Dental Implant Restorations in Chico – Yellowstone Family Dentistry
Dental implant-supported restorations are innovative treatments that allow patients with missing teeth to achieve full smiles once again. At Yellowstone Family Dentistry, Dr. Saunders and Dr. Lim provide dental implant restorations to patients in Butte County and the surrounding areas of Chico, Orland, and Paradise. Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth so you can gain the confidence you deserve and enjoy a healthy smile.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Surgically placed into the jaw, dental implant posts are made of a bio-compatible titanium alloy. After placement, over a short period of time, osseointegration occurs. This is where new bone will form around the implant and in the grooves to lock it into place.The placement of an implant prevents further bone resorption which is a naturally occurring process when a tooth is lost. Replacing missing teeth with implants also prevents remaining teeth from moving into these spaces. Dental implants have the ability to support and stabilize a variety of restorations. Whether you need to replace one or multiple teeth with implant crowns or support dentures and partials, implants are a great option to give you the most natural-feeling restoration possible.
Dr. Saunders and Dr. Lim work with trusted specialists to design treatment that best suits the patients needs. The implant is then placed by the specialist and once ready patients return to their Chico practice for the final restoration. This comprehensive teeth replacement solution allows for the full restoration of missing teeth, ensuring you have a full smile that lasts.
Natural-Looking Implant Crown and Bridge Restorations in Chico
When a single tooth is missing, a dental implant is restored with an abutment and a crown. When possible screw-retained crowns are used to restore implants for optimal stabilization. This type of crown is one piece and is not cemented, but held in place by a screw inside the crown. With the use of porcelain materials, a dental implant can easily fulfill your aesthetic expectations by blending seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
When multiple teeth are missing, implant-supported bridges provide the added benefit of protecting neighboring teeth. Traditional bridges require crowns to be placed on adjacent teeth to hold the replacement tooth, also known as the pontic. Implant-supported bridges replace teeth and can distribute pressure evenly across the restoration without involving these teeth.
Restoring Your Smile with Implant Supported Dentures and Partials
Patients who are missing most or all of their teeth can have dental implants placed to stabilize their prosthetics (Dentures and Partials). Dentures on their own do not retain bone and can become ill-fitting or "loose" as bone resorbs over time. This resorption can also occur with partials also leading to a poorly fitting prosthetic. Implant-supported dentures and implant-supported partials not only help to minimize resorption of bone, but also give added support and retention. Patients are then confident to eat and live life much like before teeth were lost. Dr. Saunders and Dr. Lim can help you decide whether to reline your existing dentures, or have new ones created to attach to dental implants. In some cases an existing prosthetic can be modified to have better retention with the addition of implants.
At Yellowstone Family Dentistry, we take the time to fabricate restorations that are up to our aesthetic standards. After your implants have been placed, we begin the restorative process with a scheduled appointment to take full x-rays and impressions, which allow for fabrication of the abutment and restoration. Our focus is to ensure that each restoration we provide looks natural.
Ready for Your Implant Restoration? Contact Us Today!
Dr. Saunders and Dr. Lim provide skilled implant restorations in Chico. If you’re ready to receive implant treatment, contact Yellowstone Family Dentistry at their Chico dental practice to schedule an appointment today!