Dental Implants in San Marcos, TX

Advanced Dental Proceedures: Dental Implants

Missing teeth may make you self-conscious or embarrassed about your smile, but you don’t have to suffer. At the office of Larry D. Molenda, D.D.S., we can help replace missing teeth with dental implants. Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, contact us today to discuss your needs and options.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the most popular way to restore missing teeth. Thanks to modern advancements, it’s practically impossible to tell the difference between your real teeth and dental implants. Typically, a small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, Dr. Molenda then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft.

Dental Implants or a Bridge?

Choosing dental implants as a permanent solution is more advantageous than bridge work because implants do not stress (and potentially damage) the surrounding teeth. Dental implants can be expected to last your whole life, but should the tooth wear out, another can simply be replaced on the shaft. Overall, dental implants are stronger, look more natural, and last longer.

If you’re considering dental implants, contact the office of Larry D. Molenda, D.D.S. today to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment in San Marcos!

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