When you suffer from the loss of most of your teeth, this could cause trouble eating, speaking, and even lead to a prematurely aged appearance. To restore function and beauty to your smile, and improve your quality of life, your Olathe, KS, dentist may suggest a set of full or partial dentures.
The Causes and Complications of Your Missing Teeth
Our natural teeth could become lost due to issues like injury, untreated tooth decay or infection, or in most cases, the advanced stages of gum disease. Once we lose natural teeth, this could cause embarrassment and impact our social life. Tooth loss is also linked to trouble eating a variety of foods, and also difficulty speaking clearly. Since the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the jawbone following tooth loss, this could mean the risk of further otoh loss or even an aged appearance.
Designing a Prosthetic
If you have multiple missing teeth, then contact our team. We will carefully examine your smile with advanced technology, so we can understand the causes of your missing teeth and assess the severity. If we find some that are severely damaged or decayed, we may need to remove them before we move forward with creating a prosthetic. We then take detailed digital images and measurements, which we use in a dental lab setting to design the prosthetic. We craft them from lifelike materials we color-match to blend with the rest of your smile. Their custom nature means they fit comfortably and preserve your bite balance too. They will also be able to absorb daily bite forces and provide durable chewing surfaces too.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you’ve lost every tooth, or most of them, then we could create a full denture. A complete set of teeth will be set in a base made from acrylic, which is designed to look like gum tissue. An upper set is held in place with a special adhesive, and the lower set is held in place with suction. If you have gaps spread out across your smile, but not enough to require a full, we could create a partial. Your new teeth are again set in an acrylic base, but there are also metal clasps to anchor them in place.
Removable options need to be replaced every few years as the jaw ridge changes shape. However, we could also support them with dental implants, which allows them to stay in place for decades, maybe even a lifetime!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT DENTURES?
Our team wants to help you move forward with a new smile. For more information on creating a custom-fitted and lifelike dental prosthetic, or to schedule a dental consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.