We offer our patients access to custom dentures that not only fit comfortably, but provide a lifelike appearance too. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist discusses how a set of dentures could restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile, and exactly how we create them. A full smile is possible for people with multiple missing teeth!
The Design Process
First, we need to understand the factors behind your tooth loss. We may need to treat underlying issues, such as periodontal disease, to help prevent further tooth loss or complications for your dentures. We then take detailed images and measurements. We use the information in a lab setting to begin designing and crafting the finished product. We want a set that is comfortable and also offers a lifelike appearance and reflects your unique facial structure too.
Fabricating Your New Prosthetics
The dentures will contain new teeth created from porcelain set into an acrylic base. The porcelain is durable and strong, but can be color-matched to blend with your smile too. The base is made to look like gum tissue too. For a partial, this addresses multiple gaps and will be held in place with metal clasps that attach to remaining natural teeth. For a full set, suction will keep the lower set in place, and the upper may need a special adhesive. We could also secure them with dental implants, inserted into the jawbone and acting as new roots. Removable options tend to last 5 to 10 years, implant options last for decades in many cases.
Placement and Care
We will discuss how to keep them in place, and how to clean and soak them too. We will also discuss routine oral hygiene and other tips to protect any remaining missing teeth, or to manage issues that could threaten implant versions, such as periodontal disease. Routine care could help your smile stay healthy and strong for many years to come. If you have any questions about our dentures, or about the process of crafting a unique one for every patient, then contact our team today. A complete smile is possible, even if you’ve lived with missing teeth for several years.
Do You Have Questions About Our Prosthetic Options?
With our custom prosthetics, we have lifelike prosthetics that fit comfortably and also offer a lifelike appearance. If you have lost a significant number of your natural teeth and would like to find the right solution for you, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327. A full smile is possible, so don’t live with tooth loss another day!