Ready For Full Implant Dentures?

livonia implant dentures

When you have too many missing teeth to treat the issue with bridges or partials, then you may need a complete set of dentures. Instead of a removable option, we can offer a fixed one with implant dentistry. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about our full dental implant dentures.

The Cost of Total Tooth Loss

When we lose most or all of our teeth, this could mean serious trouble for our overall oral health. For example, we could find ourselves limited in what we can eat, depriving ourselves of necessary nutrients. Speaking clearly could be difficult, and this could impact social interactions too. Your smile could also develop painful symptoms of TMJ disorder and bruxism, which develop due to the changes in bite balance. But the most severe complication is the loss of mass and density in the jawbone, which occurs as the body diverts the flow of calcium and phosphates away from the areas with missing roots. The jawbone breaks down and a prematurely aged appearance is possible!

Preparing Your Smile

Replacing missing teeth with an implant-secured set of dentures could help prevent the complications above, even the loss of mass and density! The body will accept the new posts as natural roots, which stimulates then growth of bone tissue and allows the flow of nutrients to resume. But to get started, we will need to take a close look at your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. We want to make sure there is enough jawbone to support a set of prosthetics. In some cases, you may need to first undergo ridge augmentation or sinus lifts to ensure there is enough structure to support new roots.

Fixed Prosthetic

When your smile is ready, we will provide local anesthesia and sedation and once you’re comfortable, we will use digital technology to guide implant posts into the jaw at the right angles and position to support the dentures. In some cases, we could use as little as four posts, which can help those with weakened jaws that couldn’t support traditional implant dentures. Once they’re in place, we can attach the custom-made denture. In some cases, we can do this in the same visit! If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth with fixed prosthetic, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you smile wit confined again!

Ready for a Full Smile?

A complete set of fixed prosthetics is possible for your smile. To learn more about our options for addressing minor or major 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.