San Francisco, CA area dental team describe how dental implants work
At West Portal Family Dentistry, Drs. Terri M. Nguyen and Laura T. Huynh have a wide selection of restorative services available for patients ready to address missing teeth. There are several options available to San Francisco, CA area men and women for the replacement of teeth, including:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
Many patients who want a permanent solution to their tooth loss are urged to consider the advantages of dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Implants are titanium posts used by a dentist to replace one or more teeth. The implant itself is made of titanium metal which is biocompatible with the body. It is placed into the bone of the jaw and restored in a number of ways to match the needs of the patient. For example, a patient replacing a single tooth will have an implant restored with a dental crown which acts as a false tooth. A patient who is replacing several teeth may use the implant as an anchor for a dental bridge or for the stabilization of a full denture. Prior to moving forward with treatment, patients need to determine if they are proper candidates.
How do implant work?
Implants work by acting as a false tooth root replacement. The implant itself is held in place with the bone that grows after placement through a process known as osseointegration. Osseointegration allows the implant to hold its place for a lifetime by building up the bone naturally. Implants are the best permanent option for tooth loss and can be a wonderful investment in the lifetime of a smile!
Schedule an appointment today
If you have been interested in obtaining dental implants and want to determine candidacy, contact the practice of West Portal Family Dentistry today for a consultation appointment with Drs. Terri M. Nguyen and Laura T. Huynh. The practice can be reached by phone at (415) 604-9292 and is available to patients at 26 West Portal Avenue in Suite #4.
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