When you find yourself with a missing tooth or teeth, removable dentures may not sound like an attractive option. Luckily, for patients with proper bone density and a strong immune system, dental implants can be used to securely attach an artificial tooth, a permanent bridge, or even dentures, leaving you with a natural look and feel.
Usually made with synthetic material like metal or ceramic, implants serve as replacements for weak and damaged roots, acting as a foundation for new teeth.
This is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, and in some cases postoperative antibiotics. Sometimes, a follow-up procedure is required to insert metal posts that connect the tooth to your new dental implant.
Time and a commitment to aftercare are crucial for dental implants, but your San Marcos dentist is here to help make the process as simple and as comfortable as possible. You are sure to leave smiling.