For minor tooth loss, your smile may benefit from a custom-made bridge or possibly a single tooth dental implant. However, advanced cases may need more, such as a full or partial denture. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how we replace missing teeth in Olathe, KS, and when our patients should see us for dentures. We also talk about securing dentures with implant dentistry.
Partial vs. Full
We have two different options for addressing your advanced case of tooth loss. If you have lost several teeth, but not yet enough to require a full prosthetic, we may prescribe a partial. The denture addresses the gaps spread out across your smile. The prosthetic contains metal claps that attach to natural teeth, as well as an acrylic base that mimics the look of gum tissue and a set of natural looking replacement teeth. The full also contains an acrylic base, as well as a complete set of new teeth. However, there are no metal clasps and suction holds the new prosthetic in place. Both options will be custom-made based on impressions taken of your smile, and both offer between 5 and 10 years of tooth replacement before a new one is required.
Securing Them With Dental Implants
Dental implants act as new tooth roots. We insert them into the jaw, where they bond with the bone tissue. We use them secure new teeth that last decades with proper care and attention. For a longer lasting denture, and one that will remain fixed in place and never slip, we may secure them with multiple dental implants. Your new teeth will look natural and offer greater stability. We can examine your smile to see if you qualify for an implant-retained prosthetic.
The Damage of Long-Term Untreated Tooth Loss
Why should you seek tooth replacement? Well, advanced tooth loss means difficulty eating, depriving your body of essential nutrients. In addition to missing out on your favorite foods, you may also have trouble speaking clearly, which hurts your social interactions. Others may develop misalignment or an aged appearance as the jawbone dissolves due to lost tooth rots. If you have lost several of your natural tooth, it’s not too late to discuss possible replacement options. Talk to our team to find our how we address missing teeth and return smiles to full function, health, and beauty.
Do You Suffer From Tooth Loss?
If you have lost one or several of your natural teeth, then we can discuss replacement with a custom-made prosthetic. To schedule a consultation and talk about our prosthetics and dental implants, then call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, and all surrounding communities.