If you lose several of your natural teeth and have gaps spread across your smile, then you may need a prosthetic to avoid serious complications. In order to help people in Mansfield, TX, with advanced cases of tooth loss, we may suggest a custom-made and lifelike partial denture. How do we create and place them, and what benefits will they offer?

Addressing Your Missing Teeth

When you lose several of your natural teeth, the surrounding teeth may begin to drift due to the gaps in your smile. Over time, this means the onset of misalignment and with it, a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as routine homecare is difficult with uneven teeth. In addition, the gaps in your smile may upset your bite balance and place pressure on the jaw joints, leading to TMJ disorder and bruxism, two jaw joints disorders linked to headaches, jaw pain, and other serious complications. By replacing your missing teeth, we help protect you from these painful and serious complications.

Creating Your Prosthetic

If you need more than a bridge, but not a full denture, then a partial may be the best choice. The prosthetic will consist of a base portion created from acrylic, which is designed to look like gum tissue. The new teeth will be created with ceramic and other materials, offering strong replacement options that can absorb bite forces and withstand daily pressure. Metal clasps will attach to the natural teeth and secure your new ones in place. Of course, we create them based on detailed impressions and images we take of your smile, ensuring they fit comfortably and offer a dependable solution to tooth loss. They will need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years as the shape of the jaw ridge changes, and routine care includes removing them for soaking.

Long-Term Benefits

When you address your tooth loss, you restore your ability to enjoy your favorite foods and speak without difficulty. Replacing missing teeth also helps reduce the risk of further tooth loss, and helps you feel more confident in your appearance, boosting overall quality of life. As we discussed above, replacing missing teeth also protects your smile from serious complications, which could threaten the stability and health of your natural teeth. If you have any questions about tooth loss and what you can do to avoid losing your natural teeth, then contact our team today. If you would like to learn more about our dentures, we’re here to answer your questions and help you enjoy a full and functional smile once more!

Do You Have Missing Teeth?

Our team is ready to help fill the gaps in your smile and offer a solution to tooth loss. To learn more about our full and partial prosthetics, then schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.