For a patient who has lost one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend dental implants in San Antonio, Texas. A dental implant is made up of a dental implant post, which is made out of titanium; a dental restoration, like a dental crown; and an abutment, which connects the two.
Many advantages come with dental implants. Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. The dental implant post is designed to become a part of your smile as the jaw heals. Because of this, you don’t have to worry about your dental implant becoming loose. A dental implant can restore your ability to speak and eat properly and with ease. Dental implants can also restore the beauty of your smile, thus giving you a boost in self-esteem and confidence.
Most people are candidates for dental implants, but there are a few exceptions. If you have a chronic illness like leukemia or diabetes, your body’s ability to heal may be inhibited, so you may not be a candidate for dental implants. Those who smoke or use tobacco products may be counselled to quit before a dental implant is placed. If you do not have sufficient jawbone structure, you may not be a candidate. However, if you have a bone graft placed by a specialist, you may then have a dental implant placed.
We invite you to contact W Dental Group at 210-526-0925 to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Watkins and Dr. Gradke.