Erick S. Lukman, DMD -  - Dentist

Lukman Dental

Erick S. Lukman, DMD

Dentist located in Mission District, San Francisco, CA

Dental Implants Specialist

Dental implants provide a comfortable, state-of-the-art solution for men and women in who have lost one or more teeth. As a top-ranked provider of dental implants for patients in the Mission District and throughout the Mission District, CA Dr. Lukman uses advanced techniques and the highest-quality implants for superior results.

Dental Implants Q & A

by Erick S. Lukman, DMD

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are implanted in the jaw bone and used to support a prosthetic tooth or crown. Because implants are designed to mimic the shape, attachment and function of a natural tooth, they have become a very popular alternative to dentures and bridges following tooth loss.

What happens during the dental implant procedure?

Dental implants begin with an assessment of the jaw to determine if there is sufficient bone to support the implant. When bone is too thin for adequate support, a bone graft procedure may be performed to augment bone using the patient's own bone or bone from a tissue bank. In most cases, grafts can be placed at the same time the post is implanted. Several weeks will pass between the first and second office visits to enable the post to fuse with the bone. At the second visit, a special piece called an abutment will be attached to the post and an impression will be made and sent to a lab so the crown can be custom made. During the third visit, the crown will be attached to the abutment and buffed for a comfortable fit.

How long will a dental implant last?

As long as implants are properly cared for with regular brushing and flossing and twice-yearly office visits to prevent gum disease, they can last as long as a natural tooth.

Are implants better than dentures or bridges?

Implants are designed like a natural tooth, so they can be much more comfortable than a denture or bridge, and there also is no risk of slippage and no need to use adhesives. Plus, implants help promote the natural replacement cycle of bone tissue, providing the same stimulation as a natural root. Neither bridges nor dentures can accomplish that function, and that means the bone will atrophy over time, increasing the risk of additional tooth loss.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Highly recommend Dr. Lukman and his crew. Dr. Lukman is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. Plus he does braces and Invisalign."

    PJ T.
  • Yelp

    "He's incredibly skilled at what he does, and has a great sense of humor that puts even the most challenging patients at ease."

    Ben K.
  • Yelp

    "They take special care to be very gentle and to explain what they are doing. I also really like that at each step they make sure if I am comfortable."

    Reba N.
  • Yelp

    "I opted to get invisalign (Dr. Lukman also does braces!) I only needed a few adjustments so mine only took a few months. Now my teeth look great!"

    M M.
  • Yelp

    "You won't get a better dentist than Dr. Lukman...his suggestions on future dental care were practical and worthwhile...convenient location and efficient staff too."

    Matthew B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lukman and his staff are incredible. They are very friendly and personable. The offices are clean and private...I highly highly recommend them."

    Reba N.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lukman and his staff are amazing! I had been looking for a great dentist in the city and finally found one. I highly recommend this dental office."

    Liz B.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to Dr Lukman for a few years now and have always had a good experience. His staff is great and he himself has been very helpful and knowledgeable."

    Fletcher W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lukman performs high quality work, and he was very gentle and friendly. My entire experience with him and staff was great. I'll be recommending him to my friends."

    Marion L.
  • Yelp

    "Honest and forthright. Erick gives great personalized service. Staff is welcoming. He was able to accommodate my shifting schedule."

    Amy P.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr Lukman and his assistant were both very kind and patient. They took the time to explain the procedures...Overall, it was a great visit."

    Anthony F.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr Lukman is professional, attentive, polite and very friendly. The staff is extremely friendly and approachable...Highly recommend to anyone needing a new dentist."

    Gary S.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Lukman's office is welcoming, has friendly and professional employees with a sense of humor and they do good work. I highly recommend them to anyone!"

    Leslie T.
  • Yelp

    "This place has treated me as a friend and that's always the best. They make sure you have what you need for your teeth to feel and look better."

    Lakes B.
Location
Lukman Dental
2480 Mission Street, Suite 325
Mission District

San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-373-6772
Fax: 415-285-7755
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415-373-6772