When you have lost a significant number of your natural teeth, this could impact a number of aspects of your life. To enjoy good overall quality of life, you need to have these teeth replaced. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about when smiles need a denture, and what kind may serve them best!
The Risks of Tooth Loss
When you lose a significant number of your teeth, this could mean serious trouble for your quality of life and oral health. You may find yourself limited to only soft foods, and speaking clearly could be difficult. The remaining teeth could drift from position as a result of the open spaces, causing misalignment. The stress on your bite balance and jaw joints could make painful complications like TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding), more likely as well. Finally, you could simply feel embarrassed about your appearance. To avoid these complications and enjoy a smile that inspires confidence, you need a prosthetic.
Partial and Full Dentures
Our team will first thoroughly diagnose your smile to assess the state of your remaining teeth. After all, heavily decayed or diseased teeth will need to be extracted in many cases, and we may need to treat or manage the underlying factors behind your missing teeth, such as periodontitis. If you have several gaps but your smile is still somewhat intact, you could benefit from a partial, which provides new teeth to fit in between the gaps. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, then you may need a complete denture.
Both options are designed based on detailed initial images we take of your smile. They will contain new teeth set into an acrylic base, one designed to look like gum tissue. Ceramic can absorb daily bite forces and also be shaded to blend with your smile. Partials are held in place with metal clasps that attach to natural teeth. A full uses suction or adhesives to stay in place.
The Dental Implant Process
For a more durable option, one that can last for decades to come, we could attach your prosthetics to dental implants inserted into your jaw. These prevent changes to the jaw bridge by stimulating the growth of jawbone structure, so your new teeth can last for many years. If you have any questions about our removable or implant secured dentures, then contact our team today.
Your Garland, TX, Dentist Offers A Full Smile Again
Our team is eager to help address missing teeth and rebuild the smile. To learn more about creating and securing your prosthetics, 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.