In some cases, a dental bridge may not be enough to address your tooth loss, but a full isn’t necessary either. For these in-between cases, we can help with a custom-made set of dentures known as a partial. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about addressing missing teeth with a partial denture.
The Impact of Complicated Tooth Loss
When you lose several teeth across the arch of your smile, this could lead to serious complications. For example, you could have trouble brushing and flossing, and your teeth could shift from position due to the gaps. This increases the risk of cavities and gum disease. The pressure on your jaw joints and bite balance could cause the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also have trouble eating your favorite foods, or even speaking clearly. Not to mention the negative impact on the appearance of your smile! To correct these concerns, you may need a partial set of dentures.
The Benefits of a Partial
The prosthetic will fill the gaps in the smile, allowing you to smile with confidence, speak clearly, and eat solid foods with ease. The denture contains new teeth made from ceramic, which we design and shade to blend with the rest of the smile. They’re set in a base made from acrylic that is designed to look like natural gum tissue. To hold them in place, metal clasps will attach to natural teeth. The clasps will not be visible when you smile! The prosthetic can provide up to ten years of tooth replacement before requiring replacement. They’re easy to clean too!
Creating a Custom Prosthetic
To create one, we will need to take clear and detailed digital x-rays and images of the smile. We combine these to create a 3D computer model of the smile. This model is then used to design and craft the prosthetic with accuracy and precision, ensuring not only a comfortable fit, but a lifelike appearance as well. If you have one or more missing teeth, even if years have elapsed since you lost your teeth, please let us know. We will examine your smile and help you find the best solution for your tooth loss, whether this means a bridge, partial, or even a full set of custom-made dentures.
Do You Need a Dental Prosthetic?
We want you to smile with confidence, which is why we have an array of prosthetic options. If you have any questions about replacing the lost teeth in your smile, 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.