Dental Implants in San Antonio, TX
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dealing with damaged teeth is important to the overall health and quality of the mouth. To let San Antonio, TX individuals productively move past extracted or lost teeth, our experienced dental team is pleased to offer high-quality dental implants to achieve tooth replacement. A dental implant comprises a titanium post that functions as a substitute tooth root. A custom crown, bridge, or full arch is used as the observable part of the lost tooth or several teeth. When you suffer from tooth loss or require a tooth extraction, schedule an oral exam at Leon Springs Dental Center and ask about your dental implant solutions.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are typically favored due to the impressive number of positive benefits they supply. As efficient replacements, implants:
- Function as a long-term tooth restoration solution
- Do not make use of adjacent teeth to stay in place
- May enhance your confidence with speaking and any time you smile
- Yield better chewing power and stability of crowns, bridges, or dentures
- Merge with the bone to preserve jawbone wellness and structure
- Replicate normal teeth in capability and appearance
- Allow for the adaptation of a varied diet
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants can replace any number of badly compromised teeth that are needed or wanted, from a single tooth to several teeth to an entire mouth. You could qualify as an appropriate candidate for dental implants if you have experienced tooth loss, need teeth removal, or are unhappy with previously installed replacements. To serve their purpose, implants need proper bone support, healthy gum tissues, and a stable dental environment. Many people might need extra procedures to get their mouth in ideal condition before they qualify as good candidates. Implants may not be an option if you are pregnant, smoke cigarettes, or have specific health conditions. At your session, Dr. Walker will help you determine if implant-based solutions are good for you and your needs.
What Is the Process for Receiving Dental Implants?
Implant-based solutions can take the place of any quantity of badly compromised teeth, from one tooth to many. You may be an appropriate candidate for oral implants here at Leon Springs Dental Center if you have experienced the loss of teeth, require extractions, or are dissatisfied with your existing replacement. To be successful, implants call for strong bone mass, healthy gum tissues, and a good dental environment, and certain people might need additional procedures before they qualify as proper candidates. Implant-supported restorations may not be ideal when you are an expecting mother, smoke cigarettes, or have certain health conditions. During your visit, our dental team in San Antonio, TX can help you determine if fixed implants are right for you and your needs.
The methodology for oral implants comprises the surgical positioning of the screw and the attachment of a realistic dental restoration (like partial dentures, bridges, or crowns). As soon as your mouth is prepared for the implant, it is dulled with oral anesthesia. Oral-conscious or IV techniques may also be utilized to help you feel more relaxed during your appointment. The metal implant will be strategically secured within your jaw at the proper location and given time to merge with the jaw via a phenomenon known as osseointegration. As soon as the surgical site has totally recovered, which is generally 6 – 9 months afterward, a member of our dental team will place a specially made crown, denture, or full-arch piece and analyze the alignment of your biting surfaces.
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Dr Walker, Dr Lima, Dr Diaz and the entire staff are the best in the San Antonio area. Always courteous and ready to meet all your dental needs. I highly recommend Leon Springs Dental Center. CM
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I would like to start out by saying the Leon Springs Dental Center was by far the best experience I’ve ever encountered. The office reached out to set an appointment for some old fillings that needed to be replaced. This office has a professional and comprehensive system to where they email all your documents for e-sign before arrival. Furthermore, they use a new innovative laser procedure that allows their dentists to perform the tasks without needles or numbing medication. Doctor Diaz, and her assistant Sarah, were very informative throughout the process and worked quickly to my surprise. I was able to head right back to work with no hesitation. I would highly recommend this office for all of your future dental needs!
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Because of the advancements in modern dental treatments, there are several options to overcome tooth loss with the realistic appearance and abilities of oral implants. Our dental team is pleased to perform implant-supported crown, bridge, and denture options as effective tooth replacements for San Antonio, TX men and women. To know about your opportunities for replacing severely decayed or lost teeth, arrange your appointment at Leon Springs Dental Center at your earliest convenience.
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Dental Implants FAQs
Does getting dental implants hurt?
No, most patients don't find that getting dental implants at Leon Springs Dental Center is painful. The minor surgery to place the dental implants can sound intimidating, but Dr. Walker provides local anesthetic paired with oral conscious and IV sedation options to ensure that you are completely comfortable throughout the entire procedure. After the procedure, while the gums are healing, some minor soreness, swelling, bleeding, and discomfort are normal and expected. But this is usually easily controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs (always consult your physician before taking any medications).
How long does it take to get dental implants?
Depending on your oral health and how quickly you heal, getting dental implants is typically a 6 – 9 month process. First, the anchor posts are installed, after which the gums will need time to heal (6 – 9 months). After you're healed, you will come back for your custom-made crown, denture, or full-arch piece.
How long do dental implants last?
The dental implants that anchor your custom restoration are permanent; however, the crown, denture, or full-arch typically have a lifespan of about 15 years (or longer in some cases) before they may need to be replaced.
Can anyone get dental implants?
For patients with good overall oral health and bone density, yes, almost anyone can have dental implants. Patients who have periodontal disease, use tobacco products, have a chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, etc.), lack enough jawbone density, are pregnant, or have recently had radiation therapy to the head or neck may not be candidates for dental implants or need additional treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Walker will thoroughly examine you to determine if you're a good candidate for dental implants.