Dental Implants are one of the best treatment options available for replacing a missing tooth (or teeth). They consist of 3 parts:
Compared with other proceedures for missing teeth (Bridges and Dentures), dental implants have several big advantages:
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Compared to other tooth replacement treatment options, implants have a number of benefits:
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.
I absolutely love [Dr. Hain]! I switched dentists because I always felt like I was being shamed when my oral health wasn't totally up to par. She is super friendly, supportive, and helps problem solve. Definitely would recommend. Love going to visit her!- Remmy F.
Easy, painless, and effective. I couldn't be happier.- Luisa V.
Dr. Hain is so professional and makes you feel so comfortable if you are nervous. She makes sure that you are well informed of what she is doing throughout the whole procedure. I am so glad I found such a great dentist. I recommend her to anyone who asks about dental work because she has made me feel so confident in her work . Never switching to another dentist again!- Jennifer R.
I met with Dr. HAIN and her assistiant Jamie for a consultatiom regarding my lack of satisfaction with the dentures I currently have, since first received May 2017, from my previous DDS. I found Dr.Hain's services to be more than satisfactory. She was thoughtful and attentive to details . I left there feeling quite confident that she had complete knowledge of, and highly developed technical skills appropriate to improve my current discomforts & frustrations .- Linda L.
My teeth are in pretty rough shape, and most of my past experiences with dentists have left me feeling ashamed, hopeless, and afraid. My first appointment with Dr. Hain was the one I fear the most, because of the impending judgement that typically occurs, but this experience was so lovely and comforting and educational! I never once felt bad about my situation, and I felt seen and understood and as if I would be well taken care of. And I have been!- Tiffany S.