When you have multiple missing teeth, this could impact how you eat and even how clearly you speak. This is especially true if you have gaps across your smile. To address this situation, particularly if you don’t have tooth loss severe enough for a full denture, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist could offer a set of partial dentures instead.
The Problems Caused by Tooth Loss
When we lose a number of our natural teeth, this could mean serious trouble for our oral health. The gaps could cause the teeth to shift, the resulting misalignment boosting the risk of cavities and gum disease, and also impacting overall smile beauty. The changes to your bite balance due to missing teeth could strain the jaw joints and lead to painful complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You could also be limited in the kinds of food you can eat, and could feel self-conscious during social situations. Instead of letting your quality of life suffer, talk to our team about a set of partial dentures.
Creating a Denture
This prosthetics are designed to address cases of gaps across the smile, too severe for a ridge but not advanced enough to require a full prosthetic. We start by taking detailed images and impressions of your smile, which will be used to design the prosthetic in a lab setting. The denture will consist of new teeth made from durable and lifelike materials, such as ceramic, inserted into an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue. We will shade these teeth to blend with your smile easily. There will be metal clasps included as well, which are invisible when the prosthetic is in place.
Securing Your New Partial
The metal clasps will connect to natural teeth and thoroughly secure your prosthetic in place. They will need to be removed for cleaning and soaking, but can last as long as 5 to 10 years! They need periodic replacement as the jaw ridge changes hope with time. You will be able to eat a greater variety of foods again, and smile with confidence. Sometimes, these can even be supported with dental implants, which enables them to never skip, never need to be removed for soaking, and to last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime. If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth and address them with a lifelike prosthetic, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Woodland Hills, CA Dentist Offers Custom Tooth Replacement
We’re ready to help you enjoy a full smile with our custom dental prosthetics. If you would like to learn how to secure a full smile again, or schedule a visit, then contact your Woodland Hills, CA dentist, Dr. Naminik, by calling 818-347-5124.