Dental Implants

As a top-rated San Francisco dental implants specialist, Dr. Shabnam Shariet is skilled in the most advanced techniques for dental implants procedures, helping men and women replace teeth lost due to decay or trauma so they feel more confident about the way their teeth look and feel.

Despite advances in dental hygiene, many people suffer from tooth loss. Dental implants integrate with your own bones, making them a wonderful solution to this problem. Benefits of using implants include an improved appearance, speech and comfort, easier eating, durability, convenience, improved confidence and greater overall oral health. Amazingly there is, no need for extra hygiene products or adhesives, and no embarrassing slips of your dentures or partials – the implant is as close to your own teeth as you can get!

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a dental device that is used to replace a missing tooth or to serve as an anchor for dentures. The implant consists of a metal post that is implanted into the jawbone where it acts as an artificial root. The post is made of titanium, a metal that is used in many other types of prosthetics as well, including artificial joints. In implant supported bridges and dentures, the post serves as an anchor to keep the denture or bridge securely in place. When replacing a lost tooth, implant abutment is placed on the implant and serves as a connector for a crown.

How long do implants last?

When properly cared for, implants can last as long as natural teeth, or longer. Although the implant and implant restoration can’t become decayed, the gum surrounding the implant is still susceptible to periodontal disease. Regular brushing and dental cleaning and checkups are still necessary to ensure your implants remain in good shape.