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Implants are used to replace missing teeth or help support dentures. It is placed surgically in the jaw bone, and once the implant becomes secure in the bone a restoration such as a crown can be attached to it.

Dental implants consist of three components:

  • Implant fixture - an artificial root(titanium dental implant)that is surgically placed and integrates with the jaw bone.
  • Implant abutment – a structure that is connected to the implant fixture via a screw.
  • Implant restoration - a crown that replace the missing tooth, cemented over the implant abutment.
Santa Rosa Dentist Implant Crown

Dr. Alavi works closely with an oral surgeon or periodontist for the placement of the implant fixture. Once the implant fixture has stablized by integration with the surrounding bone, Dr. Alavi will finish the implant with a restoration such as a crown.

The Benefits of Dental Implant:

  • Bone presercation
  • Natural look and feel
  • Unafffected adjacent teeth
  • improved quality

The most important aspect of an implant is proper diagnosis and treatment planning.

Dr. Alavi does not diagnos by merely looking into your mouth as you may have experienced elsewhere. A simple visual exam does not give a clear view of your entire mouth in action in three dimensions! Instead, Dr. Alavi takes molds (impressions) of your teeth, takes measurements of your jaw joint positions and jaw angulation, and records a precise relationship of your upper teeth to lower teeth. He transfers your jaw relationships to an articulator which duplicates your bite and jaw movements. Dr. Alavi then evaluates your mouth with the aid of this articulator that now moves like your mouth.

Dr. Robert Alavi Dentistry

1420 Guernevill Rd #2 Santa Rosa, CA 95403 | Phone: 707-578-3776 | Fax: 707-578-1060

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