Dental Implant Therapy in Chico CA
Teeth can be lost for many reasons. Some of the most common include periodontal disease, trauma, and failed root canals. If you’ve lost teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. Missing teeth also contribute to a number of oral health concerns such as changes in your bite and bone loss.
At South Chico Dental Care, we take both the function and aesthetics of your smile seriously. We’ll work with you to come up with a solution that improves the health and appearance of your smile. Today, the best way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
We’ll begin by performing a thorough evaluation. During this assessment, we’ll gauge your bone levels, your periodontal health, and your overall health. These factors must be considered for successful implant placement.
Using digital radiography, we can determine your bone density. When you lose teeth, you start losing dental bone. Having a lower bone density won’t necessarily rule out dental implants, but it may indicate the need for specialized treatment first.
Dental implants are placed surgically into the bone in the space left by your missing tooth or teeth. Once the implant has been placed and the area has healed, we will place a restoration. Implants are often restored with custom-made dental crowns that look just like a natural tooth. We can also restore implants using bridges or even dentures.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Like other tooth replacement options, dental implants do a great job of filling in the gap in your smile. Implants also have additional benefits, which can make them a preferred tooth replacement option. The post of your implant functions like a natural tooth root in that it stimulates your periodontal bone to maintain itself. This prevents bone loss and the problems associated with it.
Dr. Surh is dedicated to providing patients with dentistry that will improve their oral health for the long term. Dental implants do precisely that.
Dental implants are also incredibly convenient since you care for them just like you would your own teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular routine cleanings and examinations at our Chico dental office are all that’s needed to keep your implants in great shape.
Implant-Retained Bridges and Dentures
As noted, we can use implants to secure both bridges and dentures. One common complaint about dentures in particular is that they feel loose and insecure. Using just a few strategically placed implants, we can eliminate that problem. Implant-retained bridges or dentures are an excellent solution for anyone who is missing multiple teeth.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
You don’t have to put up with the hassle, discomfort, and embarrassment of missing teeth. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Chico dentist Dr. Daniel Surh to learn more about your tooth replacement options.