Implant Dentures: 3 Fast Facts

Implant dentures have been around for a while, but until there is a reason to begin implant research, most people allow themselves to remain unaware of the particular details. You may have a vague idea that implant dentures in Livonia, MI can securely restore a smile when all the teeth are missing on an upper or lower ridge. For those who’d like to more, there is implant denture information available.

#1: Implant Dentures Benefit the Jawbone 

Implant dentures transform your smile, and the posts of implant dentures are tremendously beneficial to the health and strength of your jawbone. When teeth are lost, their roots are gone as well. When the jawbone fails to register stimulation from teeth roots, it no longer receives the same nourishment from the body. As a result, the jawbone can be lacking in mass, eventually leading to sunken cheeks and an aged-looking face. Implants provide jawbone stimulation via their posts, thus keeping the jaw stimulated and strong.

#2: Implant Dentures Can Be Held Securely on a Few Posts

While a single tooth implant needs a single post to anchor it, an implant denture or implant bridge can sometimes be anchored as few as four implants, and it is sometimes possible to place implants at the same time as teeth or extracted, so that your new smile can be ready in just one day.

#3: Implant Dentures Can Last A Lifetime

There are many factors that affect how long an implant denture will last. Luckily, some of the factors that apply to traditional dentures (like jawbone loss and the resulting need for refitting) do not apply to implant dentures. Depending on your age when you receive your dentures, and the care you take avoiding brittle foods, and keeping them brushed and flossed, implant dentures can last a decade or longer.

Get the Facts if You Are Considering Implant Dentures

Whether you are deep in research about implant dentures, or just beginning to learn about the benefits they bring to a smile, we can offer you information and support. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.