If we see a patient with a single missing tooth, then we may suggest a dental bridge or possibly a dental implant. But what about advanced tooth loss? If our Garland, TX, patients experience multiple missing teeth, we may suggest a custom-made denture.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Question: How does advanced tooth loss impact oral health?
Answer: When we lose several of our teeth, then we may have trouble eating. Being forced to consume mainly soft foods means depriving our bodies of essential nutrients. Multiple missing teeth also cause difficulty speaking clearly, impacting our quality of life and ability to enjoy social interactions.
Question: When do you prescribe a partial?
Answer: If you’ve lost a number of teeth spread out across an arch, but not enough to warrant a full set of dentures, then we may suggest a partial. The prosthetic contains the replacement teeth, as well as a base made from acrylic. Metal clasps will attach the new teeth to your natural ones, securing your new denture.
Question: When does a patient need a complete denture?
Answer: If a patient has lost all teeth on one or both arches, then we may suggest a full. The prosthetic contains a full set of teeth set in an acrylic base. The new teeth will be held in place with natural suction. Some patients may also opt for additional security with a special adhesive.
Question: Will they look natural?
Answer: Yes! We create them based on detailed impressions taken of your teeth. We then create the new teeth from ceramic or zirconia, which offer a natural looking appearance. The acrylic base will be created to mimic the appearance of gum tissue, ensuring your teeth look natural. If you have any questions or concerns about addressing tooth loss, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE ADVANCED TOOTH LOSS?
If you’ve lost all or a majority of your teeth, then talk to our team about a custom-made solution. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.