Before the development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Implants are synthetic structures placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge.
Dental implants can also secure dentures and bridges. We provide restorative dental care with dental implants for patients missing permanent teeth in San Antonio, TX.
Dental Implants in San Antonio, TX
Implants are so well-designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Dental implants are usually made of synthetic yet biocompatible materials.
Before we place the implant or implants, we administer anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Then, we place the implants in the jaw bone. Following implant surgery, it will take three to six months for the bone tissue to anchor to the implant post.
During a follow-up procedure, we will connect a metal abutment to connect the restoration to the implants. After treatment, we will recommend antibiotics to prevent infection.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. In order for a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene and proper care to ensure that they last a lifetime.
Restore Your Smile
Do you need to replace one or more missing teeth? Ask us about dental implant treatment today. Call 210-939-9689 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Abazid online.