Our Alta Vista dental Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth or support dentures, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime! An implant is a titanium tooth root replacement that is so bio-compatible that bone grows directly to its surface. This root replacement can be used (as in the above picture) to support a natural looking crown or bridge. Our dental implants can be used to support a denture or partial denture so that it is not loose anymore and so that you can chew with more confidence.
Placing the titanium implant body is a complicated process best handled by a skilled specialist. In Auburn we are blessed to have several top-notch surgeons who do a great job placing implants. At Dr. Donovan's, we place beautiful crowns and bridges onto implants after they have healed for several months. The entire process of replacing a tooth can take up to one year, but our patients say it's worth it.
Our Auburn, CA Mini Dental Implants are an exciting recent development that is done entirely at Dr. Donovan's office- no need to see a specialist! These are used mostly to anchor loose lower dentures. There is no healing time, as with regular implants, so you leave the same day with your denture "snapped" into place. In some cases Mini Dental Implants can also be used to anchor upper dentures, partial dentures, and single tooth replacements. Our patients always ask if the process is painful. We are happy to say that it's not usually worse than having a few fillings. And it's usually much less expensive than traditional implants.