When you suffer from severe tooth loss, or total tooth loss, this impacts every aspect of your life, from how you eat and speak to your ability to socialize. You could even develop an older appearance! Fortunately, your Austin, MN, dentists can help rebuild smiles with full, partial, or even dental implant dentures!
A full set of dentures is recommended for severe cases of tooth loss. We will carefully examine your smile with digital technology, and before placement may extract the last few remaining teeth. The digital images and measurements we take of your smile will be used in a dental lab setting to design and create a set of dentures. The prosthetic will contain a complete row of new teeth set in an acrylic base, one designed to look like gum tissue. The upper arch will be held in place with a special adhesive, and the lower arch with natural suction. This lasts for about 5 to 10 years, requiring replacement as the shape of your jaw ridge changes. This is removable, and will need to be cleaned and soaked periodically.
A partial addresses several gaps in your smile, for cases of tooth loss too advanced for a bridge, but not severe enough to require a full denture. The prosthetic itself will contain your new teeth set in an acrylic base, one that looks like gum tissue. There will be metal clasps, invisible when the prosthetic is in place, that connect to natural teeth to secure your denture. This will last 5 to 10 years as a full does, because again the changes to your jaw ridge will mean periodic replacement is necessary. We will provide instruction for maintenance, such as soaking and cleaning.
With dental implants we take a very different approach. Our team will actually insert multiple dental implant posts per arch, where they bond with the jawbone like natural roots. This prevents changes to the jaw ridge, so the prosthetic can now last for decades or in some cases, a lifetime! We then connect the prosthetic to them, so your denture is fixed in place and never slips when you eat or speak, and doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning.
If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth and restore function and beauty to smiles once again, then contact our team today!
Talk To Your Austin, MN Dentist About Tooth Replacement
Our team wants to help you feel confident about your smile again. If you would like to find out more about how we restore function and beauty to your smile, then contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Dr. Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.