When you have several missing teeth, too many to handle with a bridge or a partial, a full set of dentures could offer a complete smile again. We not only create custom options to offer a balanced bite, but to also ensure a lifelike appearance too. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists talk about our personalized prosthetics.
The Dangers of Missing Teeth
When you lose the vast majority of your teeth, this means serious trouble for your smile. For example, you could be severely limited in your food options, relying on soft items and depriving yourself of your favorite meals and good nutrients. In addition, the stress on your smile could mean headaches, jaw pain, and other aches. You could feel embarrassed about your appearance or have trouble speaking in social situations. As the jawbone loses mass and density following tooth loss, this could mean a prematurely aged appearance as well.
Creating Lifelike Dental Prosthetics
To avoid these complications, you need to seek treatment with our team. We can custom-make a full prosthetic to return function, beauty, and health to your smiles again. To begin, we will need detailed digital images and impressions, which we use in a lab setting to design and craft the prosthetic. If you have a few remaining teeth, we may need to extract them to pave the way for your dentures. The prosthetic itself will contain new teeth made from lifelike ceramic, and shaded to appear natural. We set these in an acrylic base, which is made to look like natural gum tissues.
Securing Full Dentures
You could choose from removable or implant secured options. With removable, natural suction or the assistance of a special adhesive will keep them in place. They will need to be taken out for cleaning and soaking, and tend to last about 5 to 10 years. This is because the jaw ridge will change shape over time as it loses mass and density.
However, by attaching them to dental implants, they could last much longer. The body accepts these implants as new roots, which stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue and prevents changes to the ridge shape. Your new dentures can last a lifetime, and will never slip or require removable for cleaning or soaking. You can enjoy a lifelike and secure smile for decades to come, or possibly even a lifetime.
If you have any questions about treating tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Prosthetic Dentistry?
We would like to help you smile with confidence and eat your favorite dishes again! You can schedule a consultation for dental prosthetics by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, and all surrounding communities.