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Are you thinking of dental implants to restore a lost tooth or keep your dentures in place? If so, you are not alone. There are many different smile restoration options, so how do you know which one is right for you? Luckily, our team here at Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc in Boerne, Texas, is happy to give you some information on dental implants and how they work, so you can find out if they are right for you.

Dental implants are a great option for smile restorations. When you suffer from a lost tooth, a dental implant can save your smile from bone loss. How it works, is the implant is surgically placed deep in your gums to act as the root of your tooth into your jaw bone. The bone in your jaw will fuse to your implant making this a strong anchor in your jaw. Once the healing period of your implant is complete, a dental crown can be created to place over the top of the implant, so your smile looks completely restored.

Dental crowns are not the only thing that can be placed over a dental implant. In some cases, dental bridges can be used, or even dentures can be held in place thanks to the support from the dental implant. Dental implants are extremely strong and durable giving your tooth and jaw the support it needs.

When it comes to dental implants, you can feel secure about your smile restoration choice. If you still have questions or wonder if you are a good candidate for dental implants, please call our office today at 830-443-4352 to set up a consultation with Dr. Chet B. Hawkins. Our friendly staff stands ready to take your call and help you have the healthy smile you dream of.