Dental Implants Keep Your Smile Whole
By Santa Rosa Dental Care
September 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedure

Dental ImplantsApproximately 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth while over 36 million have lost all of their teeth according to the American College of Prosthodontists. The options for replacing missing teeth include dentures and bridges, but the ideal replacement for many is a dental implant with a crown restoration. You can keep your smile whole after tooth loss by getting a dental implant at Santa Rosa Dental Care in Santa Rosa, CA.

Getting a Dental Implant
At your dental implantation appointment, your dentist will make a tiny hole in your gum tissue for the implant to sit and clean the area thoroughly. Once the implant is in position, the area will be sutured closed to allow the healing process to begin. Osseointegration, which is the process of bone tissue completely fusing to the implant, commonly takes a few months.

The Importance of Keeping Your Smile Whole
In some cases, tooth loss can be considered a progressive problem because when a patient loses one tooth, he or she could lose the motivation to care for the remaining teeth. Slacking on dental hygiene may lead to additional dental problems that may require future tooth extractions. Keep your smile whole and get a dental implant after tooth loss as soon as possible. If you're struggling with the loss of multiple teeth, your Santa Rosa, CA dentist can create an implant-supported denture device to fill the gaps.

Dental Implants: The Ideal Choice
If you are a good candidate for dental implants, this is the ideal tooth replacement choice for a number of reasons:

- The implant is made of biocompatible titanium, which is gentle on the gums and bone tissue.
- Dental implants help keep your jaw strong, healthy, and well-defined.
- An implant doesn’t require additional dental maintenance at home—just brush and floss as you normally would.
- This dental device can remain solidly implanted for life if you brush, floss, and see your dentist a minimum of two times per year for cleanings.

Are Dental Implants for You?
The sooner you get a dental implant, the higher the chance of a successful result, so set aside some time to talk to a dentist at Santa Rosa Dental Care in Santa Rosa, CA. Call (707) 921-1970 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Elliott or Dr. Luke Landeros.