Don’t Live With Major Tooth Loss
When you lose a majority of your natural teeth, this could mean major problems for the health, function, and even appearance of your smile. To address major tooth loss, we have a secure and lifelike option with implant dentures. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about possible solutions with fixed dentures.
The Causes and Dangers of Missing Teeth
When you lose most or all of your teeth, this could cause a number of complications for your smile. You could experience trouble speaking clearly, and find yourself severely limited in the kinds of foods you can enjoy. The strain on your jaw joints could mean painful complications like TMJ disorder or bruxism. As your jaw breaks down, losing mass and density following tooth loss, this could mean a prematurely aged appearance too! Missing teeth could be the result of injury to the face or jaw, untreated cavities, or in most cases, the advanced stage of gum disease known as periodontitis. When you suffer from tooth loss, don’t despair, we can help support a full row of new and lifelike teeth!
Inserting Dental Implants
With a fixed option, we don’t rely on suction, clasps, or adhesives. Instead, we will use digital technology to plan and guide several dental implants into the jaw. These will sit at angles and positions to support new teeth and also prevent the jawbone from losing mass and density, as the body accepts the posts as natural roots. This means your new smile can stay in place for decades or possibly a lifetime, compared to just five years with most removable dentures.
Securing a Fixed Prosthetic
Once the new roots are in place, we can attach abutments to them and connect the denture. The denture portion is custom-made and contains a complete row of new teeth made for ceramic, which absorbs daily bite forces and can be shaded for a natural appearance. When in place, your new prosthetic will look and function like natural teeth, and will never skip when you eat or speak. You don’t need to remove them for cleaning or soaking either, and they can last for years to come.
If you have any questions about dental implant dentures, or about addressing more severe cases of tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more. You can also take this opportunity to use your remaining 2022 dental insurance benefits before they expire, and obtain a full smile before the holiday season makes your schedule complicated.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Rebuilding Your Smile
A durable and lifelike fixed denture is possible with advanced technology. For more information about treating your major tooth loss, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.