November 3, 2017
If you have traditional dentures, you’ve undoubtedly thought about how nice it would be if you could just turn back the clock and get your chompers back. If you’re interested in ditching the denture adhesives and cleaners and getting easy-to-care-for dental implant dentures, call 231-366-4182 today!
Whether you need to replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw or both for a full-mouth reconstruction, we can provide options for dental implant dentures at our conveniently located Norton Shores, MI dentist office.
We even offer a form of dental implant restorations called All-on-4 dental implants that are similar to dental implant dentures but only require four strategically placed dental implants to hold a full arch of replacement teeth.
In order to have dental implants placed, your jawbone will need to be strong, thick, and dense. But if you’re worried about spending money on getting an evaluation for dental implants only to find out you are not a suitable candidate, never fear! We offer free consultations for all the services we provide, including complex restorative dentistry treatments like dental implants.
Even if you are not a good candidate for standard dental implants we may still be able to help you by providing mini dental implants instead. These are smaller in diameter than normal dental implants but are otherwise very similar.
We also don’t want patients who are currently without dental insurance to put off getting the treatments they need so we are proud to offer our very own In-house financing options! We’ll help you come up with a payment plan and everything.
Unlike many other dental offices, we provide some flexible hours. We close a tad early on Fridays but we keep the standard nine-to-five schedule that most businesses do and we:
- Open early at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday
- Stay late until 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays
Clean Your Dental Implant Dentures Just Like Natural Teeth
If you or someone you know has had traditional dentures that are held in place with denture adhesive and suction, you know how much of a pain they can be to take care of. To be cared for properly, most traditional dentures need to be:
- Taken out and soaked overnight in a special cleaner
- Brushed after taking them out and before putting them back in
- Rinsed very thoroughly before being put back in
On top of how annoying it can be to clean dentures properly, you also need to remember that they can break easily if you drop them at any point during this process.
And that doesn’t even cover the hassle that denture adhesive can present.
In contrast, dentures that are held in place by dental implants can be treated just like your natural teeth and do not need to be removed. All you need to do is:
- Brush them twice a day using toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss between all of your teeth at least once each day
- Use a mouthwash or rinse if desired or recommended
And just like with your natural teeth you should visit Community Shores Dental every six months for a thorough dental cleaning and exam. We’ll clean your replacement teeth thoroughly and check for any issues that may be developing as well.
Because dental implants literally fuse to your jawbone (a process called “osseointegration), they provide a sturdy foundation for dental implants. Along with being very strong and easy to care for, they offer many other advantages compared to other tooth replacement options because they:
- Can last many years or even your lifetime with proper oral hygiene
- Help prevent jawbone deterioration, helping you avoid a “sunken in” look
- Provide up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your natural teeth
To ensure your treatment is done as precisely as possible, we will plan your procedure using cutting-edge dental technology like our digital X-ray systems.
We also offer various amenities to help you relax during your visit, including heated massage chairs in one of our semi-private care rooms. Our team can even provide dental sedation options to help relieve your dental anxiety if you would like. So we can work at your pace, you can also choose to get an extended appointment.
Say goodbye to all the special adhesives and denture cleaners and secure your replacement teeth with dental implants from Community Shores Dental! Call 231-366-4182, visit our Norton Shores, MI dentist office in person during our business hours, or use our convenient online form to schedule or ask questions.