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Dental Implants Specialist

Cow Hollow Dental Center

General Dentists located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA

Losing a tooth can be traumatic. You don’t want to be left with a lackluster smile, but you also don’t want to have to constantly worry about navigating a false tooth that makes it a challenge to talk or eat. That’s why Cow Hollow Dental Center offers dental implants. R. William Smith, DDS, and Kimiko Donnelly, DDS, are experts in these sturdy, natural looking teeth replacements. To learn more about how they help you achieve your best, most functional smile, call Cow Hollow Dental Center or schedule your appointment at their San Francisco, California, office online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Once affixed in your mouth, dental implants look and feel just like real teeth. That means you don’t need to worry about your implant while you’re talking, eating, or just going about your daily life. Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking way to restore your smile after you’ve lost a tooth.

To stabilize your dental implant in your mouth, Dr. Smith or Dr. Donnelly first implant an artificial tooth root in your jawbone. This tooth root bonds with the surrounding bone, giving your tooth implant a permanent, strong foundation.

Then, using an abutment to hold your new tooth sturdily in place, Dr. Smith or Dr. Donnelly place your new, custom-made tooth in your mouth. The result is a replacement tooth that looks and functions just like your other teeth.


Does a dental implant look real?

Absolutely. Dr. Smith and Dr. Donnelly are experts at matching the new custom tooth to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. They customize your replacement tooth to match the shape and color of your surrounding teeth. Once it’s in place, no one will be able to tell which teeth are real and which is the new tooth.


Is a dental implant right for me?

A dental implant is ideal for people who want a permanent, comfortable solution to a missing tooth. Once the tooth is in place, you’ll be able to go about your daily life without ever having to worry about it shifting in your mouth as you eat or talk.

In order to get a dental implant, you need to have healthy gums and sufficient bone health to support the implant’s root. You also need to be willing to maintain the health of the area through thorough, consistent oral hygiene practices. The team at Cow Hollow Dental Center show you how to properly care for your dental implant so it can stay healthy, strong, and beautiful in your mouth.

If you have a missing tooth, Cow Hollow Dental Center can help you restore it – permanently. For more information about dental implants, call their office or book your appointment online.