A bridge addresses minor tooth loss, but what if you have multiple gaps across your smile, and too may teeth to be replaced with a bridge alone? In these scenarios, a full denture could be too much. Fortunately, your Cleveland, TX, dentist could offer a partial prosthetic that looks natural, fits comfortably, and restores the function of your smile!
Why You Need a Partial
A partial denture works for in-between cases of tooth loss. For example, losing only one tooth, or up to three in a row, could be addressed with a bridge. If you lose all of your teeth, then you need a full denture. But what if you’ve lost several, with multiple gaps across your smile, too severe for a bridge but not severe enough for a full? In these scenarios, you need a partial. The prosthetic contains lifelike replacement teeth set in a base that is designed to mimic the appearance of gum tissue. There will also be metal clasps, invisible when worn, that attach to natural teeth and secure your new ones firmly in place.
Designing Your Custom Prosthetics
To ensure proper bite balance and a comfortable fit, and a lifelike appearance too, each one should be custom-made for your smile. To begin, our team will examine your smile to assess the factors behind your missing teeth and the extent of your tooth loss. We then take detailed impressions and images with digital technolgoy. Using this information, we design and craft the finished product in a dental lab setting. We know that every smile is different, and that the prosthetic you wear will need to be custom-made for your smile.
Placement and Maintenance
We will discuss placing and removing your dentures, as well as how to clean and soak them to ensure they last as long as possible. On average, removable dentures tend to last about 5 to 10 years before requiring adjustment or replacement. We can also discuss proper oral health habits and address underlying oral health issues so you avoid further tooth loss in the coming years. Your prosthetic can help prevent issues like misalignment, and making eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence possible once again. If you have any questions about our approach to replacing missing teeth, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see if a custom prosthetic is right for you, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Cleveland, TX Dentist’s Office Addresses Missing Teeth
Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX is ready to help you obtain a complete smile once again with a denture, restoring function, beauty, and health. To learn more about addressing more severe cases of tooth loss or preventing missing teeth, then contact our office at (281) 592-1234 to schedule your appointment today.