Tooth loss means the appearance of your smile suffers, as well as your overall facial structure and oral health. In order to restore Garland, TX, smiles with missing teeth, we may suggest a dental prosthetic. We have several options available, whether our patients have minor or advanced cases of tooth loss. Do you have questions about our dental prosthetics?
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Dental Prosthetics
Question: When do I need a dental bridge?
Answer: We typically prescribe a dental bridge for patients with minor tooth loss, or several missing teeth adjacent to each other. They work best for those with between one and three lost teeth in a row. If you lose a tooth, then contact our team to discuss replacement. Remember, untreated tooth loss has been linked to a wide array of oral health issues, including difficulties eating, issues speaking clearly, and the onset of misalignment.
Question: What makes a partial different from a full?
Answer: If you have multiple missing teeth, but they are spread out across your arch, then you may need a partial denture. A partial contains a base made from acrylic, and natural looking replacement teeth. Metal clasps will attach to the natural teeth and secure your new ones firmly in place. The denture can last between five and ten years before needing replacement, and helps prevent the complications of missing teeth.
Question: How do complete dentures stay in place?
Answer: A complete denture addresses all of your teeth, with a denture held in place with suction. They will be created to ensure a lifelike appearance and comfortable fit, helping you enjoy a full and functional smile that looks natural and visually pleasing.
Question: Can you address tooth loss with implant dentistry?
Answer: Yes! Dental implants will be inserted into the jaw and act as new tooth roots. They last for decades and can address minor and advanced tooth loss. A single tooth dental implant can address one or two missing teeth, while multiple dental implants can secure a bridge, a partial, or full denture that is more secure and longer-lasting. If you have one or more lost teeth, then don’t let your smile’s health and beauty suffer, contact our team. We would love to help you discover the best solution for your lost teeth. If you have any questions or concerns, then contact our team today.
Have You Lost A Natural Tooth?
For patients with missing teeth, we have unique and custom-made prosthetics to address the gaps in their smile. For more information on our lifelike and dependable dental prosthetics, 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.