San Antonio Dentists Talk Stone Ridge Study Club

Maybe you’re a newly degreed dental school graduate, or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran of the field. In fact, you may even be finishing up your last year of dental school. Whatever category you fall into—you can benefit from Stone Ridge Dental’s quarterly Study Club by Dr. Alfonso Monarres. Many San Antonio dentists and dental […]

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

A: Full mouth reconstruction Is when we have to replace or rebuild all the teeth in a person’s mouth because of their health, their function, and their appearance. It’s one of the most complicated treatments in dentistry because it entails replacing every tooth. So you have to handle the shape, the color, and the size […]

Does The All On Four Process Hurt?

Does The All On Four Process Hurt? Dental patients in San Antonio that are struggling with missing one or both arches of teeth are great candidates for this dental implant technology if: CT scan shows no signs of bone loss They do not have gum disease or recessed gums They do not smoke They are […]

What Is The All On Four Process?

A: The All on Four process is actually simpler than people think— in the hands of a good clinician and a good provider. It’s going to involve diagnosis and treatment planning. After that, the patient will spend one day in the office where the surgical procedure is performed under IV sedation. That same day, the […]

How Is A Prosthodontist Different From A General Dentist?

A: A prosthodontist is a dentist that must undergo additional training. Usually, it’s about 3-4 years of additional training, specifically in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Nowadays, dental implants in San Antonio are one of the main ways of replacing teeth. So, we’re very focused in the replacement of teeth with dental implants. So, […]

What Is The Success Rate Of Dental Implants?

A: Dental implants are extremely successful. You know there’s a tiny margin of variation from patient to patient. But, overall, dental implants are successful 98-99% of the time, which is amazing. It’s probably the highest success rate of anything we do in dentistry. It’s been proven for many decades in a lot of scientific papers […]

What Does It Mean When You Say “Teeth In A Day?”

A: Well, that’s a name universally given to the procedure when somebody gets a new set of teeth with dental implants. They walk into a dental office in the morning, get sedated, and then their natural teeth are replaced with implants. That patient walks out of the clinic later that day with a new set […]

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

A: When we place an implant in somebody’s mouth, in their jawbone, our goal is for that implant to be there forever. An implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone and the bone grows around that implant. That implant basically becomes part of that jawbone. Now, on top of that implant, […]

Who Is A Good Candidate For All On Four?

A: Basically, any person that needs to replace all their teeth with dental implants may be a good candidate for All On Four. Now, I mean, there’s many reasons why a person needs to replace all of their teeth. One can be extensively damaged teeth because of decay, gum disease, trauma, failing dentistry, wear, or […]

What Is All On Four?

A: An All On Four procedure is a treatment modality in implant dentistry. It allows for a patient that needs to replace all of their teeth; to do it in a very convenient, expedited way, using only four implants. This is traditionally done when patients are sedated, so it’s extremely comfortable. Patients don’t feel a […]

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