We do not just offer dental bridges and partial dentures. If you have total tooth loss, or have lost most of your natural teeth, we can also offer a complete set of dentures. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist talks about how we can craft and secure a full set of natural looking and durable full dentures.
The Causes of Total Tooth Loss
What happens to cause the total loss of your natural teeth? While we can lose a tooth to injury, accidents, or even untreated tooth decay and infection, often the cause of major tooth loss is periodontitis. The advanced stage of gum disease, periodontitis, destroys the tissues that connect the teeth and gums. When we lose all of our teeth, this complicates how we eat and can limit our ability to speak clearly. Others could develop an aged appearance. To preserve your smile’s health, beauty, and function, we can help with a complete prosthetic.
Creating Custom Dentures
To begin, we will examine your smile with advanced technology to assess the cause and extent of your missing teeth. You may have underlying oral health issues, such as periodontitis, that we will first manage. Next, we will see if any remaining teeth need to be extracted, and we will gently remove them. Detailed images are then taken and combined to create a 3D computer model, one that allows us to design and craft the prosthetic in a lab setting. The finished denture will consist of an acrylic base designed to look like gum tissue, and a full row of ceramic teeth. These will be able to handle daily bite forces, and also offer a lifelike appearance.
Your Complete Smile
For a removable set, the upper arch is held in place with suction, and the lower arch with the help of a special adhesive. They will need to be removed periodically for cleaning and soaking, and last about 5 to 10 years on average. You could also have a set supported by dental implants. Since these act as new roots, this prevents changes to the shape of the jaw ridge, so your dentures can stay in place for decades to come in some cases. We want you to smile with confidence again, and also enjoy a better quality of life. If you have any questions about how we treat missing teeth with a custom prosthetic, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Astoria, NY, Dentist Offers A Full Smile Again
We would like to help you address your advanced case of tooth loss. To learn more about how we treat major tooth loss with a complete dental prosthetic, then schedule a consultation by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.