Permanently replace one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants can be used for either single or multiple missing teeth, and they derive their effectiveness from the unique process of their placement in the jaw. A dental implant consists of two pieces: One is a medical grade titanium screw that is fixed into the jawbone; the other is a porcelain dental crown that is mounted on the screw to make up the visible portion of the implant.
The procedure begins by anchoring a titanium screw into the jaw. Once the screw is in place, the bone grows slowly into the treads of the implant through the process of Osseointegration. The implant is placed so that the end of the screw projects through the gum in the location where the tooth is missing. Once osseointegration is complete and the tissue has fully healed, the implant crown is attached over the exposed screw and the restoration can be used normally. For more information on dental implants, call us at 415-986-1491 contact our office today.