Is your smile marred by gaps and spaces that are caused by missing teeth? Do you wear uncomfortable, slipping dentures? Do you feel uncomfortable with having tooth enamel removed to place a dental bridge? Ask Dr. Watkins about dental implants in San Antonio, Texas. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, placed to anchor replacement teeth, also called pontics. Implants are made of a titanium post, an abutment, and a pontic.
During the dental implant treatment, our dentists will surgically place the post in your upper or lower jaw. As your jawbone heals, it grows around the post, which anchors it into place and makes it a part of your smile. This process can take 6 to 12 weeks. A small connector post, or abutment, is attached to the post. Impressions of your teeth are made so our dentists can create the pontic. Our dentists will match the color of the replacement teeth to your natural teeth. When the pontic is ready, it is attached to the abutment. Besides supporting individual teeth, implants can also support dentures. To learn more about dental implants and to schedule a cosmetic consultation, contact W Dental Group today. We are eager to care for you and your smile!