Speak, Smile, and Chew Confidently With Dental Implants

Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, dental implants permanently restore the functionality and appearance of your smile. Our state-of-the-art dental implants help you speak, smile, and chew confidently.

Here at The Masters Dental Group in San Antonio, Texas, our team excels at placing dental implants. We also have an in-office dental cone beam CT scanner, allowing our team to see three-dimensional images of your teeth, nerves, soft tissues, and jawbone.

Dental implants 101 

The key to understanding how dental implants boost your confidence is knowing how they’re placed in your mouth. A dental implant, as the name suggests, is surgically implanted into your jawbone. Each implant consists of three parts:

The post acts as a prosthetic tooth root, the abutment connects the post to the crown, and the crown aligns with your natural teeth. The titanium post fuses with your jawbone, a process called osseointegration, and it takes up to a few months for your bone to thoroughly heal. Having enough quality jawbone is integral to successful osseointegration. 

Implants improve speech clarity

Did you know that you need your teeth to make specific sounds? You use your teeth to create a variety of sounds in the English language, such as:

If any of your teeth are missing — especially your front teeth — these sounds can be very difficult to make. Implants improve your speech by restoring your ability to create the correct formations of your tongue, lips, and teeth to make words and sound clusters.

Implants improve your smile

It’s no secret that implants improve the look of your smile. Dental implants are natural in appearance. Thanks to the dental crown, you’ll have a dazzling new tooth designed specifically for your mouth, and no one will know it’s not a real tooth.

Implants improve the appearance of your smile in another way, too. They add structure to your facial appearance and can help avoid the sunken appearance that occurs when you’re missing several teeth.

Implants improve your confidence while eating

If you’re missing teeth, it’s difficult to eat your favorite foods. Things like steak, apples, or chewy bread can be hard to eat with missing molars or incisors. Implants allow you to eat your favorite foods once more. 

It’s true that dentures replace missing teeth, but dentures are known for causing issues while eating. Loose dentures can slip and slide, making it more of a challenge to eat with confidence. The top palate of your upper dentures can also make it difficult to fully taste your food and to judge the temperature of food.

Unlike dentures, implants are permanently fixed in place and don’t wiggle or slip. It’s as easy to eat with dental implants as with your natural teeth. Plus, you don’t have to worry about trying to guess the temperature of your food. 

Ready to explore your tooth replacement options?

Deciding whether you want dentures or dental implants isn’t easy. Dental implants aren’t right for everyone, but you don’t have to make this decision alone. Our expert team performs a comprehensive exam and uses 3D imaging to determine the best course of action for you.

Get ready to speak, smile, and chew with confidence once more! Call today to book an appointment at The Masters Dental Group.

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