San Francisco Dental Implant Dentist Gives You The Answers You Need Regarding Dental Implant Technology

You have many options when it comes to restoring your smile after tooth loss. One of the most popular, and revolutionary treatments available is the dental implant. In order to help you get a better understanding of how dental implants work, and whom they can help, our San Francisco dentists have put together this short Q and A.

Q: How many dental implants are used to replace teeth?

A: This depends on the situation! It is possible to use a single dental implant to replace a single tooth—so essentially, our team will build a dental implant to replace each individual tooth necessary. However, you can also use a few dental implant roots to stabilize large prosthetics like dentures. In cases like these it may only take four or five implant roots to hold a full denture in place.

Q: How do I care for dental implants?
A: Because dental implant are built to last, you’ll find it pretty simple and intuitive to care for them. You’ll need to brush and floss your teeth as you do normally. It is very important that you keep your natural teeth and oral tissues healthy, so that they can provide adequate support to your implants and other prosthetics. If your smile requires additional oral hygiene steps, our dental team will let you know, but for the most part, that’s it!

Q: How do I know if dental implants will work for my smile, specifically?
A: Many different types of dental patients are strong candidates for dental implant treatment. If you want to find out for sure whether implants are right for you, you can schedule a consultation with your dentist. Your dentist will check your smile for adequate bone density, and assess the overall oral health status of your teeth and gums.

As always our San Francisco dentist is happy to answer any additional questions that you may have! We look forward to speaking with you.