A complete set of dentures replace every tooth on one or both of your arches, so you enjoy full function and beauty again. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will talk about how we craft a set of dentures, and the different options we have to offer people a full and lifelike set of teeth.
The Reason for a Complete Set of Dentures
When you lose most of your teeth, this could be beyond the assistance of a bridge or a partial set of prosthetics. Instead, you may need a full. Otherwise, you could develop problems eating and also difficulty speaking clearly. This could impact your quality of life and your social life too. An older appearance is possible too, as the body suspends the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone once it detects a missing root, causing it to degrade with time. Don’t live with reduced function, contact our team to discuss your options.
Creating Your Prosthetic
First, we may need to extract the few remaining teeth, and can do so comfortably and quickly. Next, we take detailed digital images and measurements of your entire smile, combine them to create a 3D computer model. The model allows us to design and craft a custom set of dentures in a lab setting. The prosthetic will have an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissues. There will be a full row of teeth, made from materials like ceramic, which can absorb daily bite forces and also be color-matched to create a natural shade. The prosthetic will be worn daily, and removed at night for soaking and cleaning. They tend to last about 5 to 10 years on average.
We have different options available. With an immediate set, we craft the denture ahead of time and when you arrive, we extract teeth and secure it. You leave the office with a full smile! We also have the conventional option, in which we extract teeth and wait for the area to heal before we provide your completed prosthetic. With dental implants, we attach them to posts that have been inserted into your jaw. These are fixed in place and also stimulate the growth of bone tissue.
If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth and rebuild your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. A full smile is possible again, so give us a call!
Talk To Your Kansas City, MO Dentist About Full Prosthetics
We want to help return function, health, and beauty with a new set of teeth. If you would like to find out more about how we rebuild your smile with new teeth, try scheduling an appointment by calling Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000.