw, the implant acts as a natural tooth root. Once the tooth is restored with a porcelain crown, it is held in place securely by the implant in the jawbone. For the most cosmetic result, the abutment that connects the implant to the crown is made from Zirconia ceramic. Dental ceramics replicate the unique properties of natural tooth structure.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer several benefits that make them an attractive solution for those with missing teeth, including:

  • Improved Appearance: Implant solutions look and feel like natural teeth, providing a beautiful and natural-looking smile.
  • Improved Oral Health: Implant solutions prevent bone loss in the jaw (resorption) and help maintain the structure of your jaw, reducing the risk of further tooth loss.
  • Restored Bite: Completing your smile with dental implants almost completely restores your original bite force, helping you chew and digest properly. 
  • Comfort: Unlike other restorations, implants don’t need to be removed at all in order to properly clean them. 
  • Stability: Thanks to their surgical insertion, dental implants will stay firmly in your mouth where they belong. 
  • Improved Speech: Implants allow for clear and natural speech, unlike some other tooth replacement options which can still make it difficult.
  • Improved Confidence: Implants provide a permanent solution for missing teeth, helping you feel more confident in your smile and your appearance.
  • Durability: With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last 25 years to a lifetime, making them a cost-effective solution in the long run.

The Dental Implants Process

The process of getting implant restorations typically involves multiple steps and takes place over a matter of months. Here’s what you can normally expect: 


The first step in getting dental implants is to schedule a consultation with your West Chester implant dentist, Dr. Briglia. During the consultation, he’ll examine your mouth and jaw, take X-rays and impressions, and discuss your treatment options with you. Your initial consultation is a great time to ask any questions you may have. 

For patients who are feeling nervous, are scheduled for a long procedure, or have resistance to local anesthetic, we offer sedation dentistry.

Design Phase

During the design phase, your dentist will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that is specific to your individual needs. This will include the number of implants needed, the placement of the implants, and the type of replacement teeth that will be used. We’ll also take images and impressions of your mouth and any remaining teeth to act as a blueprint for your custom dental implants.


Before the implant surgery, your dentist will prepare your mouth for the procedure. This may include extracting any damaged teeth that need to be removed, or preparing the jawbone for the implants.


The next step is implant placement surgery, during which Dr. Briglia will make small incisions into the gums, then insert the implant posts into your jawbone. The surgery typically takes a few hours, and you’ll be given local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. We can also apply your sedative or in the case of oral sedation, make sure your sedative is working at this time. 

After the surgery, you’ll need some time to rest and allow your implants to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This can take anywhere from three to seven months. 


After the installation, you will need to visit your dental implant provider for regular follow-up appointments to ensure the implant is healing correctly. It is essential to maintain proper oral hygiene to prevent infection and ensure the implant’s long-term success.

During the aftercare phase, you may be asked to avoid eating hard, sticky, or crunchy foods for a few weeks to avoid damaging or irritating the surgical site. Your West Chester implant dentist will provide you with detailed instructions to help you take care of your dental implants properly.


Frequently Asked Questions

The dental implant process can take several months, depending on your specific case. The process typically involves consultation, design, preparation, installation, and aftercare. Your implant dentist will provide you with a detailed timeline during your consultation as well as answer any questions you may have.
If you have gum disease, it is essential to treat the condition before getting dental implants. Gum disease can compromise the stability of the implant and increase the risk of implant failure. Your dental implant provider will evaluate your dental health to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
The dental implant process is performed using local anesthesia, which means you should not experience any pain during the installation. Most dentists offer sedation, which can relax you and make you even more resistant to pain when paired with local anesthesia. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Regular check-ups with your dental implant provider and proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing, are essential for the long-term success of your dental implants.

Enjoy a Full Smile Again With Dental Implants!

If you are looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. At Briglia Dental Group, we serve new and returning patients from West Chester and surrounding areas such as Chester Springs, Exton, Broomall, and Chadds Ford, PA who want to enjoy healthy, long-lasting smiles.

Call us at (610) 615 0160 if you’re a new patient or at (610) 692 4440 if you’re an existing patient to schedule your dental implant consultation. You can also click the button below to schedule a consultation and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly.

Dr. Ron Briglia at Briglia Dental Group

Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.

Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.

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