Strong And Lifelike Dentures With Dental Implants

livonia implant dentures

If you have missing teeth, too many to be addressed with a bridge or a partial, then returning function and beauty to your smile could require a complete set of dentures. For a fixed option that could last decades, we could secure them with implant dentistry. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist discusses our implant dentures.

A Fixed Option

Removable dentures are held in place with suction or adhesives, and last about 5 to 10 years before requiring replacement. At the same time, the body will suspend the flow of calcium and phosphates to the jawbone around the missing roots. Without these nutrients, the jawbone loses mass and density and gradually breaks down. This loss of mass and density means an aged appearance and the resulting jaw ridge shape changes require the replacement of your prosthetic. However, with dental implants we insert several posts per arch. Made from titanium, which is biocompatible, these bond with the jawbone and act as new roots. This stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue as the flow of calcium and phosphates resume. Your new teeth can now stay in place for decades to come!

Placement and Restoration

Our team will carefully examine the smile with digital imaging technology, such as x-rays and CBCT imagery. We then choose the best position and angle and guide the post into place with advanced surgical guides. Once in place, these will act as the new roots to support your prosthetic. For some, we may need to wait for the placement area to heal, while for others we can insert the implants and attach the dentures in the same sitting, offering teeth in a day.

What About Patients with Weakened Smiles?

Weakened jawbone structure due to tooth loss could complicate implant placement. To rebuild the jaw, we could use grafting or sinus lifts. Our team could also employ All-On-Four or TreFoil to support a full set of dentures with only three or four posts and a titanium bar. In fact, these can help people with weakened smiles and also only require visit for placement and prosthetic attachment. If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth with implant dentistry, or about a full set of fixed dentures that look great and provide decades of replacement, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to smile with confidence once again!


We would like to help you enjoy a full smile with our advanced implant options. To learn more about securing a full and durable new smile, 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.