With dental implants, your Livonia, MI, dentist knows how to secure a set of dentures, including a full denture. These are fixed in place, and could offer a number of benefits for the health, stability, and appearance of your smile, and for your overall facial structure too. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at these benefits!
Placing Your Dental Implants
First, we don’t support your dentures with adhesive, suction, or metal clasps. Instead, we insert between six and eight dental implant posts per arch. For those with lost jawbone density due to tooth loss, we could rely on as little as four. Made from biocompatible titanium, they will bond with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration, which makes them act as new roots and prevents the loss of mass and density in the jawbone. Your new roots then enable us to attach a denture, one that is more secure and longer-lasting than traditional removable full and partial dentures.
Attaching a Fixed Denture
The prosthetic itself will be created based on detailed impressions and digital images and measurements we take of your smile. We want to ensure a comfortable fit, and also a balanced smile that doesn’t strain the jaw joints and cause complications. We also ensure the base mimics the appearance of gum tissue, and that your replacement teeth look natural. The prosthetic itself should also reflect your unique facial structure. Once we complete the denture and attach it to the implants, your new teeth will be fixed in place. They will never slip when you eat or speak, and don’t need to be removed for cleaning and soaking. We will provide detailed instructions for keeping your smile whole and healthy, and preventing issues that could cause them to fail, such as advanced gum disease.
For some, we could support an entire dentine on an arch with just four specially placed implants. We then attach a prosthetic in the same visit, so you leave with a complete smile. Known as Teeth-in-a-Day, this helps you feel confidence when you smile, and returns you to normal activities, your favorite meals, and a confident smile in just a single sitting. If you have any questions about our fixed prosthetics and implant dentistry, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, then contact our team today to learn more.
Does Your Smile Need a Fixed Implant Denture?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a strong, full smile with a prosthetic that could last decades. To learn more about our fixed prosthetics, then call James Stewart, DDS, dental implant office in Livonia, MI, at (734) 425-4400. We also serve the residents of Farmington, Plymouth, Dearborn Heights, and all surrounding communities.