Having missing teeth is a problem that affects your health and appearance. And for far too long people had no great way to treat the problem. That is until now. Our San Antonio dental office is here to help you resolve the issue with your missing teeth. We’re now using dental implants to replace your missing teeth or to stabilize your new teeth.
At Advanced Dental Associates, we help patients of all ages and dental complications. We have a number of ways to treat your dental problems, whether you’re struggling with cavities or dealing with total tooth loss. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your dental problem and give you a number of treatment options. The right decision depends on your dental needs and goals.
If you have failing teeth or missing teeth, you can turn to us for help. Give us a call today at 210-871-9243 or use the online form to schedule a consultation with us. Today we want to run through the hard facts about dental implants. You’ll see why our dental implants are helping patients transform their smile.
Dental implants are nearly as good as natural teeth
Your natural teeth are your best teeth. There is nothing as good as the teeth you were born with, but dental implants are a close second. Up until recently, though, there was no close second to natural teeth. Patients had to rely only on removable dentures or bridges, which take a lot of preparation to place. Bridges are usually only an option for single missing teeth, and then removable dentures don’t come close to providing the stability of natural teeth or dental implants. Some studies have found that removable dentures only provide 25 to 50 percent of the biting force of natural teeth. That means a good majority of hard foods —or maybe even your favorite foods — are no longer on the menu. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you like, and of course, you’ll never have to worry about your teeth popping out of your mouth again.
Dental implants preserve the bone
Whenever the teeth are lost, the jawbone will recede. This recession causes the face to change shape. People without their teeth develop wrinkles around their mouth, and then see the distance between their nose and chin draw closer. If you’re wearing removable dentures, it’s hard to find a good fit because the jawbone is always changing shape. Dental implants are made from titanium, a material that naturally merges with bone. The implants heals with the bone and also preserves the bone from any future deterioration. If you have missing teeth, it’s important to act fast because the jaw recedes quickly. If you wait too long, you might need extensive jawbone reconstruction just to get dental implants.
There are many ways to restore implants
A dental implant can be restored with a single crown, bridge, or full denture. We are even using a special implant system called All-on-4 dental implants that allows us to restore entire arches of missing teeth. What’s so special about All-on-4 is that the upper arch is left open. That may seem like a small change, but it gives you access to more tastes and hot and cold sensation. Also, you don’t have to worry about the uncomfortable feeling of having something cover the upper palate.
We can replace teeth in a single visit
While replacing teeth can take a lot of time, it’s also possible for us to replace missing teeth in a single day. We have trained extensively in dental implants, so much that we can replace failing teeth and place dental implants in a single visit. With this services, you’ll never have to go without teeth again. You’ll also have to go through much less hassle than if you waiting months or years to fix the problem.
Hear Your Options Today
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often the best option. But they are also expensive. Our office is here to show you every way we can restore your smile. We also have special financing options to make your treatment more affordable. If you want to make a change in your smile, schedule a consultation. Call us today at 210-871-9243 or use the online form to book a visit.