No matter how many teeth you lose, even if you lose all of them, we can help you obtain a new smile again. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist explains how we can use a set of dentures, full or partial, to rebuild your smile and help you feel confident (and enjoy your favorite meals) once again!
The Factors Behind Your Missing Teeth
How do we lose so much of our smile? The factors behind missing teeth vary, and could include factors like decay, infection, or even an injury. However, the most common factor beyond lost teeth is periodontal disease. The late stage of the disease, known as periodontitis, actually severs the tissue connecting your teeth and gums. The resulting gaps then increase the risk of misalignment, trouble eating and speaking, and yes, even further tooth loss. The jaw will suspend the flows of certain nutrients the tissues around the missing root once it detects a root is gone. However, we can restore your smile with a prosthetic, and even halt the loss of jawbone mass and density.
A set of partial dentures is meant for cases in which you have several gaps in your smile, but not enough to benefit from a bridge or a full set of dentures. The new teeth will be set in a base made from acrylic, which looks like gum tissue. The teeth will be made from ceramic to ensure they can be color-matched and also absorb daily bite focus. There will be a metal clasps that connects the denture to natural teeth, securing it firmly. The prosthetic will be crafted based on detailed digital images and impressions to ensure a comfortable and accurate fit, and they last about 5 to 10 years.
A full replaces every tooth on one or both arches, and is held in place with suction on the lower arch and a special adhesive on the upper one. Again, steps are taken to custom-make the prosthetic and ensure not only a lifelike appearance, but a comfortable fit and balanced bite. As the jaw ridge changes shape, they will need replacement every 5 to 10 years, and will provide instructions for cleaning and soaking them.
If we support them using dental implants instead of suction or clasps, this stimulates the growth of jawbone issue, which means your dentures are fixed in place and that they can last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime in some cases!
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROSTHETICS TODAY
When you lose most of your smile and want to find out about possible solutions, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.