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Offering implant dentures in stockton and other dental implant procedures

If you would like to learn more about treatment with full arch dental implant therapy, we would love to have you stop by. The consultation is free and we can help you consider the different options. If you are living in Stockton or Tracy we are only a very short drive away. The same goes for our neighboring cities of Lodi, Galt, Dublin, and Pleasanton. Due to the very specialized nature of these treatments, we commonly have patients drive from as far away as San Francisco or San Jose. Wherever you are from, we are happy to see you and would love to help. I hope this page is helpful for you. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me via email through the contact page. Thank you!





Providing Dental Implant Treatment to California's Central Valley and Bay Area Although located in Stockton and Tracy, Dr. Ivan Chicchon serves the needs of many bay area and central valley residents. We commonly have patients coming from Sacramento and Elk Grove. Due to the high level of training required for dental implant procedures such as All-on-4 and Teeth-in-A-Day, patients are often unable to find the treatment they seek in their hometowns. We also have patients coming from all over the central valley cities such as Modesto, Lodi, Galt, Ceres, Tracy, and Mountain House. Patients seeking affordable dental implants also drive from Dublin, Pleasanton, and Fremont. Wherever you are located in the Central Valley or Bay Area, we invite you to visit us for a consultation for affordable dental implant treatment. 95212 Implants - Implant dentist in Stockton (95212 area code) has specialized equipment and training to replace your teeth Dentists Near Stockton - Dentist in the Central Valley specialized in Implant Dentistry Implant Dentists in Sacramento - Dental Implant Specialist trained to complete treatment from implant to crown in Sacramento, Ca. Implant Dentists in Modesto - Dentists trained in permanent dentures, all on four, fixed dentures can help answer your questions near Modesto, Ca. Implant Dentists in Livermore - Dental Implant Surgeon trained in implant surgery and restoration near Livermore, Ca. Best Implant Dentist in Central Valley - Our office utilizes the most advanced technology in dental implants and imaging. Implant Dentistry Stockton - Implant dentist serving the Stockton and greater Central Valley here in Stockton, Ca.



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Is "All-on-4" Right for me?


This treatment offers a very attractive and practical solution to patients with no teeth who 1) cannot tolerate their existing dentures, 2) want to be able to eat a wider variety of foods 3) want to stop worrying about their dentures coming lose throughout the day 4) who have bone loss that compromises denture stability. The All-on-4 treatment can also be a solution for people who have failing dentition due to many reasons such as acid reflux, dry mouth, damage from trauma, or poor oral hygiene. Some important factors to consider when thinking of pursuing All-on-Four treatment:


  • Am I a candidate for the procedure?

​​Some conditions make make a person ineligible for dental implant therapy. Some conditions include: any uncontrolled systemic disease such as diabetes, history of using intravenous bisphosphonates, and some bone diseases such as multiple myeloma. Also, some patients may not have sufficient bone width or height to place implants in. These patients may require additional bone grafting procedures before placing dental implants. 



  • Do I want the immediately placed temporary prosthesis?


​What many people do not know about this treatment is that there are actually two phases of prostheses made. The first one made is a temporary fixed denture that can be placed at the time of surgery. This is what dentists mean by "immediate placement." This immediately placed prosthesis is worn from the time of the surgery until about 4 months later when there has been sufficient healing time to make the final prosthesis. The final prosthesis is different because it often has a metal or zirconium framework that makes it much stronger. This strength also adds to the longevity of your individual dental implants as well. One thing to be aware of is that the immediately placed temporary prosthesis commonly has to undergo repairs during the healing time. This is an important consideration for patients who do not want to have to go to the dentist during their healing time. Another option is to wear a conventional removable denture during the healing time. If the patient is able to wear a conventional removable denture, the patient will minimize any repairs that have to be made during the healing period. The patient will still have to make some trips to the dentist however, to have the denture adjusted every now and then. 



  • Is the cost right for me?


The truth is that dental implant treatment is a substantial investment. In fact, undergoing this treatment can cost as much as buying a Mercedes Benz! However, you should consider how it will impact your quality of life. It is true that this treatment can allow you to eat the foods you love and due to its slim design can allow you to forget that you have any prosthetics in your mouth. It is important that you select a dental provider who you trust and can work with you to come up with a plan that fits into your financial plan. Perhaps it may be beneficial to only do the lower arch first, then you can do the upper jaw at a later time. There are many ways to modify the treatment to make it feasible for you. 

Implant Dentures in Stockton

The "All-on-Four" Model


The "All-on-Four Solution" is an attractive option for patients who have failing dentition or are dissatisfied with their existing dentures. This procedure may utilize as little as four implants in the upper jaw and four implants in the lower jaw to support a fixed full-arch denture. Using this technique, it is possible for a patient to immediately wear a fixed denture after extractions and implant placement. 



How long does it really take?


Despite what some advertisements might say, the entire procedure is not completely finished in one day. There are several key appointments to plan your case, take dental records, and also for maintenance after you have received your permanent denture. The typical treatment schedule goes something like this:


Appointment 1:Consultation and Records. 


Appointment 2: Extractions and Implant Placement. If the implants achieve a strong enough anchorage to the jawbone, a custom temporary thin-profile denture can be fixed to the implants. The patient can use this prosthesis during the necessary healing period before the permanent denture is made.


                            (4 month healing period)


Appointment 3: Implant "Impressions". A record is taken of the exact implant positioning in your jaw. 


Appointment 4: Bite Record. A recording is made of how your jaws come together. The front 6 teeth are also arranged and the patient can request changes in tooth shape, shade, and position.  


Appointment 5: The Try-in: All of the teeth are arranged and tried in.  The cosmetic appearance and the bite is confirmed. If everything is perfect, then it is sent to the laboratory for permanent processing. 


Appointment 6: The delivery: The final prosthesis is put into place and any necessary minor adjustments are made. 


Follow up! Patients should return to the dentist at least once per year to monitor the prosthesis. This will ensure the best function and longevity of the prosthesis possible.