Dental implants are an extremely versatile option for replacing damaged and missing teeth; they can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, or they can be used as a base for a full set of new teeth. Dental implants are an appealing choice for tooth replacement because they are the only option that helps patients maintain their overall oral health in the long term. If you suffer from tooth loss or have damaged teeth that need replacing, Dr. Christopher offers dental implant placement in our Rohnert Park, CA, office.
At The practice of Dr. Christopher Daniel, our team believes every patient deserves a confident smile. At your first appointment, Dr. Daniel will examine your condition and determine if dental implants are the right solution for your tooth loss. If you’re ready to schedule your consultation, please contact our office, and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are uniquely designed to mimic the anatomy of natural teeth, from the crown all the way down to the root. There are just three parts to a dental implant: the titanium post, the metal abutment, and the prosthetic crown (or bridge if you are replacing multiple teeth). The medical-grade titanium post acts as a tooth root — once placed into the jaw, it integrates with your jaw bone and prevents your jaw bone from deteriorating while supporting the abutment and crown. The metal abutment attaches to the implant post and connects it to the prosthetic crown, which is custom designed to look like your natural teeth. Once each piece has been placed, you can smile with confidence and chew on your implant as if it is a natural tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer patients a variety of benefits over other tooth replacement options. Some of the most common advantages of receiving dental implants include
- Improved chewing ability
- Renewed confidence in your smile
- Prevention of jaw bone loss
- Natural appearance
- Full-functioning teeth
If you are healthy enough to undergo a simple dental procedure, Dr. Daniel strongly encourages dental implants for your tooth replacement. When you take proper care of your dental implants, they have the potential to last a lifetime without needing replacement, offering you a long-term solution for your teeth and overall oral health.
Dental Implant Procedure
Before receiving dental implants, you must come in for a consultation appointment. During this consultation, Dr. Daniel will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and jaws and review your health history. Doing so will help him determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Your consultation is also the time for you to ask questions and learn about your options for anesthesia. If you require a preparatory procedure, such as bone grafting, we will let you know at this appointment.
The implant placement process can usually be completed in two short appointments. At the first surgical appointment, Dr. Daniel will carefully place the implant post. For the post to fully integrate with your jaw bone and provide adequate support for the abutment and crown, it requires several months of healing. After the fusion of the post and your bone is complete, your restorative dentist will place your custom-designed prosthetic crown, completing the implant process.
Dental Implants in Rohnert Park, CA
Dr. Daniel has years of experience placing dental implants, and he can help determine if they are the right replacement option for you. We encourage you to visit our office in Rohnert Park, CA, for a consultation. You can contact us at any time, and we would be happy to help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to restoring your smile with dental implants.