Are Dental Implants an Ideal Restorative Treatment?
Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that the dentist places into the jawbone. It creates a permanent base for the dentist to attach a dental restoration.
Why dental implants?
Dental implants are the only dental restoration that replaces both the crown and the root of a tooth. The crown is the visible portion of the tooth that is visible above the gum line. The root is the part of the tooth embedded in the jawbone. Dental implants are made of titanium, which fuses with the jawbone through osseointegration. This makes them highly successful, with studies showing over 95% of dental implants are successful.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients missing one, several, or all of their teeth. Common reasons behind tooth loss include periodontal disease, injuries, and tooth decay.
If you have lost most of your teeth, dental implants are an excellent option. Implants can replace one or more missing teeth. This can help to fill in gaps in your smile and prevent your remaining teeth from shifting over.
If you miss several teeth, we can place implants, crowns, and bridges. We can create a bridge or partial denture that fills in missing teeth and helps prevent your remaining teeth from shifting. We can use implants to support a bridge or partial denture in some cases.
Dental implant procedure
A dental implant procedure involves inserting a titanium post into the jawbone to support a single crown. It can be used to support bridges or dentures as well. We will first take x-rays to determine the optimal placement and angle of the dental implant. Then, we’ll use local anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. We’ll make a minor incision in the gums and place the implant. The gums will heal around the top of the implant, leaving a natural-looking result.
Dental implant recovery
Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. Patients can expect healing to take place over the course of several weeks. During this time, patients may experience swelling, pain, and irritation. Some patients take prescription pain relievers to help manage discomfort.
Valley Dental Surgery & Implant Center offers expert dental care from our dental assistants led by Dr. Jamah. For more details and scheduling appointments, call us at (707) 532-2441. You can also book online or visit us directly at 4737 Sonoma Hwy B, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.