Even though tooth loss can start as a difficult journey, it doesn’t have to end that way. You can achieve a spectacular, natural-looking, and fully functioning smile by working closely with a professional dental implant dentist.
Dr. Nikhaar Keshwani of Babcock Family Dental in San Antonio, TX, can help you transform your smile and help you regain confidence via restorative dental treatments, like dental implant-supported restorations.
Technically, dental implants are medical devices that act as artificial tooth roots. Dr. Keshwani surgically installs dental implants into the jaw to hold a dental prosthesis (like a dental crown) in place.
Although many people refer to “dental implants” as the entire prosthetic device, this is a common misconception. The dental implant is simply the screw-like device, and a dental implant-supported restoration is the false teeth themselves. Don’t get us wrong. Both parts (along with a connecting abutment) are all essential structures in this restorative dentistry procedure.
When teeth are removed from the socket, the tooth roots go with them. Dental implant-supported restorations are the only type of dental restoration that serve as a substitute for a tooth root. Aside from appearing natural, implant-supported restorations are incredibly durable and can prevent bone loss.
Many people have fallen in love with their dental implant-supported restorations because they can:
Because dental implants are a complex procedure, they might not be for everyone. When looking for dental implant candidates, Dr. Keshwani is looking for indications of:
Still, don’t let these qualifying factors discourage you from asking about dental implants. Dr. Keshwani can devise a customized treatment plan to get the vital dental work you need.
Obtaining dental implants is a multi-step process and can take months to complete. As far as timelines go, this is generally what you can expect:
The only sure way to determine if dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation. Call 210-732-3333 or message us online to schedule a dental implant consultation at Babcock Family Dental. Here, Dr. Keshwani and her friendly team can give detailed recommendations of the best restorative dental options for your smile.