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Dental Implants in San Antonio from Gies Family Dental

Optimal oral health and function requires the health of each tooth. If even one tooth is missing or severely damaged, patients run the risk of compromising their long-term oral and overall health. At Gies Family Dental, restorative dental treatments include comprehensive tooth replacement with dental implants and implant-supported dentures. With this lasting tooth replacement solution, our San Antonio implant dentist Dr. Lavoyger Gies is able to help patients regain oral function, health, and aesthetics. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a comprehensive, long-term remedy to tooth loss or extraction. Many of these advantages stem from the unique placement of the implant into the dentition.

Unlike traditional restorations that sit above the gum line or are supported by neighboring teeth, dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone. During the recovery phase following the placement procedure, the implants are integrated into the bone via the process of osseointegration. As a result of this naturally-occurring process, patients receive a stable foundation for the restorative component of their treatment. 

Integration of the implant into the bone also helps encourage healthy bone growth, restoring density to areas that have been reabsorbed or left vulnerable by tooth loss. Over time, this stimulation helps prevent further tooth loss as well as protects the patient’s facial structure. 

Successful implant placement also reduces the need for comprehensive replacement in the event that the restoration is broken or damaged. Rather than having to replace the entire implant and restoration, our San Antonio implant practice can replace the restoration alone. This ensures continued health and function in the event of a dental emergency as well as minimizes required replacement and maintenance costs. 

In comparison, conventional restorative treatments such as dentures and bridges require the support of neighboring oral structures in order to function. Not only does this compromise the health of neighboring teeth, but it also opens the door for further restorative treatment. As routine function causes wear, patients with these traditional treatment options may find themselves facing extensive maintenance and replacement costs in order to preserve their dental health and function. 

Am I a Dental Implant Candidate?

Another advantage of dental implants is the versatility and flexibility of this restorative treatment. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all the teeth in an arch that has been damaged as a result of decay, disease, or trauma. 

At Gies Family Dental, we use advanced CAD/CAM technology to create all implant restorations in office. With this innovative instrument, our implant dentist is able to take a digital impression of your dentition and create a natural looking restoration, ensuring a seamless crown or bridge. For patients with more extensive tooth loss, implant-supported dentures offer a comprehensive solution that provides all the benefits associated with implants combined with the convenience of removable dentures. 

Schedule Your Implant Consultation Today

Our San Antonio implant dentist is committed to helping patients find the right restorative solution for their smile. By integrating advanced dental technology into our implant treatment plans, our San Antonio patients receive personalized care throughout the entire implant placement and restoration process. For more information about our available dental implant options, contact Gies Family Dental today to schedule your consultation.