When you have lost most of your teeth, then a full set of dentures could be prescribed. In addition to providing a lifelike appearance, we want to make sure they also fit comfortably and restore function to your smile. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist talks about how we create a comfortable set of full dentures.
The Key to a Comfortable Fit
Ensuring a comfortable bite means that each set must be custom-made for your smile. We start by taking a series of detailed images of your entire smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. Combined, these can create a 3D model, one that allows us to design and fabricate the final product in a lab setting. We want to make sure they’re custom-fitted, providing a balanced bite and preventing strain on your smile. We also craft them with lifelike materials. For example, the base will be made from acrylic and crafted to look like gum tissue. The ceramic teeth will be shaded to look natural and also provide a durable chewing surface. We want you to be able to smile with confidence, in addition to enjoying your favorite meals again. The prosthetic will last about five to ten years, and will require replacement as your jaw ridge changes shape with time.
Benefits for Your Smile
By addressing your tooth loss, you’re able to eat a greater variety of food again, which improves nutritional intake. You can also smile with confidence and speak without difficulty, which boosts your overall quality of life. Placement helps prevent issues like misalignment, as the few remaining teeth will drift from position with time. If we secure them with dental implants, then this also stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue, preventing the loss of mass and density that accompanies tooth loss and allowing your new dentures to last for decades to come.
A Fixed Option
Instead of using suction or a special adhesive to stay in place, we will insert multiple dental implant posts into your jaw. Once the placement area heals, we will attach the prosthetic to them. These will be fixed, never skipping when you eat or speak, and will also prevent the changes to the jaw ridge that occur with missing teeth.
If you have any questions about our removable or implant-secured dentures, then contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT REPLACING MISSING TEETH?
If you have lost the majority of your natural teeth and want to fill these gaps, then please contact your Kahoka, MO dentist at Barbour Dental today to find out how we restore your smile’s function and beauty. Contact our office at 660-727-4746 to schedule your visit with our team. You can also find us at 203 E. Commercial St. Kahoka, Missouri.