When a patient comes to our office missing most of their teeth, then we need a substantial solution to restore function and beauty to their smiles. Your Garland, TX, dentist may create a set of dentures, such as a full or partial. But how do we create these dentures, ensuring a comfortable fit and a lifelike fit? When should you see us to discuss your treatment options?
Everything starts with an initial exam. Using advanced technology, we will take a close look at your smile to assess the cause and extent of your tooth loss. If you have gaps spread throughout your smile, you may need a partial. If you have lost most of your teeth, we could remove the remaining teeth and provide a full. Our team takes detailed impressions of the smile, which is used in the design and fabrication process. We then start the process of crafting your new smile.
Using Lifelike Materials
For the new teeth, we use lifelike materials like ceramic, which can absorb serious bite forces and daily pressures, while also mimicking the translucent nature of tooth enamel. The base holding them together is created from acrylic, which will look similar to gum tissue. For a partial, metal clasps will attach to remaining natural teeth to secure the prosthetic in place. With a full option, natural suction holds them in place. Although you also use a special adhesive for added security. These dentures will help you eat a greater variety of food and be able to smile with confidence!
Maintaining Your New Prosthetic
The prosthetic itself will need to be cleaned thoroughly and removed for soaking at night. If you still have natural teeth, remember that daily brushing and flossing is essential for keeping them strong. Make time to see our team every six months, so we can monitor your smile and make sure the prosthetic is still strong and stable. With proper care and attention, they can usually last for between 5 and 10 years, as they need replacement once the jaw ridge changes shaped and alters the fit. If you have any questions about addressing missing teeth or about how we craft a lifelike dental restoration, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR DENTAL PROSTHETIC?
If you suffer from a more advanced case of tooth loss, then you may benefit from a full or partial denture. To learn more about replacing your missing teeth and improving the health, function, and beauty of your smile, then 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.