Severe gum disease can result in losing teeth, which Dr. Francie Naval is happy to address at Francie Naval, DDS by replacing your tooth with a dental implant. Our periodontist can embed the implant post into your jaw before placing a dental restoration over it, which will give you back your chewing and speech functions and your whole smile. Call 805-563-4404 if you are missing a tooth and need a dental implant in Santa Barbara, California.