Partial Dentures Mean Full Smiles Again

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What if you have tooth loss too severe for a bridge, but not advanced enough to benefit from a full denture? In these situations, we can offer a solution for complicated tooth loss with a partial denture. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about creating and securing a partial denture.

The Loss of Your Natural Teeth

How do we lose our natural teeth? This could happen for a number of different reasons. For example, severe tooth decay or an infected tooth, or possibly untreated gum disease. Injury is possible too, however gum disease is usually the most common factor. Without treatment, this gap could impact the alignment of your smile, as your surrounding teeth begin to drift from position. You could also develop complications eating your favorite foods, or even speaking clearly. The jawbone around the missing root could also lose mass and density as the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphates. This could mean further tooth loss or even an older appearance. Replacing your missing teeth, even if you have gaps spread out across your smile, is essential for preserving your smile’s function, health, and beauty.

Creating a Partial

To create a partial denture, we will first carefully examine the smile and see if any teeth need to be started that have become diseased or infected. We then do so and take detailed digital images of the smile from multiple angles, creating a detailed 3D computer impression, which is used in a dental lab to design and create the prosthetic. A partial contains new teeth that will fit in the gaps in your smile, all set in an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue.

Addressing Complicated Cases of Tooth Loss

A removable option is held in place with metal clasps that attach to natural teeth and secure the prosthetic in place. These need to be removed for cleaning and soaking, and tend to last about 5 to 10 years, requiring replacement as the jaw ridge changes shape with time. We could also offer a fixed option, in which we attach them to dental implants inserted into the jaw. The implants act as new roots and stimulate the growth of jawbone structure to prevent changes in ridge shape, so your denture can last for decades to come or possibly a lifetime!

If you have any questions about how we address tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Your Newhall, CA Dentist About Prosthetic Dentistry

Our team is eager to help you find the right solution for your missing teeth. If you would like to learn more about treating your missing teeth, then contact your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, by calling (661) 259-7760.