Dental Implants in San Francisco
After losing one or more teeth due to age, decay or an injury, even the most basic aspects of your life can be affected, such as your abilities to eat or speak comfortably or feel confident in a family photo. At Golden Gate Dental, we strive to help our patients enjoy better dental health in a more beautiful and functional smile. If you are considering dental implants in San Francisco, give us a call to schedule a consultation.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are the only form of permanent tooth replacement to be secured into the jawbone, just like a healthy tooth root. Unlike dentures or crowns and bridges, dental implants won’t slip or shift in place and can last as long as a lifetime with proper care.
Each dental implant is made up of a small titanium post that is carefully placed into the jawbone to support a custom replacement tooth (a dental crown or “pontic”). Dental implants can also be used to improve the retention and stability of full or partial dentures.
Is A Dental Implant Right For Me?
At your consultation for dental implants in San Francisco, Dr. Sosis can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Typically an X-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have the proper bone material necessary to place the implant. Dr. Sosis will also verify the size and type of implant that is best for your unique smile.
Dental Implants: Better Than Dentures And Bridges?
Unlike dental bridges, a dental implant is a mostly independent unit and will not require reshaping the adjacent teeth. Because they are secured into the jaw, they won’t slip, shift or fall out when eating or speaking and can be preferred to a bridge or denture.
Your Appointment For Dental Implants
At your appointment Dr. Sosis will carefully review your current dental health and inquire about your medical history. Although perfecting your dental implant takes time, the results will look, feel and function much like a healthy and natural tooth. After treatment with dental implants your smile can enjoy the following benefits of restorative dentistry:
- Better esthetics
- Increased functionality
- Improved retention and stability
- Little to no extra maintenance
- Can last as long as a lifetime
Dental Implants At Golden Gate Dental
Golden Gate Dental is a relaxing and calming dental practice. We value your health, and believe you should have a smile you feel your best in. When you contact us for a consultation for dental implants, we’ll work with you to discover the best results for your smile.
Give us a call at (415) 367-3444 to schedule your free consultation at our convenient San Francisco dental office.