Dental Implant FAQs in Marin County, California



Our patients have many questions about using dental implants to restore missing teeth. A consultation for dental implants in our Marin County, CA office is the best way to learn about your options to replace missing teeth. However, there are some frequently asked questions that are non-specific and may be answered here.

What are dental implants made of?

Implants are comprised of three parts: a post, an abutment, and a crown. The posts are made of biocompatible titanium while the crown is generally made of porcelain and colored to look like your natural teeth.

Can dental implants be used to replace my missing teeth?

Implants can be used to restore a single tooth, multiple missing teeth, or a full arch. They are completely versatile.

Am I a candidate to use dental implants to restore my missing teeth?

Almost anyone is a candidate for implants. Even if you have experienced significant bone loss, grafting may help you to achieve the bone density needed to restore your missing teeth.

Are dental implants successful when replacing multiple missing teeth?

Dental implants enjoy a 97% integration rate. Dr. Seda is able to positively affect the rate of your dental implant’s success with strategic placement.

Will dental implants be beneficial to me?

Only you can determine that in your consultation with Dr. Seda, but in general, dental implants are a safe and effective method of restoring the look and function of your natural teeth.

Is there much downtime associated with getting dental implants?

Patients normally return to work the next day. You will be given a local anesthetic during the procedure and pain medication for use after the procedure, to ensure your comfort.

Do implants require special maintenance?

There is no additional care or maintenance required for implants.

Dr. Seda, a periodontist located in Marin County, CA, services patients from Marin County, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!



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