Implant dentistry in San Francisco allows patients to replace missing teeth with a permanently fixed solution to having removable dentures. Tooth implants provide superb stability and support for dental appliances.
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that are surgically inserted into the top or bottom jaw bone. The replacement teeth that attach to implant posts are very natural looking and are customized to enhance and restore a patient’s smile!
Tooth implants are very strong, durable and stable and with proper oral care will serve you well for many years.
Patients meet with a San Francisco implant dentist for a variety of reasons:
The dental implant process requires multiple visits over several months. Your San Francisco implant dentist will start by taking x-ray images and mouth impressions. It is necessary to determine how much healthy bone, gum tissue, and space is available for implant placement. After the treatment area is sufficiently numbed, the titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone and left to integrate into the natural bone and heal. A second surgery might be performed to place the abutment piece that will attach to the dental crown. With other implant procedures, both the post and the anchor are placed during the same visit.
After the necessary healing period, the prosthetic teeth (crowns) are crafted and fixed to the abutment pieces. Since several fittings might be needed, it may take a couple of months to complete this step. After the post has fused with the bone and healed, the replacement teeth will be permanently attached to the implant post. Dental implants provide comfort, restored mouth function, aesthetic beauty, and excellent stability for tooth replacement restorations.