A dental implant, guided in place with advanced technology and bonding with your jaw like a natural tooth, helps address minor and even severe cases of tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons will look at gives them a 95% success rate at the ten-year mark, and how they also look so natural.
This is the key to the longevity and success of your dental implant. Traditional prosthetic options usually rely on clasps, crowns, or suction to stay in place. While effective, this does nothing to address the loss of mass and density in your jawbone. Once you lose a tooth, the body will no longer send doses of calcium and phosphorus to the bone tissue. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue begins the process of breaking down and losing density, causing further tooth loss and eventually, an aged appearance. However, the biocompatible titanium implant post, which we insert into your jawbone with oral surgery, bonds with the bone tissue and is accepted as a new root. The growth of bone tissue is stimulated, and enables your new tooth to last decades possibly even a lifetime.
Once we insert the new root, osseointegration will bond it with the bone tissue. But what will connect your new roots to a crown or prosthetic? When your smile is ready, which could be in the same visit or down the road, we will attach abutments to each implant. The abutment will be what firmly connects your new restoration to your roots, completing your tooth and ensuring you can smile with confidence and resume eating your favorite foods again!
If you have a single missing tooth, then we will place a single dental implant. To restore it and provide a lifelike appearance, we will attach a crown to the abutment. We design and create the crown based on detailed digital scans of your smile, and create them with materials like ceramic, which can be shaded to blend with your smile, while also absorbing daily bite forces and providing a durable chewing surface.
What About Prosthetics?
If you have multiple missing teeth, multiple posts could be used to secure a bridge, partial, or even a full set of dentures. Some options could be secure with as little as three to four post per arch, and could involve attaching a denture in the same visit, so you leave with a complete smile!
Should You Consider Dental Implants?
We would like to help you address the gaps in your smile with implant technology. To learn more about how we address missing teeth with a custom and durable option, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.