While dental bridges are an excellent prosthetic option for patients who’ve lost one or a couple of teeth, they are not comprehensive enough to replace a significant number of missing teeth. For more serious cases, partial and full dentures are better options, depending on the extent of your tooth loss. Full dentures consist of an entire row of replacement teeth that are custom-designed to mimic your natural dentition. The replacement teeth are supported by a comfortable, gum-colored base that fits securely on your dental ridge. Likewise, a partial denture consists of lifelike replacement teeth, but with spaces between replacement teeth, to make room for the teeth you still retain.
Whether you require a full or partial or denture, your dentist may recommend supporting your replacement teeth on a series of dental implants, which serve as replacements for your lost teeth roots. Implant-supported dentures offer a myriad of benefits over conventional versions, including significantly improved support. With the support of implant posts, your denture won’t slip or lose its firm grip over time. Your jawbone will also retain its strength and density thanks to the stimulation that the implant posts provide. This stimulation invites nutrients to the jawbone to prevent the gradual loss of density that results from the loss of your teeth roots.
Learn to Smile Again with Custom Dentures
If you’ve lost a significant number of your teeth on one or both of your dental ridges, then speak with your dentist about custom dentures to rebuild your smile. To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.