Replace Missing Teeth Permanently with Dental Implants - Marin County, CA

Effective tooth replacement procedure with a high success rate.

Facts About Missing Teeth

Here are some interesting facts about missing teeth in adults:

  • Poor nutrition can cause tooth loss
  • Smokers are at a higher risk of losing their teeth
  • Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States
  • Almost 4% of adults under 64 years of age do not have any of their natural teeth
  • Missing teeth can cause irreversible jaw bone loss

For many patients in Marin County, CA and surrounding areas, dental implants are the most effective option for replacing missing teeth. We can take care of a single missing tooth or several missing teeth by placing dental implants in one procedure. Dental implants boast a high success rate and can help to restore and strengthen your smile.

Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth Permanently
Getting dental implants to replace missing teeth can improve the function and esthetics of your smile. Dental implants are made out of titanium which makes them resistant to decay and general wear and tear. They are designed to last a lifetime and look and function just like your real teeth.

Guided Implant Treatment with SIMPLANT Technology
We use SIMPLANT technology to ensure dental implants are placed successfully and that you achieve the ideal results. SIMPLANT allows us to perform computer-guided implant treatment and takes care of all of the dental scanning, planning, drilling, and implant placement tasks using 3D technology.

Replace One or Several Missing Teeth with Implants
We can replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth with dental implants or dental implant-supported dentures. We can determine what type of procedure you are a candidate for during your consultation.

How Implant Supported Dentures Work

If you are experiencing common complications such as slipping and clicking sounds with traditional dentures, you may be a good candidate for implant-supported dentures. We offer both bar-retained and ball-retained dentures at our practice because these provide extra support.

Bar-Retained Dentures

These are placed with a set of metal bars that run along the gum line. Your dentures are connected to the dental implants securely to prevent slipping and shifting.

Ball-Retained Dentures

These dentures are connected to a set of dental implants with a ball-and-socket design. This prevents slipping and discomfort while eating and speaking.

A Customized Dental Implants Solution

Our doctors also offer Straumann® Pro Arch as an alternative solution for dentures. This full-arch dental implant option is beneficial for patients who have experienced significant jaw bone deterioration after tooth loss. We strategically place two or more dental implants that will fuse to your jaw bone over the next 3-to-4 weeks. You will receive a temporary restoration while your dental implants heal and your final prosthesis is being created. This comprehensive treatment solution is highly customizable, from the size of the dental implants to the type of fixed prosthesis, for increased comfort and long-term functional success, with proper care. During your consultation, we can answer any of your questions regarding this restorative solution. Contact our practice in Marin County, CA today!

"Dental Implants are being covered by insurance more and more, and our office is great at finding out what their coverage would be before we start any treatment." — Brand J. Ahn, DDS