Dental Implants

Dental Implants services offered in San Antonio, TX

Dental Implants

You don’t have to live with tooth gaps created by permanent tooth loss. At Reality Bites Dental in San Antonio, Texas, Kathleen Torres, DDS, Marii Malagayo, DDS, and their experienced team offer dental implants to fill in the gaps and create the gorgeous, full set of teeth you long for and deserve. Schedule an evaluation at Reality Bites Dental by calling the office or requesting one online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are restorative dental solutions that replace missing or extracted permanent teeth. They’re the new standard in restoring missing teeth using metal tooth roots to anchor artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, and eliminate gaps in your smile. 

The results are a beautiful smile and a full set of natural-looking teeth. The Reality Bites Dental team conveniently completes all dental implant procedures right in the office.

The practice specializes in full-mouth rehabilitation, including All-on-4® dentures anchored by four dental implants on the top and four implants on the bottom of your jawbone. 


Which advantages do dental implants offer?

Dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • A more flattering smile
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Easier chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • Reduced adjacent teeth shifting
  • Better facial contours
  • Optimal jawbone strength

Dental implants and the teeth they support look like natural teeth. They offer self-confidence and an exceptional quality of life. 


Am I a candidate for dental implants?

To determine if dental implants are right for you, the Reality Bites Dental team discusses your oral health history, takes dental X-rays, examines your gums and teeth, and reviews your treatment preferences and goals. They tailor a treatment plan that’s best suited for you.

You might need tooth extraction or bone grafting before receiving dental implants. Your dentist lets you know what to expect and how to prepare.


What happens when receiving dental implants?

Before receiving dental implants, your dentist numbs your mouth to eliminate any discomfort. If needed, you can take a sedative to relax. Your provider gently inserts metal posts (implants) into your jawbone. 

They digitally scan your mouth, allowing a dental lab to make custom-fitted crowns, bridges, or dentures. When your new teeth are ready, simply return to the Reality Bites Dental office, where your dentist bonds them to the implants and ensures a proper fit and superior results.

Care for your dental implants to ensure their longevity. Avoid chewing on ice and other hard objects, brush your teeth regularly, floss daily, and see the Reality Bites Dental team at least every six months for teeth cleanings and dental exams. Call your dentist immediately if your dental implants get damaged.


Schedule a dental implant consultation at Reality Bites Dental by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.

what to expect



After discussing your treatment options and understanding your oral health goals, your dentist will design your treatment plant to meet your needs.

Implant Surgery

Your dentist will place an implant directly into the gums and jaw bone where your missing tooth used to be.


Healing and Recovery

It can take between 3-6 months for your implant to permanently integrate with your jaw bone. We will continue to monitor your healing during your follow up visits.

Implant Placement

Once your implant has fully integrated with your jaw, you’ll come back to have a crown placed on your implant. This restores the tooth and completes your procedure.

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