John A. Moore is a well-respected pioneer in the field of prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is dentistry that focuses on the art of teeth replacement and procedures like teeth implants. Patients who choose San Antonio dental implants over other tooth replacement options do so because implants:Dental Implants at Cosmetic Dental Associates - Dr. John Moore San Antonio, TX Dentist Read Transcript
Dental implants is a new technology in dentistry that's really coming of age. There are certain situations that the only way you can fix it, the only way you can put a permanent solution in, is to use implants. The idea of it replacing the bridge, I think is a little bit premature. Because we've had a number of situation where that didn't turn out as well as just a regular bridge would have. In some instances I think it may be overplayed, but in others, it's shortcoming not to use the implant. Anytime you don't have any back teeth all the way to the rear that can support the bridge, an implant becomes the undeniable option.
If you have no other way of putting molders in the persons mouth permanently, because you don't have any to brace off of or hook onto, the implant becomes the perfect solution to that. Here, at cosmetic dental associates, we do all of the restorative things that you need to do to build that upper half of the implant case. There are a number of that work with us, placing the implants, a too. We get them placed, once they're sound and healthy, we come in after that and place the aesthetic restoration. Again, here comes the cosmetic challenge of this, is when you put that in there, does it look like a bolt with marble on the end of it, or does it look like a tooth that just grew out of the gum? That's the difference between cosmetic dentistry and regular dentistry. Regular dentistry, we just stick a tooth on there and we go, “Okay, it's a tooth, you can eat on it.” Or cosmetic dentistry is like, “Wow, which one is the implant? They all look like teeth.” If we can do that then I think we've done what you need to do on top of implants.
- Look and feel like your natural teeth
- Are the only option that wards off the bone deterioration following tooth loss
- Create a bond with your jaw that makes for a secure hold
A toothless smile doesn’t give you the lifestyle you want. Schedule a consultation today at 210-951-4444 . Not sure you’re ready for that step? Listen to Dr. John A. Moore talk about how teeth implants repair smiles in our office every single day.
Dental Implants Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth
Tooth loss can affect your quality of life by:
- Making it difficult to enjoy your favorite meals
- Causing embarrassment from an incomplete smile
- Causing your other teeth to shift out of place
- Leading to bone loss that can change the shape of your jaw
Cosmetic Dental Associates partners with an oral surgeon who will place your implants with precision and care in our office. Dr. Moore will then attach dental crowns or other restorations to your new implants for natural-looking replacement teeth.
You can have a completely new smile in as few as two visits – perfect for patients coming in from out of town for exceptional care from our team. Take a look at some of our successful dental implant cases in our smile gallery.
Discover Your Dental Implant Options
We may recommend one of three types of dental implants to create a custom solution for your smile. Our doctors will assess your mouth and help you restore it using one (or a combination) of the following dental implant solutions:
- Single implants to replace individual teeth
- Multiple implants to replace multiple teeth in a series
- Full-arch implants to replace entire groups of teeth
Before making the decision to get teeth implants, consult with us to see if there is another option. We offer several dental implant alternatives, including:
- Fixed Dental Bridges
- Removable Partial Dentures
We will be able to advise you on the best option to replace your missing tooth. Our cosmetic dentists are up-to-date on the latest training and dental techniques. Before making your final decision, be sure to listen to a few of our patients discuss their experiences.
Understand the Differences Between Same-Day Smile & All-on-4® Implants
While All-on-4® and All-on-6 dental implant procedures are popular these days, Cosmetic Dental Associates elects to do a true same-day smile. All-on-4 and All-on-6 are generally done with a temporary plastic denture. You’ll return later for your final restoration.
Because plastic is porous, plastic dentures can take on smells and odors that you might find incredibly unpleasant. Our same-day smile services use long-lasting replacement teeth designed in our in-house lab for functionality and beauty.