The loss of a tooth can negatively impact a person’s confidence when it comes to smiling or speaking publicly.
Biting abnormalities induced by tooth loss could negatively impact eating patterns, leading to chronic health issues such as malnutrition.
Our implant dentists in San Antonio at Sonrisa Dental can help you regain your confidence, all while restoring the functionality of your teeth.
San Antonio Dental Implant Procedure
The most frequent dental implant components and their restoration typically include a titanium screw and the crown. A small-diameter hole is drilled at toothless jaw locations to guide the metal implant fixture into place.
When drilling the pilot hole and measuring the jaw bone, our dentists in San Antonio must use great skill and knowledge to prevent injuring critical jaw and face components, including the inferior alveolar nerve in the mandible (lower jaw).
Surgical guidance based on CT scans is frequently used by dentists when inserting implants.
After drilling the initial pilot hole in the suitable jaw site, the hole is gradually expanded to allow the implant screw to be inserted.
Once the implant is properly placed, and the gum tissue around it is stabilized, a protective cover screw is placed on top of the procedure site to allow for proper recovery and osseointegration.
Our dental implant specialist in San Antonio, TX, will uncover the implant and apply an abutment once it has healed for up to six months.
The abutment may be placed during the initial operation in some situations. Our dentist will create a temporary or final crown once the abutment is in place. The final crown can sometimes be manufactured on the same day as the abutment.
If necessary, the temporary crown serves as a template around which the gum grows and molds itself naturally. The procedure is complete when the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown.
Book Your Appointment With Our San Antonio Implant Specialists!
If you think you could benefit from dental implants near you, please call our clinic at (210) 590-4100 for a consultation.