Restoring Your Oral Health with Dental Implants in San Antonio
Optimal oral health is a key component of your quality of life, impacting digestion, speech, and how often you smile. These everyday activities can become painful or difficult if you have missing teeth. The good news is that completely restoring your smile is possible with dental implant treatment.
At Perry Dental Health, we are highly skilled and experienced at dental implant placement and restoration. We use advanced technologies and careful planning to make your treatment successful. Our goal is to provide services that benefit long-term oral health and minimize the need for future procedures. If you have missing teeth, contact our San Antonio office today to schedule your comprehensive dental implant consultation!
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Dental Implants and How Do They Work
Dental implants are posts made of body-safe titanium. When surgically inserted into the jawbone by our skilled dentist, they serve as artificial tooth roots. As living tissue and bone fuse around the implant, it becomes part of your jawbone. This is called osseointegration, and it is essential for providing successful and permanent treatment.
Dental implants consist of three different parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post rests in the jawbone and extends above the gums. The abutment is the small piece that connects your implant to your restoration. A custom crown, bridge, or denture is held in place by the abutment to complete your treatment. Implants are perfectly engineered to look and feel just like natural teeth.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
If you have good oral and overall health, you will likely be a great candidate for dental implants. At Perry Dental Health, we do everything we can to get you qualified for dental implant treatment. Two essential factors are gum health and bone density.
- Gum Health: Your gums should be pink and firm without any infection or disease. If your gums are not in optimal condition, we will treat them first to ensure your implant procedure is successful.
- Bone Health: Your jawbone should be strong enough to hold the implant post securely. If your jawbone needs additional support, our dentists can perform a bone graft as part of your customized treatment plan.
What is A Bone Graft?
To better ensure successful implant treatment, a bone graft may be necessary. This procedure involves taking bone material from another part of your body, or an artificial source, and grafting it into the area of your jawbone that needs treatment. The new material will fuse with your jaw making it stronger. If you plan on getting a dental implant, this procedure can greatly improve your results.
The Dental Implant Treatment Process
We perform a detailed consultation to make sure dental implants are the best choice for your needs. Dr. Perry will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone, then review your medical and oral health history. We use advanced technology such as digital x-rays to create precise images of your oral structure. Additional steps in the implant treatment process include:
Customized Treatment Plan: If dental implants are the best solution for you, we work closely with you to create a completely tailored treatment plan. Our team will also keep you in-the-know every step of the way.
Implant Placement Procedure: Dr. Perry uses advanced surgical guides to place your implant with precision. Accurate positioning helps to make your treatment successful and long-lasting. Depending on your needs, we can replace one tooth or an entire arch of missing teeth.
Fusing and Healing: After placement, you will need several months for osseointegration to take place and to heal properly. This fusing and healing process is essential for making sure your implants function correctly and last for many years.
Attaching Your Restoration: Once you have healed properly, you will return to our office for your custom restoration. Your new crown, bridge, or denture restoration will be attached to your dental implant(s) permanently. We use our in-office CEREC technology to create natural-looking, metal-free crowns and bridges.
What Type of Implant Options Do You Provide?
Dr. Perry offers many types of implant services. He can help you replace anything from a single tooth to a full arch of missing teeth. Our available options include:
- Crowns: A replacement for a single missing tooth attached to one implant post.
- Bridges: A restoration made up of two to five artificial teeth supported by two or more dental implants.
- Partial Dentures: Multiple teeth can be replaced with partial dentures when supported by carefully placed implants. How many implants you need will depend on your unique case.
- Complete Dentures: An entire arch of missing teeth can be replaced in the upper, lower, or both jaws with implants. We can provide full dentures supported by 4-8 implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are very similar to a natural tooth in both form and function. They are the closest thing to natural teeth and provide optimal chewing ability. With regular dental care and proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last decades and sometimes even a lifetime. The restorations attached to your implants are built to last and crafted from durable, stain-resistant, state-of-the-art materials.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
We personalize every implant procedure to meet your needs. As a result, the total cost of your procedure will vary. The number of implants, where they are placed, and the type of restoration will affect the cost of treatment. We do offer affordable third-party financing, and our staff is always available to assist you with paperwork and insurance claims.
Renew Your Smile with Quality Dental Implants
When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. Our team believes you deserve a functional smile with healthy teeth and gums to help you enjoy your life to the fullest. Achieve the smile you deserve today with dental implant treatment from Perry Dental Health. Contact our San Antonia office today!
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