When you have lost most of your teeth, you don’t have to rely solely on removable dentures as a solution. Instead, our team could secure a partial or full denture with multiple dental implants. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we replace missing teeth with an option that can last decades!
The Risks of Major Tooth Loss
When you lose multiple natural teeth, this could mean serious trouble for your smile. The body will respond to your missing tooth roots by suspending the flow of calcium and phosphates to the surrounding jawbone. Without these nutrients, the bone tissue breaks down to cause an aged appearance and further tooth loss. The remaining teeth also drift from position to cause misalignment, and this could complicate how you speak and eat. To prevent major complications and preserve your smile and youthful features, you need a replacement option that stimulates new jawbone growth. You need dental implant dentures.
The denture portion will be custom-made based on the detailed digital images we take of your smile. We want them to fit comfortably and provide a balanced bite, so you avoid discomfort and can eat with ease again. They will contain a full row of lifelike teeth created from ceramic, so we can shade them to look natural. These can also absorb daily bite forces with ease. They attach directly to the implants or be part of an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue.
As for the dental implants, our team may first remove the remaining few teeth and take digital images, which we use to design and craft the dentures and to choose the appropriate place for the dental implants. We will insert several per arch, at angles and positions to stimulate jawbone growth and support new teeth. In the same visit, or in another down the road, we will connect the dentures to these posts with abutments. The prosthetic will be fixed in place and will never shift when you eat or speak. While removable options need replacement every five to ten years as the jawbone changes shape, this will preserve the jawbone ridge so your new teeth can remain in place for decades to come. No need to remove them for cleaning or soaking either!
If you have any questions about how to treat advanced tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more! You can also use your remaining 2022 dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year!
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Implant Dentistry
Our team is eager to help you enjoy fixed and lifelike replacements for missing teeth. For more information about addressing major tooth loss, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.