Dental Implants San Antonio TX
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
I am A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. E. Wayne Simmons and Dr. Bryhn Simmons or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
What is involved in Dental Implant Surgery?
Dental implants San Antonio TX are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. E. Wayne Simmons and Dr. Bryhn Simmons can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments.
The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Call South Texas Dental Implants & Prosthodontics Phone Number 210-692-0136 with any questions or to schedule a consultation.
South Texas Dental Implants & Prosthodontics
Patient Review By Esther C
Great Doctor and Staff!!!!!!!!!
– Esther C
Patient Review By Randy and Nida F
I was unable to make it to Nida’s last visit and wanted to tell you personally how much I appreciate all the work you did for her. The entire staff, front desk to dental technicians, were always very professional and helpful to us both. Everyone showed a genuine concern for Nida’s dental needs from start to finish. The process was explained carefully and everything went according to the plan you established. Nida is very happy with the appearance of her implants, and we are both glad we found your practice. Although it is a bit of a drive from Bulverde, it was well worth it. We look forward to seeing everyone again during Nida’s follow ups and cleanings!!
– Randy and Nida F
Patient Review By Mich R
For any seeming problem, Dr. Simmons engineers it’s results, Thank You!!
– Mich R
Patient Review By Ronald G
I have had a wonderful 25 year experience with Dr. Wayne Simmons and his staff. I not only have experienced great professionalism and fine dental care but have considered Dr. Simmons a friend since I first visited his office in 1991. I have not and would not consider another dental facility and staff for my dental needs. I am happy to be part of his dental patient family.
– Ronald G
Patient Review By Marian W
Definitely worth it!!!
– Marian W