At the Tooth Doctor, residents of San Antonio, Texas and many of the surrounding communities in Bexar County can receive the highest quality of dental care. Dr. Hari Reddy and his staff specialize in dental implants and a variety of other cosmetic procedures, including veneers and crowns.
Dental implants are designed to be permanent. Once the root of the tooth has been removed and the metal or titanium post has been implanted into the jawbone, it will be extremely difficult to remove. The jawbone will grow around the post, holding it securely in place and preventing the other teeth that are nearby from shifting or moving away from their original position. Once the bone grows around the post, it cannot be removed. The top portion of the implant, however, can be replaced as needed. Crowns will begin to show wear and tear after several years of use. Replacing them is rather easy and can be completed in a day.
Implants are cleaned just like other teeth in the mouth. They can be brushed and flossed without fear of damaging the crown or the post. If a crown has been removed to be replaced or repaired, the post that sticks out of the gum will not need any special cleaning. The dentist will remove any debris and thoroughly clean the area before replacing the crown. If several implants are in place and are the support for a partial denture, the posts will need very little care. The denture portion of the implant must be cleaned regularly, just like other dental appliances that are removed from the mouth when not in use.
There will be some degree of discomfort after the root of the tooth has been removed and the metal posts implanted into the jawbone. Once the jaw starts the healing process and begins to grow around the post, the overall discomfort will be minimal compared to what a patient may have experienced prior to the procedure. Once the roots have been removed, the majority of most patients' pain is gone. After the posts have been put in place, the patient may experience tenderness in the area. Once the bone begins to stabilize the posts, most of that tenderness will disappear as well.
We accept most PPO plans and we gladly accept CareCredit. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please contact our offices.
"This Dentist will speak very clearly and directly to you, one to one. If you need a dentist, go here. You will be treated right."
"Love the whole staff. They are wonderful. They have been my dentist for many years. And will continue. I try to refer patients here when I can."
"I love the tooth dr. the staff is amazing they always ask about how my family is doing and i never feel rushed. I can not say enough great things about them!"
"Everyone is professional, friendly, caring and efficient. We can't say enough good things about The Tooth Doctor. Thank you!"
"The Tooth Doctor gives excellent care in a clean and very friendly environment. Dr. Reddy is kind and gentle. His office staff and assistants are positive."
"Best dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Reddy answered all the questions I had about my procedure and did a great job."
Great Dentist and Staff. Always friendly and helpful. Never a pained visit.
"The Tooth Doctor is one of the best. He is gentle and the work is top notch! Two Implants...Dental fees are very reasonable"
"Used to hate going to the Dentist, but it is a breeze now."
"The best customer service I've experienced in any dental office..."
I was in yesterday to receive my new crown following a root canal procedure. Dr. Reddy provided a perfect, new tooth and the procedure was pain free, as always! Thank you
"Had my dentures fixed within two hours (quick trip to the lab) and just good people to be around."
"A crown fell out around 10pm and the next day by 1pm they had squeezed me into their schedule and re-cemented the crown like new."