If you have missing teeth, then we can offer a long-lasting replacement option that blends seamlessly with your smile. Using advanced Straumann® dental implant materials, we can secure a new smile. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons talk about our dental implants.
Planning the Procedure
To begin, we will talk to you about your smile and your hopes and goals for it. We then take a close look at your smile with digital x-rays and CBCT imaging systems, so we can diagnose the current state of your smile with precision and accuracy, and assess the severity of your tooth loss. We then decide whether you need an individual dental implant, or several to support a bridge or even a full set of fixed dentures. We want to ensure your smile not only looks great, but restores function and lasts for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime.
Inserting Your New Posts
We will use digital surgical guides to insert your new posts at specific angles and positions to support your restoration or crown. The body will accept these natural roots, which means stimulating the growth of jawbone tissue to keep them firmly in place and prevent the complications of tooth loss, such as loss of mass and density, which can otherwise mean a weakened smile and further tooth loss. We then attach abutments to the post, which extends above the gum line.
Crowns and Dentures
For some, we may need to wait for the placement area to heal, while for others we could complete the prosthetic attachment in the same sitting, so you leave with a full smile. For an individual missing tooth, we will attach a custom-made crown to the abutment. This will not only look natural, but provides a balanced bite and comfortable smile. For multiple missing teeth, we could connect a custom-made bridge or even a set of dentures. With All-On-Four, we can secure a complete set with only four posts in a single sitting, so you leave with a complete smile.
Now is an excellent time to visit our team and undergo a consultation, so we can plan your treatment and start you on the road to a new smile before the holiday season complicates your schedule. You can also use your 2022 dental benefits and health savings account funds before they expire at the end of December. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Replacing Missing Teeth?
Our team wants to help address the unsightly gaps in your smile with a long-lasting prosthetic. If you would like to learn more about treating your lost teeth, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.