We offer dental implants for patients with good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth. www.perio.org notes that “Implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support,” which can be critical for those considering a permanent option.
About Dental Implants:
- For patients missing one or more teeth that are seeking an attractive smile, and would like to speak and eat again with the look and comfort of natural teeth, permanent implants are an excellent option.
- With proper care, implants can last your lifetime.
Dr. Itani has vast experience in creating artful dental implants (see testimonials and smile gallery) and can optimize your smile by replacing single or multiple teeth with dental implants. We also construct permanent support options for fixed dentures and mini-implants for removable dentures. Visit our Implant Dentistry page to learn more.
DENTAL IMPLANTS SAN FRANCISCO
Research shows that 70% of the U.S. population is missing at least one tooth. With dental implants, lost teeth can be replaced with prosthetics (artificial replacements) that look and function like natural, healthy teeth. In fact, dental implants actually help you maintain healthier teeth, gums, and bones while ensuring that your smile and ability to speak and chew comfortably remain intact.
Modern dental implants are precision devices, available in several different designs to address your specific needs. The most common type is a titanium screw that is anchored into the jawbone where it serves as post for a custom-made tooth crown. Once the crown is in place, you may not be able to tell it apart from your natural teeth.
- Dental implants let you eat the foods you love.
- Dental Implants are the only proven way to prevent bone loss after the loss of natural teeth.
- Research shows that implant-supported prostheses increase patient comfort.
Dental implants have proven to be the single most effective treatment for restoring the appearance and action of missing teeth and the surrounding gums and bones.
REPLACING SINGLE OR MULTIPLE TEETH
Dental implants can replace single or multiple teeth as long as there is adequate bone at the site. If not, then modern procedures can regenerate enough bone to effectively place the implants. Using dental implants to restore multiple teeth eliminates the need to grind down healthy, adjacent teeth, which traditionally served as posts for crown and bridge therapy.
PERMANENTLY SUPPORTING DENTURES
Dental implants provide support to permanent (fixed) or removable dentures and bridges, providing an ideal solution for multiple missing teeth. In fact, dental implants can be used to comfortably and effectively support dentures if all of the upper or lower teeth are missing. Using implants to support dentures makes caring for dentures easier, prevents bone loss along the jaw, and provides a comfortable alternative to loose, sliding, or wobbly dentures.
MINI IMPLANTS FOR REMOVABLE DENTURES
Dental implants can provide stability to your existing loose denture. Mini-implants prevent dentures from slipping or wobbling. They also ease discomfort and eliminate pain associated with traditional dentures. Mini-implants are smaller than full-sized implants and can be inserted more quickly. Their sole purpose is to stabilize dentures using a snap-on attachment.