Serving Mill Valley, Tam Valley, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Sausalito, Tiburon, San Rafael and Marin County, California.
Dental implants are the most optimal and advanced method of tooth replacement known to dentistry today. Instead of replacing missing teeth with conventional fixed or removable prostheses, (eg. bridge or partial denture) dental implant supported restorations are often considered excellent alternatives. We provide complete dental implant services, from the surgical placement of the implant to the final prosthesis (eg. crown, bridge, overdenture), all in one conveninet location.
We can replace one missing tooth or spans of teeth with dental implants that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Placing the implant is a minor surgical procedure done in our office. Most patients do not feel much discomfort from the procedure or experience any disruption in their daily life.
Dental implants allow for very durable and natural-looking tooth replacements and can be cleaned and cared for just like natural teeth.
In addition, they help preserve the existing bone and soft tissues and even neighboring teeth, making them a very conservative way of replacing teeth.
With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Patients need not put up with loose dentures anymore as the implant overdentures are much more retentive and stable.
Dental implants don't require preparing or reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime. Although implants are meant to last a lifetime, they need care just like natural teeth.