Dental Implant Dentures Provide A Full Smile

santa rosa dental implantsWhen you lose most of your teeth, or suffer from further tooth loss, then you need a dental prosthetic. With our dentures, we can provide a full smile and with dental implants, we can ensure they last for years to come. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons talk about how we secure dental implant dentures.

The Causes and Dangers of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss could be caused by multiple factors. For some, this could be the result of an injury to the jaw, or possibly due to poor oral hygiene, such as untreated tooth decay or a dental infection. The most common factor behind adult tooth loss is actually periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease that destroys the tissues connecting your teeth and gums. When we lose multiple teeth, this could limit our ability to speak clearly and make many meal options out of reach, limiting nutritional intake. In addition, the body will stop sending calcium and phosphorus to the jaw around the missing tooth, which causes a breakdown that leads to an aged appearance. To avoid these complications, we could secure a fixed set of dentures with multiple dental implants.

Examining Your Smile and Planning Treatment

To get started, our team will carefully examine your smile to determine the factors behind your tooth loss, so we can treat the underlying issues and prevent implant failure down the road. We may need to gently extract the last few teeth, and will take detailed images of the area to plan the placement of your posts and to design your custom prosthetic. In some cases, your jaw may be too weak and require grafting or a sinus lift to rebuild it and allow it to support multiple dental implant posts. But with options like All-On-Four®, we can secure a set of implant dentures with a weakened jawbone, requiring less structure than traditional options.

Sedation and Anesthesia

We want to ensure the procedure is a comfortable one for you. In addition to a local anesthetic near the area where the implants will be inserted, our team will also offer sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, one with little to on memory of the procedure afterward. The option we choose will depend on your age, weight, medical history, and other factors. You will be monitored by a trained anesthesiologist too!


Our team will begin by inserting the posts into the jaw at specific angles and positions to stimulate the growth of jawbone structure and support your new teeth. The body will accept them as new roots, so the breakdown in the jaw stops and new tissue growth is stimulated, which allows your new roots to stay in place of years to come, possibly decades. The next step is to attach the new teeth. When the area heals, we will connect abutments to the posts and then connect a prosthetic to them. The denture portion is custom-made and contains a complete row of lifelike teeth made from ceramic, which can absorb daily bite forces and pressure with ease. We ensure these also look natural and reflect your facial structure.


With All-On-Four®, we only use four posts per arch and will connect a denture in the same visit, so you leave with a full smile. We then swap the temporary for the final one at a future date, but you are never without a complete smile. Your fixed prosthetics don’t need to be removed for soaking or cleaning, and will be easy to clean and maintain. They have the potential to last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime, so you can smile without hesitation. You also never have to worry about them slipping when you eat or speak. If you have any questions about how our team will administer a set of implant dentures, or if you have advanced tooth loss in need of attention, then please reach out to our team today. Let’s make 2024 the year you obtain a complete smile, with results that look natural and last for years to come!

Do You Have Questions About Our Fixed Prosthetics?

Our team is ready to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile once again. With dental implant dentures, you can enjoy a full smile again with results that look natural and last for many years to come, restoring your ability to smile with confidence and eat your favorite foods again. To learn more about our durable and fixed dentures, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625. You deserve a full smile, and we’re ready to help!