Common Questions - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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Dental implants provide the ultimate in tooth replacement, a permanent solution that restores superior function and aesthetics after tooth loss. However, the process for receiving dental implants is complex and requires more detailed planning than other restorative treatments. It may also leave you with many questions regarding the process, what to expect, and how much it will cost. Our team at Implants Pro Center© is transparent about our treatments and will provide personalized solutions for your oral health needs and smile goals. We’ve created a list of common questions in San Francisco, CA that our patients ask about dental implants. We encourage you to review this information on dental implants before scheduling a virtual or FREE in-person consultation with us!

Common Questions About Implants

A dental implant is made up of three parts—a titanium or ceramic post, an abutment, and a restoration. Built to function like natural tooth roots, dental implants provide bone support and a stable foundation for a single dental crown, a dental bridge, dentures, or a full arch prosthesis.

Dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement option and are designed to last for decades. Because they are surgically inserted into the jawbone, they provide health and functional benefits comparable to natural teeth.

Dental implants have achieved a consistently high success rate (over 95%) since their introduction decades ago. With superior Yomi® robot-assisted implant surgery and personalized care from our experienced implant dentist, we consistently achieve a 99% dental implant success rate.

Many patients are candidates for dental implants already or can qualify with preparatory treatments like bone grafting and tooth extractions. Candidacy is more accurately determined after a comprehensive consultation and evaluation with an implant dentist.

The cost of dental implants is based on many factors, including how many teeth are missing and for how long, the types of materials used, and what additional procedures are needed. Our team can help you apply for dental financing and will file insurance claims on your behalf to help you afford treatment.

We provide a 10-year warranty on all our dental implant treatments, along with life-long dental support. If your restoration cracks or breaks or you develop an infection around your implants, we’ll provide restorative treatment.*

 

*While 6-month visits are fulfilled and all warranty stipulations are met

With advanced surgical technology, modern dental implant placement is efficient and precise. Often, the procedure can be completed quickly and with significantly greater levels of precision and efficiency using state-of-the-art robotic surgery. The length of your surgery depends on several factors, but you’ll remain comfortable no matter how long it takes.

Dental implant surgery is generally completed while you are under IV sedation. You will feel no pain and may even sleep lightly through your procedure. Most patients have no memory of their appointment or the procedure. We also provide chair-side administration and monitoring from a licensed anesthesiologist for those requiring general anesthesia.

Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, and it’s recommended that you rest for a few days after your appointment. Patients generally report minor discomfort that can be mitigated with over-the-counter medication. You can return to normal activities after one week. A soft food diet is required for the next several months as the implants integrate with your jawbone.

Dental implant treatment can range from a few months to over a year. In many cases, implants can be surgically placed soon after the consultation and treatment plan are complete. For patients needing bone grafting, this may be a separate procedure requiring several months of healing before dental implant surgery. After dental implants are placed, healing can take 3+ months before optimal integration is achieved and a final restoration can be permanently attached. In many cases, we provide patients with same-day teeth either by modifying their denture or attaching a provisional, both of which are worn during the healing process.

Dental implants are cared for just like natural teeth and require no special maintenance. Brush twice a day and floss once a day. Depending on your restoration, a water flosser may be needed to ensure all food debris is removed.

Yes, you should still maintain your routine dental appointments. Dental implant restorations are resistant to decay but can still develop peri-implantitis. This infection of the gums around the implants develops as a result of bacteria from plaque and tartar buildup.

Dental implants are designed to last for decades and have the potential to last for the rest of your life. Surgical technology and clinical experience, along with your health habits, ultimately affect the longevity of your implants. Choosing an experienced implant team like ours at Implants Pro Center© provides incredibly precise and accurate surgery that better guarantees the long-term success of your treatment.

We provide complete dental implant care in a single location, without the stuffy, impersonal feel of a corporate implant center. Our treatments are unique, tailored to the individual needs and goals of each patient. We’re also the first implant center in the San Francisco, CA area to offer Yomi robot-assisted surgery, as introduced by our implant dentist, Dr. Mohamed Ali. This technology leverages real-time haptic guidance for precision implant placement and outstanding prosthetic results. We also offer a 10-year warranty on all implants and life-long dental care so you can enjoy peace of mind and a functional, healthy smile for life.

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