Even if you take diligent care of your teeth, sometimes they can still fall out despite your best efforts. Every single tooth is crucial to your oral health and your ability to perform simple everyday tasks like talking and eating. And, it goes without saying that having gaps in your grin can damage your self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Lewis can create dentures in Allen to seamlessly replace any number of missing teeth.
The more teeth you’ve lost, the more it impairs your oral and general health. When a tooth is gone, its root no longer stimulates your jawbone through biting and chewing. The jawbone then starts to deteriorate, resulting in the rest of your natural teeth losing support. Over time, they can loosen or even fall out.
It’s also hard to maintain a balanced diet when you’re missing teeth. Not being able to chew crunchy fruits and vegetables or tough meats can cause nutritional deficiencies that negatively impact your overall health. Your facial structures will also lose support, making you look older because of premature drooping and wrinkling of your skin.
Depending on how many teeth you’ve lost, your dentist in Allen may recommend one of the following:
A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. An acrylic base holds a row of realistic ceramic teeth and snugly fits against your gums with natural suction.
If you still have some teeth left, we can complete your smile with a partial denture. We capture impressions of your mouth to craft replacement teeth that perfectly resemble your natural ones. The prosthetic teeth are attached to a metal framework that clasps into place behind your remaining teeth.
For a sturdier, longer-lasting solution, a full or partial denture can be secured with dental implants. Once these titanium posts have been placed in your jawbone, they prevent your denture from slipping at awkward times. They also stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from breaking down.
Dentures have a reputation of looking and feeling unnatural, but we use high-quality materials to create a personalized solution for each patient. Here are some of the additional benefits that dentures offer:
If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of having a full, natural-looking smile, it’s time to discuss whether dentures would be right for you. Contact Allen Smile Design today to schedule your consultation.