Dental Implants In San Francisco

Dr. Courtney Hain
Dr. Courtney Hain, DDS
General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Union Square, San Francisco

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Dental implants are one of the best options for teeth replacement! They're safe, conservative, durable, and cost effective. They also best resemble the function of your natural teeth. We work exclusively with premier Periodontists, Oral Surgeons, and Master Ceramists - to make sure you get the best results. I'm pleased to offer dental implants in San Francisco, and look forward to working with you!

Your Dental Implant Journey Begins Today!

You're missing 1 or more teeth, and looking to make a change. The thought of spending one more day... one more day worrying about how it looks when you smile... one more day with chewing problems from your bridge or partial denture... it's just too much.

You miss the look and feel of your natural tooth, and just want to get back to the point where you only thought about your teeth while you were brushing them.

Dental implants can help you get there. They're strong and comfortable, and look just like your natural teeth.

As a Cosmetic Dentist, my office acts as the quarterback for a team of specialists at the top of their respective fields. This includes:

  • A Master Ceramist - who creates beautiful, natural looking crowns for us from his lab in Southern California.
  • A Skilled Periodontist or Oral Surgeon (depending on your needs) - who perform the surgery to place the implant screw.
  • A Cosmetic Dentist (Myself) - who will evaluate your needs, create the treatment plan, place the crown, and coordinate the whole process for you.

I love the way a patient's smile and bite can be transformed by high quality implants!

One of my favorite moments in dentistry came when a patient called me the night after I placed his implant crown. He called to tell me he'd just eaten his first steak in years to celebrate, and he was so amazed by how "normal" it felt.

Helping people get back to a place where an ordinary thing like flashing a smile, or enjoying a meal can just be ordinary - not anxiety inducing, or a source of annoyance - is something I love... and I'd love to help you too!

Who Should Consider Dental Implants?

Modern dental implants have been around for more than 30 years, and they're a great option for most patients in San Francisco.

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry over 3,000,000 people in the U.S. have dental implants, and that number is growing by over 500,000 per year.

Well qualified candidates for dental implants will be in good overall health (it's a surgical procedure), and have healthy bone structure for the implant screw.

Implant dentistry can be a great option whether you're missing a single tooth, multiple teeth in a row (implant bridge), or full upper or lower mouth (all-on-4).

Dental Implants Ready To Be Placed

We're pleased to offer free dental implant consultations in our San Francisco - Union Square practice. During the consultation, we'll go over all of the treatment options, costs, and other considerations with you in detail to help you make an informed decision that works for you! Call or click below to get started!

What Are Dental Implants?

Illustration of Dental Implants

Dental Implants are one of the best treatment options available for replacing a missing tooth (or teeth). They consist of 3 parts:

  1. A Screw: The implant screw is surgically placed in the jawbone, and acts as an artificial tooth root. It bonds with the bone material and forms a strong base for the rest of the implant.
  2. An Abutment: The implant abutment is a small connector that securely attaches the crown to the implant screw.
  3. A Crown: The crown is the visible portion of the implant, and is custom made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth.

Compared with other proceedures for missing teeth (like Bridges and Dentures), dental implants have some big advantages:

  • Effectiveness: An implant provides the same function as a natural tooth, while dentures only give about 25% chewing capacity.
  • Tooth Preservation: Unlike implants, dental bridges impact the surrounding teeth and may require removing healthy tooth structure.
  • Durability: Dental implants are a permanent treatment. Bridges and dentures need to be replaced every 10 years or so.

What happens during dental implant treatment?

1. Evaluate

The first step in dental implant treatment is an evaluation. During the free consultation in our San Francisco, CA office, we'll assess the situation to make sure implants are a good fit for your unique oral health circumstances.

2. Phase 1

We'll provide a referral to our preferred San Francisco Periodontist or Oral Surgeon partner, based on your needs. They'll perform surgery to place the implant screw, and we'll provide a temporary tooth for aesthetics while you heal.

3. Phase 2

Roughly 4 months later (after you're healed up), we'll do impressions and our master ceramist will fabricate the implant crown. On your next visit, we will place the crown and make sure it's functional and beautiful!

Dental Implant F.A.Q.

During your free dental implant consultation in our San Francisco, CA office, we'll go over the procedure in detail and make sure you have all the information you need to make a decision. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions as a starting point for our face to face conversation.

There are 3 different implant treatment options, depending on how many and which teeth need to be replaced.

  • Single Implant: Used to treat a single tooth, or multiple non-adjacent teeth.
  • Implant Bridge: Used to treat 3 or more adjacent teeth (a bridge attaches to 2 implants on either end).
  • All-On-4: Used to treat the entire upper or lower jaw (4 implants with a full denture permanently attached).

Compared to other tooth replacement treatment options, implants have a number of benefits:

  • Effectiveness: An implant provides the same function as a natural tooth, while dentures only give about 25% chewing capacity.
  • Nutrition: Loss of chewing effectiveness leads to poorer nutrition. Implants allow you to continue enjoying all of the nutritious foods you're used to.
  • Convience: Implants are permanently attached, so there's no need to remove them for cleaning as with dentures.
  • Tooth Preservation: Unlike implants, dental bridges can impact the surrounding teeth and may require removing tooth surface.
  • Durability: Dental implants are a permanent treatment. Bridges and dentures need to be replaced every 10 years or so.
  • Cost: Dental implants are more expensive up-front, but when you factor in replacement costs for bridges and dentures every 10 or so years they are (quite a bit) more cost effective.

Dental implants require the same regular maintenance as your natural teeth. Namely, regular flossing, brushing, and dental checkups.

Dental implants are meant to be lifetime restorations.

Fees can vary widely based on the unique needs of the patient, but the cost is relatively higher than alternatives like bridges or dentures. Payments are spaced out over the course of the treatment, which lasts multiple months.

Why Choose Dr. Hain For Dental Implants In San Francisco?

Dr. Hain strongly believes that the best Dental Implants are delivered as part of a coordinated effort between teams focused on their specific area of expertise. The General Dentist orchestrates this effort, and we work exclusively with best-in-class partners located conveiniently in San Francisco.

This includes specialists (Periodontists and Oral Surgeons) who have years of experience, use the best implant systems, and are located near her office in Union Square. It also includes a Master Ceramist who creates top of the line Crowns.

Dr. Hain is committed to providing outcomes that look beautiful while being both functional and comfortable.

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She Understands Your Needs

As a busy San Francisco professional herself, she understands and shares your needs. Flexible scheduling, fast yet comprehensive service, high quality outcomes, and your personal comfort are her main areas of focus for every patient.

Patient Education and Treatment Integrity

Dr. Hain is a strong believer in providing conservative dental care, and will put your long-term oral health first. Before you start, she'll help you understand all treatment options and any trade-offs so you can choose what works best for you.

High Quality Aesthetic Outcomes

High quality dental work lasts longer, looks better, and makes it easier to maintain your long-term oral health. Dr. Hain prides herself on providing cosmetic and restorative dental treatments that are top-notch, to keep your teeth healthy and looking great!

Compassionate & Comfort Focused Care

Long lasting and trusting patient relationships are a critical component of our practice philosophy. Whether you're in the chair receiving care or discussing options, your physical and psychological comfort come first.

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