When you lose too many teeth to be replaced with a bridge, but not enough that extraction and full dentures are required, then you may benefit from a partial. Instead of relying on a removable option, your Livonia, MI, dentist can support a partial denture with several dental implants.
The Causes and Risks of Your Missing Teeth
We could lose our natural teeth to injury, decay, or an infection. But the most common factor behind adult tooth loss is gum disease. The advanced stage of the disease, known as periodontitis, could destroy the tissues that connect your teeth and gums. When we lose several teeth in gaps spread out across your smile, this could lead to misalignment, bite imbalance, TMJ disorder, and bruxism (teeth grinding). The lack of roots could also cause the body to suspend the doses of calcium and phosphorus to certain parts of the jawbone. The bone tissue begins to break down, causing further tooth loss and an aged appearance!
Inserting Your New Roots
With dental implants, we insert biocompatible tntiuam posts into the jawbone. The body accepts them as natural roots, and stimulates the growth of bone tissue. This prevents the break down, so you don’t lose additional teeth and you maintain your youthful features. For a partial, we could insert several of them in each arch. Once the area heals, we will be able to attach abutments that connect the partial denture to your new roots. The entire placement process is planned and guided with digital technology, ensuring your new roots stimulate the jawbone tissue and support your dentures.
Crafting a Partial Prosthetic
To create the prosthetic, we will use digital scanning technology to take detailed images of your smile. We combine them to create a 3D model. The model is essential for designing and crafting the prosthetic in a dental lab setting. The denture contains several teeth set in a base made from acrylic, which mimics the appearance of gum tissues. The teeth will be crafted from materials such as ceramic, which absorbs daily bite forces and can be color-matched to blend with your smile. We then attach them to the implants, which secures them in place. They don’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking, and could last for decades to come, maybe even a lifetime! If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT PROSTHETICS?
We want to help you enjoy a full smile with a secure and stable implant denture. To learn more about addressing the loss of several teeth, 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.