Discover the reasons why to get dental implants in Sebastopol, CA
A healthy smile contains several parts that work together as a unit. Losing a tooth disrupts the natural balance of the oral cavity. Dental implants replace the missing tooth to help regain the balance in the mouth and to improve your quality of life. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Dr. Silvano Senn, Dr. Toni Mann, and the team at Sonoma Whole Health Dentistry offer ceramic dental implants as permanent options to replace missing teeth.
The purpose of a dental implant
Tooth loss can cause the adjacent teeth to shift. Your bite changes, altering the way you eat and speak. The jawbone is affected without a tooth root in place. Your oral health is impacted. Bacteria and food particles can hide in the new hidden nooks and crannies caused by the missing tooth. The function and appearance of your smile can change.
A dental implant is a small biocompatible post that replaces a missing tooth. At Sonoma Whole Health Dentistry, we only use ceramic implants. We never place metal in the body. The ceramic implant is precisely inserted into the jaw in place of a missing tooth. As the area heals, the bone and tissues fuse around the implant securing in place as part of the mouth. This creates the foundation of a sturdy, long-lasting restoration. An implant is topped with a ceramic crown to complete the process. The final result looks and acts as a natural tooth.
Our teeth have crowns and roots. The crown is the visible part that and is often what people think of when a tooth is lost. However, the root, which sits below the gums has the vital role of maintaining the health of the bone. A dental implant follows the natural structure of the tooth. The implant itself is secured in the bone to replace and mimic a tooth root. Our practice recommends and uses only ceramic, biocompatible materials.
The implant and crown combination appear to be and function as a natural tooth. The restoration creates a sturdy replacement that is able to withstand the pressure of a tooth. Eating and speaking occur naturally. Aesthetically, your smile is restored. Your confidence is boosted by having a complete smile once more. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, your dental implant can last a lifetime.
Why get ceramic dental implants?
Many offices use titanium or metal dental implants. We utilize biocompatible materials. Our ceramic implants are metal-free and completely safe for patients. Biocompatible ceramic is accepted easily by the body and integrates into the jawbone. It does not irritate the gums or cause negative reactions. The material is longer lasting, easier to clean, and does not accumulate the same amount of dental plaque as metal implants.
For patients concerned with appearances, ceramic implants are white. The color closely resembles a natural tooth. If a patient has thin or receding gums, the implant still appears as part of a natural tooth. Topped with a ceramic crown, the entire product appears natural.
The safety of ceramic implants makes them the preferred choice for replacing missing teeth. Benefits of ceramic implants include:
- Biocompatible – As a metal-free material, the implant integrates easily with the bone and gums.
- Sustainable – Less plaque builds up on ceramic implants, reducing the risk of future dental problems or disease.
- Aesthetic appeal – Ceramic dental materials are white and closely resemble tooth enamel. There are no unnatural gray shadows showing through the gums as with metal implants.
- Safe – Ceramic implants are metal-free, do not conduct electricity, and do not interfere with the body’s natural energies. They do not cause negative side effects.
- Durable – Dental implants are secured in the jaw. The material is strong, sturdy, and long-lasting.
- Successful – Ceramic implants have higher success and survival rates than metal implants. With proper care, they are long-lasting and can last a lifetime.
A ceramic dental implant is a long-lasting tooth replacement option. Let us help preserve the health and beauty of your smile. If you are missing teeth or need general dental services, contact Dr. Silvano Senn and Dr. Toni Mann in their Sebastopol, CA office. Call 707 549-6333.