When multiple teeth are lost to tooth decay, gum disease, or severe dental trauma it can significantly impair your oral function and quality of life. Beyond simply limiting your ability to chew, the void can also alter the appearance of your smile and cause you to slur your speech.
In a situation like this, you should seek professional care from an experienced dentist like Dr. Prince Arrington III. If you aren’t comfortable with the oral surgery required to install a dental implant supported bridge in the void, Dr. Arrington might recommend fitting you for a partial denture.
This is a special type of removable dental appliance that replicates the original teeth. It is essentially a smaller pair of dentures. It is anchored into a material that mimics the appearance of your natural gums. This also serves as a foundation to hold them tightly in your mouth.
Dr. Arrington will start the process of fitting you for a partial denture by casting a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, adjacent teeth, and the corresponding teeth in your bite. It will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial is custom made to match your mouth.
While the partial denture will fit firmly in place, you might still want to use denture adhesive to secure it in place. This can also help to block food particles from getting between the gums and your partial.
If you live in the Boca Raton, Florida, area and you are missing multiple teeth, you should call 561-440-4633 to schedule an appointment at Beach Tree Dental Care.