As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, a bridge addresses one to the teeth in a row. A full denture replaces every tooth on one or both arches. But what about in between? What about several smaller gaps spread out across your smile? In these situations, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about partial dentures.
Multiple Gaps in Your Smile
If you have more than one gap in your smile, even if this is spread out across the arch, we could help with a prosthetic. Treating the issue is crucial for avoiding the complications of missing teeth. You could find yourself limited in what kinds of food you can eat, and even how well you can speak. These gaps could also alter the alignment of your smile. Teeth shifting causes misalignment, a complication linked to poor esthetics and also the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. The improper balance in your smile could also strain your jaw joints, so the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism, two disorders linked to headaches, jaw pain, and damaged teeth, could develop. Don’t let your oral health decline, talk to our team about possible solutions!
The Partial Denture
The partial contains new teeth set into an acrylic base, one that will look like gum tissues. The new teeth will be made from ceramic, which we can color-match to blend with the rest of your smile. The prosthetic won’t be held in place with suction or adhesive, or even dental crowns. Instead, there will be metal clasps that connect to natural teeth, securing the prosthetic firmly in place. The claps will be invisible when your denture is in place, of course. This option can provide between 5 and 10 years of quality tooth replacement!
Crafting Your Prosthetic
How do we create these prosthetics? We start by taking detailed digital x-rays and intraoral camera images of your smile, which we combine to create a 3D model. This allows us to design and craft the prosthetic with precision and accuracy. Each one is designed to blend with your smile and ensure proper bite balance. If you have missing teeth and want to find the right solution for your smile, then please contact our team to schedule a consultation. We would love to offer an exam and find out which denture you need to smile with confidence again!
Ready to Address the Gaps in Your Smile
We would like to offer a full smile again for our patients with missing teeth. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth with a prosthetic, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.