When you lose several of your permanent teeth, you could have a case of tooth loss too severe for a dental bridge. However, a partial could provide a removable and lifelike solution. In today’s blog, your Allen, TX, dentist talks about how we design and craft your custom, natural-looking partial denture.
When You Lose Permanent Teeth
Permanent teeth could become lost as a result of an untreated cavity or a severe case of periodontal disease. They could also be the result of an injury too. Whatever the cause, the gaps left behind could cause trouble for your smile. For example, teeth could begin to drift from position as a result of these gaps, and the resulting misalignment not only alters your smile’s beauty, but could lead to tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, the risk of jaw joint disorders like TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding) could be a factor too. When you lose your teeth, let us know so we can preserve your smile with a dental prosthetic.
Creating a Prosthetic
Each one is custom-made. We not only want them to look good and blend with your smile, but the prosthetic should also balance your bite and prevent discomfort. To accomplish this, we take a series of detailed digital images and measurements of your smile, using the information gathered in a dental lab setting. The partial contains new teeth created from lifelike dental ceramic and shaded to blend with your smile. The material can also absorb daily bite forces too. They will be set into an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue.
Wearing Your Partial
Metal claps in your prosthetic will attach to natural teeth and secure your prosthetic in place. The denture will be removable and need to be periodically cleaned and soaked to help it last. On average, a set will last about 5 to 10 years and require replacement as the jaw ridge changes shape with time. When in place, you will be able to smile and laugh with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods again. This also helps you avoid the complications of untreated tooth loss. If you have missing teeth, even if years have elapsed since you lost your teeth, let us know today. We can help find the best option to fill the gaps in your smile and offer a stronger and healthier smile. If you have any questions, then please contact our team today.
Talk To Your Allen, TX Dentist About Your Dentures
We would like to help you enjoy a complete and beautiful smile. If you want to know more, or if you are ready to book an appointment, contact your Allen, TX, dentist, Dr. Torrens-Parker, by calling 469-342-6644.