Dental Implants in San Antonio

A dental implant involves a procedure for the removal of a decayed, infected or fractured tooth. Once it’s removed, a post is positioned into the jawbone underneath the gum where the old tooth was located. After proper positioning, an artificial replacement tooth is permanently secured onto the post.

So long as a person has healthy gums and sufficient bone for purposes of holding an implant, just about anybody who has adult teeth is a suitable patient for one or more of these implants.

Here are some of the benefits of dental implants San Antonio:

They look like real teeth.
No more clicking of dentures.
Improved chewing.
Removal isn’t required like with dentures.
Appearance, confidence and self-esteem are improved.

According to the American Dental Association, here are the two types of implants that are considered to be safe;

Endosteal Implants: The post is implanted into the jawbone, and after that, an artificial tooth is positioned on it and permanently secured.

Subperiosteal Implants: A metal frame is fitted onto the jawbone, just under the gum tissue. That frame attaches to the jawbone during the healing process. Posts are attached to the frame, and an artificial tooth or teeth are affixed to the posts.

With state-of-the-art dentistry and technology, the number of appropriate candidates for dental implants continues to increase. Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio has been treating and caring for residents of the greater area since 1981.

Here is what you can do to increase the likelihood that your dental implantation procedure will be successful. First, practice proper dental hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. Don’t smoke. Smoking only weakens the structure of the bone. That operates to decrease the likelihood of a successful procedure. Finally, see Dr. Camacho every six months for routine dental exams.

For answers to your questions about dental implants San Antonio, contact us at 210-405-3157.

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