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Dental Implants

Santa Rosa Dental Implants

 
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Santa Rosa dental implants with dentists Hammer and Bonin, may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to various reasons such as periodontal disease, an injury etc...Santa Rosa Dental implants with dentist Hammer and Bonin, are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat almost anything that they ate previously and can smile knowing that teeth appear natural and fit the contour of the face. The dental implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are gone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for manufactured teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are no longer there.
 
 Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth and live in the Santa Rosa area, you are a candidate for Santa Rosa dental implants with Hammer and Bonin. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants will work as well as they can for you. For example cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease may affect whether dental implants will fuse to your bone properly. It is important to let Santa Rosa dental implants specialists Hammer and Bonin  know all about your medical status  together with all remedies you are taking, whether prescribed, alternative (herbal) or over-the-counter.  Some people are missing most or  all of their teeth and many of those are prime candidates for dental implants. Also, we use implants to replace small bridges, removable partial dentures and even missing single teeth. If a patient does not have enough bone to support a dental implant, bone grafts can be placed.
 
How dental implant surgery is done depends on the type of implant and the current condition of your jawbone. Santa Rosa dental implant surgery with Hammer and Bonin occurs in stages and may involve several procedures. The major gain of implants is solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires the bone to heal securely around the implant. Because this healing requires time, the process can take many weeks or months.