Implant Dentistry in Petaluma, CA – Dental Implants Information
Several oral health complications can arise from missing teeth, so finding a teeth replacement solution is important. One of the most effective restorations available is a dental implant. Dr. Yvonne Szyperski both places and restores implants to help rebuild patients’ dental health. North Bay Smiles provides dental implants in Petaluma, Cotati, and Rhonert 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.
Our Petaluma dentist is highly skilled in performing dental implant placement procedures. After taking an accurate image of your jaw, making sure the bone is healthy enough to support implants, and then placing the dental implant posts, Dr. Szyperski welcomes patients back for follow-up appointments to examine the site of surgery after a few weeks. Once the healing process is complete, the dental implant restorations can be added.
During the healing process of the site of surgery itself, the implants undergo osseointegration, the process by 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. Our Petaluma dentist knows to look for successful osseointegration, making sure your dentition is ready for replacement teeth.
Dental Implant Restoration
After the surgery site has healed and the dental implants posts have completed osseointegration, 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 restore any number of missing teeth.
If you are only missing one tooth, our Petaluma dentist can provide a single dental implant topped with a zirconia crown. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced with a porcelain fixed bridge supported by a few implants, depending on the number of teeth requiring restoration. Even a full arch of teeth can be replaced with an implant-supported denture, requiring two to six implants for stability.
The end 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 Rhonert Park. To learn how dental implants can best help you, call our office today!