Hi, my name is Dr. Robert Antolak, of thegentledentist.com. We are located in Shelby Township, Michigan. Our phone number is 586-247-3500.
What I’d like to do is to introduce something called mini implants. Mini implants I’m sure many of you heard of it, are used to actually hold dentures down. Dentures are plastic. When people lose their teeth, and there are many, many people who lose their teeth, we replace them with plastic dentures. And unfortunately, dentures, on the lower, are only held in place by the tongue. Actually the tongue putting pressure towards the denture and the lip holding it inside. So, that lower denture floats around quite a bit when the teeth are all missing. So, what we can do in one visit, is to convert your existing denture. If it’s something that can be used, we can then converted over to something that is actually retained by mini implants.
Mini implants into the existing bone. They’re very narrow about three millimeters thick, so they’re very, very narrow. They go inside of the bone and we obviously numb you up. We can even sedate you if you desire. And then on the denture we place little caps inside of it. So basically you have a ball, which is your jawbone here. A little ball that sticks out. And over the top of it goes a cap that snaps over that ball. And that cap that’s in there is retained within that denture. And so, we have, a number of different options, that can be used for this purpose. And it will really gives you the opportunity to chew the foods that you desire. Not the foods that you have to eat. You know there are many, many times in many patients who we’ve converted them over to mini implants and they have so much more confidence so that they can chew the foods that they want to.
Now another issue that comes along with rather an embarrassing situations that takes place when people have dentures and they are at a party or they laugh and the denture flips out of their mouth. You know I have had situations where people were fishing and they coughed or something like that and basically the denture fell off and fell into the water that’s a horrible situation.
So, if you want something that can actually help you retain it, keep it down, allow yourself confidence to be better. Chew the foods that you want, it’s nothing but a win win situation for yourself. So you can give us a call at: (586) 247-3500. We are located in Shelby Township, Michigan. And our phone # is: (586) 247-3500, just to repeat that. Our website is thegentledentist.com. Thank you.