Dental Implants

Dental Implants in San Antonio

Rediscover Your Confident Smile Today

Missing teeth can be a source of anxiety and social discomfort for many people. Rather than keeping your joy and confidence close-lipped, contact the San Antonio dental implant specialists at Shaenfield Family Dental today. Our dental team firmly believes that everyone should be able to show off a healthy smile with pride. To this end, we are committed to helping our clients live happier lives by providing exceptional services in an upscale dental office that boasts a comfortable and friendly ambiance.

If you’re interested in dental implants, contact the San Antonio Reader’s Choice Award 2018 winner for Best Family Dentist at (210) 899-5716.

What Are Dental Implants?

Despite misconceptions, dental implants are actually replacements for the roots of your teeth. The implant is surgically positioned into your jawbone in order to secure crowns, dentures, or bridgework. Once the metal post is in place, the dentist can mount the artificial replacement.

A dental implant is made of titanium, a lightweight metal that your body won’t naturally reject. Through osseointegration, the titanium fuses to and ultimately stabilizes the jawbone. As a result, the dental implant doesn’t just allow you to replace lost teeth, it also supports your facial skeleton and your oral soft tissues. This allows you to speak, smile, and even eat without any complications.

After your surgery, it’s important to follow these steps to avoid complications:

  • Do not disturb the surgical area
  • Brush your teeth gently
  • Rinse your mouth with salt water 2-3 times a day
  • Apply ice as necessary

Care & Maintenance of Implants

Dental implants do require some maintenance to ensure your optimal oral health. The best way to protect your new smile is to practice regular brushing and flossing. It’s also necessary to visit your dentist habitually to have your implants examined and cleaned.

Use these tools to clean your artificial teeth at home:

  • Soft-bristled tooth brush
  • Floss
  • Oral irrigators
  • Stimulators

It’s important to note that implant crowns and artificial tooth replacements are both removable and replaceable. So, if wear or damage requires a replacement, your dentist can complete the procedure without impacting the dental implant.

Who is Eligible for Dental Implants?

An ideal dental implant candidate possesses good overall health and oral hygiene, along with sufficient jawbone density and quality to support the implant. They should have healthy gums, no uncontrolled systemic diseases, and be committed to maintaining oral care. Age is not a limiting factor, and a personalized evaluation by our San Antonio dentist determines candidacy.

Schedule An Appointment with Our Implant Dentist

During your initial appointment, our experienced San Antonio dentist can examine your teeth, sincerely listen to your goals and concerns, and thoroughly explain the dental implant process to you. Our priority is for you to feel confident and empowered by your choice. When you visit our office for check-ups after the procedure, we want to see you smiling with positivity and self-assurance.

Contact Shaenfield Family Dental at (210) 899-5716 to schedule your first appointment.

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