Dental Implants in Sonoma, CA
Long-Term Tooth Replacement That Looks and Feels Natural
If you are suffering from missing, broken, or failing teeth, you are not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 120 million Americans are estimated to be missing at least one tooth, with 36 million missing all their teeth in one or both of their jaws. Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement solution because they promote good oral health and are secure, as well as provide a natural appearance.
Along with many oral health complications that are common with severe tooth loss and decay, many patients often feel less confident about their smile when it is incomplete. Dr. Boynton offers dental implants that serve beautiful, functioning replacement teeth. When you come to our office in Sonoma for a consultation, Dr. Tyler Boynton will create a customized treatment plan to achieve your oral health goals and improve the way you feel about your smile. Contact us to find out how dental implants can benefit your smile in Sonoma, CA.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of an implant post, an abutment, and a crown. The implant post is surgically placed into the jaw bone to serve as the new tooth’s root. The abutment ensures your new prosthetic tooth or teeth are held in place. The abutment connects the implant to the crown. The dental crown is the visible part of the tooth and is custom-made to naturally blend in with the rest of your smile.
Thanks to advances in the field of dentistry, our experts can help patients with periodontal disease or facial bone defects qualify for dental implants. This can include bone and soft tissue grafting to rebuild the facial structure to ensure a solid foundation for implant placement. Our surgeons will design a dental implant treatment that is right for you. If you are suffering from tooth loss, we encourage you to contact our office to discuss your options for tooth replacement.
Types of Dental Implants
Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants offers many types of implant-based tooth restorations to serve a wide variety of patient needs. These include:
- Single Implants. One implant is used to replace one tooth anywhere in the mouth.
- Immediate Implants. If you need a tooth extracted, your oral surgeon can extract the tooth and insert a dental implant post at the same appointment.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Whereas traditional bridges can damage adjacent teeth by depending upon them for support, a dental implant can support a bridge while also preventing jaw bone loss.
- Full-Arch Restoration. This treatment uses multiple implant posts to secure a prosthesis in one or both dental arches, resulting in a brand new, fully functioning smile.
Dental Implant Surgery
At the consultation, Dr. Boynton will examine your oral health and determine if dental implants are right for you, which often includes taking 3D scans. We offer many options for anesthesia and sedation to ensure you are comfortable during any type of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
When you come to our office to receive your dental implant, we will administer the chosen form of anesthesia to make sure you feel at ease. During the surgical procedures, your oral surgeon will make a small incision in the gum tissue and insert the implant post. Sutures will be placed if necessary, and you will rest until the anesthesia wears off. Over the next few months, the post will fuse to the jaw bone. Once healed, your oral surgeon will uncover the connecting abutment and a restorative dentist will place your custom crown, completing your dental implant treatment.
Dental Implant Cost in Sonoma, CA
Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Sonoma, CA, works with you to discover how you can afford dental implants. Because we tailor each treatment plan to suit the needs of every patient, the cost of your dental implant treatment will vary. We consider your insurance coverage, the number of dental implants, and if other procedures are required (such as bone grafting or tooth extraction). Schedule a consultation at Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants with Dr. Boynton to find out how much dental implants would cost for you.
The Value of Dental Implants
When looking at tooth replacement options, there are many solutions to consider. By knowing the pros and cons of each, you can make the right decision for your oral health.
Removable dentures and bridges often cost less upfront, because there is typically no surgery involved. You must take out these prostheses during meals and brushing, which can feel embarrassing. If a bridge or partial is fixed, you must take extra care to properly clean around the framework, which can easily trap food and bacteria.
You will have to replace dentures every few years due to wear and tear, which can add up over the years. Dentures sit on top of the ridge in your mouth and do not fuse to the jaw bone beneath the surface. This increases the risk of jaw bone atrophy. If severe bone loss occurs, you may require costly bone repair surgery to restore the facial structure.
With dental implants, there are no extra or removable parts in your mouth. Your implants remain a fixed part of your smile at all times and are cared for the same way as natural teeth. The implants prevent bone loss and will look and feel so natural, many people won't be able to tell which is the replacement tooth.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
If you currently wear full or partial dentures, our oral surgeons can replace them with implant-supported dentures. This procedure, called full-arch restoration, is life-changing and eliminates the need for removable and uncomfortable dentures. As long as there is enough healthy jaw bone to support the implants, you likely qualify for this procedure.
Dentures can quickly replace missing teeth, but they can cause sores and slip when talking. It can feel embarrassing to remove dentures to eat, and dentures do not prevent jaw bone loss. With implants, you can enjoy eating and speaking with total confidence and your jaw bone health is protected. Learn more about denture replacement in Sonoma, CA, today by contacting our office.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
Rosalie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Rosalie, and I live in Sonoma Valley, and I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery to get an extraction and a dental implant. Both of my procedures went very well. Dr. Boynton put me right at ease by explaining the whole procedure and making sure I wasn't fearful and I knew what was going to happen. After my procedures, I feel very happy with all the results. If anyone in San Rafael needed oral surgery, I would surely say come to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery."
Delmer Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, I'm Delmer and I'm from Angwin. I came to the Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery and Dental Implant to have a dental implant. When I walked through the door, I was warmly greeted like an old friend. The doctor, he's very professional, he's very well trained. I received video messages. The videos made me feel more comfortable because it gave me more of an idea of what was going to happen. The procedure went very well. Everything was positive here. I would highly recommend the Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery and Dental Implant office."
Avi Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Hi, my name is Avi, and I am from Napa. I came to Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants to have an extraction and two implants. The staff is great, very friendly, always been very nice. The doctors here are unbelievable. Very, very knowledgeable, and make everything seem so easy. My procedure and treatment were very comfortable. The follow up was great. The next day, everything was fine, and I felt fantastic. The quality of my life improved. It was a great experience. I would highly and definitely recommend Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants."
Katie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Katie, I live in Sonoma, and I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery to get a dental implant. When I first walked into Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery, I felt very comfortable. Dr. Boynton is a very professional doctor but also very personable, and he’s easy to work with and makes you feel at ease about the whole procedure. The team here at Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery is wonderful, from the front office to the assistants to the doctor. You just feel really comfortable from the moment you get here. Now that I have my new tooth, I feel relieved and just great because I have all my teeth back. If you live in Napa or American Canyon, and you’re looking to get a dental implant, come to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery. You’ll be glad you came."
Robbie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My name is Robbie, I live in Sonoma, and I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery to get dental implants. Dr. Boynton is right on top of everything, and he answered all my questions. He was great with me. He was just kind and patient. He was wonderful. I think the crew is fabulous. They were so concerned for me, and I just felt so comfortable with them right away. My recovery was so much better than I was expecting. Dr. Boynton and his crew are the very best. You just can’t get better. For those of you in Sonoma and Napa looking for a place to get dental implants, Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery is the best place."
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child receive dental implants?
If a child is missing a permanent tooth, a dental implant can be a great long-term solution. However, most oral surgeons will recommend dental implant placement after a child has finished growing—around 16 years of age for girls, and 18 years of age for boys. To learn more about your child’s condition and the types of tooth replacement options available, schedule a consultation at our practice.
How long does it take to replace teeth using dental implants?
From beginning to end, the dental implant process ranges from a few months to a year. However, every patient is different. Your personal needs, lifestyle, condition, and more all factor into how long your dental implant process will take.
Can a general dentist place my dental implant?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the experts at performing oral surgery, including the surgical placement of dental implants. The majority of dental implant treatments require a team effort between an oral surgeon and a general dentist, but an oral surgeon should be the dental professional who places the implant. Once the implant is placed, a dentist will attach the crown after the implant heals.
What if there is not enough bone in my jaw for secure implant placement?
Bone loss is a common oral health issue and can be caused by tooth loss. A bone grafting procedure restores or adds bone to weakened areas, allowing more patients to qualify for implant-based tooth restoration. We also offer soft tissue grafting to restore the shape of the gums for beautiful smile aesthetics.
A Team Committed to Your Oral Health
We put patient safety and comfort at the forefront of our practice to ensure better oral health outcomes and experiences. Contact us to find out how our trusted team of oral surgery specialists can help you and your loved ones.