3750 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
3750 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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The most advanced, permanent form of tooth replacement

Today’s biocompatible dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. By restoring your smile with dental implants in Santa Rosa, you can enjoy a long-lasting solution that outperforms other popular tooth replacement treatments.

Dr. Sutton is a Diplomat of the American Dental Implant Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics. With over two decades of experience, he’s one of the few leading dental implant dentists in Sonoma County to provide start-to-finish implant therapy in one location. This expedited experience provides improved comfort, convenience, and streamlines costs for our patients.

Dr. Wayne Sutton

Dr. Wayne Sutton is a highly skilled dentist with an artist’s eye for beauty, balance, and proportion. He studied advanced cosmetic dentistry at one of the world’s finest post-graduate dental institutions, The Pacific Continuum in San Francisco. A 1997 graduate of the UCSF School of Dentistry and clinical instructor at UCSF, he also studied Advanced Occlusion at the prestigious Hornbook Group. Along the way, he has accumulated an impressive list of firsts, including becoming one of the first dentists in Northern California to earn a Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics. A teacher, lecturer, innovator, television commentator, and even an official dentist for a renowned beauty pageant, Dr. Sutton applies his incredible breadth of experience to create masterpiece smiles for his patients.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are hypoallergenic, titanium restorations that mirror the function of natural tooth roots. Once set into the jaw (near your missing tooth), your bone integrates with the implants’ surface to fuse it into place permanently. A fully integrated implant can last for the rest of your life.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all-porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

  • Mirror natural tooth function
  • Stronger than healthy teeth
  • Can be used for single or multiple-tooth restorations
  • Support your facial features and bone
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Care for them the same as natural teeth
  • Designed for lifetime smile reconstruction

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Best Missing Tooth Replacement Options In Santa Rosa


Single Tooth Replacement:

Missing teeth affect everything around them. The bone in that area shrinks, the adjacent teeth drift out of place, and even opposing teeth start to wear abnormally. Replacing a missing tooth in a timely manner is essential for preserving overall oral health.

Many of our dental implant cases involve single tooth replacement. The dental implant itself replaces the root of the tooth that is missing. Once fully integrated, we affix a custom ceramic crown that matches neighboring teeth. The final results are like having a natural tooth all over again.

Multiple Tooth Replacement:

Do you have several teeth in a row that need to be replaced? A pair of dental implants can support a multi-tooth porcelain bridge, instead of placing individual implants and crowns in each of those locations. Implant-supported multi-tooth restorations are both successful and cost-effective.

Full Mouth Rejuvenation

Do you need to replace all of your teeth at once? Are you considering a teeth-in-a-day type of procedure? Instead of placing multiple individual implants, we can pair them together to restore your overall smile in a predictable, comfortable manner.

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What To Expect During Implant Procedure?

Getting dental implants is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little downtime. As a skilled implant provider and licensed sedation dentist, Dr. Sutton can provide a relaxing atmosphere that puts your comfort at the forefront of all we do. The implant placement is so straightforward that it can be completed with as little as a local anesthetic.

Our Santa Rosa dental office utilizes 3D X-ray imaging to map out the precise placement of each implant, for optimal success and a shorter surgical procedure.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Schedule a zero-pressure implant evaluation to find out if you qualify. Call Santa Rosa Dentistry and Implant Center today to get started.

Dental Implants FAQ’s

Want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Santa Rosa, California? You probably have several questions. Read the FAQs section below from Santa Rosa Dentistry and Implant Center to be informed before the procedure.


A dental implant is a three-piece component used to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant is a small screw-like but strong post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone, and above it, we attach an abutment that connects the implant to the dental prosthetic.

The final component of the dental implant is a natural-looking crown for a single tooth or denture or bridge for multiple teeth. The final restoration becomes the visible and functional part of the implant.


The dental implant procedure takes several months, but it’s worth the wait because you get something close to the natural tooth you lost. After a comprehensive examination, the dentist surgically places a titanium post into the jawbone.

The implant is then left for four to six months to merge with the jawbone through osseointegration. After fusion, the dentist places an abutment through a minor surgery. The final step is to cap off your implant with a crown, denture, or bridge.


The actual dental implant surgery is not painful because we use local anesthesia to numb your gums. We also use sedation dentistry for dental-phobic patients for added comfort.


Dental implants offer several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Natural-looking appearance
  • Restored oral function to nearly 100%
  • Durable aesthetics and function
  • Easy maintenance
  • Stabilize nearby teeth from shifting
  • Versatility to replace one, several, or all missing teeth

Once we replace your missing tooth with an implant, maintenance is critical for the long-term success of your restoration.

Long-term care for implants include:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing at least once every day
  • Seeing a dentist every six months for routine exams and cleanings
  • Wearing a customized mouthguard if you brux teeth
  • Avoiding using your teeth as tools to open packages
  • Eating a dental-friendly diet

Although dental implants have a remarkable success rate, they can fail. The common reason many implants fail is the infection of the gums and bone around the implant. Also called peri-implantitis, implant infection occurs due to poor oral hygiene and poor habits like smoking.

The other causes of implant failure include poor placement, failed osseointegration, nerve damage, and rejection by the body.


You are eligible for implants if you have one or more missing teeth. However, you must have a healthy bone to qualify for implantology. But don’t worry if you’ve lost your jawbone to tooth loss or gum disease. A bone graft can help stabilize your jawbone to support an implant.

Besides jawbone density, ideal features for potential candidates for dental implants include:

  • Optimal oral health: Candidates should have good oral health, free from issues like gum disease or untreated tooth decay. You should also commit to good oral hygiene for a successful dental implant treatment
  • Good overall Health: Generally, healthy individuals are better suited for dental implants. Conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or certain autoimmune disorders may affect the healing process
  • Non-smokers: Tobacco products can affect the healing process of implants. Smokers should quit the habit entirely or until the implants heal

Want to learn more about dental implants? Call (707) 868-0677 to talk to the team at Santa Rosa Dentistry and Implant Center.

Dr. Sutton is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in Sonoma County

About Dr. Wayne Sutton

Dr. Sutton is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in Sonoma County, and with over 20 years of experience, his implant center maintains a standard of excellence using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions. 

Dr. Sutton completed his postgraduate studies at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and received his doctorate, three years of experience as a clinical instructor, and the coveted “Clinical Excellence Award” from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997. He also earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group.

Dr. Sutton continues to take four times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Sutton is also a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.

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