Am I A Candidate For Dental Implant Placement?

santa rosa dental implant candidateDo you have a lost tooth? Do you have several missing teeth? In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons will explain how we place dental implants, and also who makes a good candidate for these lifelike and long-lasting solutions for tooth loss. We want to help you maintain good oral health and a full smile!

Tooth Loss and Jawbone Density

Losing your teeth doesn’t just mean a gap in your smile. Missing teeth could also complicate how you eat and how clearly you speak. But the most severe complication is the impact on jawbone stability. The body will take notice of the missing roots and stop sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue will break down and lose mass and density. Eventually, this means further tooth loss and even an aged appearance! However, dental implants could prevent this. We consider anyone with missing teeth a candidate. Even if you don’t have enough jawbone tissue to support them, we could rebuild your lost mass and density with sinus lifts and ridge augmentations.

Placement and Restoration

Once you’re ready for dental implants, we will use digital technology to carefully plan the process, ensuring placement doesn’t impact sinus cavities or nerve tissues. The implant post is guided into place within the jaw. Being made from biocompatible titanium means it has the chance to bond like natural roots, which stimulates the growth of bone tissues to prevent loss of mass and density. Your smile grows and strengthens, preserving your facial structure. The procedure may seem complex, but is actually simpler than even a tooth extraction. We then attach an abutment and use a dental crown to address the visible portion of your new teeth. You then enjoy a more lifelike appearance!

Dentures and More  

What if you have a severe case of missing teeth? If so, we could use several posts to secure a partial or complete set of dentures. You then enjoy a full smile again! If you have any questions about how we use them to secure a new tooth, or about whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?

We’re ready to help you obtain a complete smile once again with our lifelike dental implants. To learn more about how our team is able to replace one or more missing teeth, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. Our team is ready to address serious issues with your smile, and to also help with tooth loss by providing implant placement.