Dental Implants

Nataly Vilderman DDS -  - Cosmetic and Family Dentist

Nataly Vilderman, DDS

Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in San Francisco, CA

Dental Implants Specialist
Dr. Vilderman provides a variety of services to repair loosened, damaged, or missing teeth including dental implants. Patients in the Mount Lakeshore, San Francisco and the Park Merced and Outer Sunset areas are encouraged to visit to discuss the best dental implant procedure and treatments to improve their dental health.

Dental Implants Q & A

by Nataly Vilderman, DDS

What are dental implants?

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for replacing your natural teeth. They are in the place of missing teeth or to secure bridges, anchor dentures, and overdentures. The installation of a titanium post into the jawbone acts as a root for a prosthetic tooth to be inserted. The prosthetic tooth is usually a crown that, with modern manufacturing techniques, looks and feels very similar to a natural tooth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many benefits to choosing dental implants. Not only can dental implants improve the beauty of your smile, but they can also restore the function. Because implants permanently bond with your jawbone they offer a much more natural solution than dentures, bridges, or other restorations. There are many other advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance & self-esteem - Dental implants are designed to look and feel like your teeth, giving your smile a more symmetrical appearance and helping you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved speech - Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip like traditional dentures.
  • Improved comfort - Because they are designed to fuse with bone, implants become a permanent part of you which eliminates the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier┬áto eat - Dental implants function like your teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods without them slipping off and without pain.
  • Improved oral health - Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. This also allows for easier access to clean between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability - Implants are very durable and, with proper care, many implants can last a lifetime.
  • Convenience - Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, and the messy adhesives used to keep them in place.

Can I combine dental implants with other restorations?

Dental implants can be an excellent addition to your current dentures if they do not fit correctly or if you find that they are just too difficult to wear. Dental implants can be used as an anchor that holds the dentures in place and provides additional support.

If you are interested in learning how dental implants in San Francisco, California, can restore your smile following tooth loss, we welcome you to contact our office today. We will be happy to answer your questions and set up your consultation with our friendly dentist, Dr. Nataly Vilderman.

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Nataly Vilderman, DDS
595 Buckingham Way
Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94132