Dental implants are a realistic-looking, long-term tooth replacement option that can replace one or more missing or damaged teeth.

Dental implants

Healthy, long-term tooth replacement

Dental implant surgery is a commonly sought after solution for one or more missing teeth because it improves dental health, promotes healthy gums and jaw bone, and has a high success rate.

A dental implant is made up of three parts that work together:

  • A post, typically made of medical-grade titanium
  • An abutment that attaches to the implant
  • A crown that blends into your teeth and gums

Visit our Dental Implant FAQ or learn about what dental implants are.


Dental implants are such a remarkable tooth replacement option because they have all the benefits of natural teeth. They won’t slip and slide around in your mouth like dentures, and they don’t have to be removed during eating and brushing. In fact, placing a dental implant actually helps keep your jaw bone strong and healthy!

Dental implants offer many wonderful benefits because they:

  • Are realistic and indistinguishable from natural teeth.
  • Renew your self-confidence.
  • Help control bone loss and maintain your facial aesthetics when the implant post fuses with the jaw bone.
  • Can replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of teeth.
  • Allow you to enjoy your favorite foods again.

During your consultation, your oral surgeon will work with you to determine if a dental implant is the right treatment for you and your condition.

The Dental Implant Process

Our oral surgeons have received extensive training in dental implant placement. When you receive tooth implants at our practice, you can expect your experience to go much like the following:

  • The consultation. This is typically the first time that you visit our office. One of our oral surgeons will evaluate your condition and create a treatment plan that suits your needs.
  • Bone grafting. You need enough jaw bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can increase the quantity of bone. This will be performed prior to your surgery and will allow you to become a candidate for dental implants.
  • The day of surgery. When the anesthesia has taken effect, your oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gum tissue, insert the implant post into your jaw bone, and stitch the surgical site closed.
  • Recovery. It’s very important that you heal properly because this post will act as the new tooth root for your artificial tooth, and you must take care of the surgical site as it heals. You will be given detailed post-operative instructions to ensure you have a smooth and speedy recovery. Not following the instructions may result in implant failure.
  • The crown placement. When it is time, your oral surgeon or restorative dentist will place your permanent, custom crown. This crown is specifically made to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth, making your implant indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Dental implant cost in San Francisco, CA

Patient conditions and needs vary; therefore, the cost of treatment varies. No matter your needs, our staff works hard to make sure that our care is offered at competitive prices for the San Francisco, CA area.

We would be happy to talk to you and configure an accurate cost estimate that considers all of these factors with you. Please contact our office and request a consultation, where we will discuss your cost of dental implants. We also offer financing for dental implants to help make your care more affordable..

Immediate implants in San Francisco, CA

Immediate implants are a popular implant solution for patients looking to quickly replace a tooth. This type of implant is placed right after a tooth is extracted and allows the patient to leave the office with a tooth replacement already in place.

Denture replacement with dental implants

Implants can secure a fixed denture, eliminating the need for removable dentures and restoring full functionality to your smile. You can also replace traditional crowns, bridges, or dentures with an implant-supported bridge or multiple implants.

Dental implant FAQ


It takes between 3 and 6 months to heal after dental implant placement. Your age, jaw bone condition, your body’s healing abilities affect the length of this process.


Some discomfort may be experienced after any surgical procedure. We work diligently to make sure all of our patients are comfortable while in our care. We offer multiple anesthesia options so that you can be at ease and relaxed during your procedure.


Dental implants require easy care: brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups. An implant can last you for many years to come with proper oral hygiene and dental care!


We are here to help! If you are interested in replacement teeth with dental implants, talk to a member of our staff to schedule an appointment with our trusted team of oral surgeons.

Find us in San Francisco, CA

We have four convenient practice locations to serve you in San Francisco, CA—choose from our West Portal office (on W. Portal Avenue), our Stonestown office (on Buckingham Way), our Van Ness office (on Daniel Burnham Court), and our South San Francisco office (on Westborough Blvd).