When you have lost a number of your natural teeth, you need a prosthetic to restore function, health, and even beauty to your smile. For stability and a lifelike appearance, we could address these gaps with advanced dental implants. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about dental implant dentures and more.
The Causes and Risks of Tooth Loss
Tooth loss could occur for a number of reasons. Some people lose teeth to a serious injury or accident. For others, it could be due to untreated cavities or infections, which leads to painful complications and missing teeth. However, the main cause of severe tooth loss, in which you lose most or all of your teeth, could be due to periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. Advanced tooth loss could change how clearly you speak, and limit the kinds of foods you can eat. In addition, this could cause a breakdown in the jaw as the body stops supplying the nearby bone tissue with doses of calcium and phosphates, leading to an aged appearance. But we can help prevent these complications and preserve your smile with implant dentures.
Preparing Your Smile
To begin, we will carefully examine your smile to see if you have underlying oral health issues, such as gum disease, that need management before we can move forward. Next, we will likely extract any remaining teeth to pave the way for your new smile. Detailed digital images and impressions will be taken to help design and craft the denture in a dental lab setting. The prosthetic will contain a complete row of teeth set in an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue. The ceramic teeth can be shaded to look natural and can handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease.
Dental Implant Dentures
Using digital technology, we will guide the dental implant posts into place. They will sit at a specific angle and position to support your new dentures, and also stimulate the growth of jawbone structure to keep the new teeth firmly in place, so you can enjoy a complete smile for decades to come, or possibly a lifetime! Once they’re in place, we will attach abutments to them that extend above the gum line. We connect the prosthetic to these abutments, so your denture is now fixed in place. These will never slip when you eat or speak, and will restore function and beauty to your smile once again.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Addressing Your Missing Teeth
We’re ready to return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty once again. For more information about restoring your smile, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.