The Main Benefits of Dental Implants

The Main Benefits of Dental Implants

Posted by ENHANCEDENTALD on Jul 30 2021, 11:49 AM

At Enhance Dental & Braces in San Antonio, Texas, we’ve helped numerous patients recover their smiles and oral functionality using dental implants. They are one of the best and most durable solutions for restoring missing teeth. 

Keep reading to learn all about what dental implants are and their main benefits. 

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is drilled into your jawbone. Once it fuses with the jawbone, it is used as a support for dental prostheses like crowns, bridges, etc. 

Dental implants are a popular restorative dental appliance provided to patients who require a replacement for their missing teeth. 

Dental implants do not require any adhesive to stay in place, unlike other teeth replacements like dentures. 

Benefits of Dental Implants

The main benefits of dental implants are: 

  • dental implants are permanent and fixed
  • they are customized to match the color and structure of your existing natural teeth
  • they are a very long-lasting and sturdy solution for replacing missing teeth
  • once the crown is placed, they look and function just like natural teeth
  • they help restore your smile and oral functionality 
  • they improve self-esteem 
  • they make it easier for patients to speak and eat properly 

The Procedure for Placing Dental Implants

At Enhance Dental, D. Alvarez, DDS, will perform a full and thorough dental examination before starting the procedure of placing the dental implant. The exam will include X-rays and scans. Based on this information, Dr. Alvarez can plan the procedure and tailor it to your needs. 

To place the dental implant, Dr. Alvarez will first remove the existing damaged tooth root (if any) and then drill the implant made of titanium or titanium alloy into the jawbone. In some cases, the procedure will also include bone grafting. 

The procedure of placing a dental implant includes anesthesia. Therefore, the patient will feel no pain or discomfort. 

How Much Can a Dental Implant Cost?

The price can vary according to different factors such as your overall dental health, the material the implant is made of, the number of implants you require, and your location. 

During your initial exam at Enhance Dental in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Alvarez can let you know how much a dental implant would cost in your case.

To find out more about the benefits and cost of a dental implant, contact us at (210) 396-7667, book an appointment online, or visit us at 17230 Autry Pond Rd Ste 115, San Antonio, TX 78247. 

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