If a bridge is meant to address a small gap in your smile, what about several gaps in your smile, enough that you’re caught between the need for a bridge and a full denture? In these situations, we may rebuild your smile with a set of partial dentures. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about partial dentures.
Crafting a Custom Prosthetics
Each prosthetic we provide for our patients will be custom-made for a comfortable fit and a lifelike appearance. To begin, we will examine your smile to assess the state of your smile and the cause of your tooth loss. You may need treatment for underlying oral health issues, for example, gum disease could cause tooth loss and therefore complicate implant placement, so treatment to manage it would be crucial. We next see if any teeth are so decayed or disease that they require extraction. Detailed digital images will be taken of the smile and used to create a 3D computer impression, one that helps us design and craft the partial.
Removable and Implant Secured
The denture will contain new ceramic teeth set in an acrylic base. The base will look like gum tissue, and the teeth will be crafted and shaded to look natural and blend with the rest of your smile. For the removable option, metal clasps will attach to natural teeth and firmly secure the denture in place. They will need to be taken out for cleaning and soaking, and tend to last about 5o to 10 years. Replacement is ended as the jaw ridge changes shape.
However, we could also secure them with dental implants. No need for clasps, as we insert the implants into the jawbone, where they’re accepted as natural roots. We then attach the denture to them. The implants prevent changes to the ridge shape, and this means your new prosthetic could last for decades to come in some cases.
Protecting Your Natural Teeth
We will provide instruction for caring for your new teeth, and you should brush and floss your natural ones as well. Daily maintenance not only safeguards your new teeth, but helps protect your natural ones too. This means better oral health, a stunning smile, and the chance to avoid a complete denture. If you have any questions about treating missing teeth or about placing a custom prosthetic, then contact our team today. We want to help you smile with confidence for years to come!
Talk To Your Newhall, CA Dentist About Dental Prosthetics
We would like to help you enjoy a full and stunning smile again with our durable and lifelike dental prosthetics. If you would like to find out more about treating complicated cases of tooth loss, then contact your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, by calling (661) 259-7760.