Your teeth are designed to last forever with the right aftercare, but that is not a reality for many Americans. Even losing one tooth can create new challenges in your daily life; however, significant tooth loss can be devastating. If you are missing most or all your natural teeth, you can rebuild your smile with dentures in Gahanna. Although they have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, our office embraces the latest technology and materials to make your new smile more realistic than ever before.
Dentures are the ideal solution for people who have healthy gums while also living with extensive or complete tooth loss. Prosthetic teeth are carefully crafted from high-quality material to mimic your natural ones. They allow you to regain your ability to eat many of your favorite foods with ease while also making it easier to speak clearly. You will also maintain a youthful appearance by giving your facial muscles and soft tissues adequate support.
Depending on your degree of tooth loss and your individual needs, there are a couple of different options to replace your missing teeth. Your dentist in Gahanna, Dr. Todd evaluates your oral health and discusses the results you want to achieve to choose the right option for you.
If you are missing several teeth but still have a few healthy ones remaining, you may be a candidate for a partial denture. Prosthetic teeth are designed to match the appearance of your natural ones to blend in seamlessly when you smile. They are held in a gum-colored base that features a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp into your remaining teeth to hold it in place.
An entire arch of missing teeth is treated with a full denture. An impression of your mouth is taken to create an acrylic, gum-colored base to hold your prosthetic teeth. It is then held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. Advanced technology is used to ensure the right fit to minimize any slipping or irritation. If you prefer a more permanent solution, ask Dr. Todd about adding the security of dental implants to your smile.
The process of replacing your teeth will take multiple appointments. After your initial consultation, you may need additional procedures before beginning the process, such as tooth extractions or periodontal therapy. After the foundation is set for your new smile, an impression of your mouth is taken to create a model of your denture. Several adjustments may need to be made before your permanent partial or denture is ready. With the right aftercare, your new smile can last for several years before needing to be replaced.
If you are ready to rebuild a beautiful smile, it is time to contact our office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Todd creates the personalized treatment plan you need to restore a confident, functional smile.