The tradition of using dentures to replace natural teeth goes back centuries. As early as 700 BC, Etruscans made dentures using teeth from animals or even humans.
By the 18th century, teeth for dentures were being made of carved ivory from walrus, elephant or hippopotamus. Modern dentures are lightyears beyond these early efforts at tooth replacement, but even so, dentures are still uncomfortable and pose problems.
The introduction of implant technology for single tooth replacement, and ongoing work to improve this procedure, opened the door to new options for those who had lost their teeth. Today, an entire upper or lower bridge (or both) can give you a healthy, natural smile, allowing you to eat anything you want without worries.
In the early days of tooth implant technology, you may have needed eight or ten implants. The All-On-4 implant dentures in Modesto is the current state-of-the-art, providing a much-less invasive option to replace a full set of teeth that look and feel incredible.