Welcome to Afton Family Dental of Philadelphia

Few people, if any at all, look forward to a trip to the dentist’s office. If you think a trip to the dentist is a dreadful experience, Afton Family Dental of Philadelphia is going to change your mind.

Who We Are

When it comes to making patients comfortable, building good relationships, and providing both exceptional and affordable care we’re the best in the business. Dentistry and dental care can often be confusing or intimidating. It’s not something we’re extensively taught about in school health classes. When feeling uncertain or worried about the state of your teeth, don’t fret. At Afton Family Dental of Philadelphia, you’re always in good hands, guaranteed.

What We Offer

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  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Root canal
  • Tooth replacement
  • Dental Implants
  • Partial and Full Dentures
  • Dental crowns
  • Tooth extraction
  • Other cosmetic dentistry procedures and services
  • Emergency dental care

Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia

There are many common sayings about the importance of a smile. You’re never fully dressed without one, it’s the most beautiful feature, and so on. But not everyone has teeth in tip-top shape, and flashing a smile can be embarrassing or uncomfortable. Fortunately for patients in the Philadelphia area, we’re the best in the business for turning that frown upside down. We have many different cosmetic dentistry procedures available to help you regain your confidence as well as healthier teeth.

If you require tooth replacement or repair work, there are many options available to you. You can meet with a cosmetic dentist for things such as:

  • Dental veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental implants
  • Dental crowns
  • Dentures

Dental veneers help cosmetically alter your teeth by affecting:

  • Color
  • Shape
  • Length

cosmetic dentist philadelphiaIf you have discoloration, gaps, crooked teeth, or worn down enamel you should get in touch with a cosmetic dentist from our Philadelphia, PA office. We’re here to help you design the smile you want. Dental veneers are one of many ways we can make that happen.

Dental veneers are also often used to repair cracks and gaps. If you have dental veneers you reduce the odds of needing extra appointments or urgent dental care in the future, as they protect your teeth.

Teeth whitening, while generally not essential, is important for helping many people regain self-esteem. Teeth can easily become discolored by unhealthy behaviors, habits, and health problems:

  • Smoking
  • Certain eating disorders
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Eating candy and sweets

However, our simple day-to-day habits can lead to discoloration, and consequently the need for teeth whitening too. For many people drinking tea or coffee is the best way to start the morning. But both can dull your dental shine, and if these habits are frequent it becomes harder to remove discoloration without teeth whitening. That’s not to say you should stop drinking coffee or eating candy, but it’s important to brush and floss to reduce the odds of your diet, habits, and medical problems affecting the color of your teeth. When that’s not enough, you can visit the best cosmetic dentist around Philadelphia, PA for teeth whitening.

Tooth implants become necessary when teeth need to be removed, but cannot be repaired. Rather than put the tooth back, tooth implants use artificial teeth. These dental implants are generally used for four different purposes:

  • Replacing a single tooth
  • Replacing multiple teeth
  • Full dental implants, replacing all teeth
  • Providing support for removable dentures

Though teeth implants are considered a cosmetic procedure, dental implants can help in many areas of daily life. Missing teeth can be harmful to someone’s self-esteem, and giving extra support to dentures is always an idea that’s worth discussing with an implant dentist. Sometimes tooth replacement or dental implants are the best treatment option, and that’s exactly what our team in south Philadelphia is for.

People get dental crowns for a variety of reasons. Dental crowns may be used for:

  • Preventing a cracked tooth from breaking
  • Protecting weak teeth, especially from decay or cavities
  • To fill gaps

Depending on whether or not you do your best to practice proper oral hygiene dental, crowns can last anywhere from five to fifteen years.

Dentures are another way that a dentist in Philadelphia can help you replace missing teeth. While they won’t feel like real teeth, dentures are preferable to the alternative. We offer both partial and full dentures, depending on how many teeth are missing.

Though most of these procedures are considered cosmetic dentistry by the FDA, as they affect the appearance of your teeth, they are in many ways preventative by nature. We accept many different insurance providers but we have other options available for those who don’t have coverage. We want cosmetic dentistry available to everyone in need around South Philadelphia, and we do our best to keep it affordable.

If you want unbeatable care during your tooth replacement, visit an implant dentist in our Philadelphia office. We’re the best in the south Philadelphia area for restoring your teeth’s natural shape and shine using a variety of treatments, including but not limited to dental implants. Get ready to dazzle the world with your brand new smile.

We know not everyone in need of cosmetic dentistry is located in or around Philadelphia. You can work with an implant dentist in either our Philadelphia location or our Trenton, NJ location to get the proper care that you deserve. No matter where you go you’ll receive the best care from one of our friendly implant dentists.

Emergency Dental Care for the People of Philly

There’s never a good time to have a dental emergency, but it can be especially difficult when it happens after hours. We understand that emergencies don’t run on your schedule, which is why we offer dentist availability for our emergency dental care services in South Philadelphia.

24-hour-dentist-philadelphiaAn emergency dentist is always available if you’re struggling with things such as:

  • Extreme tooth decay
  • Severe periodontal disease
  • A broken tooth that cannot be restored

We understand that other situations require immediate attention from an emergency dentist. You may need emergency dental care if you’re experiencing other symptoms such as:

  • Swelling
  • Bleeding, especially if there is no obvious cause
  • Tooth pain, even if there is an obvious cause

These can be signs of serious health concerns. Checking in with emergency dentists gives you the treatment you need right away. If you don’t get your teeth looked at by a qualified emergency dentist in Philly the problem can worsen. This may lead to the development of serious medical concerns which require surgical intervention, namely emergency tooth extraction. Emergency tooth extraction is used in instances where:

  • Removing the tooth is necessary to alleviate pain
  • Tooth extraction will help stop bleeding
  • The tooth is in contact with problematic areas and tooth extraction is the only way to save it

Aside from emergency tooth extraction, we can also perform a root canal, if tooth extraction isn’t necessary to address the problem or simply won’t help. A root canal is meant to save your teeth by removing the problematic area, an infected nerve, rather than a complete tooth extraction. After the infected nerve is removed and the root canal is complete, you’ll receive fillings from our Philly team to prevent the area from becoming infected again. A root canal may become necessary if you experience:

  • Trauma to the jaw or tooth
  • Decay or fillings causing irritation
  • Severe case of periodontal disease

You deserve access to the best emergency dental care at any hour of the day. You also deserve access to an emergency dentist that’s close to you. If you need to visit our Bensalem location instead we guarantee you’ll receive the same level of high quality, affordable emergency dental care that you would in our Philadelphia, PA location.

Why Afton Family Dental?

Don’t let the fear of financial burdens keep you from contacting our Philadelphia, PA office. We’re here for anyone in need of a professional, reliable, and friendly dentist. Our services are affordable, so you will never have to worry about exorbitant fees when visiting a dentist from Afton Family Dental of Philadelphia. When you need urgent dental care, cosmetic dentistry, or need peace that a dentist is nearby, why bother with second-rate clinics when you could see the best in Philly?

After you step out of our Philadelphia, PA dentist office you’ll be eager to share your smile with the world. We guarantee it.

What Services Do Our Dentists Offer?

  • Dental Exams
  • Dental Implants
  • Veneers
  • Emergency Services
  • Teeth Whitening
  • & Other Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Financing Option

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Cash
  • Credit Card / Debit Card
  • CareCredit


  • Flat screen TV
  • Music
  • Magazines
  • Tea/Coffee station
  • Neck pillow provided upon request
  • Informative brochures

Contact Us

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1815 South Broad Street
(Between Moore & Mifflin St)
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 462-6229

Our Philadelphia Dentists At This Location

Dr Chhitiz Shrestha DMD
Dr Chhitiz Shrestha DMDGeneral Dentist

Dr. Chhitiz Shrestha is the lead dentist at Afton Family Dental. He has been practicing general dentistry since graduating from University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine in May 2011. He has experience in all areas of dentistry, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign®, root canal treatment, veneers, crowns and bridges, dentures, wisdom teeth extractions and more.

Dr. Shrestha’s focus is on patient satisfaction. He works to understand each patients’ needs and concerns through proper communication. He takes pride in correcting simple and complex dental problems with quality, professional care.

Dr. Chhitiz Shrestha is fluent in English, Nepali, and Hindi. When he’s not in the office fixing smiles, he enjoys traveling, cooking, working out, and socializing.

Dr Nik Zalavadia DMD
Dr Nik Zalavadia DMDGeneral Dentist

Dr. Nikunj Zalavadia has been practicing dentistry in the Philadelphia area since 2009. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. His undergraduate education and volunteer experiences at various dental clinics sparked his interest in dentistry. To pursue his dream of becoming a dentist, he enrolled in Temple University School of Dentistry. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2009 from the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. Since graduation he has earned numerous continuing education credits and is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Pennsylvania Dental Association. He firmly believes that continuing education classes and discussions are essential elements in providing excellent patient care. Dr. Zalavadia is an alumni of the Dawson Academy. Dr. Zalavadia is also a member of the ADA, NJDA and Southern Dental Society of New Jersey. He is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible care for all patients. Dr. Zalavadia greets every patient with a smile to better theirs.

Insurances Accepted At This Location

Our office accepts most PPO insurances including,

  • Aetna PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Carington PPO
  • Carpenters Health & Welfare
  • Dominion Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental PPO/HMO
  • Fidelio
  • Guardian
  • Horizon
  • LEHB
  • Metlife
  • Principal
  • Teamsters
  • United Concordia PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • Unicare

This is not a complete list so if your insurance is not listed here, please call us to confirm.

In Office Discount Dental Plan

No Insurance? Ask us about our in-house discount dental plan featuring two free checkups per year and around 20%-25% discount on most dental treatments.

Discount Dental Plan Highlights:

  • Afton Dental Discount Plan (ADDP) is a reduced rate (discounted) dental plan
  • No deductible, maximum or limitations
  • Plan runs a year from the date of signup
  • Patient pays discounted fees for the dental treatments, instead of paying regular fees
  • Two routine dental checkups per year are completely FREE
  • Dental savings of an average of 20% on all dental treatments
  • No need of submitting dental claims to insurance company
  • This is not a dental insurance. It’s a discount dental plan.

Enrollment Cost For Discount Dental Plan:

  • Single Member: $99/year
  • Member & Spouse: $124/year
  • Member, Spouse & Children: $149/year

Philadelphia Dental Care Professionals

You want excellence for your family, especially when it comes to urgent dental care in Philadelphia. You need the best dentists in Philadelphia, because quality dental care can help your teeth stay healthy. With additional services like teeth whitening in Philadelphia, you also get to show off a great smile to the world.

Leaders in Philly Dentistry

Afton Family Dental ranks among the best dentists in Philadelphia. Our concern for your well-being shines through. New patient specials and convenient financing keep even urgent dental care in Philadelphia affordable. Count on our professional team for all of your Philly dentistry needs, including teeth whitening in Philadelphia.

Emergency Dental Care in Philadelphia

Many Philly dentistry offices just perform basic care. You deserve a reliable provider of emergency dental care in Philadelphia. Stop the pain and save your smile with Afton Family Dental’s high-quality urgent dental care in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.

Teeth Whitening in Philadelphia

When it really counts, visit some of the best dentists in Philadelphia at Afton Family Dental. As experts in cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening in Philadelphia, our staff will treat you like valued customers. Even if you require emergency dental care in Philadelphia, we can handle it.

Best Dentists in Philadelphia

Urgent dental care in Philadelphia shouldn’t be a matter of chance. Count on Afton Family Dental as your trusted Philly dentistry provider. Convenient office hours and friendly amenities mean that emergency dental care in Philadelphia is simpler than ever!