When it comes to replacing a single tooth with a dental implant and a crown, this may sound like a wonderful idea to you. Yes, it includes the surgical placement of an implant into your jaw tissue, a period of healing, some longer-term waiting, and then the final restoration of that implant. In the meantime, you figure, you’ll use your other teeth to chew and you’ll have a complete smile before you know it! However, when you’re considering replacing multiple teeth with implants, you may feel alarmed instead of relaxed. Of course, our Santa Rosa, CA team can understand why and we can also reassure you, so you can follow through with implants without worry!
You Worry You’ll Overload Your Jawbone
There may be part of your mind that suddenly chimes in, as you consider dental implants for widespread tooth loss with something like: Hey, how is your jawbone going to be able to support all of those implants? We can understand how you’re feeling. However, what we want you to remember is that the implants stand in place of your roots. You’re not adding an excessive amount of material to your mouth. Instead, you’re simply using a biocompatible material to replace the tissue that you have lost. Think of it more as swapping out roots with implants. Your jawbone is built to support them!
You’re Concerned About Difficult Recovery
You may worry that if you’re going to receive multiple dental implants, it’s going to be a difficult recovery. The truth is, the placement of implants and recovery is pretty much what you expect from oral surgery in general. You’ll need a day or so to recover, before you can head back to your usual activities. You’ll need to be careful with the area, as it heals. However, you’ll be fully informed and we will guide you through the process. It will prove much easier than you imagine.
You Want A Full Arch, Which Seems Excessive
We know that you may visualize a mouthful of dental implants and crowns and suddenly feel your blood pressure begin to spike. It seems like quite a lot of stuff and makes you uneasy. For this, we remind you: Of course, you may wish to replace individual teeth with implants and crowns. However, we also often suggest just a small handful of implants to support a larger prosthetic, when you’re replacing multiple teeth. Starting to sound better? Imagine about four implants offering completely stable support to a full denture. It can work wonders for your smile. Learn more by seeing our team!
Find Out How Implants Can Safely Improve Your Smile
Bring up your doubts when you visit our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, when you’re interested in dental implants but you feel you need additional details. We are always more than happy to offer more information! Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.