Implant Dentistry in Petaluma, CA – Dental Implants Information
Several oral health complications can arise from missing teeth, so finding a teeth replacement solution is essential. One of the most effective restorations available is a dental implant. Dr. Yvonne Szyperski partners with an oral surgeon in the area to place the implants, and then she restores the implants to help rebuild patients’ dental health. North Bay Smiles provides dental restorations for implants in Petaluma, Cotati, and Rohnert Park.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants are artificial teeth roots and the prosthetic restorations they support. The first step in receiving dental implants is to have the titanium posts, which serve as the replacement tooth root, surgically placed into the jawbone.
Dr. Szyperski will refer you to a dental surgeon who is highly skilled in performing dental implant placements. After taking an accurate image of your jaw, they will make sure the bone is healthy enough to support implants and then place the dental implant posts. You will return after a few weeks for follow-up appointments during the healing process. Once the healing process is complete, you will return to North Bay Smiles, and Dr. Szyperski will work with you to restore the dental implant.
During the healing process, the implants undergo osseointegration, in which the titanium posts fuse to bone. This process is critical to the durability of dental implants; because the artificial root is part of the jaw, a dental implant will have strength comparable to that of the original, healthy tooth. Your dentist will look for successful osseointegration, making sure your dentition is ready for replacement teeth.
Dental Implant Restoration
After the surgery site has healed and the posts of the dental implants have completed osseointegration, you will visit North Bay Smiles so Dr. Szyperski can then add the dental implant restorations. While the titanium posts serve as the tooth root, the restoration serves as the visible, functional tooth. Depending upon your teeth replacement needs, the implants and restorations can replace any number of missing teeth.
How strong are your dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.
If you only miss one tooth, Dr. Szyperski can restore it with a single zirconia crown. Multiple missing teeth can be restored with a porcelain fixed bridge supported by a few implants, depending on the number of teeth needing restoration. Even an entire arch of teeth can be replaced with an implant-supported denture, requiring two to six implants for stability.
The result of getting a dental implant restoration from Dr. Szyperski is a beautiful, functional smile that looks and feels natural.
Call Us Today for Dental Implants
North Bay Smiles provides dental implants in Petaluma, Cotati, and Rohnert Park. To learn how dental implants restorations can best help you, call our practice at (707) 306-8001 today!