Dentures for Severe and Total Tooth Loss
The best way to restore your smile, even after tooth loss, is to customize your treatment to meet your specific dental health needs and preferences. For example, if you’ve lost multiple teeth on your upper and/or lower dental ridge, or all of them, then the denture that you wear should be designed specifically to accommodate your smile. A partial denture may be recommended if you still retain healthy, natural teeth on your dental ridge, or a complete denture may be necessary if you need to replace all of them.
Partial and Full Dentures
A partial denture is one that’s designed to support the healthy teeth that remain on your upper or lower dental ridge. The prosthesis is custom-made to offer your healthy teeth optimal support while also providing highly lifelike replacement teeth to restore your smile’s health, integrity, and appearance. If all of the teeth on your dental ridge are lost or no longer viable, then we may recommend a full denture or overdenture to fully restore your smile. A complete denture consists of an entire row of lifelike replacement teeth and a comfortable base that fits snugly on your gums.
The more teeth you lose, the greater the impact the loss can have on your smile and oral health. That includes the consequences of missing teeth roots, which is why we may suggest supporting your denture on a series of dental implant posts. Designed to resemble natural teeth roots, dental implants can offer your denture greater support and a number of important benefits, including:
- Reduce risk of jawbone erosion from loss of stimulation
- No risk of your denture becoming loose and shifting
- More lifelike feel and appearance for your denture
- Improved overall bite function
- And more
Find the Denture that’s Right for You
With a custom-designed partial or full denture, you can regain a full and healthy smile even after suffering severe or total tooth loss. To find out if you qualify for a partial, full, or implant-supported denture, schedule an appointment with us by calling MMC Dental in Houston, TX, today at 713-926-8896.