Dental Implant Services in San Antonio

Dental Implant Services in San Antonio

Dr. Young provides state-of-the-art dental implant services so you can receive all the benefits implants have to offer.

Minimally invasive, guided implant placement

Dental Implant Services in San AntonioA dental implant is a titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root and serves as the supporting foundation of a replacement tooth. Dental implants can support a crown, a dental bridge or an entire arch of replacement teeth. Dental implants are the most durable and lifelike tooth replacement option.

Dr. Young uses the latest in technology to plan and perform your dental implant surgery. Using 3D imaging technology, the implant procedure is planned out fully in advance, and surgical guides are created which pinpoint the exact position and angle for implant placement. This makes the procedure minimally invasive and results in shorter healing time.

Board-certified specialist and instructor

Dental Implant Services in San Antonio

Dr. Young is a board certified implant specialist and an instructor in dental implant procedures.

Dr. Young is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has maintained this status since 1992. Diplomate status is only granted after passing a thorough and rigorous exam on dental implant procedures and other aspects of periodontics. Most periodontists do not pursue and achieves board certification.

He was also an instructor in periodontal and dental implant procedures for eight years while in the U.S. Air Force, and has served as an assistant professor in the Periodontics Department at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. He continues to give lectures on dental implant procedures to other practitioners across the country and he himself stays abreast of the latest developments in implant technology through extensive continuing education.

State-of-the-art implant treatment that lasts a lifetime

Using advanced 3D imaging technology, computer-guided planning and implant placement, expert bone regeneration and minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Young can provide dental implants that are stable, fully functional and can last a lifetime with proper care.

Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation

Dental Implant Services in San Antonio

Dr. Young will answer all your questions about dental implants during a Complimentary Consultation.

Make an appointment with Dr. Young to find out how dental implants can help you have stable, completely functional and lifelike replacement teeth. Your appointment will include the following:

  • Consultation with Dr. Young
  • Learn more about dental implants and the different treatment options
  • Get all your questions about dental implants answered

To make an appointment, call 210‑660‑1050 or click here to request an appointment online.

Our Dental Implant Services

Dr. Young provides the following dental implant options:

  • Implants to replace individual missing teeth
  • Multiple implants to support a dental bridge
  • Implants to stabilize an existing denture
  • Implant-supported removable new dentures
  • Implant-supported non-removable fixed-in dentures

Learn more about our Dental implant Options for Missing Teeth here.

Our Dental implant procedure

Dental implant placement is a precise and delicate procedure that requires thorough diagnostics and meticulous planning and execution. Dr. Young uses the latest in technological advances to ensure that your dental implant placement is efficient, comfortable and accurate.

Advanced diagnostics

Dental Implant Services in San AntonioDr. Young begins with thorough diagnostics which include digital X-rays and detailed 3D imaging. To obtain a three-dimensional view of your jaw, teeth and surrounding structures, Dr. Young has you receive a 3D CT scan at a special dental imaging lab.

These images can be magnified and viewed from any angle. He will use the information obtained to precisely plan your implant treatment, including any bone grafting that will be needed to guarantee adequate support for the implant.

Meticulous planning

The dental imaging lab feeds the images into a special implant planning software. Dr. Young then works with the software and digitally maps the implant’s precise position, angle and depth of insertion.

Surgical guides for accurate placement

Dental Implant Services in San Antonio

Dr. Young uses surgical guides for accurate and efficient implant placement.

Dr. Young has the lab create a computer-generated surgical guide. A surgical guide is a template that fits over the dental arch and marks the exact insertion point and insertion angle for the implant. He places the implant through the guide, making the procedure accurate and efficient.

Bone grafting and sinus lifts

Dental Implant Services in San Antonio

A bone graft may be necessary to “lift” the sinus floor and provide enough support for a dental implant.

When a tooth is missing, the bone around the missing tooth starts to shrink due to a lack of stimulation by biting forces. Sometimes this results in so much bone loss that there is not enough bone left to support an implant. In this case, Dr. Young will place bone graft material at the implant site to regenerate the necessary bone. He uses advanced materials and procedures for effective and minimally invasive bone grafting.

When back teeth in the upper jaw are missing, bone loss occurs around the missing teeth, resulting in a “drop” of the sinus cavity floor located above those teeth. The bone depth above those teeth is now too shallow to stably support an implant. Dr. Young will increase bone depth by placing bone graft material onto the sinus floor in a special bone grafting procedure known as a sinus lift.

Learn more about Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts here.

Gentle, non-traumatic extractions

When Dr. Young needs to extract a tooth before the implant is placed, he gently removes the tooth vertically so as to cause little to no damage to the surrounding gum and bone tissue. This minimizes swelling, speeds healing time and can reduce the amount of bone grafting needed.

Making sure you are comfortable

Dental Implant Services in San Antonio

We will make sure you are comfortable during every step of your procedure.

Dr. Young takes every measure to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. His injections are administered so that they cause little to no sensation. His minimally invasive procedures minimize discomfort and speed healing time.

We provide blankets and pillows for added comfort during procedures. You can have your dental chair heated to your preference, and the chair also has a massage function. Additionally, oral and IV sedation options are available for patients who are especially anxious about dental procedures.

Temporary teeth the same day

When an implant is placed in a visible area of your jaw, Dr. Young will normally have a temporary restoration made that does not put pressure on the implant and maintains the continuity and aesthetics of your smile. Your final restorations will be placed after you implants are fully healed.

Beautiful new teeth

Dr. Young will place your implants so the restorations align with your bite and are easy to clean. He works with top restorative dentists to ensure your new teeth are both beautiful and fully functional.

Dental implant cleanings

Dental implants need to be maintained with good home oral care and regular maintenance cleanings just like regular teeth. They require special instruments and procedures to be cleaned correctly, which requires a specialist who is versed in these procedures. Dr. Young will personally attend to your maintenance cleanings, and he and his assistant will show you how to care for your implants at home between visits.

Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonials“Dr. Young is very knowledgeable and very good at what he does.”

“I came to Dr. Young because I had two bottom center teeth that were shifting and something was wrong.

Everyone at the practice is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Dr. Young is very knowledgeable and very good at what he does. He also explains what is he is doing and what is about to happen so I am always informed. I had my periodontal disease treated and two teeth extracted and replaced with implants. I’m glad to have gotten this done before it got worse.

My experience was a great one, and I know that because of this treatment, I will have a healthier mouth.”

— Carisa, Periodontal Treatment, Dental Implants

To read more testimonials, click here.

To make an appointment, call 210‑660‑1050 or click here to request an appointment online.