When you lose the majority of your teeth, this could impact your quality of life. To help restore function, health, and beauty, you may need a prosthetic. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about securing a set of full dentures, and the difference between our removable and implant options.
First, we need to prepare your smile to receive dentures. Often, we see people who have lost the vast majority of their natural teeth, but still have a few left behind. We will gently remove these with a tooth extraction procedure. Next, we take detailed digital images and x-rays of the smile, which we use to create a 3D computer impression of your smile. This will be used to help create the prosthetic, and if applicable, plan the placement of the dental implant posts.
Creating Custom Prosthetics
The denture portion will be created to not only fit comfortably, but also look natural and reflect your unique facial structure. They will contain an acrylic base that is designed to look like natural gum tissue. A full row of new teeth will be inserted into the base. They will not only look natural, but be able to handle bite forces and pressures. You will be able to smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods again, and also speak without difficulty.
Securing Your New Dentures
The removable options will be held in place with natural suction for the lower arch, and a special adhesive for the upper one. These will require replacement every 5 to 10 years, as the jaw ridge changes shape with time. We could also insert multiple dental implant posts per arch, and connect the denture directly to them. They will be fixed in place, never slipping when you eat or speak. The implant also stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue, which [rents the changes to the jaw ridge that necessitate replacement. As a result, your new teeth could remain in place for decades to come, possibly an entire lifetime!
If you want to know which option is for you, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy better oral health and feel more confident in your smile, and that starts with the initial consultation. If you have any questions or concerns about our dentures and dental implants, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
Our team wants to make sure you can smile with confidence and enjoy a functional smile too. If you have any questions about addressing the loss of your natural teeth, 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.