Before the invention of dental implants, replacing missing teeth meant depending on the surrounding teeth and oral structures for support. While traditional methods are okay, dental implants are unlike any other tooth replacement option. They are considered the gold standard by most dental professionals, including Dr. Fawzi Hijazi of San Antonio Smile Pros. Dental implants allow us to replace teeth from the roots up, delivering picture-perfect smiles and life-like functionality.
Dental implants boost overall appearance, oral function, and health. Dental implants from San Antonio Smile Pros are crafted with durable materials in our in-house laboratory, which allows Dr. Hijazi and his experienced team to interact with every step of the dental implant process in a reasonable amount of time.
Dental implants are custom-fit dental restorations that consist of three parts: the implant, the abutment (connecting piece), and the dental prosthetic. The dental implant process is rather extensive, but San Antonio Smile Pros can cut down on time usually spent traveling from dental office to dental office and provide all-inclusive dental implant services at our Hildebrand Ave. dental office.
Before committing to dental implants, we will look at the health of your gums, teeth, and jaws to ensure that your smile is healthy enough to support dental implants. If Dr. Hijazi predicts that you can successfully undergo multiple dental implant procedures and healing phases, he will outline your dental implant treatment plan.
Typically, this starts with removing unhealthy teeth, taking digital impressions, and installing dental implants. Over 3 to 6 months, your new dental implant will fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. As osseointegration occurs, our North San Antonio dental implant team will take your digital impressions to create a custom implant restoration. When your implant has fully bonded with your aw, we’ll call you back for a final fitting to ensure that your new dental implants look and feel seamless.
Dental implants to replace missing teeth are a flexible option and can be used to replace any number of teeth strategically:
For practical, convenient dental implants, schedule an appointment with the San Antonio Smile Pros dental implants and dentures specialists.