Dentures for Severe and Total Tooth Loss
A dental bridge may be appropriate for replacing a lost tooth, or more than one if they’re adjacent to each other. However, if the teeth you’ve lost aren’t next to each other, or if you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, then you may require a partial or full denture to replace them and effectively rebuild your smile.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are designed to replace multiple lost teeth along your dental ridge while fitting around and supporting the healthy teeth that still remain. The replacement teeth are supported by a comfortable base and, in many cases, one or more comfortable clasps. They also help you retain the health and integrity of your remaining natural teeth by offering support when you bite and chew, which reduces their risks of shifting out of place or becoming damaged.
What Are Full Dentures?
A full denture, or traditional denture, is designed to completely rebuild your upper or lower dental ridge after you’ve lost all of the teeth on it. A full denture consists of an entire row of replacement teeth, each of which is carefully custom-designed to mimic your healthy, natural teeth. The comfortable, gum-colored base fits comfortably and snugly over your gums, and can be held in place by the natural curvature of your smile and, if necessary, biocompatible dental adhesive.
What Are Implant Dentures?
For patients who qualify, we may suggest supporting dentures on a series of dental implant posts. Made to mimic the support and function of your natural teeth roots, dental implants not only restore your smile but also help restore stimulation in your jawbone. This is especially important following severe tooth loss, where the loss of multiple teeth roots can lead to gradual jawbone erosion due to the loss of stimulation.
Rebuild your smile completely with a denture
A partial or full denture can help you rebuild your smile even if you’ve lost several or all of your teeth. To schedule an appointment, call Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN, at (763) 416-0606. We also proudly serve the residents of Brooklyn Park, Rogers, Elk River, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Wayzata, and all surrounding communities.