Supporting Your Partial and Full Dentures With Dental Implants

santa rosa implant denturesIn our last blog we discussed supporting dental bridges with dental implants. But what if you have more advanced cases of missing teeth? In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons discuss how we support partial and full sets of dentures with multiple dental implants, so you enjoy a complete smile again!

Partial and Full Prosthetics

Dentures address severe cases of tooth loss, restoring function and beauty to the smile. A partial set is designed to address multiple gaps spread out across your smile. The prosthetic contains your new teeth, crafted from lifelike and durable materials, and secured in an acrylic base. The base is meant to appear like gum tissue. A full contains a complete row of teeth set in the acrylic base. Each set is crafted based on detailed digital images and measurements we take of your smile, providing a comfortable fit and of course, a lifelike appearance. You can then smile and speak with ease, and also eat your favorite foods again!

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Removable dentures often need to be replaced every few years. This is because due to missing tooth roots, the body no longer sends key nutrients to the jawbone. Without them, the bone tissue begins to break down. This changes how your dentures fit, and could lead to an aged appearance. However, our team will insert multiple dental implants into the jaw. Through osseointegration, they bond with the bone tissue and act as new roots. This preserves the jawbone, and helps you maintain your more youthful features. We then attach the prosthetic to them, so you have a denture that is fixed in place and never needs to be taken out. They can last for decades to come, and for some patients, an entire lifetime.

Placing Your New Roots

First, we want to look at your smile and if necessary, treat underlying oral health issues that could compromise your new roots. We then plan and guide the placement process with digital technology, ensuring they’re at the perfect angle to support new teeth, and that we avoid sinus cavities or nerve tissues. Once in place, we can move forward with attaching your new teeth. In some cases, the entire process could be done in one visit, so you leave with a complete smile. If you have any questions, give us a call.

Do You Have Any Questions About Treating Missing Teeth?

Our team wants to help you enjoy a complete smile that is ready to last for years to come. To learn more about using implants to support new prosthetics, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. You can once again smile with confidence!