Dental Implant Play-By-Play

Dental implants provide patients with an exceptionally stable teeth replacement solution. If you have been looking for a way to replace one tooth or multiple teeth, you may find the long-term prosthetic you desire with implants if your goal is to replace your entire tooth (or teeth) from root to crown. For those set on implants, the desire to receive them comes with an interest in learning more about what one can expect from the entire process. For a quick breakdown of what the experience will entail, we encourage you to take a look at the following steps:

You Will Visit Us For A Consultation

To begin, we will need to examine your smile and speak with you about your preferences. The consultation will allow us to determine whether you are physically fit for the surgical implant placement procedure. It will also allow you to ask questions, potentially inquiring about alternative solutions before making a final decision.

We Will Take X-Rays

We will need to take X-rays of your oral cavity to provide us with the “blueprints” of your smile. You may require standard X-rays or more advanced 3D X-rays depending on your particular circumstances. For example, one patient may have a completely healthy jaw and require a single implant, while another may desire several implants to support a full denture and may suffer from minor jawbone deterioration. We will offer each patient a customized care plan.

You Will Undergo Placement and Recovery

We will place your implants. This is a surgical process that includes the creation of a minor incision in your gum tissue. We will then insert the dental implant post into your jaw tissue, replacing your missing roots. Over the course of approximately two to four months, you will recover as the post essentially becomes one with your jawbone.

We Will Restore Your Implants

To complete your tooth replacement, we will “restore” your dental implant. We use the term “restore” to mean we will “top” your implant with the restoration appropriate to your implant plan. This may include a crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.


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).