Dental Implants – San Antonio, TX
Tooth Replacement Solutions for Every Patient
In the past, replacing missing teeth used to mean only restoring the parts of your tooth seen when you smile. Today, the New Image Dentistry team can help you restore both the roots and crowns of missing teeth with dental implants. This innovative tooth replacement solution creates natural looking, feeling, and functioning dental restorations that can last for decades. For more information on dental implants, please give us a call. We would be happy to answer your dental implant questions during a tooth replacement consultation visit to ensure you pick the right restoration option to meet your unique needs.
Why Choose New Image Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Start to finish convenience in one dental practice
- Care from experienced dentists and specialists
- Personalized, patient-centered treatment
How Do dental implants work?
Dental implants are typically crafted from high-quality titanium. This material has been used to repair broken bones for years. The highly biocompatible metal fuses with natural bone and supportive tissues, recreating healthy structure and function. Dental implants bring this bone restoration solution to your smile. When implant posts are surgically placed below the gum line, the supportive alveolar bone and gum tissue fuse with the implant post, recreating the lost root structures of teeth. Once these implants are in place, they can be used to support any number of replacement teeth, recreating your natural looking and feeling smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
No treatment is right for every patient, but for those who do decide to move forward with dental implants, there are numerous benefits, including:
- Offers 97 percent success rate after ten years
- Eliminates the need for abutment crowns (thus helping your dentist preserve more of your natural dental structures)
- Improves self-confidence
- Eliminates denture slippage
- Makes eating and speaking easier
- Promotes jawbone retention
- Functions and look like natural teeth
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are versatile enough to replace a single tooth or anchor a bridge, partial, or full denture. Thus, no matter the extent of your tooth loss, this treatment may be the ideal solution for you.
Missing a Single Tooth
If you are missing just one tooth, you will receive a single dental implant. After the implant has fused with the bone around it, our team will attach a custom crown to it to replace the visible portion of your missing tooth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, an implant-supported bridge may be your best treatment option. Whereas a traditional bridge relies on the adjacent teeth for support, an implant-supported restoration is anchored in the jawbone, making it as secure and natural-feeling as possible.
Missing All Teeth
If you are missing all of your teeth throughout an arch, one of the following treatments may work for you:
- All-on-4. As the name of this procedure implies, it can replace an entire arch of teeth with as few as four dental implants. All-on-4 dentures are permanently attached to their supporting implants.
- Implant-retained overdentures “snap” onto and off of their supporting dental implants. They combine the removability and cleansability of traditional dentures with the stability and strength of dental implants.
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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of implant-supported tooth replacement varies dramatically between patients. The price of your treatment will depend on how many teeth need to be replaced, as well as other factors. Do not let concerns about cost hold you back from investing in dental implants. They can offer you decades of strong, healthy, and confident smiles — they are a worthwhile investment!
Our team will be happy to talk to you about all of your financing options and help you fit dental implants into your budget. Also, keep in mind that since the implant treatment process takes place across multiple stages (first the implant placement surgery, followed later by restoration), you will only have to pay for one portion of your treatment at a time.
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Dental Implants FAQs
We’re sure you still have questions about dental implants. Dr. Holland and his team will be happy to satisfy your curiosity, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, you’ll find answers to some dental implant FAQs right here:
How can I Make my Dentures Fit Better?
Dentures are notoriously uncomfortable. Even the most well-fitted traditional dentures can only restore about 20 percent of chewing ability. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, renew 70 percent or more of chewing ability. That means denture wearers can eat a more varied diet and avoid the discomfort often associated with traditional denture wear.
Are Implants the Best Way to Replace a Missing Tooth?
No treatment is right for everyone. However, many dentists do consider implant-supported tooth replacement to be the gold standard in care. Before we recommend this treatment for you, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and overall health. We’ll work with you to determine whether dental implants are good option for your unique circumstances.