When you lose multiple teeth, this could lead to misalignment, difficulty eating and speaking, and long-term issues with your oral health. Replacing your lost teeth helps improve oral function and smile beauty. For complicated cases of tooth loss, your Astoria, NY, dentist can help with partial dentures.
Treating Complicated Cases of Tooth Loss
When we talk about complicated cases, we mean situations in which tooth loss is spread out, with multiple gaps at different parts of the same arch. These cases could be too severe for a dental bridge, but not serious enough to warrant a full set of dentures. But a partial could be the perfect option! Addressing your missing teeth helps restore your ability to eat your favorite foods again and speak without difficulty. You also avoid the onset of misalignment, jaw joint disorders like TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding), and the use of dental implants can also preserve your jawbone structure. Don’t live with an embarrassing case of tooth loss, talk to our team about a possible solution.
A partial denture can address several gaps across the upper or lower arch. The prosthetic is custom-made based on detailed digital images and impressions we create, ensuring a comfortable fit and a lifelike appearance. They consist of an acrylic base that looks like natural gum tissue, and durable replacement teeth crafted from materials we can color-match to blend with your smile. For the removable options, metal clasps will attach to natural teeth and anchor the new ones firmly in place, so you can speak and eat with confidence. They will need to be cleaned and soaked regularly, and last about 5 to 10 years on average.
What if they’re secured with dental implants? In this situation, an oral surgeon will insert multiple dental implant posts into the jaw, which bond with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. Since the body accepts them as natural tooth structure, this means they can last for decades to come. We affix the prosthetic to them, allowing the denture to be secured in place and never slip when you eat or speak, and never require removal for soaking. Instead, you can smile with confidence and enjoy long-lasting and durable tooth replacement.
Our team can examine your smile for signs of underlying oral health issues that could complicate implant placement, and decide whether you benefit from removable or implant secured options. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Ready for a Complete Smile Again?
Our team wants to make sure you continue to smile with confidence! To learn more about our replacement options, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.