Are you missing one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth and looking for a reliable solution to bring your smile back?
Dental implants offer a method that is not only attractive but also safeguards your health by keeping your jaw strong.
Dr. Joseph Perry at River City Dental Solutions in San Antonio, TX, uses the latest techniques to restore smiles with implants.
Why You Need to Replace Lost Teeth
Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic problem. When teeth are lost, you also lose the tooth root. Tooth roots play an important role in stimulating regenerative bone growth in the jaw to keep it strong. If the jawbone is allowed to deteriorate, you may face more problems:
- Teeth slowly shifting out of position, which causes uneven wear on teeth as your bite changes
- Loose teeth or more tooth loss as the jaw weakens
- Facial features that collapse as the jaw recedes, making you look older
"Five Stars Is Not Enough."
Dr.Perry got me right in for an emergency. I was traveling through San Antonio experiencing extreme pain from an abscessed molar. It was late in the afternoon on a Monday. Within minutes of walking in the front door I was helped to a chair where Dr Perry and his assistant Leslie had me out if pain, ex-rayed, diagnosed, and tooth removed in 20 minutes. Chris, at the front desk , was helpful and patient as I fumbled the paper work. What a crew! Everyone in the office was incredibly courteous and knowledgeable. Five Stars is not enough. I wish I lived in Texas for I would definitely have this team taking care of everyone I know. Thank you Dr Perry.View More Google Reviews
My old dentist quoted an outrageous price for an elaborate procedure that was “the only option”. A coworker referred me to River City and I am so thankful she did. Dr. Perry solved my issue in just a few minutes for pennies in comparison. He explained exactly what he was doing, what I should expect, and how to treat the area moving forward. The staff members here are kind, welcoming, gentle, genuine...I could go on forever. I am relieved to have found an honest provider!View More Google Reviews
What Are Dental Implants?
Life-Changing Solutions Dental Implant Options
One Missing Tooth
By combining a single dental implant, abutment, and crown, Dr. Perry can restore your smile and bite. The implant and crown help retain bone tissue in the jaw and prevent other teeth from shifting out of position.
A Row of Teeth
Are you missing a row of teeth? Dr. Perry can use two implants to support a dental bridge that will restore your bite and smile. Unlike a traditional bridge, no neighboring teeth will need to be altered using this method.
Multiple implants can be used to support an entire denture and offer patients a stronger bite than traditional dentures that simply rest on the gums. Traditional dentures can't stop jaw atrophy - implant dentures can.
Can Your Jaw Support Dental Implants?
Bone grafting is a procedure to replace lost tissue in the jawbone and make you eligible for a dental implant. Dr. Perry can use biocompatible grafting material or tissue from another part of your body to create the stable foundation needed for implants. Studies have shown that implants placed in grafted tissue have a similar success rate to implants placed in non-grafted tissue.
Mini dental implants are smaller versions of standard dental implants and work in much the same way. However, because mini implants are smaller, they do not require as much bone mass to properly fuse with the jaw. Mini dental implants are less invasive, so there is less recovery time. They also typically cost less than traditional implants. Dr. Perry, an experienced mini implant dentist, has performed mini implant surgery for hundreds of patients.
I had to go in for an emergency situation, not only did they set an appointment ASAP, they got me to a room to assess my issues quickly. Everyone was kind and attentive to the amount of pain I was in, and I will be forever grateful. Five stars isn’t enough, this team is the best!!View More Google Reviews
This the wife of Mario I went today and the office was amazing staff and the doctor really worked with me cause of my budget. Excellent serviceView More Google Reviews
Will Insurance Cover Implants?
Basic insurance policies don't cover dental implants. However, most plans do contribute to the cost of restorations and preparatory procedures such as gum disease treatment. We accept most major insurance plans, and our knowledgeable staff can help you determine how much your insurance will cover. If you don't have insurance, we also accept SmileAdvantage, an alternative to dental insurance that offers free and reduced prices on dental care.
Dental Implants Treatment Timeline The Long-Term Solution to Missing Teeth
If you are concerned about oral surgery, Dr. Perry offers sedation options so you remain relaxed throughout your treatment.