If you have a missing tooth (or teeth), a dental implant can create a secure foundation for replacement teeth. With the advancements in modern dental technology, we can provide permanent tooth replacement that will look and function naturally while protecting your oral health.
At Randolph Family Dental, we will always prioritize saving your natural teeth. But in some cases, possibly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease or injury, this is not impossible. Dental implants give you a secure and strong foundation to replace those missing teeth. These metal screw-like structures are placed by surgically attaching them to the jaw. The implants will eventually become a part of the jaw and prevent the bone deterioration that comes with tooth loss. Best of all, when attached to implants, your replacement teeth will never shift or slip out of place. Our options for dental implants include: Endosteal, All-on-4 and Teeth-in-a-Day.
Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implants. They are made of either titanium, ceramic or polymeric materials and are surgically placed directly into the jawbone. There is a four to six week period where the implant will undergo osseointegration, which means that your bone will grow around the implant and accept it as part of the body. Once that process is complete, an abutment will be placed on the implant where your replacement teeth will go.
All-on-4 refers to a surgical technique for placing dental implants. This technique is best for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. It gets its name from the four titanium implants in the jaw that act as the roots for a dental bridge. They create an attachment site for replacement teeth that are fixed for patients, but removable for our dentists. And since the All-on-4 method only requires four implants per arch, the treatment and recovery times are shorter than other methods.
The Teeth-in-a-Day method for dental implants takes the lengthy time out of getting traditional implants. Teeth-in-a-Day allows you to get dental implants that are ready for replacement teeth the very same day you get them. The whole process often only takes a few hours and uses only four dental implants that are placed at an angle in the jawbone to avoid bone grafting. If you want your dental implants and replacement teeth fast, this may be a great option.
We offer the best dental implants on the market at our dental office in Schertz. If you’d like to find out more, contact our friendly staff at (210) 664-0544 to schedule an appointment today.