Dental implants are surgically attached to your jawbone, providing a firm hold and remarkable chewing power that you won’t get with any other restoration. The implant process begins when Dr. Reger attaches the implant fixture, the section of the implant that acts like the root of a natural tooth.
The implant fixture is made from titanium. Your jawbone will form a stable bond with the fixture through a process known as osseointegration. When your jawbone is completely acclimated to the implant fixture, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Reger can complete your restoration by adding the attractive porcelain crown.
Your crown is custom-made to blend in with the rest of your smile. It’s the only part of the implant that people will see, so you can smile with confidence.
Dental implants can be used to restore any number of missing teeth. If you have more than one missing teeth and they’re not next to one another, Dr. Reger will use individual dental implants to restore your smile.
If you have adjacent teeth that are missing, Dr. Reger may choose to restore your smile using an implant supported bridge. This is a single prosthetic that’s held in place using two dental implants, one at each end of the bridge.
All-on-4 is an innovative way to restore a whole arch of missing teeth in just one day. With All-on-4, Dr. Reger will perform all the necessary surgery including extractions and give you an attractive temporary prosthetic to wear until you’re ready to return to our office to get your permanent restoration. Dental sedation is commonly used to make the process more comfortable for you.
With All-on-4, there’s never any need for bone grafting. In fact, we only need four dental implants to secure your prosthetic thanks to our strategic implant placement that utilizes your existing bone structure.
All-on-4 is a healthy restoration because it stimulates natural jawbone growth and it also preserves the structure of your face by preventing your cheeks from sagging.
If you’re happy with the way your dentures look but you’d like to get a more secure fit, Dr. Reger has the solution for you — implant-supported dentures. With this treatment, Dr. Reger uses four to six dental implants to dramatically improve they way your dentures perform.
When they’re supported with implants, your dentures will fit snugly for much greater comfort and enhanced chewing power. Plus, they’ll never embarrass you by sliding out of place while you’re talking or eating.
The improved security you get with implant-secured dentures will also make it easier for you to speak clearly. For your convenience, your dentures will “snap on” and off, so you can remove them for easy cleaning.
The replacement tooth is the only visible portion of an implant. This porcelain or acrylic restoration blends seamlessly with your teeth, giving you the stunning smile of your dreams.
The implant portion of your restoration is attached to your custom dental crowns. Your crowns are visible above the gum line and are just as durable as enamel for chewing and speaking. Dental crowns are the ideal restoration to help dental implants work comfortably.
Depending on your oral health and how many teeth are missing, Dr. Reger will find a dental implant solution that’s right for your smile. Each patient is different and will need to have an oral exam at their consultation to determine the best treatment.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Reger will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone. From there, he will be able to create a personalized treatment plan and discuss which dental implant solution will bring you long-lasting, beautiful results.
Same-day dental implants are offered at our dental office in San Antonio and are available to patients who qualify. Also known as All-on-4, this dental implant solution can replace a full arch of missing teeth in just one day.
At your consultation with Dr. Reger, he will decide if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants. Typically, a good candidate for this treatment will have sufficient bone density and good oral health.