As you age, your teeth fall victim to the aging process, just like every other part of your body. For many people, losing teeth is a part of this process.
For some, dentures are a great way to complete your smile once again. For others, however, dental implants offer a much more stable and permanent solution. Dr. James Stewart, a dentist in Livonia, Michigan has been able to combine the two procedures into one substantial, esthetically appealing solution: Implant-retained dentures.
To maximize stability of your dentures, Dr. Stewart may suggest implant-retained dentures to restore your smile. Traditional dental prosthetics replace only the crown portion of missing teeth. Natural teeth, however, extend below the gum line and into the jaw. Implants are designed to imitate teeth roots and anchor dental crowns, which imitate natural teeth, to the jawbone. In turn, your dentures can be secured to dental implants for a solid, secure set of teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
To find out if dental implants and implant-retained dentures are right for you, call Dr. Stewart’s dental office at (734) 425-4400.