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Dental Implants: Your Premier Option for Tooth Replacement

You can easily see what an unsightly gap a missing tooth leaves — but that’s really just the first sign of trouble ahead! Far more worrisome is the fact that tooth loss is generally followed by loss of bone in dental-implants10the jaw. This may lead to greater problems with the bite, and eventually, changes in facial appearance. When you need to replace a missing tooth, a dental implant is the premier option. Why?

Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth. More important, they don’t decay, are relatively free from gum disease, and can last a lifetime. But perhaps the best reason for choosing implants is that they help preserve the tooth-supporting bone structure that would otherwise begin to deteriorate after a tooth has been lost.

Most dental implants consist of two parts: a screw-shaped post made of titanium metal, which sits under the gum line, and a lifelike crown, custom-fabricated to match your own teeth. The post, which is implanted in a minor surgical procedure, will actually fuse with the underlying bone in your jaw. This occurs during a healing period of a few months, after which the crown is attached. The success rate for this procedure is over 95% — the highest of any tooth-replacement option! Learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants.”

Why Dental Implants Work So Well

If you need to replace a missing tooth, you may have heard that dental implants provide the greatest benefit to your oral health, and offer the best long-term value. But do you understand what this tooth dental-implants13replacement system really is, and how it works?

The key to dental implants is the part you don’t see: the implant itself, a threaded titanium post which is inserted into the bone of the jaw, and eventually fuses with it. Placement of the implant is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure carried out under local anesthesia. After it has integrated with the bone — often, in a few months — a custom-made crown that matches your natural teeth is permanently attached.

Afterwards, your new tooth will look, feel and function just like your other teeth — and, properly cared for, it can last a lifetime. The implant procedure has a long track record, and a success rate greater than 95%. Plus, it helps preserve the underlying bone structure which, if not stimulated, begins to deteriorate after tooth loss. Dental implants can be used for single or multiple tooth replacements, or as a means of supporting overdentures. Learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implants.”

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Dr. Massoomi’s San Francisco office is the first Platinum LEED certified medical/dental surgical office in the nation!!! He was recently quoted as saying; “Our goal was to create a green practice to serve earthas an example for the healthcare community, showcasing the endless possibilities with today’s technology and sustainable building materials. We’ve invested heavily in cutting-edge technology to improve our patient outcomes, while reducing the impact on our environment and local community.” Call to make an appointment today at the greenest dental office in the U.S.





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Dr. Massoomi is volunteering this weekend at CDA Cares, a free dental clinic that is brought to you by the California Dental Association Foundation. This weekend’s free clinic will be held in San Jose, CA, at the San Jose Convention Center. This amazing program helps thousands of patients every year.

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Implant Myths Versus Facts

Over the past twenty years, dental implants have become a standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. Still, it seems clear that there is reluctance on the part of some clinicians and patients to post_photoprovide and receive implant treatment. This reluctance on the part of clinicians to provide the treatment and on the behalf of patients to accept it largely resides in the persistence of several myths related to dental implants. The purpose of this article is to attempt to dispel these myths by providing more factual current information. Here, in no particular order, are the most common misconceptions related to dental implant treatment.