DENTAL Implant RESTORATION
The type of dental implant or tooth replacement option that your Union Square Dental Group dentist recommends will be determined by the number and location of your missing teeth. Dental crowns, bridges, and dentures can all be permanently secured using a dental implant. Implants create a lasting and durable restoration that functions and looks just like a natural tooth.
THE DENTAL IMPLANT POST
The dental implant is very similar to a small threaded screw. This post is made of biocompatible titanium and is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. The post acts as a prosthetic root system and will fuse with the jaw helping to stabilize the bite and promote bone tissue regeneration.
The implanted post takes about 2-3 months to fully heal after placement. Once the post has healed, your Union Square dentist will attach a small abutment to the top of the implant. This abutment acts as an anchor, holding the restoration in place. The abutment sticks up slightly above the gum line for a secure and comfortable fit.
A custom dental crown will complete the implant process. Your dentist will place this final restoration on the abutment once all soft tissues have healed. Your new tooth will blend with your existing smile.
Why Choose Implant Dentures?
A hybrid, or fixed denture, uses dental implants to improve upon a traditional denture. A custom designed denture can be secured permanently to the jaw bone using dental implants. Dental implant secured hybrid dentures offer the added health benefits of implants, including reduced bone loss and a stable smile.
A hybrid denture secured with dental implants supports the integrity of the jaw bone. Implant secured dentures help to promote bone regeneration and provide up to a 95% normal bite function. Hybrid dentures are permanently secured so there is no fear of slippage and no diet restrictions. Hybrid dentures can be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth.
Implant secured dentures do require substantial healthy bone and gum tissue for support. Regular brushing, flossing, and biannual dental checkups are required for lasting results.
The All-On-Four® dental implant procedure makes dental implants more accessable to a wider range of patients. All On Four requires less healthy bone structure for successful implantation. Through precise and careful planning, your San Francisco dentist can optimize healthy tissue to permanently secure a denture using as few as 4 smaller dental implants.
For some patients, careful treatment planning can allow for the All On Four treatment to be completed in just one visit to our dentist office. Four small implants will be placed at a precise angle and a temporary restoration will be fit for a new smile in one day. Your dentist may coordinate to have additional treatments performed in the same visit for your convenience and optimal oral health.
All-On-Four dental implants offer a permanent solution for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. All-On-Four dental restorations can be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth. They provide a high level of bite function and look and feel like a natural smile.