If you’ve lost several teeth, or a vast majority of them, you understand many of the negative ways in which tooth loss can impact your life. In order to restore your smile’s health, function, and appearance you need a prosthetic. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss how partial or full dentures can help replace lost teeth.
A partial is the perfect choice for people with advanced tooth loss, but not enough serious enough to require full dentures. We can address multiple missing teeth, even those spread out across the arch. The prosthetic consists of the replacement teeth, as well as a base that mimics the appearance of natural gum tissue. There are also metal clasps, which attach to the remaining teeth to secure the new ones. Your new teeth will look natural.
What if you’re missing most, or all, of your teeth? A full denture can address complete tooth loss on one or both arches. Once again, there is a base designed to mimic the appearance of natural gum tissue. There will be a full row of lifelike teeth made from ceramic, restoring the function and appearance of your smile. Both full and partial prosthetic can last for 5 to 10 years before requiring adjustment or replacement.
The Dangers of Untreated Tooth Loss
If you lose multiple teeth, you may be forced to subsist mainly on soft foods, which can have a negative impact on your overall oral health. You ay also have trouble communicating, as speaking clearly can become difficult. Finally, you may simply feel self-conscious and avoid social interactions due to the state of your smile, which negatively impacts quality of life. As you can see, addressing tooth loss is essential for maintaining optimal oral health and good quality of life. If you have any questions about tooth loss or about the process of receiving a prosthetic, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have a Gap in Your Smile?
We can offer solutions to your tooth loss to restore your smile to optimal appearance and function. You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.