Dental Implants

San Francisco Dental Implants

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. Dental implants 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 a 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 and are the only proven way to prevent bone loss after the loss of a natural tooth.

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 an 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. 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.