Permanent Dental Implants
Permanent Dental Implants Done Conveniently in Downtown Sebastopol
Dental implants are a big part of modern restorative dentistry, allowing dentists to replace missing teeth with a more durable, stronger substitute than ever before.
Permanent dental implants can be combined with other restorative dentistry work like crowns, bridges, dentures and even other types of implants. They consist of a strong and durable metal anchor on which an artificial replacement tooth will be attached. The post keeps the implant as secure as the natural roots of a tooth normally would, and the replacement is created to look just like your natural teeth.
Why Permanent Dental Implants?
When you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re at risk for various oral health problems, like shifting of teeth into the gaps, increased risk of damage and decay, and developing TMJ (temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint) disorder or becoming unable to bite and chew properly.
Besides these issues, missing teeth often lead people to cover their mouth or avoid smiling and laughing because they dislike how their smile looks. They also contribute to indistinct speech and eventual bone loss in the jaw. So having missing teeth replaced, whether through implants or other restoration options, is important for several reasons.
One of the main benefits of choosing permanent dental implants is in the name – permanence. Rather than having to worry about taking dentures out, cleaning them, putting them back in, and potentially misplacing them, permanent implants are cared for like your regular teeth and make it easier to eat, talk, chew, and do other daily activities without the worry of dentures slipping out. When there are teeth missing, the surrounding teeth may also move out of alignment to compensate for the empty space, so replacing missing teeth with permanent implants can also maintain the positioning of your surrounding teeth.
Permanent dental implants can also be used in concert with other dental restorations to anchor bridges or dentures into place, giving these kinds of restorations a longer lifetime and a more secure placement.
Are Permanent Dental Implants Right for Me?
There are multiple dental solutions to replacing missing teeth, and while permanent implants can be a great option for many, the health of the surrounding bone is important in determining candidacy for this treatment method. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your medical history, x-rays, and other relevant information to help you understand if dental implants are the best long-term solution for your dental health.
If you’re looking for an implant dentist in Sebastopol, talk with us today to schedule a consultation. Headed by local husband and wife team Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh, Oak Tree Dental brings you the excellence you expect from your dental service provider without feeling rushed. In addition to implants, we also offer comprehensive care for the whole family and a top-notch hygiene team that’s dedicated to your needs.
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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dental school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dental school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later.
After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they're looking forward to enjoying the area's relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.
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