Dental Implants Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Antonio, TX

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Dental Implants services offered in San Antonio, TX
A missing tooth or teeth isn’t just an aesthetic problem; it can also affect the health of your other teeth and jaw. If you’ve lost a tooth, experienced dentist Prathima Rasamsetty, DDS, and her team at Preva Dental in San Antonio, Texas, can help. They specialize in dental implants — permanent replacements for one or more missing teeth. To find out more about the advantages of dental implants, call Preva Dental today or book an appointment online.
Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for people who’ve lost a single tooth or several teeth. Implants can also support a fixed dental bridge or denture.

Implants are small posts made of titanium. Your provider at Preva Dental inserts the implants into your jawbone. The bone regrows around the post, holding it in place. Once there’s sufficient bone growth around the implant, it’s as secure as a natural tooth root.

Why should I consider dental implants?

Leaving gaps between your teeth can cause the remaining teeth to move. Absent teeth also weaken your jawbone. Replacing missing teeth improves the health of your mouth and reduces your risk of dental health issues developing in the future. Your choices for replacing missing teeth include bridges, dentures, and dental implants.

Dental implants are an excellent choice because they offer a long-lasting solution and give you the most natural feel and appearance. With dental implants, you regain your sparkling smile, improving your confidence and self-esteem. You can also chew properly and speak clearly.

What‘s involved in getting dental implants?

To qualify for dental implants, you must have sufficient jawbone. If your Preva Dental provider finds you don’t have enough bone, you might need to undergo a bone graft. That involves adding extra bone to your jaw during a surgical procedure.

A traditional implant procedure has two stages. First, your provider prepares your jaw for the implant. The process takes place under anesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain. When the bone is ready, your provider puts the posts in your jaw. They fit firmly but aren’t completely secure until the bone fuses with the posts.

Bone regrowth takes a couple of months. After, you return to Preva Dental for stage two. Your provider attaches a small connecting post called an abutment onto the implant. The crown that replaces your missing tooth fits onto the abutment. Your provider checks its position and that it matches your natural teeth.

If you have missing teeth, contact Preva Dental to find out if dental implants are the right choice for you. Call the office or book an appointment online today.