If you’ve lost a number of teeth, or even a majority of them, then you may benefit from a prosthetic. A set of dentures helps restore missing teeth, enabling you to eat and speak with ease, and also avoid serious complications. What options do we offer our Independence, MO, patients? How do we create and place a set of custom-made dentures?
The Dangers of Advanced Tooth Loss
When we lose a significant number of teeth, this makes eating certain foods difficult. Being forced to rely mainly on soft foods could deprive you of key nutrients, and also prevent you from enjoying your favorite meals. Advanced tooth loss has also been linked to difficulties speaking clearly, and may cause embarrassment. People with severe tooth loss often avoid social situations and overall quality of life could suffer. Don’t let your health and social life suffer, talk to your dentist about your options.
If you have several lost teeth spread out across your arch, but not enough to require a full prosthetic, then you may consider a partial. The prosthetic contains your new teeth attached to an acrylic base, which looks like gum tissue. Metal clasps will be used to anchor the new teeth to remaining natural ones, offering a secure restoration. The denture could last between 5 and 10 years with proper care and attention, helping you enjoy a healthy smile. Addressing tooth loss in these scenarios also prevents the remaining natural teeth from drifting due to the gaps in the smile, helping you avoid the onset of misalignment.
Full Removable Dentures
A full denture addresses every tooth on one or both arches. A full row of lifelike teeth will be created and set into a natural looking acrylic base. Natural suction anchors them in place, offering a full smile and restoring your ability to eat and speak without difficulty. Again, routine care means up to 10 years of quality tooth replacement.
With dental implants, we secure a full or partial that is fixed in place. The denture cannot be removed, which offers greater stability for our patients. Since dental implants stimulate the growth of jawbone structure, preventing the bone tissue from breaking down, your new teeth could last for decades, a lifetime in some cases. If you have any questions about using dental implants to secure a set of dentures, or if you would like to discuss other possible solutions for your missing teeth, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Prosthetics?
We want to help patients enjoy a whole, healthy, and beautiful smile once again. For more information on our tooth loss solutions, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, and all surrounding communities.