When you lose a single tooth, then we may recommend a bridge to restore your smile. But what if residents of Mansfield, TX, suffer from several lost teeth, possibly even all of them? In order to help our patients, we will provide a custom-made denture to address tooth loss and help them enjoy a healthy and functional smile, one that will look completely natural!
How Does Tooth Loss Impact Your Smile’s Health?
Losing several teeth doesn’t just harm your smile’s appearance. Over time, the gaps in your smile could mean difficulty speaking clearly, problems eating your favorite foods, and the loss of jawbone density. We lose jawbone density because the body stops sending key nutrients to the jawbone around a lost tooth. Without these nutrients, the jawbone tissue dissolves, eventually leading to further tooth loss and an aged appearance.
A partial is perfect for those with several lost teeth, but not enough to warrant a full denture. The prosthetic contains your new teeth set in an acrylic base. Metal clasps will attach to the remaining natural teeth and anchor the new ones in place. The prosthetic is removable and helps address cases where the gaps in your smile are spread out across the arch. We will custom-make the partial to ensure a natural appearance that matches your smile.
If you’ve lost all of your teeth, then you may need a complete denture. Using ceramic or zirconia, we will create a full row of natural looking teeth. The acrylic base will be designed to match the appearance of gum tissue. Natural suction holds the new prosthetic in place, restoring the appearance and function of your smile. Some patients also use a special adhesive to help hold the new teeth firmly in place.
While many people are familiar with removable prosthetics, did you know we offer a fixed alternative? By placing multiple dental implants into your jaw, we offer unrivaled support that prevent slippage during meals or speech. Implant-retained dentures also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, as the body recognizes the dental implants as natural tooth roots. Patients then enjoy a natural looking and sturdy solution to tooth loss, one that prevents an aged appearance and can last for decades with proper care and attention. If you have any questions about our dentures, whether partial, full, or implant-retained, then contact our team today. Let’s make 2019 the year you enjoy a full smile once again!
Have You Lost Multiple Natural Teeth?
If you suffer from an advanced case of tooth loss, then you may need a denture to enjoy a healthy and complete smile. To learn more about dental prosthetics, schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.