When it comes to tooth replacement, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We know that to ensure a perfect fit and a new smile that can absorb bite forces and restore function and beauty, your prosthetics need to be custom-made. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will talk about how we replace missing teeth with personalized dentures.
Benefits of Addressing Missing Teeth
Did you know replacing your lost teeth could improve both the health and beauty of your smile? When a gap appears due to missing teeth, this causes remaining teeth to drift from position, causing misalignment. Poor alignment alone could increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as thoroughly brushing and flossing becomes a difficult task. In addition, the strain on your bite balance and jaw joints could boost the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism, painful oral health disorders linked to headaches, jaw pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms. You could have trouble eating your favorite foods and your overall health could suffer as you’re forced to subsist on mainly soft foods. People with advanced tooth loss also experience trouble speaking clearly, which impacts quality of life and social interactions.
Creating Your Dentures
By addressing your missing teeth, you help avoid some of the major complications we discussed above. To begin, we need to gather a series of detailed impressions, images, and measurements of your smile. With this information, we can begin to design and craft your custom prosthetic. The teeth will be created from strong and durable materials, like ceramic or zirconia, which can also be designed to mimic the shade and translucent of natural tooth enamel. The base the teeth are set in will be acrylic and created to look like natural gum tissue. The prosthetic will fit comfortably and look natural, restoring function and beauty to your smile.
Full and Partial
We have to very different kinds available. A full replaces every tooth on one or both of your arches. A full row of teeth will be set into a base and natural suction will hold it in place. People may also use a special adhesive for additional security. Our partials are for people with several lost teeth and gaps spread out across the smile. Th new teeth will be set into a base and metal clasps will attach to remaining teeth to anchor them in place. Both options will need to be removed at night for cleaning and soaking, and with proper care and attention, could last up to ten years!
Ready for a Solution to Missing Teeth?
Our team would like to help people with one or more missing teeth enjoy a more attractive smile and a durable prosthetic. To learn more about our dentures, please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.