Tooth Replacement Options

There are many tooth replacement options, such as different types of implants, that can complete your smile and restore confidence.

Tooth Replacement Options

Gentle and effective tooth replacement

Missing a tooth can take a toll on our self-esteem, as well as lead to difficulties eating, talking, or chewing. A tooth may seem small, but it plays a huge role in our lives. When you need to replace one or more missing teeth, you can rely on the experts at 7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists to provide gentle oral surgery treatment in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Depending on your individual condition, you may find that dental implants are right for you. A full-arch restoration procedure can restore an entire arch of new teeth using as few as 4 dental implant posts. No matter your condition, our oral surgeons are highly trained and experienced when it comes to knowing what is right for our patients. Seeing you smile makes us smile, too!

Dental implants

Dental implants have many great benefits:

  • They can replace one or more missing teeth.
  • They are secure, stable, and actually improve jaw structure.
  • They have the look and feel of natural teeth.
  • They prevent bone loss in your jaw and protect bone health.
  • They can last a lifetime with proper oral care.
  • They are so realistic that they’re indistinguishable from natural teeth!

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option because they are affordable, realistic, and last a lifetime with proper oral care. The oral surgeons at 7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists regularly perform dental implant placements, so you can trust that you are in good hands when you step into our practice.

Full-arch restoration

Full-arch restoration has many advantages as well:

  • There is less healing time and discomfort following surgery.
  • They can last a lifetime with proper oral care and hygiene.
  • There are no removable parts.
  • These dental implant-supported dentures give you a fully functioning smile.
  • A new arch of teeth can improve eating function and facial appearance.

If many teeth are missing or in need of replacing, a full-arch restoration procedure may be recommended so that you can achieve a healthy, complete smile that you will love to show off. This new arch of teeth is supported on as few as 4 dental implant posts, which means that they are inserted the same way as a typical single dental implant. The arch of artificial teeth connects to these implant posts, and when you are finished with treatment, you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face! This tooth replacement option is durable and increases the health of your jaw and bone by providing stability and support.


Another tooth replacement option that we offer is bridges. This option can:

  • Offer realistic replacements for teeth that are not next to each other.
  • Offer secure, non-removable replacements.
  • Improve eating function and facial appearance.
  • Be affixed to existing teeth.

A fixed, tooth-supported bridge is another common option for replacing one or more teeth. This treatment bridges the gap created by missing teeth. The bridge is cemented in place using teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth as anchors. Bridges are natural-looking and are an excellent choice for patients who want non-removable tooth replacements but are not candidates for receiving dental implants.

Full or partial dentures

We also offer full or partial dentures, which can offer the following benefits:

  • They can replace a few missing teeth or an entire arch of teeth.
  • They are removable.
  • They improve eating function and restore confidence by completing your smile.
  • They are long-lasting but require replacement after several years.

This option for tooth replacement is well-known and used by many. However, many patients complain that they are clunky, don’t quite fit right, or slide around in their mouth. Some people tolerate dentures very well and love that they are removable so that they can be cleaned in a special rinse. For most, a permanent, non-removable option is preferred so that your replacement teeth remain in your mouth at all times and do not require replacement after several years of use. If you plan on receiving dentures, you can also benefit from pre-prosthetic surgery. For this procedure, our oral surgeons make sure that your future dentures will have the perfect fit and feel comfortable in your mouth. To learn more, visit our Pre-Prosthetic Surgery page.

Tooth replacement options in San Francisco

No matter what your condition is, you can rest assured that your oral health is in excellent hands when you visit 7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists. Drs. Duncan, Scharf, Patwardhan, Tolstunov, and Morrow are highly trained and experienced when it comes to determining the right course of action for every patient individually. Finding the solution to your smile is as easy as scheduling an appointment with our team. We have three 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), or our Van Ness office (on Daniel Burnham Court).