When you’re missing teeth or suffer from tooth damage, receiving dental implants in our Santa Rosa, CA, office can restore your smile and oral function. They are the ideal solution for replacing teeth because they offer patients many more benefits than traditional tooth replacement options. They not only restore your smile, but they also help you maintain your overall oral health.
Our practice strongly believes that every patient deserves a smile they can be proud of. When you visit our office in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Daniel can examine your condition and the extent of your tooth loss or damage. He can help determine whether implants are the best choice for your tooth restoration.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are uniquely designed to restore both aesthetics and function to the mouth. Their three-part design — which includes the titanium post, the metal abutment, and the prosthetic crown — mimics the anatomy of natural teeth. The titanium post acts as the root, integrating with the jaw bone to create a supportive foundation for the abutment and crown. The metal abutment attaches to the post and connects it to the crown, which is custom designed to resemble your other teeth. Once each piece of the restoration has been placed, you can feel confident in your smile and ability to eat whatever food you want.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants provide patients with a multitude of benefits not seen with other replacement solutions. Other restorations, such as tooth-supported bridges and dentures, wear down after several years and must be replaced, but implants have the potential to last a lifetime if properly cared for. In addition, they offer the following advantages:
- Easy to care for
- Maintain jaw bone stimulation
- Prevent bone loss
- Improve smile
- Increase confidence
The Placement Procedure
The treatment process for dental implants general requires an initial consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Daniel will examine your condition, take any necessary X-rays or 3D scans, and determine if they are the right solution for your needs. He will also discuss your options for anesthesia and provide you with pre- and post-operative instructions for your care.
At your surgical appointment, Dr. Daniel will administer your chosen form of anesthesia before placing the titanium post into the empty tooth socket. He will then stitch up your gums; in some cases, he will attach the metal abutment during this procedure. However, it is more common to place these at the follow-up appointment, after the implants have had several months to heal and integrate with the jaw bone. Your restorative dentist will then place the final piece, the prosthetic crown, completing the restoration and restoring your smile.
Dental Implants in Santa Rosa, CA
Dr. Daniel has undergone extensive training and has years of experience placing dental implants in Santa Rosa, CA. If you are missing teeth and looking for the best replacement option, please contact our office to learn if implants are the right solution for your needs. We look forward to speaking with you.