What are dental implants?

Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you feel embarrassed to smile because of it? Then Dr. Carolyn Walker and Dr. Clarian Lannom, our practiced dentists, may suggest dental implants as a solution. Dental implants are a revolutionary way to replace teeth from root to crown. A surgical treatment, dental implants San Antonio, Texas, can be used to replace just one tooth or the whole of your smile. After treatment, which generally spans a number of months, your smile will look natural and feel great.

How are dental implants done?

To place dental implants, we will first surgically place a small metal post, made of titanium, into your jawbone where a tooth has been lost. A waiting period then ensues as your gums heal and the post fuses to your bone structure, providing strength and stability. Then an abutment and dental restoration, usually a dental crown, bridge, or denture, are placed on top to complete the process. With dental implants, it will be like you never lost your tooth! We will continue to monitor your smile as time goes on to ensure that your new teeth are functioning properly. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, please contact Carolyn Walker today at 210-698-1010. We will schedule your consultation and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to restoring your smile!