Dental Implants in San Antonio Can Rebuild Lost Teeth Seamlessly
When natural teeth are lost, it can lead to negative consequences for your oral health, your self-confidence, and your overall quality of life. Here in San Antonio, Dr. Joseph Noble wants to help you regain your complete, strong smile right away, and no treatment option is more effective or more long-lasting than dental implants. Contact our practice today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions or concerns for our team members. We’re here to help!
Why are dental implants the best option for replacing my teeth?
Your tooth is composed of two equally important components. First, there’s the white crown that shows when you smile. However, the second piece is much more neglected: the root underneath the gum tissue. While the tooth root goes unseen, its presence is a very important stimulus for your jawbone. Without tooth roots in place, the bone begins to gradually resorb, which can lead to additional tooth loss. So why is this important? Dental implants are the only reconstructive treatment option available today that rebuilds both the crown and root of your tooth, preserving both your oral health and the aesthetic quality of your smile.
Of course, Dr. Noble understands that the budget and time commitment associated with dental implants aren’t right for every single patient in need. That’s why he’ll be sure to review every option with you in full, helping you select the right choice for your personal circumstances.
How do you restore dental implants?
Once we’ve determined that dental implants are the right choice for you, Dr. Noble will recommend you to a trusted oral specialist in the area; they will handle the surgical placement of your new “tooth roots” (the implants themselves) into the jawbone. Then, after an appropriate amount of healing has passed, patients will return to our practice so that we can personally design and place restorations on top, effectively completing your brand-new teeth. Available options for dental implant restorations include:
- Implant-retained dental crowns are ideal for restoring single implants. The tooth-colored addition will blend right in while allowing nearby healthy teeth to stay intact.
- Implant-retained dentures and bridges are a cost-effective solution for restoring multiple implants/teeth at once. They’re very similar to their traditional counterparts, but the ability to attach in place over implants adds much-needed strength and stability. Dr. Noble can either design a fixed (permanent) or removable prosthetic.