irving partial dentures

When you have lost several teeth, with gaps left spread out across your smile, then you may need a dental prosthetic. With a custom set of partial dentures, we can fill these gaps with lifelike replacement teeth. In today’s blog, your Irving, TX, dentist talks about when smiles need a partial set of dentures.

Complicated Tooth Loss

When you lose multiple teeth, but these spaces are spread out across your smile, this could be too complicated to address with a dental bridge, but you also may have enough natural teeth in place that extraction to secure full dentures isn’t necessary. In these scenarios, you need a partial denture. Otherwise, your teeth could drift from position to cause misalignment, further impacting your oral health and smile appearance. Other issues include TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), which develops as a result of the strain on your bite. You could also have trouble eating your favorite foods, or even speaking clearly. Treatment for missing teeth is essential, so you should contact our team right away.

Creating a Custom Prosthetic

To ensure a comfortable fit and a balanced bite, as well as a lifelike appearance, we will custom-made your prosthetic. To begin, we will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause of your tooth loss, as underlying oral health concerns may need to be managed first. We then take detailed digital images of the smile from several angles, and then combine them to create a 3D computer impression. In a dental lab setting, we will use the impression to design and create a set of dentures that look great. The partial will contain new teeth that fit in the gaps in your smile. Made from ceramic, these will be color matched to blend with your smile. We set them in an acrylic base that is designed to look like gum tissue.

Securing Your New Partial

There will be metal clasps on the denture that we attach to natural teeth to secure the new teeth firmly in place. Your prosthetic will need to be removed for soaking and cleaning periodically, and they tend to last about five to ten years, requiring replacement as the jaw ridge changes shape with time. You will be able to smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods again, and avoid further complications due to untreated tooth loss.

If you have any questions about partial dentures, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Your Irving, TX Dentist About Our Prosthetics

Our team wants to help address more complicated cases of tooth loss. To find out how we treat multiple missing teeth, then please reach out to Defining Smiles in Irving, TX today at 972-717-0860.