Afshin Rahimi, DMD
Pacific Heights Family & Cosmetic Dentist

2007 Divisadero Street - San Francisco, CA 94115

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implant Placement & Restoration

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We have compiled a selection of common questions about our practice, the services we offer, and dentistry in general. If your question is not answered here, and/or if you would like more information, please call our office or send us an email.

Dental Implant Placement & Restoration

The process can take anywhere from 1-12 months and it depends on a patient's overall dental health. 

 

Implants, which consist of two main parts. The implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed in your bone at the location of your missing tooth. Once your bone has time to heal around the implant and stabilize, the crown can be placed over the implant.

Implants are beneficial not only because they address aesthetic concerns with tooth loss but also because they help maintain bone structure. When you lose a tooth, the bone where that tooth once was begins to deteriorate and shrink away. This can have a detrimental effect on the surrounding teeth by causing tipping, turning, or caving, eventually creating problems with function and bite, resulting in further tooth loss. Implants are anchored in the bone to help prevent bone loss. Additionally, implants mimic your natural tooth and provide a stable chewing surface.

Implants consist of two main parts. The implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed in your bone at the location of your missing tooth. Once your bone has time to heal around the implant and stabilize, the crown can be placed over the implant. We can also use bridges to fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. A pontic, or artificial tooth, fills in the missing space and is held in place by crowns that are either affixed to the adjacent (abutment) teeth.

Cosmetic treatments that Dr. Rahimi offers are teeth whitening, laser dentistry, fillings, dentures, bridges and crowns, Invisalign, veneers and implants.

Implants are beneficial not only because they address aesthetic concerns with tooth loss but also because they help maintain bone structure.

When you lose a tooth, the bone where that tooth once was begins to deteriorate and shrink away. This can have a detrimental effect on the surrounding teeth by causing tipping, turning, or caving, eventually creating problems with function and bite, resulting in further tooth loss.

Implants are anchored in the bone to help prevent bone loss. Additionally, implants mimic your natural tooth and provide a stable chewing surface.

Dr. Rahimi is skilled in both the placement and restoration of dental implants. Dr. Rahimi will be able to follow your case from start to finish, allowing you to have continuity in your dental treatment.

Implant coverage depends a great deal on your type of dental insurance. The best way to find out if an implant is covered under your plan is by contacting your insurance provider. Our office can also assist in navigating your insurance benefits by speaking directly to your insurance provider.

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