Implant-Anchored Dentures and Implant-Supported Dentures

If you know that you need dentures but are anxious about wobbly, insecure dentures, consider implant-anchored dentures. Also called implant-supported dentures, Dr. Fawzi Hijazi of San Antonio Smile Pros offers this tooth replacement choice for patients missing most or all their teeth.

Our Approach to Implant-Anchored Dentures

Dr. Hijazi surgically plans for, creates, and surgically inserts implant-supported dentures at our conveniently located Hildebrand Ave. dental implant center. Since implant-anchored dentures are placed directly into the jawbone, they stimulate the bone tissue—which is essential for the overall function and health of one’s mouth.

Also, this style of dentures is directly connected to dental implants, which means wearers shouldn’t worry about their dentures moving around or accidentally falling out. So this means that individuals who choose this denture option have the freedom to eat virtually anything they want, laugh out loud, and socialize with others without the possibility of dentures unexpectedly spilling out of their mouth.

The Basics

Typically, 4 to 6 dental implants hold implant-supported dentures securely in place. After Dr. Hijazi determines that implant-anchored dentures are an excellent option for you, he will surgically insert dental implants in your jaw and attach natural-looking dentures in the mouth.

Still curious about implant-supported dentures near me?

For practical, convenient implant-anchored dentures in North San Antonio, schedule an appointment with the San Antonio Smile Pros dental implants and dentures specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can dental implants replace dentures?

At San Antonio Smile Pros, we place implant-supported dentures for patients who feel jaded by removable dentures or are worried about resorption and would prefer something more permanent. Since traditional dentures slip on and off so effortlessly, switching to dental implant-supported restorations is easy for many. After Dr. Hijazi examines your teeth, jaws, and oral cavity, he can create an entire treatment plan for you.

Is dental implant surgery painful or scary?

When you visit our dental office near Hollywood Park, our team will discuss pain management and sedation dentistry options with you. This service aims to ensure that patients feel comfortable throughout the entire dental implant surgery process. With IV sedation, most patients experience temporary amnesia and do not remember what happened during surgery.

Subsequently, Dr. Hijazi will prescribe over-the-counter pain medication to help manage post-operative discomfort.

Is infection possible after dental implant surgery?

Albeit rare, the surgical site after dental implants can become infected and develop a condition known as “peri-implantitis.” Typically, dental implants become infected after not being cared for or cleaned correctly. The best way to prevent this problem is to follow Dr. Hijazi’s strict recovery instructions and to keep up with excellent oral hygiene regimes, such as visiting the dentist regularly for dental cleanings once the dental implants have healed.