Dental implants from our dentist in San Francisco go beyond alternative tooth replacements in terms of durability, fit, and appearance. Patients who receive dental implants get permanent restoration of their ability to speak and chew normally as well as avoidance of issues associated with bridge-supported crowns and dentures, including jaw deterioration and facial muscle tone loss.
Versatility with Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace one or several teeth thanks to their independent placement in the jaw bone. Although dental bridges require healthy adjacent teeth for stability, dental implants require only healthy jaw bones for permanent placement. Instead of wearing partial dentures for individual missing teeth, patients can have implants placed for complete solutions that last.
Avoidance of Complications
The integration of dental implants with the jaw bone prevents complications associated with alternative treatments. For example, tooth shifting linked to traditional dentures is avoided with dental implants, which replace tooth roots. Preservation of adjacent teeth is also allowed by the use of implants rather than bridges.
After receiving dental implants, patients can maintain their results for a lifetime by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting our dentist for biannual check-ups. At a consultation with our experts in dental implants in San Francisco, patients can learn more about how dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth.