Dentures Crafted in Our On-Site Lab Can Restore Your Smile
Dentures are custom-designed dental restorations that can replace missing teeth. Our doctors offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures. At our Livonia, MI, office, we have an on-site lab, where we can create restorations specifically to match your facial proportions. Our dentures can more effectively restore your oral function, and we can ensure stunning aesthetic results. With their combined expertise, Drs. Mark Luria, Mohanad Ballani, and Rena Allswang can safely place implants during a precise oral surgery performed in-house. Our resources allow us to place implants and restore them with a custom denture under one roof, with no need for inconvenient referrals.
Denture Options at Dearborn Family Dentistry
A denture is a restoration designed to replace numerous teeth at once. Traditional dentures comprise a plastic base topped with lifelike synthetic teeth. These removable restorations are an effective choice, and they come in both partial and full varieties. As the names imply, a partial denture can replace some of your teeth while a full denture can restore an entire dental arch. A full denture relies on suction and a mild adhesive to keep it secure around your gums. A partial denture typically includes small metal clasps that connect to adjacent teeth for enhanced stability.
Today’s state-of-the-art dentures are more realistic and stable than ever before.
With modern developments, we also offer implant-supported full and partial dentures. These restorations do not require suction or clips. Instead, they attach directly to dental implants, which serve as replacements for your tooth roots. Your dentist can surgically place four or more of these titanium posts into your jawbone, and your bone will fuse with them. It typically takes four to six months for them to fully fuse with your jawbone. Once this happens, we can attach your restoration. Depending on your preferences and oral health needs, you may receive either a fixed or a removable denture.
Which Type of Dentures Is Right for You?
There are several factors that will help us determine the most appropriate type of dentures for you. Obviously, the number of teeth that need to be replaced is a major consideration. If you have lost many teeth, you will likely require a full denture. We can also provide a full restoration if you have severely compromised oral health and require one or more extractions. Alternatively, you may benefit from a partial denture if there are large gaps in your smile, but you still have some remaining teeth.
When determining your eligibility for implant-supported dentures, your practitioner will consider your jawbone structure and overall oral health. To qualify for dental implants, you should have a strong jawbone with little to no tissue recession. If you do not have adequate bone tissue in your jaw, a bone graft or sinus lift may renew your eligibility for these restorations.
The Benefits of Modern Dentures
Today’s state-of-the-art dentures are more realistic and stable than ever before. They can achieve a wide range of effects, including:
- Restoring your ability to eat and speak
- Restoring the aesthetics of your smile
- Maintaining your natural facial structure
- Preventing sagging cheeks
- Enhancing your self-confidence
Implant-supported dentures offer additional benefits. These restorations are far more stable than traditional prosthetics, so you will have virtually no dietary restrictions. Most importantly, the implant posts will prevent bone degeneration. In this way, they can more effectively protect your facial proportions and your remaining teeth.
Restore Your Smile with Lifelike Dentures
To learn more about your denture options and to find out which type may be right for you, call our office at (313) 565-5507 or contact us online today. Our doctors can help determine which prosthesis would benefit you most and answer any questions you may have about dentures during a consultation in our office.