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Are you missing a permanent tooth? Do you yearn to have an attractive, fully functional smile once again? Ask Drs. Richard and Ryan Choi how a dental implant in San Francisco, California, can help you.

What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a dental restoration that replaces both the crown and root of the tooth. This appliance is made up of a titanium implant post, which acts as replacement roots, and a dental restoration, which replaces the tooth.

What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants have many advantages. The titanium implant screw is designed to fuse with the jawbone, so dental implants become a permanent part of your smile. Implant placement doesn’t require the altering of healthy teeth, as some dental restorations do. Because of this, your long-term oral health is improved.

Can anyone get dental implants?
To have dental implants placed, you should have healthy gums and enough jawbone structure to support the implant. In addition, you must be committed to proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. There are other things to consider, like whether or not you are a smoker. Talk to our dentists to see if dental implants are right for you.

How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are very durable. They can last for up to 25 years, or even longer with effective care.

We invite you to call our office at 415-986-1491 today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentists.