What are Dental Implants?
A Dental implant is a sturdy, small titanium post that functions much like a natural tooth root. It can be placed in either the lower or upper jaw. After allowing time for healing, a replacement tooth or crown may be placed on top of the dental implant. A fixed bridge or removable denture can also be anchored by dental implants to provide stability and comfort.
A dental implant is one of the most successful options available for replacing missing teeth.
Dental Implant Procedure
If San Francisco dental implant expert Dr. Ken Hovden determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants, he will carefully select the location for the dental implant procedure and then position the dental implant in the jawbone. After several weeks, the bone will fuse with the dental implant, and surrounding tissues will heal around the dental implant to support it.
Then a second piece, called the abutment, can be placed on the dental implant and will protrude from the gum line. A replacement dental crown is placed onto the abutment for a natural looking and permanent appearing replacement. A denture or fixed bridge can also be anchored to dental implants for stability and function.
Learn More About Dental Implants
Dr. Kenneth Hovden, DDS in the San Francisco area can answer all your questions about dental implants and help you on your way to the smile of your dreams! Call our Daly City dental implant office today at 415-494-8292 for a FREE consultation. Or simply fill out the form on this page and we will contact you.
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