When you have major loss of your natural teeth, this could cause problems with speaking, eating, and more. To help rebuild the smile and offer a complete smile that looks natural, we could help with dental prosthetics. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about our full set of dentures and how we craft them.
The Impact of Total Tooth Loss
When you lose the majority of your natural teeth, this could mean speaking clearly is difficult, and you could be severely limited in the kinds of foods you can eat. In addition, this could cause remaining teeth to shift from position, causing misalignment, and the strain on your jaw joints and bite balance could lead to painful disorders like TMD. The body will also respond by suspending the flow of key nutrients to the jawbone, without which the bone could breakdown. This means an older appearance!
Creating a Natural Looking Dentures
To rebuild your smile, we will first examine you to assess the cause of your tooth loss. For example, we may need to treat and damage issues like gum disease before moving forward with the prosthetic placement. Next, we take detailed digital images, which we can use to design and craft a set of dentures custom-fitted for your smile. A full set contains an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue, and a full row of ceramic teeth. Ceramic not only absorbs daily bite forces like natural teeth, but we can shade them for a more natural appearance.
Removable or Implant?
With removable dentures, suction or adhesives will keep the prosthetic in place. They last about 5 to 10 years, and need to be replaced as the shape of the jaw ridge changes with time. They also require removable for cleaning or soaking. With dental implants, we insert multiple implants into your jaw, where the body accepts them as natural roots. This stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue to keep your jaw ridge from changing shape. Which means once we attach your prosthetic, your dentures will stay in place for decades to come, maybe even a lifetime! They also never need to be removed for soaking or maintenance
If you have any questions about tooth loss or our dentures, then contact our team today to learn more. A full smile is always possible!
Do You Have Questions About Prosthetic Dental Care?
Our team wants to provide a prosthetic that looks great and lasts for years! If you have any questions about the process of addressing advanced tooth loss, 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.