Our last blog was all about partial dentures and how they fill the gaps in your smile. But what if you’ve lost the majority of your teeth? In these situations, our team could recommend a complete set of custom dentures. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist discusses how we create and place full dentures.
Creating a Set of Prosthetics
Every smile is different, which is why we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach to dental prosthetics. Instead, each patient will receive a custom option that is tailored to your unique smile structure and jaw ridge shape. They will fit comfortably, and provide a durable replacement so you can eat and speak with confidence again. To craft them, we begin by examining your smile and if necessary, extracting the last few remaining teeth. Next, we need to gather detailed images of your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, images we combine to create an accurate and precise 3D computer impression. In a dental lab, we use this information to design and craft your set of dentures.
Removable and Implant Supported
The finished prosthetic will contain a full row of lifelike ceramic teeth set in an acrylic base, one designed to look like gum tissue. The teeth will not only look natural, but will be able to handle daily bite forces and pressure. For the removable option, the upper set is held in place with a special adhesive, and the lower with suction. They last about 5 to 10 years, and need to be replaced as the jaw ridge changes shape. They also have to be removed for soaking and cleaning regularly.
But with the implant portion, we actually insert multiple dental implants in each arch, and the denture is connected to them with a series of abutments. This means your prosthetic is fixed in place and never needs to be removed. The implants also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, so your jaw ridge doesn’t change shape and your prosthetic can stay in place for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime.
We will help you choose the right option for your smile, and in the long-term your denture will restore your ability to eat your favorite foods, speak without difficulty, and smile without hesitation. If you have any questions, then give our team a call today.
Ready to Smile with Confidence Again?
Our team wants to help people smile with confidence following their tooth loss. To learn more about how we address major tooth loss with a custom-made prosthetic, 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.