An End Of Year Refresher: Dental Implant Basics

Perhaps you are new to the exciting world of dental implants and have some questions about how to get started, what to expect, and other essential information. We are always happy to meet with patients who are just beginning to learn about replacing their missing teeth. Keep in mind that we are here to help you and that there are many ways to rely on implants as you seek out a solution to address your tooth loss. For now, let’s begin at the beginning.

About Getting Started

To begin, you won’t need to do anything strenuous or complicated. We simply suggest you pick up the phone, call our practice, and let us know you would like to come in to see our friendly team for a dental implant consultation. Then, it’s just a matter of showing up, so we can talk with you about your options, while providing more information about implants.

What To Expect

If we determine that dental implants will make a good solution for your tooth loss replacement, you will find yourself embarking on a journey that will last several months to a year (it all depends on your unique care plan). We will begin with the surgical placement of implants, which will be followed by recovery. After the posts bond with your jawbone, you will visit us to complete your tooth replacement. Fortunately, you can expect amazing stability and a smile that can last for the rest of your life.

The General Details Of Implants

The essential parts and lingo will help you as you continue your introduction into this tooth replacement option. Consider the following:

  • Dental Implant Post: This is the part of the replacement that restores your missing roots.
  • Abutment: The abutment will connect your “roots” with the rest of your “tooth” or your restoration.
  • Restoration: This is the part of your replacement that restores your tooth above your gum tissue.


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).