Dental Implants

Dental implants replace lost teeth completely, offering stability in the jaw bone and options for mounting either removable dentures or permanent crowns. Because of these benefits, dental implants are usually preferred for tooth replacement over alternatives such as bridge-supported crowns and traditional dentures. Dental implants offer a variety of advantages related to comfort, appearance, and protection from oral health problems. Here is more about this treatment from our experts in dental implants in San Francisco, as well as how implants are placed and who can receive them.

In contrast to alternative options, dental implants from our San Francisco dental implants experts are totally comfortable and stable and eliminate issues of teeth shifting and jaw bone deterioration. With no hardware above the gum line, as there is with bridges, dental implants can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants never slip or click during conversations or meals. By preventing resorption of the jaw bone after tooth loss, dental implants support the health of other teeth and help patients avoid facial muscle tone loss later.

Dental Implants San Francisco

Before placing dental implants, our experts in dental implants in San Francisco assesse the jaw bone mass of patients. When necessary, patients will receive recommendations for jaw bone grafting to create a strong foundation for the implants. Jaw bone grafting can take several months to a year before surgery to place the implants is performed. Once the implants have fused with the jaw bone, which can take anywhere from three to nine months, patients are ready to have the crowns or dentures they have chosen placed on top of the implants. Recovery is minimal, and patients can generally return to their usual lifestyle very soon afterwards.

Proper hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups from our San Francisco dental implants experts, is essential for helping dental implants look good as long as possible. In many cases, dental implants can last patients a lifetime.

This treatment is open to a majority of patients, particularly with the availability of jaw bone grafting, but an examination is always necessary to confirm eligibility. A consultation with our San Francisco cosmetic dentist can be scheduled to learn more about this treatment.


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