Although dental implants are an excellent choice for tooth replacement with a near-perfect success rate, they can fail. Just as you can lose adult teeth, dental implants in San Antonio are also susceptible to failure for a number of different reasons. If you have failing dental implants, is there anything you can do to salvage them? Read on to learn the answer to this question and how best to avoid dental implant failure.
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October 13, 2018
September 20, 2018
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine dental specialty fields recognized by the American Dental Association. In recent years, general dentists have started to provide a number of more advanced surgical treatments. While many of these dentists are skilled enough to offer these services safely and effectively, there are some cases better suited to an oral surgeon, and your general dentist will typically let you know when this is the case. However, patients should never hesitate to ask their dentist for a referral or a second opinion from a specialist. In this post, we’ll review what some of the most common oral surgeries are and discuss the benefits of relying on an oral surgeon for these advanced treatments.
August 14, 2018
There is no simple answer to this question. With proper treatment, patients who struggle with periodontal (gum) disease can undergo successful dental implant placement. With gum disease therapy prior to placement and continual maintenance care throughout the life of the implant, patients struggling with gum disease can still be good candidates for this tooth replacement service. If you’re willing to devote the extra time and attention to maintaining your oral health and hygiene, a skilled oral surgeon can partner with you to replace one or more teeth with a dental implant supported restoration. In this post, we’ll discuss how to improve your chances for successful dental implant placement and keep your smile healthy if you’re suffering from gum disease.
March 29, 2018
It might! There are a number of habits that can adversely impact the success rate of dental implant placement, but smoking is among the worst habits for every aspect of your oral and overall health. If you’re planning to invest in dental implant supported tooth replacement, we recommend you stop your smoking or tobacco use to improve your chances for successful implant placement. In addition to improving your chances for successful dental implant placement, stopping tobacco use will also improve your oral health, reduce your risk for oral cancers, and benefit your whole body health.
February 11, 2018
Are ready to replace your missing teeth with the next best thing to your own? If you have made the choice to complete your smile with dental implants in San Antonio, you are making an excellent decision. With over a 95% success rate, you will benefit from a lifelong solution to treat your tooth loss. To start your journey to a complete smile, you have already received one consultation and estimate, but you are wondering if you should get a second opinion? With the complexity of the procedure, it is best to take your time and explore all your options before scheduling your appointment to start the process.
January 4, 2018
Do you have ill fitting dentures that you wish you could replace? After trying to fill those gaps from missing teeth with dentures, you’ve been disappointed to find out that you still have some other issues—like slippage that causes speaking and eating difficulties.
If you’re ready for a more permanent solution to your tooth loss problems, it’s time to explore a better restorative option: an implant supported denture in San Antonio. Continue reading to learn more!
December 21, 2017
Do you have an upcoming oral surgery? If so, you are likely a bit apprehensive about the appointment due to anxiety. As with any surgery, it is normal to feel nervous; however, you do not want to let it get the best of you. To make the day easier, it is best to feel confident heading into the procedure with your oral surgeon in San Antonio. To help you conquer your nerves, there are some simple tips to use to make the day less stressful.
November 27, 2017
In most cases, shopping around for the best price is just being a smart consumer, but when it comes to advanced dentistry like dental implants, shopping around for the best price may not be the ideal solution. In fact, engaging in dental tourism when replacing missing teeth significantly increases your risk for dental implant failure and the need for advanced implant salvage procedures. When properly placed, dental implants have a 95% or higher rate of success, according to recent studies, but when patients don’t receive consistent treatment throughout the course of their dental implant placement and restoration, the success rates plummet. Keep reading to learn more about the potential risks of dental tourism when replacing missing teeth.
September 15, 2017
Today, it seems like every dentist’s office places dental implants. Unfortunately, not every general dentist invests the necessary time to complete the advanced training they need to safely and successfully place dental implants. If you’re considering dental implant supported tooth replacement, you should seriously consider completing the dental implant placement surgery with a skilled oral surgeon.
July 11, 2017
Dr. Raymond Mikel “Mike” Westwood passed away on June 29, 2017. He was a leader within the dental and oral and maxillofacial field in San Antonio and an irreplaceable member of the team at San Antonio Oral & Maxillofacial Associates. In the online guestbook at Legacy.com, San Antonio oral surgeon Dr. James Mazock wrote: