partial dentureOur last blog discussed the use of bridges to address a single lost tooth, but what if you have multiple missing teeth? What if you have gaps spread out across the arch in your smile? To help treat more advanced cases of missing teeth, your Baxter, MN, dentist may design and craft a custom-made partial denture. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we create this unique and durable dental prosthetic.

The Dangers of Losing Multiple Teeth

What happens when we lose more than one tooth? The loss of several teeth could impact how we eat, limiting us to soft food items and depriving us of essential nutrients. In addition, the ability to speak clearly could be impacted, causing issues for our social interactions. We could feel embarrassed as well, and the risk of misalignment is greater, as surrounding teeth may drift due to the gaps in your smile. By addressing the gap in your smile with a prosthetic, you can avoid these complications.

Creating a Denture

We want to ensure you enjoy optimal tooth replacement, which means your denture not only looks natural and blends with your smile, but it fits comfortably too! We start the process by taking detailed images, impressions, and measurements of your smile, which we use to design the final product. The prosthetic will contain a base made from acrylic, which is designed to look like gum tissue, and a set of teeth made from materials like ceramic. Not only will these teeth be tinted to blend with your smile, but the material absorbs daily bite forces and provides a durable and dependable chewing surface.

Your Partial Prosthetic

Metal clasps will attach to the natural teeth to secure your new partial. These will not be visible when your denture is in place, but ensures you can eat, laugh, and smile with confidence. The prosthetic will need to be removed occasionally for soaking or cleaning to keep it strong. The partial usually lasts for about 5 to 10 years, requiring replacement as the shape of the jaw ridge changes over time. We will also discuss treatment options and preventive actions to help safeguard your remaining natural teeth, controlling tooth loss to keep as much of your natural smile intact as possible. If you have any questions about our partial prosthetics, or about preventing the loss of your natural teeth, then contact our team today.

Greenhaven Family Dental Creates Custom Dentures

Greenhaven Family Dental wants to make sure you don’t suffer from the complications of untreated tooth loss. Our prosthetics, whether bridges or dentures, will look natural and fit comfortably in your smile. To learn more about returning smiles to full function, health, and beauty, then you can contact Greenhaven Family Dental in Baxter, MN at 218-454-0523.