Exceptional Dental Implant Treatment in San Antonio
Missing teeth not only impact your appearance but may also harm your speech or chewing ability. At Highland Hills Dental Center, Dr. E, Dr. Ashby, and our skilled dental team have a wealth of experience placing and restoring various implant restorations.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a popular procedure for replacing one or more missing teeth. The post is made of durable, biocompatible material, and the treatment can replace the whole tooth from roots to crown. Implant posts are surgically inserted into the jaw. Then, a fusion process occurs between the biocompatible posts and the natural tissue and jawbones. After a period of healing, it is ready to support a natural-looking artificial crown, bridge, or denture.
Our Implant-Supported Restorations
Dental implants can replace one, multiple, a full arch, or all of your teeth. At Highland Hills Dental Center, we strive to provide you with quality dental implant placement and tooth replacement. The type of restoration will depend on the number of teeth you need to replace.
When it is only a single missing tooth, we use one implant and a crown.
These bridges are fixed using dental implants to replace two to three missing teeth in a row. They are attached to crowns affixed to the implant posts. instead of neighboring teeth for support.
To replace all the teeth in your upper or lower arch, or both, we can use between four to six implants. They provide you with optimal function since they do not shift or slip out of place.
Need to replace an entire arch of your teeth or both arches? Our practice uses the latest dental technology that allows you to do this quickly and effectively. It is also referred to as teeth-in-a-day. The All-on-4 dental implant system is the fastest method available and uses only four implants to secure a full arch of teeth. This method of implant-supported denture is only removable by our dental professionals.
Implant-supported overdentures are attached using two to six implants and are generally a good option if you have extreme bone loss. These fixed restorations become a permanent part of your bite.
This is the most affordable option out there for full-arch replacements. An implant-retained overdenture consists of two or more implants and a removable appliance you need to take out nightly and clean. They can improve your chewing better than a traditional denture by providing more support.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dental implants. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.