Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. They’ve improved many lives, but there is a better option from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City: implant-supported dentures.

There are two types of implant anchored dentures: removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system.

With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment that allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type, because they can remove them at night for cleaning.

Implant-supported dentures from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City are life-changing! We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

 

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Kenneth Hovden DDS: A Reason To Smile

Kenneth Hovden DDS Cosmetic Dentistry A Reason To Smile

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we continue to achieve fantastic results with our cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers.

There are a lot of folks out there who are not pleased with the appearance of their smiles. Their teeth may have grown a little dull over the years, or there may be gaps between some of them. There may be a chip from a long-ago accident.

The good news is that you don’t have to live with any of these imperfections if you don’t want to. Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of procedures that can improve any smile.

To name just a few:

  • Dental implants can replace missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing. They are one of the wonders of modern dentistry.
  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are great for covering chips and cracks that detract from your smile.
  • Teeth Whitening can give you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted. We use Zoom! whitening, a light-activated procedure that delivers spectacular results.

Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can transform any smile! Call us to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Creating Memorable Smiles At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Creating Memorable Smiles at Kenneth Hovden DDSA smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. You can make your smile memorable and beautiful with a cosmetic dentistry smile makeover at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that specifies dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetics. Of course, we perform general dental procedures in addition to advanced cosmetic dental treatments.

When designing a smile makeover, the patient’s goals and expectations are discussed. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth. The patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle also influence the plan.

Procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. We use Zoom! teeth whitening to get you the most dazzling smile possible.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers cover chips, gaps between teeth, and other flaws to leave you with a perfect smile.
  • Dental implants. Missing a tooth? Dental implants are replacements that look and function like the real thing.

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City will transform your smile! Call us to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Why Aren’t You Smiling?

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It’s unfortunate, but true: a lot of people don’t smile because they are embarrassed by the state of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can transform any smile into something truly memorable!

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of procedures that make positive changes to the appearance of your teeth. Even one small change can make a big difference. Several small changes be transformative!

There are many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

  • Teeth whitening. No over-the-counter product can match the whitening power of professional teeth whitening. We offer Zoom! whitening, a light-activated process that can give you a brilliant white smile in just one office visit.
  • Porcelain Veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are used to cover chips, gaps, and other flaws, giving you a perfect smile.
  • Dental implants. Are you missing a tooth? A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw, where it forms a solid foundation for an artificial tooth. The new replacement looks and functions like the real thing.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. To get an idea of what we can do for your smile, please visit our smile gallery, and then call us to schedule an appointment!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important for prime dental health. However, some people worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a couple days after your dental cleaning, don’t worry about it. But if the bleeding and tenderness last longer, you really need to return to our office so we can check you for signs of gum disease.

Gum disease arises when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, so it’s something we take very seriously. It responds best to treatment when it’s caught in the early stages.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, our services include general dentistry, and specialties like dental implants. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Do I Floss My New Tooth Implant?

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Dental implants are one of the great steps forward in dentistry. A typical implant consists of a titanium post inserted in the jaw, and an artificial tooth that goes on top of it. They’re available from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

Caring for a dental implant is not much different than caring for your natural teeth:  they require brushing and flossing as well. Like natural teeth, food debris can form plaque, so they must be cleaned regularly. The flossing technique is a little different.

Criss-Cross Shoe Shine

Insert the floss behind the implant and bring both ends through to the front. Cross the strings, and trade hands so your hands aren’t crossed. Now move in a shoe-shine motion to clean all around the implant.

Some people prefer the tape style floss over the traditional type.

Gentle and Thorough

When brushing, use a soft toothbrush and low-abrasive toothpaste. Aggressive brushing can damage the soft tissues in your mouth and bring about gum recession.

Manual, Electric, or Sonic Brush?

You can use a manual brush, electric, or sonic type. If it is tough for you to brush with a manual brush, try an electric or sonic style.

Some patients are advised to use an interproximal brush to clean around the implant area.

You may also be prescribed an antimicrobial mouth rinse. This is an measure of protection if you have diminished mobility or are susceptible to inflammation.

Dental implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can be life-changing. We also offer general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Should I Get An Implant Immediately After A Tooth Extraction?

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Do you have a tooth that is beyond saving? Considering a dental implant? There are advantages to combining the extraction and implant into one procedure. In  this post from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we talk about the benefits of same-day extraction and implant placement.

1. You save healthy bone

As soon as a tooth is removed, the bone begins to recede. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement procedure that prevents or greatly reduces bone deterioration. The post that is inserted into your jawbone makes all the difference. It quickly meshes with your existing bone. This is called osseointegration.

2. You have the natural tooth as a model for the crown

There is nothing like the real thing when taking an impression for a crown. If the tooth you are extracting is broken or misshapen, we will fix all those issues with your new crown. But we’ll start with an impression or 3-D model of the original. This helps the lab techs create a perfect restoration.

3. One surgery vs. two

One incision. One healing period. One dental appointment. Need we say more?

Not everyone is a candidate for immediate placement. But if you are planning to get a permanent dental implant after you have a tooth extracted, it may make sense to do both procedures together.

Dental implants are one of our specialties at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We also offer general dentistry. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Denture wearers have better options than ever before. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City provide numerous advantages over conventional dentures.

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Provides up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t impair speaking ability
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Allows user to eat any type of food—even steak
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?

Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.

Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.

Bone Condition

All implants require sufficient healthy bone structure. The condition of your jaw bone affects whether it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.

To determine which type of implant-supported dentures are right for you, please call us at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We offer a wide range of restorative dentistry. Call today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing no teeth choose dentures. But dentures are not without issues, and there is a state-of-the-art alternative, at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

13 Problems With Dentures

1. Dentures usually fit properly at first, but the mouth changes as you age. Normal wear and tear take their toll. Eventually, the dentures will need to be relined or replaced. But even quality dentures which fit properly cause issues, both physical and mental.

2. The human body is designed to have teeth that are fixed in the jaw. But dentures move around in the mouth.

3. Ill-fitting dentures can aggravate gums and cause inflammation. Inflammation can result in additional health conditions.

4. Dentures can change a person’s bite which impacts the temporomandibular (jaw) joint. This, in turn, can result in pain in the face, neck, and head.

5. Dentures trap bits of food. This can result in gum disease. Partial dentures can increase the risk of decay in remaining teeth.

6. Dentures can make food taste different or mask the taste entirely. This can result in deficient nutrition.

7. Some people with dentures start eating smaller meals which can lead to weight loss.

8. Dentures can take the pleasure out of eating. This can influence emotional health. (Enjoying a meal is often the best part of the day, don’t you agree?)

9. Inadequate calorie consumption lowers energy levels. This affects the capacity to work, travel, and participate in hobbies and recreational activities.

10. Dentures stymie chewing capacity. Many denture wearers stop eating nuts, high-fiber foods, and raw vegetables. All of these are part of a healthy diet.

11. Reduced chewing power can cause the denture wearer to swallow bigger chunks of food. This can result in digestive problems. It also increases the risk of choking.

12. Dentures can interfere with speaking. When speaking ability is limited, some individuals avoid social situations and are at a greater risk for depression.

13. Missing teeth eventually result in bone loss. When the jaw no longer has tooth roots, it shrinks and recedes.

Dental Implants Prevent These Problems

Dental implants enable you to avoid these health issues.

Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into your jaw. Once it fuses with the bone, it provides a solid base of support, much like a natural tooth root. One implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support dentures.

Dental implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City may be the best investment you make. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Call today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

When they are properly cared for, dental implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can last for twenty-five years or longer. That’s just one of the reasons why they have become the tooth replacement option of choice.

A dental implant, in case you haven’t heard, is a titanium post that is secured to your jaw bone. One dental implant can support a single artificial tooth. Several implants can support a dental bridge, or even a set of dentures.

Fusing to Bone

Dental implants become replacement tooth roots. What makes them so secure is a process called osseointegration. That means the titanium fuses with the jaw.

Once an artificial tooth, called a crown, is attached to the implant, it looks and functions like a natural tooth. Most patients say their biting and chewing ability is normal. Just as important, of course, is getting your smile back.

Long Lasting

As for their longevity, there are several factors involved. Cleaning a dental implant and crown is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth, and the process is about the same. You’ll need to brush away the filmy plaque that can build up on it, and floss between the implant and the neighboring teeth.

We also recommend that you avoid things like using your implant like a tool. In other words, don’t use it to open things. You should also avoid biting down on hard things like shelled nuts, and pen or pencil tips. Of course, you should never do any of those things with your natural teeth, either.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we’re happy to report that dental implants have a success rate of about ninety-five percent. If you are missing one or more of your teeth, an implant may be just what you need. We also offer cosmetic dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015