If you have multiple gaps in your smile, spread out across your upper or lower arch, then you may need a denture. However, a full denture may not be necessary. Which means we could use a partial, the step in between a bridge and a full denture. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about how we use partial dentures to restore your smile.
Improving Function and Beauty
When you have gaps in your smile brought on by tooth loss, this could complicate how you eat, limiting your meal options. You could also have a difficult time speaking clearly as well. For many, the gaps could increase the risk of jaw joint issues due to bite imbalance, causing TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Misalignment could develop as surrounding teeth begin to drift due to the gaps, and you could simply feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile. Which is why a prosthetic is so necessary. This helps restore the beauty of your smile, and also improves overall oral health and function in the process.
Creating a Custom Prosthetic
To ensure proper bite balance and an attractive appearance, each prosthetic we proved our patients has been custom-made and fitted for their unique smile. To begin, we will take a series of detailed digital images and x-rays of your smile. We use these to create 3D computer impressions, which help in the design and fabrication process. Your partial denture will contain an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue, and will have natural looking ceramic teeth. These will blend with your smile, and will also absorb daily bite forces and pressure.
Attaching Your New Smile
When the prosthetic is ready, the metal clasps will connect to natural teeth to secure your prosthetic. This keeps them in place and helps you enjoy a full and functional smile. The prosthetic lasts about 5 to 10 years for removable options, and these will need to be taken out for cleaning and soaking. They could also be secured to dental implants, and these fixed options never slip when you eat or speak, and could last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime.
If you have any questions about addressing your missing teeth, or about how we craft and secure a lifelike and custom-made dental prosthetic. Then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a full smile with a set of partial dentures.
Do You Have Gaps in Your Smile?
We would like to help you obtain a complete and beautiful smile once again. To learn more about addressing the issues with your smile’s function, health, and beauty, then please 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.