Santa Rosa Dental Implants - Dental Care in Santa Rosa
Dental implants are widely regarded as modern dentistry’s best solution for tooth replacement. They’re convenient, comfortable, strong and long-lasting. Dental implants are also an extremely versatile restoration solution and capable of being instrumental under a variety of circumstances, from single tooth replacement to full mouth restorations. At LehmanWaggener Dental, we evaluate each patient’s needs on a case-by-case basis. For patients considering implant-based restorations, we’ll always take the time to explain available options, costs and expected benefits.
What are Dental Implants?
Patients who are partially or fully endentulous (without teeth) may use dental implants to facilitate lasting, natural-looking, high quality restorations. Dental implants are small posts, usually made of titanium, that are embedded in the bone and gum tissue. Once these posts are stable and well-integrated with the tissue, crowns or dentures are affixed to the posts and the restoration is complete.
Benefits of Dental Implants
As opposed to other tooth replacement solutions, dental implants provide a much more stable and comfortable restoration. Patients report better breathing, chewing, digestion and speech. There is no risk of slippage with dental implants, so the probability of experiencing denture-related embarrassment and discomfort are greatly reduced.
Dental implants as an alternative to traditional seal-based dentures also provide a significant cosmetic benefit. Traditional dentures, while replicating the teeth, don’t replicate the tooth root. As a result, there is a lack of stimulation of the bone and gum tissue and the ensuing bone loss can cause the face to take on a sunken, pinched appearance. Implants, by replicating the root structure, stimulate jaw bone growth and keep the face looking youthful and healthy.
All-On-Four is a type of full denture restoration, where an entire upper or lower denture (or both) are secured using only four dental implants per side. Replacement teeth secured by implants are often referred to as “overdentures.” Patients who opt for this procedure may often receive their implants and a new set of replacement teeth all on the same day.
Technology and Specialization
At Lehman-Waggener we use industry-leader Zimmer brand implants. Though we are prepared and equipped to serve patients in a multitude of capacities, certain implant-based procedures will require consultation with a specialist. In the event we coordinate with or refer out to a specialist, you can be assured that our partners in service will exhibit the same commitment to quality care that you’ll find here at our Santa Rosa practice.
Contact Implant Dentist in Santa Rosa
If you’re interested in dental implants or other modern methods for promoting oral health and improving your quality of life, then we encourage you to contact us
to set up a time to talk. You may also request an appointment time online