What to Expect After Losing Teeth

Tooth loss is the type of situation that will always impact your oral health once it occurs. However, what that impact looks like and how severe it is depends largely on how you address the loss of your teeth. If you don’t know how serious the consequences of tooth loss can be, then you might not be as inclined to address it as soon as possible. Today, we examine a few of the things that can happen after losing teeth, and how they can impact your strategy for restoring your smile. (more…)

Is There a Way to Stop Your Dentures from Slipping?

If you’ve worn a partial or full denture for a while now, you may have pleasantly forgotten what it’s like to not have two full rows of teeth. However, dentures often have ways of reminding you that they’re there, such as unexpectedly slipping or shifting as you bite, chew, or speak to someone. This movement involves several different factors, such as the level of wear on your denture and the strength of the adhesive, if any. Two of the biggest factors, however, are the lack of anchors like the roots that support your healthy teeth, and the changing shape of your jawbone due to the diminished stimulation in it. (more…)

Going Over the Benefits of Implant Restorations

Restoring your smile after tooth loss can sometimes be a more comprehensive matter than you expect at first. For instance, you know that it’s important to close the gap in your smile, but you may not realize the importance of your restoration’s design and the way in which it’s supported. The main benefit of dental implant restorations, which are supported by implant posts that mimic healthy teeth roots, is that they address all of the aspects that go into restoring your smile. This can help you better preserve the long-term health and integrity of your smile after you’ve experienced tooth loss. (more…)

Can You Predict Your Tooth Loss?

Nobody can predict the future, and since tooth loss can be unpredictable, it’s easy to take a not-very-concerned stance towards it. However, while tooth loss may or may not occur, you don’t have to leave your smile’s future up to fate. If you pay close attention to your oral health and take warning signs seriously, you can predict your likelihood of experiencing tooth loss and take steps to help avoid. If it’s too late to avoid it, then we can plan your treatment accordingly to deal with the underlying problem and plan your tooth replacement as soon as possible. (more…)

Enjoying Your New Dental Implants

Dealing with tooth loss is about more than just mitigating the effects that it can have on your oral health. These effects are significant and, if not addressed promptly, they can have serious consequences for your smile, oral health, and quality of life. When you’re considering replacing your lost teeth, it’s important to consider how the restoration you choose can help you restore that quality of life as well as your smile and bite function. For many people who experience tooth loss, the ability to address nearly every aspect of tooth loss often makes dental implants the ideal choice for dealing with it. (more…)

A Brief Look at the Dental Implant Procedure

Preparing to receive dental implants can be an exciting time. After having experienced the consequences of tooth loss, you may be eager to once again enjoy the comfort and confidence that comes with a full and healthy smile. Yet, not knowing what to expect can also cause some anxiety for some patients. With the goal of making your treatment as comfortable and convenient as possible, we can help put those anxieties to rest by guiding you through what the implant procedure entails at our Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgery office. (more…)

When to Decide to Extract and Replace a Tooth

Centuries ago, extracting a tooth that was decaying or damaged was common practice. There weren’t many common options for restoring natural teeth, and the consequences of losing one weren’t as well understood as they are today. Now, however, there’s a solution for almost every dental health concern that can help you restore and preserve your smile without having to remove the tooth. Despite that, there are still cases when a tooth can’t be saved, even with customized, advanced dental restoration. In such cases, tooth extraction can still be the preferable option, as long as you decide to replace the tooth, as well. (more…)

A Few Good Ways to Prevent the Loss of Your Teeth

While everyone’s specific oral health goals are unique, the ultimate goal of addressing them is usually to help you preserve your healthy, natural smile. That includes preventing the loss of one or more that may have been compromised, which helps you avoid the need to replace them with manmade restorations. At our Santa Rosa, CA, office, we not only provide highly lifelike, implant-supported restorations for rebuilding smiles, but can also help patients better preserve their smiles by offering tips for avoiding further tooth loss. (more…)

Using Dental Implants To Provide A Full Arch Restoration

After suffering significant tooth loss, you can be concerned that a full smile restoration might be a difficult, drawn-out process. In reality, we can help you restore your appearance and dental function with a full arch restoration that relies on just four dental implants! Our California oral surgery center can use all-on-4 implants to hold a denture in position. This permanent restoration can give you the confidence to smile and speak with confidence, while also making you more comfortable biting and chewing food. In addition to taking less work, the placing of just four implants to hold your restoration can require less support from your jawbone, making it easier to start planning your care. (more…)

Implant Information: Who Needs to Know?

Considering dental implants is a highly personal decision. Not everyone wants to share the intimate details of their smile with the world at large. One of the advantages of dental implants in Santa Rosa, CA is that not everyone needs to know you have them. Implants can securely hold a natural-looking bridge or denture, so that you can eat, speak, laugh and smile in a comfortable manner. There are some times, however, when you may want to share implant information, for the good of all involved. (more…)