Implants Provide Fixed Partial Dentures

livonia partial dentures

Losing teeth across your smile could mean a bridge isn’t enough to address your missing teeth, but also that a full denture isn’t necessary yet. To address these cases, we craft and place a partial denture. For added stability and a longer-lasting prosthetic, your Livonia, MI, dentist could support this partial with dental implants.

When You Need a Partial Prosthetic

As we touched on above, a partial is designed to address situations in which you have multiple gaps in your smile, spread out across your arch. This could make replacement with a single bridge impossible, but you could still have enough natural teeth that extracting them to pave the way for a full set of dentures isn’t an option either. Instead, you need a unique prosthetic that addresses these gaps at once. A partial contains these teeth set in an acrylic base. There will be metal clasps, invisible when worn, that attach to natural teeth and secure your new ones. A removable set will last about 10 years on average, requiring replacement as the jaw ridge changes shape.

Creating Your Partial

Each one will be made and custom-fitted for your smile specifically. To begin, we will take a series of clear digital images of your smile. Not only will these allow us to create a 3D computer model and custom-made your prosthetic, but we can identify any underlying oral health issue and treat them to help stop tooth loss. In a lab setting, we design and fabricate the prosthetic. When you return to the office, we will make sure they fit properly and provide a balanced bite. We will then discuss how to clean and soak them, and how to help safeguard the rest of your smile too.

Support with Dental Implants

Dental implants are accepted by your body as natural roots. This means they stimulate the growth of bone tissue, preventing the gradual breakdown in the jaw that occurs following tooth loss. As a result, the jaw ridge won’t change shape, and your new prosthetic could stay in place for several decades, maybe even a lifetime. You don’t have to remove them for cleaning or soaking, as these will be fixed. The risk of slippage is gone, and you can enjoy your favorite foods with confidence! If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth, then contact our team today.


We want to help you eat and speak without complication by addressing your missing teeth. To learn more about our solutions for more advanced cases of tooth loss, 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.