When you lose the majority of your teeth, then you may need a full or partial denture to restore function and health. Our team wants to make sure they offer a lifelike appearance as well! In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists will discuss how we design and craft a set of natural-looking dentures.
The Factors Behind Your Missing Teeth
How do we start to lose our natural teeth? While some may lose a tooth here and there to factors like untreated tooth decay, infection, or an injury, the most common factor is the advanced stage of gum disease, known as periodontitis. This severs the tissues between the teeth and gums, causing teeth to become lost. Once we lose the majority of our teeth, this limits nutritional intake as our food options are reduced to soft items only. You could also have trouble speaking clearly, or could feel embarrassed about your appearance. Fortunately, we have custom prosthetics to restore function and beauty!
Designing a Denture
To begin, we will take a close look at your smile to understand the factors behind your tooth loss, and to choose the best solution. For people with gaps spread out across their smile, we may suggest a partial denture. A full is necessary if you need an entirely new smile. We will extract any decayed or disease teeth, and then take detailed images and measurements with digital imaging technology. At a dental lab, this information allows our team to design and custom craft the prosthetic. Each one will contain ceramic teeth placed into an acrylic base. The teeth will be color-matched for a lifelike appearance, and will be able to absorb daily bite forces. The bae will look like gum tissue.
Securing Your New Smile
For a partial, there will be metal clasps that attach to nearby natural teeth, firmly securing your prosthetic in place. If you need a full set of dentures, we could secure the lower arch with suction, and the upper one with a special adhesive. The denture will be able to stay in place for 5 to 10 years on average, and will need replacement as the jaw ridge gradually changes shape. We will provide detailed instructions for cleaning them and maintaining your new smile. If you have any questions about treating tooth loss then contact our team today.
Ready for a Complete Smile Again?
Our team wants to offer solutions for minor and severe cases of tooth loss. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about the placement of a prosthetic. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.