San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA
For decades, any person who lost teeth only had the option of a dental bridge or partial. While these tooth replacement options work well for some patients, others may desire more value for their money.
Thanks to advances in restorative dentistry, you can replace a lost tooth and prevent bone deterioration by having Glen Park Dental install a dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
Considered the premier tooth replacement option in dentistry today, a dental implant replaces the root of a lost tooth via the implant itself, a screw made of titanium that is surgically placed in the jawbone. This implant prevents jawbone recession.
A dental implant also includes a crown, which is color-matched to look like your other natural teeth, and an abutment that connects the crown to the implant.
Other advantages of a dental implant include the following:
- Stability: An implant will not shift or slip, unlike dentures.
- Permanent: Other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, have a limited lifespan. In many cases, implants last the entire life of a patient.
- Convenient: Maintaining an implant is as easy as brushing and flossing your other natural teeth as part of your normal routine of oral hygiene.
- Success: According to an article posted by WebMD, dental implants have a success rate of 95 percent.
Is a dental implant right for me?
Children should not have dental implants. Neither should anyone suffering from gum disease without first undergoing proper treatment. To determine if your candidacy for a dental implant, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dental team at Glen Park Dental.
Before beginning the installation process of an implant, the dentist will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health.
Want to learn more about dental implants? Contact our office at (415) 585-1500 to schedule an appointment.
Glen Park Dental provides comprehensive, compassionate, quality oral health care for patients in the areas of San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, California.