Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you have ever wondered, "Am I a candidate for dental implants?" we encourage you to call (210) 822-8500 and schedule an appointment with our San Antonio, TX dental office. Dr. Andres Biaggi, DMD can conduct an examination and take X-rays to determine if you qualify for implant surgery, and if not, what it will take to get you there. At Preferred Dental Center, we will work with you to come up with the best way to replace your missing teeth, even if that means conducting additional procedures to ensure that you do qualify.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Are implants the right solution for missing teeth?

Absolutely. Dental implants were designed to replace missing teeth. Whether you have lost one or several teeth due to age, infection, decay, or damage, we can replace them with durable dental implants. Dental implants are the only solution that replaces both your missing root and tooth. We will secure a titanium post to your jawbone and, through the process of osseointegration, the jaw will provide the same level of stability to your replacement tooth that it did to your natural one. Patients appreciate how durable this solution is and how it allows them to maintain an active lifestyle while eating all their favorite foods. If you are simultaneously evaluating dentures or a dental bridge, consider how dental implants can positively impact your lifestyle and then call (210) 255-2596 to schedule an appointment with Preferred Dental Center.

Can I get implants if I have gum disease?

For your health, no. It is much better to wait until you go through the necessary treatment to eliminate the gum disease. Healthy gums are critical for this procedure since we need to cut into the gums to place the metal implant. Any existing infection can decrease the success rate of the procedure and extend your recovery process. When you visit our San Antonio dental office, we will let you know if we discover any signs of gum disease and present you with a treatment plan to address it.

Am I a candidate for dental implants if I have cavities?

Not yet, but you can be. In our dental office, we can treat your cavities by removing tooth decay and restoring your teeth. We can complete this procedure fairly quickly and decide if the teeth are healthy enough or if dental implants are necessary. At Preferred Dental Center, we also want to ensure your mouth is healthy prior to starting a procedure of this magnitude.

Am I a candidate for dental implants if my teeth fell out a long time ago?

At Preferred Dental Center, we treat patients in all stages of life and often work with seniors who receive dentures after tooth loss and now feel dissatisfaction with the results. While dentures are effective, they have a level of inconvenience. Patients need to take the dentures out to clean and soak them on a regular basis. In other situations, patients can struggle with the dentures slipping out on accident. Unfortunately, after losing an adult tooth, the body goes through the process of resorption. Through resorption, the body leaches calcium from the jawbone for use elsewhere. A patient who has lost teeth may not have a jawbone that is dense enough for the procedure. In this case, we may need to perform a bone graft or refer you to specialist for one. The other solution to consider would be mini-dental implants, where the actual post is shorter, requiring less bone density to remain in place.

Dental implants are by far the best solution for tooth loss. A dental implant can look so natural that other people may not be able to tell which tooth is the replacement. It is also durable enough to allow you to engage in high impact activities, like running a marathon or singing in the choir without worrying about your tooth becoming loose. With dental implants, you will also be able to eat all of your favorite foods. Patients are able to smile with confidence after getting dental implants..

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Dr. Biaggi and his staff treat their patients like family. They are caring and kind, yet professional and meticulous when it comes to service. I have been a patient of Dr. Biaggi for 11 years and I continuously recommend him to everyone!
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Dr. Biaggi was amazing. Dr. Biaggi came highly recommended by a great friend of mine. My anxiety kicked in during my visit and Dr. Biaggi calmed me down and walked me thru the root canal, which clearly showed the compassion and love he has to perform his best at what he loves to do, he had me calm my breathing which stopped my anxiety and fear of the dentist as a child and an adult has changed since my visit with Dr. Biaggi. I recommend Preferred Dental Center.
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