Dental Implants

Here at Redwood Family Dentistry, we offer dental implants as part of our restorative dentistry practice. Dental implants can be an excellent solution to correct damage and restore your bite and shining smile.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that bond to your jaw bone and replace tooth roots that have been lost or removed due to damage. Dental implants restore the integrity of your jawline, which has both aesthetic and functional benefits. Dental implants can correct dents or asymmetry in your profile, as well as improve chewing and speaking.

In addition to correcting your jawline, dental implants provide a solid foundation for artificial teeth. If you are in need of artificial teeth to replace missing or damaged natural teeth, your dentist will probably recommend dental implants as part of your treatment plan.

Why do I need dental implants?

Dental implants can be vital to restorative dental treatments for a number of reasons. If you are in need of a fixed bridge, a dental implant may be recommended in order to ensure the success and stability of your dental work. They provide stable anchors for artificial teeth and excellent replacement for damaged roots.

What will my treatment plan look like?

Of course, every treatment plan will be different depending on the patient’s specific situation. Generally speaking, dental implants usually require 2 appointments for installation. During your first procedure, the dental implants themselves will be placed in your jawbone. For three to six months following the surgery, the implants will gradually bond to your jaw bone beneath the surface of your gums. Most patients choose to wear temporary dentures during this time.

Once the dental implant has bonded to your jaw bone, we will uncover the implants and the replacement teeth are permanently attached. The whole treatment plan can take up to six to eight months, but should not disrupt your daily life.