Dental implants are the best way to permanently replace missing teeth. They look and feel natural, require minimal special care, and can easily last 30+ years with proper care. If you’ve lost one or more teeth in San Francisco, dental implants are the best way to restore your smile.
In addition to providing excellent functional and cosmetic results, dental implants also help protect your smile and your oral health. Just like natural teeth, dental implants put pressure on the underlying jaw bone when you bite and eat. This stimulates the bone and prevents bone resorption, which is a common problem after tooth loss. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joyce Stein, and see if dental implants in San Francisco are right for you.
To begin the process, our San Francisco dentist will perform a comprehensive oral exam. Using our advanced technology, she will determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. If you’re approved, she’ll begin creating your implant plan at our practice in 450 Sutter right away.
You’ll come back to Sutter Dental Collective for your dental implant surgery. Dr. Stein will clean and numb your mouth and provide you with sedation to keep you comfortable. Then, she’ll make a small opening in your gums and jaw. She will place a small titanium implant in this area, then clean it and suture it shut.
You’ll be sent home with recovery instructions. Initial recovery takes about 2 weeks, but it will take up to 6 months for the implant to bond with your jaw bone. You’ll come in for several follow-ups during this time so that Dr. Stein can check your recovery, and begin building your restoration, such as a dental crown.
Single-tooth implants – Single-tooth implants are the most common type of implant. As the name suggests, they are used to replace just one tooth. They consist of one metal implant and a false tooth, also called a dental crown. The implant functions as the root of the tooth, while the crown functions as the tooth.
Full-arch implants – Full-arch implants consist of a series of 4-6 implants that are placed in the upper, lower, or both arches of the mouth. Once they heal, they can be used to hold a removable or permanent set of implant-supported dentures. Full-arch implants look and feel more natural, are more durable, and last longer than traditional dentures.
Implant restorations – We can build implant restorations to repair damaged implants, or to restore implants after surgery has been performed at another dental office. We use Zimmer implants and technology to provide superior results in San Francisco.
When a tooth is decayed, it becomes depleted of essential minerals. Fluoride attracts these minerals back into the tooth structure. If your teeth could use a little revitalization, be sure to add on a fluoride treatment to your next appointment!
At Sutter Dental Collective, we’re dedicated to modern dental care. We use Zimmer dental implants to provide long-lasting, natural, and functional implants for our patients. We also use advanced dental technology throughout the implant planning process.
This includes Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) to capture a 3D x-ray of your face, neck, and mouth, as well as our iTero scanner, which can create a 3D model of the inside of your mouth. Our investment in advanced technology allows us to provide superior results for dental implant patients. To learn more, just contact us online or give us a call at (415) 781-4725, and schedule an appointment today at 450 Sutter.