DENTAL IMPLANTS are the most conservative way to restore a missing tooth or provide a secure foundation for a denture.
Teeth can be missing for a variety of reasons: Injury, missing since birth, or infection. Dental implants give you a functional, natural-looking smile that you are proud to show off!
For tooth replacement, an implant is placed in the jaw bone to replace the “root” of the tooth. After a healing period, a crown is created and cemented to the top of the implant. Dental implants can replace one, or multiple missing teeth, giving your smile a very natural appearance. An advantage to dental implants is that you do not have to affect adjacent teeth. Dental implants are also easier to keep clean than traditional fixed bridges.
A missing tooth can ultimately affect the supportive bone and other teeth in your mouth. Having a dental implant can help preserve bone levels and the supportive structures around adjacent teeth. The sooner an implant can be placed after tooth loss, the better. Bone begins to reabsorb at a rapid rate when a tooth is missing, making restoration of the missing tooth more difficult as time passes. Bone resorption can also cause adjacent teeth to tip out of alignment, causing damage to them. A dental implant stimulates the bone, preventing resorption and keeping the foundation around your teeth sturdy and healthier
Dentures are a common way to replace multiple missing teeth. Implant posts can be placed to act as anchors for your dentures to ensure they fit comfortably and stay in place. Having a sturdy foundation makes eating and talking easier and more comfortable for people with dentures in San Francisco. A stable denture also reduces sore spots in the mouth poorly fitting dentures can create.
San Francisco implant dentist Dr. Susie Shin D.D.S., M.A.G.D. has completed training at the prestigious Misch Implant Institute and has achieved fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Shin’s experience, education, and skill in implant placement have been restoring people’s smiles for years! Don’t suffer from missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures any longer.
Talk with Dr. Shin today about smile restoration and which options are right for you!