Missing Teeth? You need Dental Implants in Santa Rosa!
Whether you are missing a single tooth or a full arch, Santa Rosa implant dentist, Kenneth L. Alford, DMD would love to show you how you can regain both the form and function of your mouth. Dental implants are a common procedure used to replace missing teeth that allows patients to enjoy their favorite foods again and smile with confidence. We believe that dental implants are the longest-lasting and overall healthiest solution for missing teeth.
Single-Tooth and Multiple-Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
Single-tooth dental implants consist of a titanium post, which is integrated into the patient’s jawbone, and a natural-looking porcelain crown which is securely fixed onto the post. Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as fixed bridges, single-tooth dental implants do not require the surrounding teeth to be altered in any way.
Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth, and can even be used to support dentures. Dr. Alford offers multiple treatment options, including implant supported fixed bridges and locators to stabilize dentures.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Unfortunately, sometimes conditions exist that limit a patient’s ability to accept dental implants. For example, if you’ve been missing a tooth for a long time, your jawbone beneath the missing tooth will begin to deteriorate and lose integrity without proper stimulation from a tooth root. If your jawbone is not strong enough to support implants, Dr. Alford can advise you about options such as bone regeneration to make your mouth better suited to receive a dental implant.
Our Dental Implant Process
Implants are usually fitted under local anesthetic, sometimes with mild sedation. Dr. Alford uses advanced equipment during implant placements to precisely control the positioning of the implant and deliver the best dental implant results. He utilizes guides to perform minimally invasive, totally guided implant procedures.
Dental implants offer many advantages over other tooth replacement options.
* Implants have a natural appearance
* Patients regain the ability to chew their favorite foods
* Dental implants are easy to clean
* Implants are a permanent, fixed solution
Our Santa Rosa dental implants expert, Dr. Alford, has been placing dental implants since 1987. A lot about dental implants has changed since 1987, including the imaging technology used to plan the dental implant procedure. We use a 3D Cone Beam CT Scan, which is one of the most advanced 3D imaging technologies available to dentists. This device allows us to plan your dental implant placement on an accurate 3D image of your jawbone, ensuring safe and excellent results for our patients.
The crowns used to restore the implants are designed using CEREC software. CEREC offers technology that uses 3D images to create a dental restoration (crown). CEREC also incorporates an in-house milling machine that creates the dental crown.
Questions? Want to Request a Dental Implant Consultation?
If you are interested in a dental implant consultation with our Santa Rosa implant dentist, please contact us or request an appointment online today.