Are you missing one more of your teeth? Or are you struggling with dentures that don’t fit well or are uncomfortable? Dental implants solve one of the most common dental problems. While dental implants can replace individual missing teeth, they can also permanently mount dentures. Having a dental implant can give you a tooth that looks exactly like the one you lost, restore your smile, and enable you to eat comfortably. They are also long-lasting, and advances in technology for dental implants have made this procedure much easier. Rolling Oaks Dental in San Antonio can help you make your decision as to which dental implants are right for you.
We also offer Full Mouth Dental Implants and All on 4 Dental Implants.
An implant can replace a gap from a lost tooth. With modern techniques, a single dental implant is a simple procedure, and you can have your tooth back easily. First, we will insert the implant in your mouth. Then, after the implant settles, we will place a special type of crown over it.
Two Implants to Support a Bridge
A single tooth implant can be used to replace several teeth in a row, using a “fixed bridge.” We place implants in your jaw and then connect a series of crowns in between them. In this way, we can replace a group of missing teeth with just two implants.
Several Implants to Support Dentures
“Full Mouth Restorations” or full arch replacements are a permanent alternative to removable dentures. With this procedure, we can often place two to six implants under an existing denture to hold it in place. If the denture is too worn, we may have to make a new denture to fit the implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement for a tooth done in two steps. First, we insert a small titanium “root replacement” where the root of the tooth used to be. We use titanium because the body accepts it easily, and it fuses into the jawbone and provides a solid base for the replacement tooth. Then, once the implant has “settled,” we place a new tooth onto it. Dental implants have a lot of strength and durability, and once the procedure is complete, you can eat as if you had your natural tooth.
Replace Missing Teeth
Another great use of dental implants is to replace a series of missing teeth. If you are missing too many teeth for a bridge to be strong enough, then we can place a bridge between two dental implants. In this way, we can permanently mount an entire bridge — and you feel as if you have a full set of teeth again!
The quality service from the time I called to set up my appointment to the end of my visit was just awesome. Besides his professional service and skills, Dr. Dougherty listens and answers with great patience and genuine care. I was referred by one of his colleagues, and this is one of the best referrals I have been given in San Antonio. In my personal opinion, it is really hard to find a real, honest, knowledgeable, and highly professional person like Dr. Dougherty in this part of Texas!” – H.K.
All On 4: One full arch of teeth held in place with four dental implants
All on 4 is an exciting alternative for patients considering dentures or who have extensive dental problems that would require years to fix. In essence, we can replace all the diseased teeth in your mouth with a beautiful prosthetic set. And the implants not only lock it in, but they also help to keep the bone in your jaw intact.
How All in 4 Works
With All in 4, when placing a full arch of teeth, you do not need a dental implant for each of the missing teeth. All you need is four strategically placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s what makes the All on 4 technology so optimum for this type of tooth replacement.
As we make the implant of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function just like a natural tooth root. Eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
Once we have inserted the dental implants, it takes some time for your jaw to heal as the implants fuse to your jawbone. At that point, you’ll come back in and your team will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, customized smile designed just for you.
Besides ensuring that your implants are permanently fixed in place, this bone fusion has another important benefit: it prevents future bone loss in the jaw. This helps to maintain a more youthful facial structure and better oral health. But perhaps the biggest surprise about the All On 4 is how quickly it can transform your life.
The All On 4 treatment concept is NEW!
All On 4 uses four implants placed in the anterior region of the jaw, allowing the fitting prosthesis with 12 to 14 teeth to be placed immediately on the day of the surgery. The procedure is done in one visit and permits immediate functioning.
Once the final prosthesis is attached, you become a regular dental patient. You’ll receive your routine exams just like you normally would. And you’ll smile and eat with confidence, knowing that nothing is going to fall out.
My visit to Rolling Oaks Dental was great. Dr. D was very informative. Every specific question I had was answered. VERY SPECIFIC. My visit was great from the time I got there until I left. When my treatment plan was presented to me, the finance person made sure I understood the costs. The office was very nice!” – Victoria C.
“Teeth in a Day” or “Same Day Smile”
You may have seen advertisements or heard the phrase, “Teeth in a Day”. This is a popular term that is sometimes being used to describe this procedure. While this terminology oversimplifies things just a little, we can literally transform a patient’s smile on the day of delivery.
For those familiar with All On 4 or “Teeth in a Day”, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. For example, one misconception is that it can only be performed by the big corporate chains that advertise this treatment option exclusively. This is not true.
At Rolling Oaks Dental, we not only have a team of highly trained and experienced dentists, but we also have an exceptional oral surgeon on staff. This means we can perform this incredible, life-changing service for you at the same cost as the big chains, and all in one location.
By having this procedure done with us, you will continue to receive the care, attention to detail, service, and follow-up that you’re used to. The big chains that offer the All on 4 exclusive service don’t offer routine exams, hygiene services, and oral cancer screenings that are still imperative to your dental health. Your Rolling Oaks dentist offers it all.
Are you a candidate?
If you think you’re a candidate for the procedure, or you just want to learn more about it to help someone you know, contact your general dentist to see if it is something they offer. It is truly a life-changing treatment option. If you are in San Antonio, our dentists would be happy to help you!
Dental Implant Pricing
Dental implant costs can vary depending on the quality of the implant used and your personal situation. To give you some idea, the cost of the implant is similar to a three-unit bridge. So, fully replacing a missing tooth will cost something similar to what it would cost for a bridge — typically the same price as three crowns.
Costs vary from person to person and our dentist will work with you to fit your budget and assist you in finding financing. When you come in for a Free Consultation, we can give you an exact quote plus financing options that are right for you.
We Strive to Make Your Experience a Pleasant One and Offer a Free, No-obligation Dental Implants Consultation!
Your experience at Rolling Oaks is effortless and painless from the moment you walk into our clinic until the moment you leave. We are pleased to offer digital dentistry in order to make your visit more pleasant. Our team is ready to help you make the best of your appointment! Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation!