At our Santa Rosa dental office, dental implants are becoming one of the most popular treatment options for missing and badly decayed teeth. Dental implants are preferred by our patients for their longevity, convenience, and strength. While not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants, do not be deterred if you have been turned away from dental implant providers in the past due to unhealthy gums or bone tissue. Dr. Albers is often able to find a suitable dental implant treatment solution that is ideal for your specific clinical situation.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants require that the patient have adequate bone and sufficiently healthy gum tissue. Without sufficient bone tissue, the dental implants may fail to correctly integrate with the anatomy of the jawbone. Periodontal (gum) disease can also be a barrier to dental implant surgery – ideally, the implant candidate should be in good overall oral health. If you are unsure if you are a dental implants candidate, schedule your consultation with our Santa Rosa dentist.
If you do not have an adequately healthy jawbone, you may be a candidate for a supplemental bone grafting procedure. There is also a similar procedure for those who suffer from healthy gum tissue deficiency called soft tissue augmentation. Bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation typically takes place a few months prior to the dental implants procedure to allow your jaw enough time to properly heal.
Mini-implants may present another option for those with jawbone imperfections. If your bone tissue is of uneven quality, a full-sized dental implant may place too much force on your jaw which can compromise its strength and stability. Mini-implants are even smaller than dental implants and can be placed along the strongest surface of your jawbone to help ensure the durability of the mini-implant.
Only a qualified dentist can determine what your ideal tooth replacement solution is. The friendly staff of Harry Albers DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is ready to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your dental implants candidacy. We have the knowledge and experience to thoroughly discuss your oral health condition and the available treatment options with you at our practice in Santa Rosa, CA.
Schedule a Dental Implants Appointment in Santa Rosa, CA
Do you suffer from decaying or missing teeth? Are you frustrated with your inconvenient and uncomfortable removable dentures? Dental implants may be the ideal solution for you even if your gums have receded or your jawbone has deteriorated. Contact Harry Albers DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today to schedule your no-obligation consultation!