At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth and restored their smiles with dental implants, and that number grows each year. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, we are providers of these dental marvels.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.
One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.
For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants are one of the most significant advances in dentistry. To find out more about implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, contact our office. We also provide porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.