You don't have to live with damage, discoloration or gaps when it comes to your teeth. There is a procedure that is right for you and your unique situation. From bridges, to dentures, to implants, we can help or point you in the right direction.
A dental implant is a post made of metal that is designed to replace missing teeth. It is usually made out of titanium and is placed surgically into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. The restoration uses a post and a crown to closely replicate your missing tooth. Unlike a bridge, an implant is a permanent solution. Read More About Dental Implants
Dental Implant Restoration
Implant restorations are a fantastic solution for replacing missing teeth. They are durable, permanent, and aesthetically pleasing. They so closely mimic natural teeth, you and your friends won’t be able to tell the difference. If you are looking to repair your smile fully, implant restoration is by far the best option available to you. The following article is a brief summarization of what you might expect from the process. Read More About Implant Restorations
Dentures are a replacement option for missing teeth. A complete denture is a removable prosthesis of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base; the denture rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed. Read More About Dentures
Often called a "partial," this type of denture is often used when only some of the teeth are missing. A partial denture is a removable appliance held in place by gripping the remaining healthy teeth, usually with metal clasps or wires. Read More About Partial Dentures
Crowns are used to restore teeth severely damaged by fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared, the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth. Read More About Dental Crowns
Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. Dr. Abad uses both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed. Read More About Fillings
Root Canal Therapy
A "root canal," or endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including: cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks and trauma.
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Dental Crown Lengthening
Crown Lengthening (AKA: "crown-elongation" or "crown-extension") is a surgical procedure that is done when the tooth is too short to provide adequate retention for a restoration (usually a crown). Read More About Dental Crown Lengthening
A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems. Many extractions can be performed in our San Francisco office; however, more complicated procedures may be referred to one of our trusted oral surgeons.
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Single and Multiple Tooth Implants
Dental implants are the closest dental restoration to your original teeth. They are natural-looking and provide the functionality of a normal tooth. Dental Implants require the same maintenance as a normal tooth; brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups. Dental implants can replace missing or severely damaged teeth and can be used to secure restorations like dentures and dental bridges. Patients with dental implants often have greater satisfaction and results than other types of dental restorations. Read More About Single and Multiple Tooth Implants