Dental Implants - Chico, CA
The development of dental implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry over the past 40 years. Dr. Eric Eltzroth is dedicated to being one of the best dental implant dentists in Chico.
Dental implants are a very effective way to replace missing teeth. They are designed to blend in perfectly with your original teeth, to give you a natural and permanent smile. Dental implants are an excellent long-term solution for restoring your smile.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw, and function as an anchor for replacement teeth.
There are generally three phases to getting a dental implant:
- First, a titanium post (the implant) is surgically placed into the jawbone. Dr. Eltzroth may recommend a diet of soft foods during the healing process after the implant is placed.
- Next, we allow the the bone around the implant to heal. The bone actually grows around the dental implant it and holds it in place, which makes it extremely strong. The healing time varies for each patient.
- Finally, an artificial tooth is placed on the implant. A single tooth implant called a dental crown. The crown will be based on size, shape, color and fit, and will be designed to blend in with your other teeth. Your new replacement teeth can be attached to the implant once the healing is complete. Some patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit.