A full set of dentures could help restore health, function, and beauty of your smile. When we create your dentures, we take steps to ensure they not only fit comfortably, but also look natural too. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist will talk about how our team crafts dentures that look lifelike and provide a durable chewing surface.
When to Receive Dentures
When should you talk to your dentist about addressing tooth loss? We would like to see when you first lose a tooth, so we can offer care to manage the issues behind your missing tooth and protect the rest of your smile. However, even if you’ve lost the majority of your teeth and have lived this way for years, we would still like to help you enjoy a complete smile again. Advanced tooth loss could make eating difficult, leading to issues speaking clearly, and the breakdown in the jaw structure could cause a prematurely aged appearance and increase the risk of further tooth loss. To restore function and beauty, we need to place a prosthetic.
The Custom Approach
If you have lost the majority of your teeth, then we may perform a general tooth extraction to remove the remaining few. Next, we take detailed images and impressions with digital scanning technology. The images allow us to design and craft a custom set of dentures. The prosthetic will contain a base made from acrylic, which is meant to mimic the appearance of gum tissues. There will be a full row of ceramic teeth that not only look natural but also absorb the daily bite forces that natural teeth endure.
Removable and Implant-Supported
The removable option will be held in place with suction on the lower arch, or a special adhesive on the upper arch. They will need to be removed for soaking and cleaning, and last about 5 to 10 years on average. They need replacement as the shape of your jaw ridge changes over time. However, we could also insert several dental implants in each arch, which act as new roots. They stimulate the growth of bone tissue in the jaw, so the ridge doesn’t change shape. We attach the prosthetic to them, so you have a secure and fixed prosthetic that could last for decades to come, and possibly even a lifetime. If you have any questions about which option is right for you, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Tooth Loss?
When you lose several of your natural teeth, this could lead to serious troubles. If you would like to learn more about replacing multiple missing teeth, 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.