The Dental Implant Expert in San Francisco
Dr. Castaneda has restored over 10,000 dental implants, and is a leading expert in the art of the cosmetic dental implant procedure. People from all parts of the world have come to Dr. Castaneda as she is highly recognized as one of the top leading experts in the field of cosmetic dentistry. She is the dentist of dentists, and mentor to other top cosmetic dentists in the field of cosmetic dentistry.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are root-shaped, metal anchors that are embedded under the gums and supported by jaw bone. Over these implants are secured bridges or dentures that give maximum function, just like the function of natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The “crown” of a tooth is the visible part and the root of the tooth anchors the crown from beneath the jawbone. The root provides strong support to the crown. With tooth loss, the jawbone starts shrinking. With crowns, or removable dentures secured with dental implants, the shrinkage process ceases. These are the primary benefits of Dental Implants:
- Provide natural appearance and function of teeth
- Provide strong bonding with living tissues
- Provide the permanent replacement of teeth giving a natural tooth.
- Dental Implants restore proper chewing function.
- Reliable and an excellent option for replacement
- Never develop decay
- Preserve the jawbone
- Help increase self confidence.
Candidate for Dental Implant
You are a candidate for dental implants if you have healthy jawbone structure and are missing one or more teeth. If you are missing only one or two teeth, dental implants can eliminate the need for grinding down adjacent teeth to support a conventional bridge. And if you are missing many teeth, dental implants can eliminate the need for a cumbersome, removable denture.