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If missing or failing teeth have caused a serious downgrade in your quality of life and self-image—there is hope.  We understand that the social stigma of having missing teeth or dentures can wreak havoc on emotional as well as physical health.

At Stone Ridge Dental, our hearts go out to those of you who are suffering from these dental conditions.  As you know, it’s easy for hopelessness to set in once teeth begin to fail—one after another.  It’s tough to face a future with dentures and other unnatural solutions that leave your life in a depressing state. However, as detrimental as your condition may be, it doesn’t have to be something you live with forever.

Dr. Monarres can bring your smile back and better than ever with the best dental implants in San Antonio. 

That is because Dr. Monarres is a seasoned expert in the All On Four dental implant procedure.  This procedure can radically change a person who has become introverted due to their smile. With All On Four, it can turn them into an extrovert with a perfect smile—in just one day.

Yes, just one day—and this procedure, unlike dentures or partials, is completely identical to natural teeth in form, function, and feel.  In fact, no one will know you have dental implants unless you tell them.  The All On Four method also makes this procedure convenient and far less painful than traditional implants.  In most cases, patients return to work the following day—with a brand-new smile.

Reasons For Missing Or Failing Teeth And Complications

Tooth failure can occur due to a variety of underlying causes and regardless of which it is—you need to resolve it properly.  Some people lose teeth due to poor dental care and allow small issues to turn into catastrophic ones.

On the other hand, many times people will practice great dental care but suffer from genetic-borne dental issues.  Problems such as soft teeth, weak enamel, and root issues can be passed through the genetic line.

In other cases, tooth loss is a result of dental trauma such as a car accident or some other blunt force trauma to the mouth. No matter what your underlying cause is, there’s no denying it can be quite traumatic and even worse if not treated properly.

The Impact On Your Health

Failing or missing teeth can wreak havoc on a lot more than just your dental health—that’s a fact many patients don’t realize.

For one, it affects you physically by decreasing bite strength and causing alignment issues that affect chewing.  This, in turn, can lead to malnutrition due to avoiding hard-to-chew foods that may provide crucial minerals and vitamins.  So many other problems can stack up as a result of poor nutrition—high cholesterol, gout, diabetes, and more.  In fact, in cases of tooth decay—leaving the problem uncorrected can cause heart disease due to the infection spreading into the bloodstream.  You’d be surprised by the statistics of heart disease cases that were a result of unchecked tooth decay.

Additionally, your emotional health takes a huge hit as your smile is the most expressive and noticeable feature.  When patients have a smile they consider unattractive or unhealthy, it can lead to deep depression.  Self-image takes a hit, and people are less motivated to do anything about it, so it can turn into a downward spiral.

At Stone Ridge Dental, it’s important to us to emphasize that you aren’t defined by your dental issues.  In fact, missing or failing teeth is quite common and not at all a rare condition—millions of Americans suffer from the same problem.  Patients that come to us for dental implants in San Antonio are usually suffering from tooth failure due to issues like:

  • Dental Trauma
  • Decayed Roots
  • Cracked, Chipped, or Severely Misshapen Teeth
  • Enamel Erosion
  • Ground Down Teeth
  • Genetic Dental Problems

The good news is when they leave our offices—they have a new outlook on life.

Hope For Your Smile With All On Four In San Antonio

Dr. Monarres is not only one of the most respected dental implant specialists in San Antonio, but he is also an expert on the All On Four method. With this revolutionary procedure and his depth of experience—you can have a perfect smile in one single visit.

This form of implant-based full mouth reconstruction is what makes the procedure so efficient but also far less painful.  Traditional dental implants typically require two visits with an extensive healing time in between.

How Do We Make This Possible?

The All On Four method is in and of itself what makes this one-visit solution to missing teeth possible—that’s the bottom line.  At the core of this revolutionary method is the modular aspect of the procedure, which reduces pain and recovery time drastically.

You see, with traditional dental implants, each implant is usually installed individually tooth for tooth.  With this method, however, we only use four implants for each arch.  On those four implants, we mount a modular prosthetic that is basically an ultra-premium denture.

The difference is in the materials they’re made of and that they are permanently installed as one piece. No slippage, no taking out to clean, and no speech impairment like traditional dentures.

This is much better for your physical health vs. dentures since the implants actually stimulate the jawbone.  This maintains jawbone density and strength while also preserving facial structure and your bite alignment.  The bottom line is—dental implants that use the All On Four method are the next best thing to natural teeth.

The Procedure At A Glance

The All On Four procedure like any other oral surgery starts with 3D imaging of your mouth and taking mold.  All the teeth that are considered a loss are removed and any healthy remainders are extracted as well.

Then, each implant is strategically placed— two on each arch which will serve as the anchors for the prosthetic arches.  These prosthetic arches are custom designed to a precise 1:1 replica of your natural teeth, only with perfect alignment.  Since no two prosthetics are alike, this is a very personal procedure and truly is a customized smile.

The arches are created in our onsite, state-of-the-art lab from the most advanced materials matching or exceeding the hardness of natural teeth.  In fact, they look so identical to natural teeth that you cannot tell the difference.

They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth except they’ll never decay.  However, that does not mean you can forego daily dental care.  Food can still get trapped just like regular teeth, and that can lead to gingivitis if you don’t brush and floss daily.

For The Best All On Four Dental Implants in San Antonio

With all of the advancements in full mouth reconstruction and restorative dental surgery, you don’t have to live with missing teeth.  When you need your smile back, Dr. Monarres is here for you.

Don’t put it off another minute—contact us today to schedule your free consultation and start living again!



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