Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

A Quick Guide to Caring for Your Implant-Supported Dentures


Like natural teeth, your new implant-supported dentures need regular care and attention. Because they attach to implants that are surgically placed in your jawbone, you must remove them nightly before bed and daily to clean both the removable denture and the gum area thoroughly. Clean around your attachment hardware carefully before reinserting your denture. As with traditional dentures, you should never sleep with implant-supported dentures in your mouth. Affordable quality dentures can quickly create major medical expenses if choking, gum problems, or infection occurs.

Professional Maintenance and Care

Your dentist plays an important part in keeping your denture in top shape. Regular office visits will include a thorough examination to ensure that your gums and mouth tissues are healthy, and your denture is fitting comfortably. Occasional x-rays allow your dentist to see that your implants, abutments, and attachments are positioned correctly. Clips and other attachments wear out easily and are usually replaced annually or bi-annually.

What to Expect from Your New Implant-Supported Dentures

With proper care, your implant-supported dentures should provide many years of reliable performance. They’re more stable than regular dentures, so you won’t have to worry about speech problems, and you may be able to eat many of your favorite foods again. Extremely hard or sticky foods can damage your dentures, so choose your diet carefully. See your dentist regularly, and schedule a visit any time you have a problem with mouth or gum irritation. Denture-related sore spots and bite problems can easily be corrected, so don’t suffer needlessly. Your dentures should be comfortable, attractive, and functional. You should have every reason to show off your smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Shelby Township, call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today at (248) 721-4086 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelby Township. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Shelby Township, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Shelby Township.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great dentist! First time there and I didn’t feel any pressured into anything. Great experience.
Katelyn M.
Everybody’s polite and it sound like nobody’s out there to get your money Plus it’s close to my house and I will recommend this place
Zef L.
The office staff is very friendly and I love my hygienist, Debi.
Lori D.
I love it there the workers there are very nice and helpful.
Danuel S.
hygentist & dentist both were concered for the best p ossible outcomes for me
Harold P.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Terrence W.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
Michele C.
Debi is the sweetest! She always makes my teeth super clean and puts a smile on my face :) I relocated to Florida and when I come back to see family I make sure to get my teeth cleaned here rather […]
Michelle M.
Quality of service
Flora U.
Very professional, helpful, and kind especially since I am not very good at handling the dentist
Meagan J.
Debbie is an awesome hygienist. She is a passionate about her job and it shows in the results. Kate and Joslyn are awesome too. Keep up the good work GD Shelby.
Mark M.
Dr. STEFFENS is great ! She took her time in explaining the procedure that she was performing and did a excellent job. Deborah, the Hygienist is fantastic ! as well . The entire staff at the office […]
Michael S.
Great service
Camilla S.
Everyone here was so extremely friendly and professional. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do but they sure made it a great experience
Georgina K.
The staff is very friendly , they genuinely seem to care about you as a person. The dentist is very gentle , calming and does a great job.
Carolyn S.
Debbie was amazing. She is nice and made my day. It was my first cleaning in this office and she did a great job. I look forward to seeing her again in the future. Thanks Debbie.
Ionut P.
Because the dentist and staff is phenomenal!
Shelley A.
Because they are so nice and friendly.
Darnajah T.
I’ve been coming here for quite a few years and feel like they really care about my health and understand my fears about any pain I might be feeling.
Cynthia M.
I am new to this office and my first appointment was pleasant (well… as pleasant as going to the dentist can be, I guess!). The staff was nice and I loved Dr. Steffens.
Casey V.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 721-4086
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