As one of the top dental implant specialists in the area, Dr. Sean Wilson has a reputation for transforming broken mouths into stunning, sturdy smiles with dental implants. Contact our office today to start your journey towards the smile of your dreams!
Why should I choose dental implants?
Dental implants are one of the most reliable tooth replacements because they not only fill a gap in your smile, but they can help restore your overall oral health as well! Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can actually stop bone loss and can be used with a variety of restorations to replace one or all of your teeth. Plus, they can last for many years with proper care.
Here are some of the biggest advantages of dental implants:
- Can last a lifetime and are extremely reliable
- Durable, strong, and sturdy
- You won't get a cavity or decay
- Prevents bone loss
- Easier to clean around than a bridge
- Easy and virtually pain-free process
- No long appointments or grinding in the mouth
Did you know…
Unlike dentures which require replacements, dental implants can potentially last a lifetime.
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With dozens of awards and accolades under his belt, Dr. Wilson is equipped to provide unparalleled results for a smile that not only looks beautiful but lasts.
While other practices may put bandaids on issues with speedy treatments and less expensive materials, we’re committed to providing you with top-of-the-line treatments so your smile can thrive for years to come.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Because dental implants feel and function just like natural teeth, you can brush and floss normally and still enjoy your favorite foods.
Your implant will be paired with a custom-crafted restoration that naturally blends in with the rest of your smile.
Preserve Your Oral Health
Implants are made from biocompatible materials, which mimic the form and function of your tooth’s natural roots. This prevents bone resorption caused by tooth loss.
The Implant Treatment Process
After the implant has been placed, it needs time to heal and fuse with the jawbone. This typically takes around 10 weeks, although the exact duration can vary depending on the individual case.
Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone and is stable, Dr. Wilson will attach a new crown to the implant. This crown is custom-made to match your existing teeth in shape, size, and color, and is securely fastened to the implant to provide a permanent replacement for your missing tooth.
Applying the Restoration
After the implant has fully bonded with your jaw, it’s time to place your restoration. A restoration is the visible part of a dental implant, and most often takes the form of a dental crown when replacing a single tooth. Your restoration will be custom-made to seamlessly match the rest of your smile. Your Santa Rosa dentist will securely attach it to the titanium implant, and your smile will be fully restored!
Before & Afters
A smile is worth 1,000 words.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do dental implants stop bone loss?
Yes! Dental implants are the only tooth replacement to stop bone loss. When you lose a tooth, your jaw is no longer stimulated by the forces of chewing and biting. The jaw bone will begin to deteriorate, which weakens the jaw and causes the surrounding teeth to shift or loosen.
Dental implants mimic the form and function of natural tooth roots when they are placed directly into the jaw bone. Chewing and biting forces stimulate the jaw bone just like natural teeth, which stops bone resorption from occurring in the first place.
Can my dental implant become infected?
While uncommon, it is possible for dental implants to become infected, resulting in a condition known as “peri-implantitis.” This rare complication typically only occurs when the implant is not cared for properly after the placement surgery. As long as you follow Dr. Wilson’s post-op instructions, your chances of developing an infection are very low.
How long will my dental implant last?
When dental implants are placed by an expert like Dr. Wilson and are properly maintained, they can last for decades or even the rest of your life. The restoration, on the other hand, may eventually need to be replaced. This is because the restoration experiences regular wear and tear from chewing and biting. Regular visits with Dr. Wilson will allow you to monitor the state of your restoration and the health of your implant, so you can maximize the longevity of your smile.