Find out why so many people are turning to implants to replace their missing teeth.
Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body? Pretty neat, huh? While it may seem only natural that enamel is so strong that it is impenetrable, issues can still affect the overall health and integrity of a tooth. Whether your tooth was knocked out or one of our Santa Rosa, CA, cosmetic dentists - Dr. Jeffrey Elliott, Dr. Luke Landeros or Dr. Robert Lund - had to extract it, there are many reasons adults lose teeth. Luckily, dental implants can help.
Tell me about dental implants….
Implants are different from any other tooth replacement option because they function almost like natural teeth. The implant itself, which is a thin metal post, is placed into the jawbone to become artificial tooth roots. The implant is placed and then, over the course of several months, the jawbone and tissue begin to heal around the implant and meld together. This is the only tooth replacement that actually becomes a permanent part of your mouth.
From there, an implant can last the rest of your life if you care for it properly. Besides maintaining good oral health and staying away from tobacco products you should also visit our Santa Rosa dentists for routine checkups every six months to make sure that everything remains healthy. Remember: The only way to catch a problem when its still in its early stages is by coming in for those six-month visits.
Who should consider dental implants?
Any healthy adult who has lost one or more missing teeth could potentially be an ideal candidate for implants. First and foremost, we will need to do a thorough examination to make sure that your oral health is up to par. We will run X-rays to make sure that the jawbone hasn’t deteriorated to the extent that it wouldn’t be able to support an implant. We will also jump into your medical history to check for chronic illnesses or other factors that could be an issue during your implant treatment.
It’s also important for patients to understand that getting implants isn’t a one-step process. Getting implants requires minor surgery, extended healing periods and several trips to our office. Of course, the results are well worth all the effort in the end.
Are you living with tooth loss in Santa Rosa, CA, and interested in getting dental implants? Then it’s time you turned to the implant team at Santa Rosa Dental Care to give you back that healthy, natural smile.