It’s the New Year, and what better time to make a New Year’s resolution to finally get something done about those missing teeth? Most people gradually lose teeth as they get older, and many do nothing about replacing them.

Dental Implants San Francisco

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This can lead to a loss of confidence in the ability to smile. Perhaps you have seen people who put a hand over their mouth when someone tells a joke and they laugh because they don’t want everyone to see the gaps where their teeth should be.

Some people go down the road of dentures – chiefly on account of cost – and it is true that dental implants San Francisco cost more than dentures. However, dentures also have many disadvantages, not the least of which is that they can slip or even fall out when you eat, laugh, cough, talk, yawn, or even kiss. Can you imagine the embarrassment of kissing someone with your “teeth” moving about?

Eat Anything You Wish with Dental Implants

Dental implants San Francisco also give you the ability once more to eat virtually anything that you wish. You can bite naturally on things like nuts or apples which may be uncomfortable with dentures.

Of course, one of the biggest joys of dental implants is that you have the ability to smile and laugh in company without any form of embarrassment. That confidence that you used to have is restored once more because when you smile or laugh others will only see what appear to be your own natural beautifully white teeth.

The Nearest thing To Your Original Teeth

Indeed, dental implants San Francisco are the nearest thing to your own original teeth that you can get. They fuse to your jawbone so that once implanted they will usually stay with you for the rest of your life. In fact, in one respect they are actually better than your own natural teeth because they cannot suffer from cavities in the same way that a natural tooth can.

Another benefit of dental implants is that they do not require the tooth on either side of the missing one to be ground down as is necessary with a bridge. It’s true: a bridge requires damage to be caused to perfectly healthy teeth! In addition, the teeth on either side of a missing tooth can shift over a period of time, but a dental implant will prevent this from occurring.

Our doctor, Dr Alex Rabinovich, is a dental implant specialist – not a general dentist. He is happy to offer a consult to every patient without obligation. Give our office a call on (415) 992-9188 to make an appointment when he can answer all your questions.

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