Dental implants are the most advanced means of replacing missing teeth. As an experienced implant dentist, I take pride in providing Dental implants to patients from San Antonio, New Braunfels, and surrounding areas. Dental implants are a very practical and durable way to replace one or more missing teeth. The reason they are so strong is that the support post of the replacement tooth is imbedded into the bone of the jaw.
The dental implants healing process can take from two to six months, depending on the quality of the bone and the size of the implants. Even though your gums will heal within a few weeks, the bone of the jaw needs to be given time to grow into and around the implants — fusing in a process known as “osseointegration.” While this takes place, and you are waiting for your custom fabricated replacement teeth, temporary teeth can be in place so you will never be without your smile. For missing back teeth, this temporary replacement tooth may not be needed. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, please feel free to contact our implant dentist based in the San Antonio area.