What are dental implants?
Dental implants are intended to be a permanent, comfortable option for patients who have lost one or several of their permanent teeth. Dental implants can be made to blend with the natural shape, size, color, and tone of your smile. To ensure that the comfort and function provided by a dental implant lasts a lifetime, Dr. Quillian suggests that patients brush daily and floss at least once a day. In time, your dental implant will fuse to your jawbone. Aside from providing a sturdy and permanent solution for missing teeth, dental implants can also keep other teeth from shifting or moving out of position.
How are dental implants placed?
To place a dental implant in San Antonio, Texas, our friendly dental team will:
- Provide the appropriate sedative and remove any decay
- Insert a titanium screw into the jawbone
- Place an abutment, or a small attachment, on the screw
- Attach your restoration to the abutment, which could be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture, depending on your needs
Our caring dentists are committed to providing you with the best dental experience possible, regardless of the procedure, and they are determined to address any of your questions or concerns before providing any service. If you have any questions about dental implants, we invite you to contact us at Culebra North Dental Care today!