Missing teeth are more than unsightly. Gaps cause improper chewing, which leads to poor digestion. They also harbor bacteria in the sockets, harming your gums, jawbones, and surrounding teeth. Protect your oral and overall health with implant-supported dentures at John Khoury Dental, your go-to dentist in Oxford, MI, for almost 20 years.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are an advanced form of full dentures that sit snugly over your gums. Unlike traditional dentures, replacement teeth that easily slide in and out, these dentures lock onto short titanium posts your dentist implants into the gums, eliminating the possibility of the dentures sliding in the mouth.
The Benefits of Snap-On Dentures
Snap-on dentures effectively prevent gum irritation by not shifting on the sensitive tissues. This stability allows you to eat your favorite sticky foods that easily pull out regular dentures. Another benefit of implant-supported dentures is that you can undergo rigorous activity, such as playing sports, without readjusting them or fearing they’ll fall out.
Who’s a Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
Anyone in Oxford is a candidate for implant-supported dentures, even those whose jawbones aren’t dense enough to retain other forms of implants. These dentures use shorter posts that work with weaker jawbones. However, if you have gum disease or another infection, we’ll treat that before starting the implant-supported dental procedure.
What’s the Implant-Supported Denture Procedure?
If you’re a candidate for implant-supported dentures, your dentist begins by administering your choice of anesthesia. They then make an incision into the jawbone to place the four posts for your dentures. Lastly, your dentist snaps on the dentures.
John Khoury Dental
Deciding on the appropriate dentures is challenging without the proper guidance. We at John Khoury Dental use almost twenty years of experience to determine whether full or partial, traditional or implant-supported dentures, are best. For assistance from our certified staff, call 248-969-7645 for quality care today!