If you lose a majority, or all, of your teeth, you need a prosthetic. Otherwise, you could experience trouble speaking clearly, difficulty eating your favorite foods, or develop a prematurely aged appearance. We have a variety of dentures available to address tooth loss, which kind does your smile need?
Question: How does a partial work?
Answer: If you are missing several teeth, but they are spread out across the arch, then we may suggest a partial. The prosthetic contains a base made from acrylic and designed to match the appearance of the gums. There are also lifelike teeth made from ceramic and metal clasps to attach to the natural teeth, anchoring your new ones in place. We can also work with you to preserve your remaining natural teeth and keep your smile healthy.
Question: Will a full denture look natural?
Answer: Yes! A full replace all of your teeth on one or both arches. Again, there will be a base designed to look like gum tissue, as well as a full set of lifelike pontics (replacement teeth). The prosthetic will be held in place using natural suction. Patients may also use a powerful adhesive to help secure the full denture. We will provide instruction on cleaning and caring for your new prosthetic, as well as keeping your smile healthy.
Question: What are all on 4 dental implants?
Answer: Created by Noble Biocare®, this system secures a full denture using only four specially placed dental implants. The dental implants will bond with the jawbone and secure the prosthetic, allowing it to last significantly longer than a removable denture. In addition, All-on-4 can help people that have lost jawbone tissue and may not qualify for a traditional implant-secured denture. If you have any questions or concerns about addressing tooth loss or about any of our prosthetic options, then please contact our office today.
Our team at Austin Prosthodontics can provide a solution for advanced tooth loss and restore function, health, and beauty to your smile. To schedule a consultation at our Austin Dental Office, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.