Dental Implants are the state-of-the-art way to replace missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth or a full mouth of teeth. Implants can be used to support a single crown / tooth, a bridge replacing multiple teeth, or even a denture. The advantage of using Dental Implants instead of traditional bridges is the “innocent bystander” teeth don’t have to be crowned (to support the bridge). Even if the adjacent teeth need to be crowned for other reasons, they aren’t all tied together in one piece like a traditional “fixed” bridge. If they’re tied together, and one tooth fails, it takes the rest of the teeth with it. With Dental Implants, each tooth can function independently If you already have a denture that just won’t stay put or a a mouthful of missing or failing teeth, the All-on-4 procedure is the optimal solution.
The All-on-4 treatment concept provides a permanent, same-day replacement for the entire upper and / or lower set of teeth. The procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay and even works for people whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting dental implants. The All-on-4 treatment concept owes its name to the very nature of the method, which consists of applying a dental prosthesis with at least twelve teeth (bridge) fixed in the jaw, based only on four titanium implants. At Family Dentistry of San Antonio we team with one of the best oral surgery groups in San Antonio to provide same day teeth replacement solution. With this procedure you can get it all in as little as one day! Dental implants are changing the way people live. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.