Got a dental implant appointment scheduled but dreading the visit? At Von Chan D.D.S., we understand why people fear going to the dentist and make it our top priority to ensure your comfort during every visit. Our kind staff, cozy office environment, and state-of-the-art equipment provide a relaxing yet efficient experience for all your dental needs.

We prioritize hygiene and safety in our practice, so you can feel secure knowing you’re in good hands throughout the visit, whether for dental implants, a dental cleaning, or anything in between. You won’t have to worry about discomfort or post-visit complications – rest assured, there will always be someone standing by, ready to help if needed! We’ll also take care of necessary aftercare instructions to guarantee you get the best results from each procedure done during your time at our office.


Dental Implants 101: What You Need to Know

Are you considering getting dental implants? Then you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Chan has been installing implants for many years and is the go-to dentist for all dental implant needs. Let’s explore some frequently asked questions about dental implants to ensure you are making the best decision for your oral health.


What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium surgically placed into the jawbone. It provides a secure foundation for artificial teeth, bridges, crowns, or dentures—allowing you to chew and speak normally again! Replacing a missing tooth with an implant looks and feels like your natural teeth.


Are there any risks associated with getting an implant?

Dental implants are considered a safe procedure as long as it is performed by a qualified dentist like Dr. Chan, who specializes in this type of surgery. As with all surgical procedures, there are potential risks, such as infection or nerve damage. At Von Chan D.D.S., we take extra precautions during the procedure and provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure your safety and reduce any risks associated with implant surgery.


How long does the process take?

Getting a dental implant typically takes several months from start to finish because the bone must have time to heal before attaching an abutment (the post which will support the new tooth) and finally adding a prosthetic tooth or bridge on top of it. However, at Von Chan D.D.S., we offer same-day dental crown solutions so you can get your new smile faster than ever!


How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are one of the most reliable, long-lasting tooth replacement options. When cared for properly, dental implants can last for decades. Regular visits to the dentist will keep your dental implants in top condition, allowing them to last as long as possible. Dental implants, just like natural teeth, are still susceptible to periodontal disease.  During these routine checkups, your dentist can also assess how well any crowns or bridges included with the implant are holding up. With proper care and attention, dental implants offer you a lifetime of beautiful smiles!


How do I care for my dental implants?

Taking care of dental implants is easy. The best way to ensure that your implants last as long as possible is to practice good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing with an appropriate toothbrush and toothpaste, flossing regularly using a waxed tape floss, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash. To prevent damaging or loosening the implant, try not to bite down directly on hard objects like ice cubes or popcorn kernels. These steps will keep your implant looking natural and functioning correctly for years!


High-Quality Dental Implants in Petaluma, California

If you’ve been wondering what options exist for replacing missing teeth, consider visiting Von Chan D.D.S. today to learn more about how we can help restore your beautiful smile! Contact us today for more information about our services! We understand how important a healthy mouth is and strive to give our patients the care they need to look and feel their best every day.