Even if you’ve lost all of your teeth, this doesn’t mean you’re destined to live with missing teeth. Your Cleveland, TX, dentist offers prosthetic dentistry to address severe cases of missing teeth, creating a complete prosthetic that replaces every tooth in your smile. In today’s blog, we’re looking at our removable and implant-secured options!
What Happens When I Lose Most of My Teeth?
Losing most or all of your teeth could cause major problem in your daily life. Eating your favorite foods could become problematic you could find yourself limited only to soft items. Speaking clearly may be difficult, which complicates your social life. The jawbone itself will begin to break down, as the body stops sending calcium and phosphates then bone tissue once the tooth roots are gone. The bone tissue breaks down, so you develop an older appearance and could experience issues supporting dental implants.
Creating a Complete Set of Dentures
The complications we listed above occur over time, so the sooner your address your tooth loss the better. When you see us, we will take detailed images and measurements with digital technology, and also identify the factors behind your tooth loss. For some, we may need to treat underlying oral health issues. Next, we use the images and measurements we took to design the prosthetic and craft it in a dental lab setting. A full set of dentures contains a complete row of teeth set in an acrylic base that mimics gum tissue. Suction holds a lower arch one in place, and a special adhesive may be used for the upper arch.
Removable or Implant Options
Removable ones will be held in place with suction or adhesive, and will need to be removed for cleaning and soaking periodically. They tend to last about 5 to 20 years on average. However, we could also attach them to dental implants, which stimulate the growth of jawbone structure and allow the denture to stay in place for decades to come. The implants will be inserted into your jawbone and act as new roots. Once we attach the denture to them, the prosthetic will never slip when you eat or speak. If you have any questions about how we create and secure removable and fixed prosthetics, or about finally tackling your minor or advanced tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Cleveland, TX Dentist’s Office Treats Missing Teeth
Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX understands the importance of a healthy, whole, and beautiful smile, which is why we provide bridges and dentures. To learn more about how we support a full smile again with our custom-made prosthetics, then contact our office at (281) 592-1234 to schedule your appointment today. A full smile is possible!