When you lose teeth and leave behind several gaps in the smile, this could be a case too complex for a bridge but not severe enough for a full prosthetic. In these situations, our team could offer a solution with a partial set of dentures. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about our partial prosthetics!
Complicated Cases of Tooth Loss
When we lose several teeth across our smile, these gaps could mean a dental bridge simply isn’t enough to address your tooth loss. Likewise, you may still have enough natural teeth that a full denture isn’t necessary either. For the in-between cases, we can secure a partial denture, a prosthetic that contains teeth designed to fit snugly and comfortably in these gaps, restoring function and appearance to your smile once again. These can last for five to ten years on average, and provide a durable and dependable chewing surface for your smile.
Creating a Custom Denture
To ensure each one will fit comfortably and offer a complete smile, our team will take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles, and use them to craft a digital impression, one far more accurate and precise than a digital one. In a dental lab, we use this information to design and fabricate the prosthetic. The finished product will contain new teeth set in an acrylic base. The teeth will be crafted from materials like ceramic, which can endure daily bite forces and offer a lifelike appearance. The base will look like gum tissue. Metal clasps will attach to natural teeth and keep your denture in place. Cleaning and soaking them is simple, and you can smile with confidence again.
Our Partial Prosthetics
We could also discuss securing them with dental implants, which means they will be fixed in place and won’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking. Instead, they can stay in place for decades and provide a functional and lifelike smile. If you have missing teeth, then now is a great time to see us and discuss possible tooth replacement. You can use your 2022 dental insurance benefits and health savings funds before they expire at the end of the year. You also have a chance to enjoy a full smile again before the hectic holiday season fills up your calendar.
If you have any questions about tooth loss and tooth replacement, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR HOUSTON, TX DENTIST ABOUT CUSTOM PROSTHETICS
Our team is ready to take on more complicated cases of tooth loss with a custom denture. If you have questions or need to set up an appointment, contact your Houston, TX, dentist, Dr. Chan, by calling 713-926-8896.