Have you been missing teeth for a while now? Dental implants in Petaluma CA, are a popular and effective treatment for missing teeth. They’re strong and look natural – just like your other teeth. Dental implants allow you to eat whatever you want and smile confidently.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular and effective treatment for missing teeth. They are a permanent way to replace your teeth and do a beautiful job of imitating the look and function of your other natural teeth. They are made of titanium posts inserted into the jawbone to act as artificial roots. Once in place, we can use these posts to support one or more replacement teeth.

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The Importance of Dental Implants

Filling in the gaps in your teeth is more than just a way to beautify your smile. Replacing missing teeth is vital in keeping your remaining teeth healthy and strong. Every tooth has an important job and a specific function, and when even one is missing, the other teeth must compensate for the loss. The missing teeth can cause your remaining natural teeth to come under an unusual amount of pressure, often leading to shifting of the teeth and damage that may end up costing more time and money in the long run.

Replacing your teeth can help improve your oral health, overall health, and appearance. Your teeth are an essential structure and can affect the appearance of your smile. Another unfortunate side effect of missing teeth can sometimes be facial sagging and deformation. The sagging happens because your jawbone can deteriorate when you don’t have the tooth in place to provide the necessary stimulation. As a result, your facial structure can change. 

Dental Implants Process

Dr. Von Chan can place your dental implants with precision and care. The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, and patients can usually go home the same day. Recovery times vary, but most people feel well enough to return to their usual activities within a few days.

Our state-of-the-art dental facility includes a dental cone beam computed tomography (CT). This specialized x-ray device provides detailed 3D images of your oral structure to help us plan the implant process. 

Dental implants are digitally planned and visualized with our 3-D x-ray, leading to a precision fit.  The titanium implant will replace the tooth root in your jawbone. Once you’ve healed, a customized dental crown is cemented on top, and you are good to go! 

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. They are a much more permanent solution than dentures or bridges, which you must replace every few years. And the better you care for them, the longer they can last. 

How To Care For Dental Implant

Dental implants are much easier to care for than other dental replacement options. You can brush and floss them just like your natural teeth, without worrying about them slipping or falling out. Just be sure to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. 

Restorative Dentistry Options

At Von Chan DDS, we are happy to offer a wide variety of dental replacement options. Whether you happen to be missing one tooth, or many, our dental implants can improve your oral health and restore your smile. Some popular forms of dental replacement include dental bridges, full dentures, partial dentures, and dental implants.

High-Quality Dental Implants in Petaluma CA

Dental implants can help you regain your smile and confidence back. Schedule a consultation today with Von Chan DDS to see if dental implants are the right choice for you. We offer free consultations on this life-changing procedure.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment in Petaluma, CA! You deserve to have a beautiful smile, and we would love to help you achieve one!