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 molars 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 oral surgeons that work with us, placing the implants, a periodontist 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.
Missing your 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 dental implants with precision and care in our office. Dr. Moore or Dr. Tostado will then put dental crown to your dental implant with a natural-looking replacement tooth.
You can have a completely new smile in as little as two visits – perfect for patients coming in from out of town for exceptional care by our San Antonio, TX dentist Dr. John Moore. Schedule your consultation today by calling us at 210-951-4444.
Our Same-Day Smile Vs. All-On-4TM Implants
While All-on-4 and All-on-6 dental implants procedures are quite popular these days, Cosmetic Dental Associates elects to do a true same-day smile. All-on-4 and All-on-6 procedures are generally done with a temporary plastic denture. You’ll then return for your more permanent plastic denture.
Because plastic is porous, a plastic dentures could take on smells and odors over the years that you might find incredibly unpleasant. Our same-day smile services use replacement teeth designed in our in-house lab for functionality and beauty.
Dental Implants Benefits
Patients who choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options do so because dental implants:
- Are known to look and feel like your natural teeth
- Are the only option that wards off the bone loss that follows tooth loss
- Create a bond with your jaw that makes for a secure hold
A toothless smile doesn’t go with your lifestyle. Call our upscale San Antonio, TX dentist office today at 210-951-4444 or fill out this easy online form to schedule your complimentary dental implant consultation.