Caring properly for your teeth can help them last your entire life. However, sometimes life gets in the way and you might lose one or more teeth due to trauma, decay or periodontal disease. There is good news: Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. They provide a permanent, fixed solution to one or more missing teeth.
It is important to replace a missing tooth to avoid loss of chewing ability and to prevent other teeth from being lost, shifting, tipping or crowding, which can lead to additional dental problems.
We Place Dental Implants In-house
A benefit of being a Boerne Family Dentistry patient is your access to specialized dental care in a single location. We save you a substantial amount of money because we bring the specialist to you, instead of referring you out to specialists with whom you have no relationship.
Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or they can be used to secure dentures.
The procedure for having an implant placed is less invasive than having a tooth extracted. It’s also far less uncomfortable. Most patients will experience some discomfort for a couple of days following the procedure, and that typically is managed with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen.
If your implant is replacing a front tooth, you will not have to worry about being left without teeth following the procedure. We will have temporary teeth made for you.
Implants that are replacing back teeth typically are not covered with a temporary tooth while we allow the implant to heal and integrate itself into the jawbone, but it is an option if you prefer.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Implants are fixed and they look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
- Immediate results in cases that are suitable for immediate-load implants.
- Maintain proper chewing and speech function.
- Eliminate problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem.
- Dental implants also can be used for denture retention.
- There are no dietary restrictions. You can eat all of the foods you like without fear of your dentures slipping.