Now, advancements in dentistry allow us to preserve your natural teeth for longer than before. Despite these innovations, tooth loss remains a common problem. Whether due to decay, infection, or trauma, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates over 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you are among those who have an incomplete smile, your confidence and your quality of life were lost along with your teeth. You do not need to live with the complications. We have the solutions you need with partials and dentures in Kent.
Complete Your Smile
Every tooth in your mouth has an important job to promote your oral health and functions. When even one is missing, your ability to chew many foods decreases. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies over time. Not to mention, you may have trouble speaking clearly.
There are also issues brewing beneath the surface. The open space causes your remaining natural teeth to lose support. Over time, they will shift, leading to an increased risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.
No matter if you are missing several teeth or an entire arch, we will restore your oral health with a solution that meets your needs.
Options for Tooth Replacement
We perform a comprehensive consultation to evaluate your tooth loss and your dental health. Based on your individual needs, we will recommend either partial or complete dentures.
Several teeth can be replaced with a partial denture. A gum-colored base is designed to hold prosthetics. They are made to match the color, size, and shape of your remaining teeth to blend in seamlessly. The base will have a metal framework that allows it to clasp onto your adjacent teeth to hold it in place.
This provides your teeth with the support they need to stay in place. You can chew and speak with confidence knowing your smile is complete.
An entire arch in replaced with dentures. Although they have a bad reputation for looking fake, improvements to the materials used now make them look more natural. Impressions of your mouth are taken to create a custom-made arch to hold your prosthetic teeth. It will be held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive.
Caring for Your New Smile
Your new smile can last for 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced. To promote its longevity, it is best to care for your dentures properly.
Brush and floss any remaining natural teeth.
Wipe your gums with a soft cloth.
Clean your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush daily.
Soak your dentures at night.
Visit your dentist regularly for a cleaning and checkup.
Have your dentures adjusted regularly.
Protect your dentures from drying out and from excessive heat.
Treat Your Tooth Loss Today!
You can stop the challenges of missing teeth with dentures or partials. We will create a customized smile to restore your self-esteem and your quality of life. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.