Despite new innovations in dentistry that allow you to keep your natural teeth for longer than ever, tooth loss is still a common problem. Every single tooth is vital to your oral health and your ability to perform simple tasks such as chewing and speaking. And of course, an incomplete smile can be devastating to your self-esteem. At Chisholm Trail Dental Health, we offer partials and dentures in Round Rock that will leave you with a strong, confident, dazzling grin.
The more teeth you lose, the more your general and oral health are compromised. A missing tooth means both the crown and root are gone. As a result, your jawbone is no longer stimulated when you bite or chew your food. This causes it to deteriorate, causing remaining natural teeth to lose support. Over time, they become loose and fall out.
The more teeth that are lost, the more difficult it becomes to maintain a balanced diet. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies that can hurt your overall well-being. Besides being detrimental to your oral and general health, you will also see changes to your facial structures as they lose support, causing you to appear older because of premature wrinkling and sagging of your skin.
Traditional partials and dentures have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, but fortunately your dentist in Round Rock uses the latest technologies in dentistry to help your prosthetics look and feel more realistic. We create the customized prosthetic you need to rebuild a complete smile. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, you may need:
A partial denture is used to replace several missing teeth. We take an impression of your mouth to carefully craft your prosthetic teeth to match the appearance of your natural ones. This makes them blend in seamlessly with your smile so no one will know they are not your own. The prosthetics are attached to a gum-colored base that features a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining natural teeth to hold it in place.
An entire arch of missing teeth is replaced with a full denture. An impression of your mouth is used to create an acrylic base to hold your all-ceramic teeth. Suction or an adhesive is used to secure the denture to your gum tissue. Modern dentures offer an improved fit to reduce any slipping or irritation.
As an alternative to a traditional partial or denture, you can anchor your new teeth in place using dental implants. This prevents your prosthetic from slipping at inconvenient times, and it prevents the jaw from breaking down by providing the stimulation it needs. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your candidacy for dental implants as well as the overall process.
What kind of restoration are you getting? How many teeth will it replace? Will an extraction be required? Are you planning to get implants? All of these questions need to be asked and answered before we can narrow down the price for your new teeth. Don’t forget to factor in insurance; most plans will pay up to 50% of the cost, although it’s a good idea to review you plan to confirm that you’re eligible for coverage. Don’t worry; we’ll do everything we can to help make sure your new teeth are affordable.
If you are ready to conquer the challenges of tooth loss, it is time to contact our office to discuss your treatment options. Call us today to schedule your consultation for partials or dentures.