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Dental Implants


Losing your teeth causes several significant issues and has a major impact on your whole life. The most common cause of tooth loss is gum, or periodontal, disease. You may also lose teeth as a result of facial trauma or severe tooth decay. Whether the teeth fall out on their own or you need to have them extracted, tooth loss leads to issues such difficulties eating and speaking. Tooth loss impacts the quality of your smile and can have a detrimental effect on your confidence. It even impacts the health of your jawbone, leading to bone loss. At New Heights Dental & Braces, we can replace your missing teeth, restoring your life, with dental implants.

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•  Single Tooth Implant
•  Multiple Teeth Implant
•  Teeth in a day
•  All-on-4® Treatment Concept
•  Who Is a Candidate for implants?
•  Dental Implant Placement
•  How to Maintain Implants
•  Sinus Lift
•  Tooth Socket Graft
•  Bone Regeneration
•  Ridge Augmentation
•  Platelet Rich Plasma
•  Bone Grafting
•  Soft Tissue Grafting

What Are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are a modern treatment for replacing missing teeth. This treatment provides an alternative to traditional bridges and dentures. Implants consist of three components.
•  The post. The post, generally made from titanium, is the actual implant that is surgically inserted into your jawbone. During the healing process, your bone fuses to the posts, gradually integrating them into the jaw. Once fully healed, the posts become strong, stable roots that provide support for your replacement teeth.
•  The abutment. Known as the connector, the abutment is placed on the top of the dental implant. Its function is to provide stability for your replacement teeth.
•  The crown. The crown, made from ceramic, is the actual replacement tooth. It enables you to bite, chew, and speak normally, as well as restores the beauty of your smile.

Types of Dental Implants


Dental implants are extremely versatile and can be used to replace any number of missing teeth from one tooth to all of your teeth.
•  Single tooth replacement. One post supports a single crown.
•  Multiple tooth replacement. Also called an implant supported bridge, this restoration replaces two or more missing teeth. The number of posts required depends on the number of missing teeth and your jawbone.
•  Full arch replacement. This treatment, also called an implant supported denture, is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

Dental Implants and Your Jawbone


Dental implants rely on your jawbone for success. However, following tooth loss, your jawbone begins to lose mass and weaken. If you lose too much bone mass, your jaw may not be able to properly fuse to the posts or even fuse at all. This used to mean that to get dental implants; you would first have to undergo a surgical procedure known as a bone graft. The All-on-4 treatment, however, provides a way for implants to be placed without the need for additional surgery.

Benefits of Dental Implants


Dental implants provide several benefits.
•  They look, feel, and function just like your real teeth.
•  They provide superior comfort.
•  Your implants can be brushed and flossed just like your real teeth.
•  The crowns are strong and stable. They will not slip out of place or fall out.
•  The posts stimulate your jawbone just like the roots of your natural teeth. Restoring stimulation helps to stop, and prevent, bone loss in your jaw.

Are There Any Drawbacks to Dental Implants?


Despite the many benefits of dental implants, there are also a few drawbacks to consider as well.
•  Dental implants require surgery.
•  Recovery can take several weeks to several months to complete.
•  Dental implants tend to cost more than traditional treatments.
•  Without enough bone mass, a bone graft may be required.

If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the solution for you. For more information, and to find out if you are a candidate, call New Heights Dental & Braces today at (210) 625-4599.
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New Heights Dental & Braces

7700 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

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T: (210) 625-4599
F: (210) 828-3205

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