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Van Ness Family Dentistry

Dentist located in Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

Dental Implants Specialist

Dental implants are the most durable and natural-looking permanent, artificial teeth. At Van Ness Family Dentistry, located in San Francisco, California, board certified dentist Dr. Vladislav Kamanin is an expert in providing state-of-the-art dental implants. If you’re missing one or more teeth, call or book an implant consultation appointment online with Dr. Kamanin today.

Dental Implants Q & A

Van Ness Family Dentistry

What is a dental implant?

There is no better option for replacing a missing tooth than a dental implant. An implant functions and looks more like a natural tooth than dentures, and because it’s permanently fused to your jaw bone, there is no risk of slippage. An implant is composed of a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. The post serves as the tooth’s “root,” anchoring the crown or artificial tooth into place. Today’s crowns are so perfectly shaped and color-matched to your natural teeth that it’s nearly impossible to discern a difference between the two.

What does the process of getting a dental implant entail?

The procedure typically requires three visits to Dr. Kamanin’s office. At the first appointment, the post into the jawbone. This step is performed with the use of local anesthesia. At the second appointment, an “abutment” is placed on top of your post. It will serve as a connector between the post and your crown. During this visit, Dr. Kamanin will also make a mold to serve as a blueprint for your prosthetic tooth. At your final appointment, the prosthetic is affixed to the abutment.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

For successful implant surgery, a potential candidate must have:

  • Good oral health
  • Sufficient jawbone mass
  • Healthy gums

If your jawbone mass is not sufficient to support an implant, a bone graft may be recommended first. Those with chronic health conditions, like diabetes, and patients who smoke may not be good candidates for dental implants.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer numerous benefits over all other replacement options. Among these, they:

  • Are permanent and intended to last a lifetime
  • Look completely natural
  • Function like natural teeth
  • Are comfortable and won’t slip out of place
  • Preserve and even stimulate natural jaw bone growth

Insurance Plans

Our practice accepts a number of different insurance plans, however we do not accept HMO plans. If you have any questions about coverage please call our office, we are happy to help!

*Please note our office does NOT accept any HMO plans.*

Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Delta Dental
First Dental Health PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Liberty Dental PPO
MetLife Dental
Premier Access
Principal Dental
Signature PPO Plan
Sun Life Financial
United Concordia
Washington Dental Service
Van Ness Family Dentistry
1336 Van Ness Avenue, #1
Lower Nob Hill

San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 510-256-3427
Fax: 415-487-1055
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