If you have one or more missing teeth, then you are probably focused on the way they look. And that is understandable. After all, your appearance not only affects how you feel about yourself but also what others think about you. In other words, a complete smile is an invaluable asset.
In addition to your appearance, Reynoldsburg, OH dentist Dr. Mick is also concerned about how tooth loss affects your oral and general health. Research shows that just having one missing tooth increases your risk of additional tooth loss, the risk of decay in your remaining teeth as well as periodontal disease. Furthermore, your overall health may be compromised if you are unable to eat nutritious foods that help you maintain a healthy diet. For these reasons, replacing missing teeth will not only enhance your appearance but may just help to also improve your health.
Dr. Mick has created partial and full dentures for many patients. He makes sure that they not only look good but feel great, too. He teams up with a skilled craftsman at our dental lab to give you a prosthesis that is designed to replicate your natural smile.
The American College of Prosthodontists notes that close to 175 million people in the United States alone are missing at least one tooth. The older people get, the higher that number is likely to get as well. If you’re missing multiple teeth on opposite sides of your mouth, Dr. Mick can restore your smile using a partial denture. These restorations are either fixed or removable, depending on your preference.
Removable partial dentures use a metal base and series of clasps or brackets to attach to nearby teeth. This ensures the restoration can remain stable. Inside the base are false ceramic teeth. Our office can design a partial denture that replacing single teeth, multiple consecutive teeth, or teeth all around your arch if needed. Regardless of your needs, you can expect a comfortable tooth replacement.
To ensure the fixed partial stays in place, Dr. Mick will need to make minor adjustments to the enamel of certain teeth. These teeth also could be covered with dental crowns, allowing your new teeth to not only remain stable but look natural. Keep in mind that crowns can also be attached to implants if your natural teeth are not healthy enough to support a partial or bridge.
Are you missing all of your teeth? In that case, you are among 35 million people, according to The American College of Prosthodontist. For many like you, full dentures have proven to be the best aesthetically and economically. Your dentist near Columbus, OH will create dentures that are comfortable and that fit securely along your gums. You won’t need to be concerned about dentures that click or slip when you eat. The denture base is shaded to closely mimic the color and shine of natural gum tissue. Each tooth in the denture is hand-set into your unique arrangement needs and cosmetic concerns, and will rejuvenate your smile and have the shape and sheen of natural teeth.