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What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

If you are interested in replacing missing teeth with the services of a caring, qualified dentist, Dr. Sam Shamoon of Today's Smile Center in Berkley, MI, offers Implant-supported dentures and is a name you can trust.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a perfect blend of two different types of prosthetics: dentures and dental implants. These dentures are able to replace several teeth at the same time. Four to six implants are surgically placed into the patient's jawbone. The implants are titanium screws that must fuse with the patient's jawbone. This process usually takes four to six months before a denture can be attached to the implants.

To fully understand what implant-supported dentures are, you need to know how they work and fit into a patient's mouth. This way, you know what to expect. Dental implants have the appearance of natural teeth and function similarly to them. These implants are surgically placed through a small incision in the patient's jawbone.

Dr. Shamoon places the complete denture on these posts (abutment), which are placed on the implant root. The implants are firmly anchored into the jawbone, so the denture cannot fall out unintentionally or shift around in the mouth.

This type of tooth replacement comes with several benefits:

  • Patience patients are able to chew food properly
  • Implant-supported dentures have a natural appearance
  • The patient's self-confidence is increased
  • The patient's jawbone is strengthened
  • There is less bone loss in the jaw
  • Implant-supported dentures stay securely in place

These dentures snap into place on your implants, making them easier to clean. Simply remove the denture at night and clean it. It is recommended that patients eat soft foods for the first few weeks to months. This allows the dentures to fuse without being disturbed. Have your implant-supported dentures fitted in Berkley, MI.

Call Dr. Shamoon of Today's Smile Center in Berkley, MI, at (248) 543-1778 to learn about implant-supported dentures. 

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