Dental Implant FAQs

Dental Implant FAQs

You could read page upon page of literature explaining the scientific details of dental implants and how they work, speak with friends who have implants about their experiences, and even read message boards online. What you won’t achieve, however, without asking us the specific questions you’re curious about regarding your personal experience – is an expert response from a dental professional. For those occasional questions and curiosities about this tooth replacement option, we always encourage you to bring your questions directly to us, so we can ensure you receive the right answer. Consider some common questions and answers as a good example.

Question: How long will my dental implants last? Will I need to replace them often?

Answer: Your dental implants may last the rest of your life. While there is always a small chance of failure or damage, successfully placed implants should last for several years when provided excellent care.

Question: What can I do to prolong the life of my dental implants?

Answer: Take good care of your smile, of course. This is often the best pathway for any type of restoration or prosthetic. Fortunately, this is quite easy. You will need to continue brushing your teeth two times a day with a toothbrush that has soft bristles – don’t over-scrub or purchase abrasive products. Make sure when you brush you do so twice a day for two-minute sessions. Flossing is essential once a day. As for your professional dental care, you will need to continue scheduling preventive care appointments for cleanings and checkups.

Question: How do you know my crown will look right once you restore my implant?

Answer: We create a strategic plan before your surgery to ensure you receive precise placement of your dental implant post. As a result, whether you receive one implant, multiple implants, or a full arch of implants, your smile will appear balanced and beautiful.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).