If you’ve lost many or all of your teeth, you’re not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, you’re in the same boat as over 40 million other adults in the nation. The good news is that our team of prosthodontists can help. Using the latest technology and techniques in the dental field, we can replace the entire structure of your missing teeth from the roots up to the biting surface. Implant-retained dentures in Livonia allow us to improve your quality of life by replacing an entire arch or all of your missing teeth with restorations that are the closest solution to your natural teeth. That way, you’ll be able to smile, laugh, and speak with complete confidence that they only thing that people will be paying attention to is your beautiful set of pearly whites.
Similar to traditional dentures, implant-retained ones have a small acrylic base that’s customized to match the color of your gums. Attached to the base are natural-looking prosthetic teeth that are typically made from materials such as porcelain or ceramic. These can mimic the appearance of home-grown tooth enamel, allowing for a lifelike and virtually indistinguishable replacement option for your natural teeth.
Instead of your dentures having to rely on natural suction to stay in place, these ones will be securely held in your mouth by titanium posts called implants. They’re surgically placed in your jawbone for added strength and stability, allowing you to eat and speak without having to worry about slipping or shifting restorations.
If traditional dentures don’t fit with your lifestyle or you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you can benefit from getting dental implants in Livonia. Before we schedule your surgery, you’ll visit our office for an initial consultation. This will allow us to examine your oral and overall health and assess any possible risk factors. Some patients require preparatory procedures such as a bone graft, sinus lift, or gum disease treatment beforehand to make sure that their mouth is as healthy as possible to achieve the best results.
During your initial consultation, your implant dentist, Dr. Michael Girskis will collect several images of your facial structure and mouth to determine where the strongest areas of your jawbone are. This will help him map out a detailed plan of where he is going to place the implant posts for maximum support and strength. After surgically placing your posts, our team will temporarily fit you with a denture while your gums are healing and the implants are naturally fusing with your jawbone. After we craft your customized restorations, we’ll call you in to secure them to your implants and complete your revitalized smile.
By incorporating dental implants with dentures, patients are able to enjoy several additional benefits as opposed to simply getting traditional dentures. Some of these include:
At SAAV Prosthodontics, our team of highly skilled professionals will remain by your side throughout every step of the process to make sure that you are comfortable and confident in your decision to replace your missing teeth. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure, call our office to schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to provide you with the top-notch care that you deserve!