Dental Implants: 5 W’s And An H

Beginning to find out about dental implants can (at first) feel like you’re about to begin an entire college level course on a new topic. There is, in fact, a lot of information out there that you can take in if you are interested. However, if your goal is to get to know this option for replacing missing teeth and finding out whether it may make a good fit for your life, you need some essential details. We are happy to get you started with the basic information as you begin your introduction to implants.


Who is a dental implant a wise choice for? First, it’s a good idea for someone dealing with tooth loss. Second, it’s beneficial for someone who wants a full tooth replacement. However, it might not be something that will work for an individual whose jawbone is in severe decline.


A dental implant is a titanium post. It’s a biocompatible prosthetic that is placed in an effort to replace the roots of your tooth that you lost. Once you’re healed, we will finish the replacement by using a dental crown to top the implant.


We will place the dental implant for you through our practice.


The sooner you choose to receive implants after tooth loss, the better. They will help keep your smile alignment as is, while supporting optimal jawbone health.


You may wish to choose a dental implant because it offers many benefits you cannot expect from other tooth replacements. For instance, it’s a way to replace the entirety of your tooth (roots and all).

And How?

The post will be inserted into your jaw tissue, which means through a surgical process, we will “implant” it. The remaining portion will rest within your gum tissue and will just stick out above your gumline (where it will support an abutment and restoration).


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).