When you have tooth loss too severe for a bridge or a single tooth dental implant, then you may need a set of dentures. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist is looking at the difference between removable and implant-secured dentures, and also what makes a full so different from a partial.
Removable vs. Implant Secured
Whether you have your missing teeth replaced with a full or partial, you will have a choice between removable and implant-secured. The one we recommend will be based on the state of your tooth loss, the strength of your jawbone, and other factors. Removable is held in place with natural suction or metal clasps that attach to the natural teeth. The others will be attached to a series of dental implants inserted into the jawbone, which act as new tooth roots. While removable options need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years as the jaw ridge changes, dental implants stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue to prevent changes to the ridges, allowing your prosthetic to stay fixed in place for decades, possibly even a lifetime in some cases!
A partial addresses smiles with gaps spread out across the smile, which could be too severe for a bridge to handle alone. The prosthetic contains an acrylic based that looks like gum tissue, with the new teeth, known as pontics, attached. Metal clasps will attach to natural teeth to secure your new ones. We use durable and lifelike materials to ensure your new teeth provide a dependable chewing surface and a lifelike appearance.
A full replaces every tooth on one or both arches. Again, there will be a base that mimics the appearance of gingival tissues, as well as a full row of natural-looking teeth. The prosthetic restores the ability to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence. You also enjoy better overall health, a snow you can eat a wide variety of foods. Remember, tooth loss is linked to an aged appearance difficulty speaking clearly, and trouble eating. To preserve your facial structure and smile, you should address missing teeth as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about treating tooth loss, or about our denture options, then contact our team today. We’re here to help you enjoy a complete and beautiful smile once again!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PROSTHETICS?
We want to help people regain the ability to smile with confidence and eat their favorite foods again. To learn more about our solutions for those suffering from advanced tooth loss, 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.