Here 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.
Restorative Dentistry Options
Some popular forms of dental replacement include dental bridges, full dentures, partial dentures, and dental implants.
The Importance of Dental Implants
Filling in the gaps in your teeth is more than just a way to beautify your smile. Dental replacement is important in keeping your teeth safe and strong. Every tooth has an important job and a specific function and when even one is missing, the other teeth have to compensate for the loss. This can cause your remaining natural teeth to come under an unusual amount of pressure and often leads to shifting of the teeth and damage.
Another unfortunate side effect of missing teeth can sometimes be facial sagging and deformation. Your teeth are an important structure and can affect the appearance of not just your smile but your face in general. Replacing your teeth is important and will help improve your oral health and overall health as well.
Dental Implants Process
One of our most popular dental replacement options is dental implants. This is a more permanent way to replace your teeth and does a wonderful job of imitating the look and the function of your other natural teeth. Dental implants are placed by making a very small incision in your gums and then placing a false tooth root right into your jaw or skull bone. Once you’ve healed a customized dental crown is cemented on top and you are good to go! The benefits of this kind of dental replacement is that it keeps your gums and oral bones healthy, strong, and safe from disease.
Plus, at our dental office, we have a CBCT cone beam machine that can help assist with the implant process. This machine helps us to better understand your oral situation and give you the most precise and high-quality care possible.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants or schedule an appointment in Petaluma, CA, contact us today!