Novato Dentist Explains How Dental Implants Are Used In Conjunction With Dentures

Written by Dr. McConnell on Aug 17, 2021

Treating rampant tooth loss used to be quite a chore, and patients often achieved less than optimal results. Dental implant, technology, however, has greatly improved treatment outcomes for people suffering from significant tooth loss. Today our Novato dentists are explaining how dental implant technology has improved treatment outcomes for denture wearers.

A denture is a dental prosthesis that replaces several consecutive missing teeth. Traditionally-designed dentures sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue; they stay in place because the base of the denture is custom-fit to suit the patient, a wearer may additionally utilize denture adhesive if necessary.

As you would imagine, many people have trouble with the day to day experience of wearing traditional dentures. Ill-fitting dentures tend to shift around when the person eats or talks or make it difficult to enunciate.

Thanks to advanced restorative dentistry technology, our dental team can now use dentures in conjunction with dental implants to improve the patient experience.

Here’s how it works: our dentist will use a few, strategically placed dental implant roots to permanently ground a large dental prosthesis, like a denture. Once the dental implant roots are in place, the base of the denture is retrofitted to attach to the implant root. Once this treatment is complete, the dentures stay in place 24/7. This treatment is sometimes called All-on-4 treatment because our team can often secure an entire denture—or all of your replacement teeth—with just 4 dental implant roots.

If you currently wear dentures, and they are not as comfortable or attractive as you’d like them to be, or if you’re looking for an effective tooth replacement option, feel free to contact our Novato restorative dentists for more information about restorative options. We are here to help you achieve your aesthetic and structural dental goals with state-of-the-art dentistry!