When Do You Need Dentures?

March 23, 2019

If you lose a single tooth, you may not need a substantial prosthetic, but instead just a bridge or a single tooth dental implant. However, if you lose a majority of your teeth then you may benefit from a set of dentures. We offer our Olathe, KS, patients multiple options, from fulls and partials to a set of implant-secured dentures.

The Dangers of Severe Tooth Loss

We may lose our natural tooth due to a number of different factors, which could include severe tooth decay, untreated dental infection, injury, or untreated gum disease. When we lose a significant number of our teeth, this impacts our ability to eat solid foods and could lead to poor nutritional intake. You may also have trouble speaking clearly and could suffer from the onset of misalignment due to the gaps in your smile. Tooth loss is also linked to a higher risk of TMJ disorder, bruxism, and the onset of an older appearance. By addressing your tooth loss, you improve the health and function of smile, while also enjoying a full and beautiful smile once more.

Removable Prosthetics

Removable dentures, as the name implies, can be removed for cleaning and soaking. A partial addresses advanced tooth loss in cases that don’t need a full prosthetic. They replace missing teeth, even if they’re spread out across the arch, and stay in place with metal clasps that attach to the natural teeth. A full replaces all of your teeth on one or both of your arches, and relies on suction to stay in place. Both options will be designed based on impressions gathered of your smile, and will be created using lifelike materials to ensure a natural looking prosthetic.

Implant-Secured Dentures

We also have a fixed alternative. If we place multiple dental implants into your jaw, they can support a full or partial denture that is fixed in place, never slipping or moving when you eat or speak. Since dental implants also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, the prosthetic can stay in place for decades, unlike removable dentures which need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years. If you have any questions about tooth loss or avoiding missing teeth, or if you have gaps in your smile you want filled, then contact our team today. We will examine you and see which option will best address your missing teeth.

Ready for Dentures?

If you have substantial tooth loss, then you need treatment to enjoy a healthy, functional smile once again. For more information on our custom-made prosthetics, then schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, and all surrounding communities.