When you lose more than a couple of natural teeth, this could cause serious problems for your ability to eat, speak clearly, or smile with confidence. To help people in Newhall, CA, with multiple missing teeth, especially if they suffer from the loss of most of them, we may suggest a full denture. In today’s blog, let’s look at how creating and placing a set of dentures helps restore a smile!
What Happens After We Lose Our Teeth?
When we lose our teeth, our body notices and no longer sends doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these routine doses, the bone tissue loses mass and density, breaking down. This break down not only causes further tooth loss, but leads to an aged appearance too. Multiple missing teeth also impact your ability to eat, forcing many to rely only on soft foods. Others would have difficulty speaking clearly, and could feel embarrassed in social situations. To avoid these complications, we suggest addressing your missing teeth as soon as possible!
The Process of Creating and Placing A New Smile
If you have lost the majority of your teeth, you need a complete denture. We start by removing any remaining teeth, and then taking detailed impressions and measurements of the smile. Using this information, our team will design and fabricate a prosthetic. The denture will contain an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissues, and fits comfortably in your smile. The teeth will be crafted from materials like ceramic, which look lifelike and provide a durable chewing surface. When complete, your dentures will blend with your smile!
Securing Them with Dental Implants
Removable options stay in place with suction or the use of a special adhesive. They usually need to be removed occasionally for cleaning and soaking, and tend to last about 5 to 10 years, requiring replacement as the shape of your jaw changes. However, we could also secure them with dental implants. In this scenario, we insert the dental implants into each arch, where they bond like natural roots. This allows the body to resume the flow of calcium and phosphorus, preventing the changes to the jaw ridge that require prosthetic replacement. Your dentures could now last decades, and are fixed in place, never slipping when you eat or speak. If you have any questions about treating tooth loss with advanced implant dentistry, then contact our team today! We want to make sure your smile remains whole and beautiful.
Let’s Treat Your Tooth Loss Today!
A full smile helps preserve facial structure and improve oral health. To learn more about how we replace one or more missing teeth, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.