Smile With Full Confidence

Living with missing teeth can be a struggle. On top of feeling self-conscious, gaps in your smile make it difficult to chew food and speak effectively. You deserve an easy solution that can restore your teeth without any messy adhesives or complex procedures. That’s why Dr. Berchelmann can complete your smile with dental implants to create a stunning new look. Implants are the only permanent restorations that can also improve your oral health.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small, screw-like titanium posts that are anchored to your jawbone to imitate your natural-looking teeth. Titanium is a highly efficient material that fuses seamlessly with your jawbone for a comfortable and stable restoration. Each implant is made up of three parts. The titanium post is connected to the jaw and is the first component placed during the procedure. An abutment is then used to connect the implant with the dental crown, which is designed to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.

With the help of dental implant restorations, you can achieve a stunning and functional smile that will last for years to come.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can elevate your smile and promote healthy jawbone growth. Through a process known as osseointegration, these titanium posts are able to fully fuse with your jaw. It’s for these reasons and other unique advantages that implants have earned the title of the gold standard in restorative dentistry.

Some other benefits of dental implant restorations include:

  • Lifelong solution for missing teeth
  • Strong and durable fit
  • Natural-looking appearance
  • Promotes healthy jawbone growth and stimulation
  • Easy maintenance

Understanding the Dental Implant Process

  • Initial Consultation: Before your procedure, you’ll visit our San Antonio office for an initial consultation with Dr. Berchelman. He’ll evaluate your oral health and jawbone density to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. Our dentist will also help determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.
  • First Appointment: You’ll return to our office so that your dentist can begin the implant process. Your implant procedure will be virtually painless and stress-free.
  • Osseointegration Process: After your implants have been placed, they’ll slowly fuse with your jawbone and stabilize thanks to a process known as osseointegration. This can take three to six months to complete.
  • Second Appointment: Once your implant heals, you’ll return once more to our San Antonio office, where your dentist will attach your permanent dental crown on top of your titanium post. That way, it’s able to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth to create a beautiful, complete smile.

Our Dental Implant Options

At Berchelmann Family Dental, our practice offers a variety of dental implant options that can treat different cases. Dr. Berchelmann will assess your gums, jawbone, mouth, and medical records to determine what option is best for you.

The different types of dental implants that are available at our San Antonio practice include:

SINGLE TOOTH REPLACEMENT

This option is used to replace a single missing tooth. Single tooth replacements can provide you with a study implant topped off with a durable and natural-looking porcelain crown.

IMPLANT-SUPPORTED BRIDGE

An implant-supported bridge can replace two or more missing teeth. Dental implants are used to provide support for your bridge, creating a natural-looking restoration that won’t shift out of place.

Dental Implant Candidacy

It’s important for Dr. Berchelmann to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants before starting the procedure. Because dental implants are attached to your jaw, patients must have a strong jawbone and a healthy gum line to keep the restoration in place. Otherwise, the surgery can fail and cause even further issues with your smile. Our practice can recommend supplemental procedures to help improve your oral health and boost your candidacy for dental implants.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implant fixtures can last a lifetime, but the dental crown may last up to 10 to 15 years with proper care. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling biannual dental checkups with Dr. Berchelmann at our San Antonio office. Your dentist will monitor the condition of your implants to determine when your crowns will need to be replaced.

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants are safe and beneficial for patients suffering with missing teeth. During your initial consultation with Dr. Berchelmann, he’ll be able to determine if the procedure is right for you. If you have a weak jawbone or receding gums, this can negatively impact your candidacy and the success of your implant treatment. Luckily, Dr. Berchelmann can improve your oral health with supplemental procedures.

How much do dental implants cost?

The exact cost of your dental implants will depend on your specific case. This includes the condition of your overall oral health and how many teeth need to be replaced. During your initial consultation, Dr. Berchelmann will assess your smile and medical history to give you an estimate as to how much your dental implant procedure may cost.

What do I do if there’s a complication with my dental implants?

Complications are extremely rare, as dental implants have a 98 percent success rate. However, if you experience anything out of the ordinary with your treatment, we recommend calling our San Antonio office at (210) 336-8478 to receive immediate care. Dr. Berchelmann will examine your implant and develop a plan to help relieve any discomfort you may be experiencing.

Visit Berchelmann Family Dental For Dental Implants

If you want a stable, natural-looking restoration for missing teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. These permanent, convenient tooth replacements can help you eat, speak, and smile with improved confidence.

Ready to permanently replace your missing teeth and strengthen your smile? Contact our San Antonio office by calling (210) 336-8478 or by filling out our online contact form below to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berchelmann today. Our practice proudly serves patients in the Riverside, Sunny Slope, Highland Park, and Lavaca, TX areas.

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