Dr. Chris Sortman
Community Shores Dental Helps Secure and Strengthen Fruitport, MI Smiles With Implant Dentures
The most common aversion to traditional dentures, whether full or partial, seems to lie with their instability. Many patients are often inhibited and self-conscious due to the way their dentures feel. There is a good reason for this. Even with denture adhesive and metal supports, it’s not unheard of for dentures to slip out of place or even completely fall out of the mouth. Some patients are able to adjust to their dentures without encountering such issues, but many never get used to them. As a result, they neglect wearing their dentures and risk a number of periodontal problems, or they simply muddle through--feeling like they can no longer speak, eat and smile comfortably. Fortunately, there is an advanced and practical solution to these denture dilemmas, especially for those patients living in or around Fruitport, MI. At Community Shores Dental, more and more denture wearers are enjoying the benefits of implant dentures.
Implant dentures are very much like traditional dentures. They fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth, are held to the gum, and can be removed for cleaning, care and sleep. They appear as a complete smile prosthetic, which naturally retains the shape of the face. The difference between conventional dentures and implant dentures is that implant dentures are more secure, stable and provide a more natural feel that pleasantly surprises many Community Shores Dental patients. The stability of implant dentures is the result of advanced, dental implants which are placed directly into the patient’s jaw. The implants create the function and feel of real tooth-roots. The top surface of the implant component serves as a socket, which allows the denture to be securely snapped into place. There’
The overall implant denture procedure requires about several visits, with the process itself being virtually painless. Fruitport, MI patients of various ages and conditions have been successfully fitted with implant dentures and have gone on to enjoy the benefits of a more natural-feeling, stable bite. The implants themselves can help prevent bone loss, jaw misalignment and the negative impact to ones quality of life which so often occurs from having to wear standard dentures. Dr. Chris Sortman and other helpful staff members at Community Shores Dental can answer your questions and help you determine if implant dentures will be a good fit for you.
To learn more and to arrange an appointment in Fruitport, MI, visit Community Shores Dental’s website http://www.communityshoresdental.com or call 231-865-6945.