Dental Implants: Common Things Patients Ask Us

Think you’re the only patient almost ready to receive your dental implants but still full of tons of questions? You’re not! We hear a lot of questions about implants at our practice, which we consider a good thing. Asking us questions means you’ve been thinking critically through the information we have provided you and that you’ve come up against some areas of confusion for which you seek a little clarity. Good for you! Still think you might be one of very few patients looking for more facts? Take a moment to peruse questions we hear time and time again from individuals just like you.

Why Should I Go With Implants?

There are many good reasons to choose dental implants. The most common reasons we find that patients choose this option for replacing missing teeth include the following:

  • Implants can last a lifetime
  • Choosing implants will result in a very natural looking smile
  • Implants replace your roots and the crown of your tooth for a truly comprehensive replacement option
  • Implants are the most stable solution

How Long Will The Whole Process Take?

It can take several months to a year until you have received your dental implants and they are restored. This includes the surgery required to place them, recovery, and coming in for us to complete them with your permanent restorations (dental crowns, bridges, or dentures).

Is It Okay If I Put This Off For A While?

It is, of course, completely up to you if you are currently ready for dental implants or if you require additional time to think or to situate your budget. However, remember that there are some potential drawbacks to waiting. Waiting too long can give your smile time to shift or your jaw time to break down, which may affect candidacy.


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).