Dentures Restore Smiles With Total Tooth Loss

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When you suffer from advanced tooth loss, this could impact how you eat and speak, and even lead to a much older appearance. But our team can restore your smile, even if you suffer from total tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist will provide removable or implant-supported dentures!

When You Need Full Prosthetics

A complete set of dentures replaces every tooth on one or both arches. This could be necessary if you’re missing all of your teeth, or the vast majority of them. Severe tooth loss simply cannot be addressed with bridges and partials alone. Without care, this could limit your meal options and deprive you of essential nutrients. You could also develop issues speaking clearly, and may feel embarrassed in social situations. The body will also stop sending calcium, and phosphates to the jaw around the lost teeth, a complication that causes a breakdown in the jaw and leads to an older appearance. But with a set of dentures, we can restore function, health, and beauty to your smile again.

Removable Options

The most common way of addressing major tooth loss is with removable dentures. We begin by treating the last few teeth gently and carefully, and gathering detailed images of the smile from multiple angles, which enables us to design and craft the final prosthetics in a lab setting. The prosthetic will contain a complete row of teeth set in an acrylic base. The teeth will be made from materials like ceramic, so they can offer a durable chewing surface and be shaded to blend with your smile. The base is designed to mimic the appearance of gum tissues. This is held in place with suction or an adhesive, and needs to be removed for soaking and cleaning. They last about 5 to 10 years before they require replacement, due to the jaw ridge changing shape.

Implant-Secured Selections

With the implant option, we insert multiple implant posts per arch, and the new teeth are then affixed to them with abutments. The results are a set of fixed dentures that never slip when you eat or speak, and never need to be removed for maintenance. The implants protect the integrity of your jaw and prevents a loss of mass and density, so your new prosthetics can last for decades to come. If you have any questions about our removable or our implant-supported dentures, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Our Custom Prosthetics

We want to help you maintain a complete and beautiful smile for years to come. For more information on addressing more severe tooth loss with our full prosthetics, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.