Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures Grandville Michigan DentistsAre you tired of wearing dentures that slip and slide? If so, consider scheduling a consultation with our dental implant dentists in Grandville, MI. At 44 West Dental Professionals, we’re proud to offer implant-supported dentures for patients who have experienced significant tooth loss.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know.

What Makes Implant-Supported Dentures Different?

Conventional dentures rest on top of your gums, which means they do nothing to prevent bone loss in the jaw. As a result, it’s not uncommon for patients with full or partial dentures to experience jawbone deterioration over time. If left untreated, bone loss in the jaw can lead to a condition called facial collapse. This can give you a sunken appearance and make it difficult or uncomfortable to continue wearing dentures.

The good news is that implant-supported dentures have a strong foundation. In fact, the denture appliance is held in place by four or six titanium posts embedded deep in the jawbone. The implant-supported denture exerts pressure on the bone tissue, which signals to the body that it’s still in use. Otherwise, your body is so resourceful that it would simply absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere.

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Am I a Candidate for an Implant-Supported Denture?

You may be a candidate for an implant-supported denture if you have lost most or all of your teeth. You’ll also need sufficient bone density in your jawbone for us to place the implants. However, our dental implant dentists may recommend a bone graft to help build up your jawbone.

To truly know if you’re a candidate for the dental implant procedure, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.

Request an Appointment with 44 West

Our dental implant dentists in Grandville, MI, are proud to help patients throughout Greater Grand Rapids. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for implant-supported dentures, please call 44 West Dental Professionals at (616) 530-2200. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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