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Find Out If Dental Implants Are Right For Your Smile!

Why People Love De Zavala Dental and Braces

Rafael R.
Excellent advice and examination by the dentist and staff. Admin took the time to explain what was covered by my policy and what wasn’t. Thank you.
Diana D.
The entire staff here is phenomenal, absolutely the best experience I’ve had at a dentist. They are all so kind, patient, and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I’m so happy I finally found a permanent dentist that I will continue to go to for the rest of my life! Thank you 🙏
Karen F.
Doctor and staff were friendly and so very nice. I had a great experience. Will definitely be going back to have work done.
Vanessa H.
From the ladies at the front desk, the hygienist, the assistant and the doctor everyone was so incredibly nice! I felt very comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. So glad I found this place!
Simon C.
Outstanding! Proactive, knowledgeable, prompt, caring dental providers to include affordable costs. Great people that value patients (customers) like yours truly. Thank you DeZavala Dental & Braces.
I’ve been twice so far and have been super happy with this dentist. They don’t nag you or make an unpleasant experience. Very knowledgeable and my favorite dentist by far. Cherry on top is it’s only half a mile from my house so I walk there.
Liz U.
I’m very happy with the dental care I’ve received. Plus, everyone is always so happy and friendly. It makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience.
Emma S.
Wonderful experience and talented caring staff! I get really anxious at the dentist but the entire staff from the front desk, hygienists and dentists all made me comfortable. Also went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule and were understanding when I had to reschedule an appointment last minute. Highly recommend!

Revitalizing Smiles in San Antonio

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Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a game-changer in restorative dentistry. They are not just about replacing missing teeth; they're about restoring your confidence, functionality, and quality of life. Implants provide a durable and reliable foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Natural Look and Feel: Implants blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike bridges, implants don't require altering adjacent teeth, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  • Enhanced Comfort and Confidence: They eliminate the discomfort and insecurity associated with removable dentures.
  • Durability: Implants are designed to last many years, often a lifetime with proper care.
  • Convenience: No need for messy adhesives! Implants are a permanent solution. Unlike removable dentures, they will never slip when you eat or speak.
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Why De Zavala Dental and Braces for Your Dental Implants?

At De Zavala Dental and Braces, we combine advanced technology with a warm, caring approach. Our team of experienced professionals ensures that every step of your implant journey is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We believe in providing personalized, compassionate care that meets the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Joel Olmos
DR. Joel Olmos
Dr. Parveen Bhatti
Dr. Parveen Bhatti
We’re changing the way San Antonio sees dentistry, one smile at a time! Join our dental family to see how we can give you the best dentist visit you’ve ever had!

Judgment-free Care

Our no-judgment zone ensures every patient feels welcome, understood, and cared for. Experience a warm, welcoming dental home where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

Exceptional Team

Every member of the De Zavala team, from reception to our dental chair, is dedicated to making your visit relaxing and rewarding. We offer a comprehensive menu of services to cater to your every dental need!

Understanding the Dental Implant Process

Dental implants can dramatically improve your life, from how you eat and speak to how you look and feel. Book your complimentary consultation to get started!

1. Consultation and Planning

Your journey to a restored smile begins with a comprehensive consultation at De Zavala Dental and Braces. Our friendly and skilled team will assess your oral health, discuss your needs, and determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.

2. The Implant Procedure

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are then allowed to bond with the bone over a few months, a process known as osseointegration.

3. Attaching the Abutment

Once the implant has bonded with the jawbone, a small connector post, called an abutment, is attached to the implant. This serves as the base for your new tooth.

4. Crafting Your New Tooth

After the abutment is placed, we make impressions of your teeth to create a model of your bite. Your new tooth or teeth are based on this model. The replacement teeth, called crowns, are then attached to the abutment.

5. Enjoy Your New Smile

Once your dental implant and new tooth are in place, you can enjoy all the benefits of a full, healthy smile. Our team will provide you with care instructions and schedule follow-up visits to ensure your implant remains in excellent condition.

Your Comprehensive Dental Care Destination

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Convenient Scheduling

We know life gets busy. That’s why we offer same-day appointments and flexible scheduling, including family block visits, to fit your lifestyle.

Transparent, Affordable Care

Expect honest, clear communication about your dental plan. We proudly serve everyone in our community, including military, educators, first responders, and healthcare professionals.
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Advanced Dental Technology

Our practice is equipped with the latest in dental tech, like 3D scanners and painless anesthetics, ensuring a comfortable and efficient dental experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They serve as a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, known as crowns.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants integrate with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This creates a secure foundation for the attachment of custom-made crowns, which are designed to match your natural teeth in color, shape, and size.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Most adults with good overall health and adequate jawbone density to support implants are candidates. Smokers or those with certain medical conditions may need additional evaluation. Our team at De Zavala Dental and Braces will assess your suitability for implants.

Are dental implants painful?

Most patients report that the discomfort associated with dental implant surgery is minimal. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure to minimize pain, and post-operative discomfort is typically managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Caring for dental implants involves regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth. It’s also important to visit De Zavala Dental and Braces for regular checkups and cleanings to ensure the health of your implants.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate, often cited at 95% or higher. Factors like the location of the implant in the jaw and the patient’s overall health can influence success.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants varies depending on several factors, including the number of implants and the complexity of the case. At De Zavala Dental and Braces, we provide a detailed cost breakdown and discuss financing options during your consultation.

What is the recovery time for dental implant surgery?

Recovery time varies, but most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two following surgery. Complete healing and integration of the implant into the jawbone typically take several months..

Can dental implants fail?

While rare, dental implant failure can occur, usually due to poor oral hygiene, smoking, or pre-existing medical conditions. Our team takes every precaution to minimize the risk of failure and ensure the success of your implant.

Are dental implants noticeable?

No, dental implants are discreet and look and function just like natural teeth.

Can I eat normally with dental implants?

Absolutely! Dental implants allow you to enjoy all your favorite foods without restrictions.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care, making them a worthwhile investment.

Is the dental implant process painful?

Rest assured, our friendly and knowledgeable team ensures your comfort throughout the procedure. You will receive local anesthesia and sedation during your implant procedure so that you will feel relaxed and pain-free throughout. Post-op discomfort is also typically minimal and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Are dental implants right for me?

Our initial consultation will help determine if dental implants are the ideal solution for your unique dental needs.

New Patient Specials

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