If you’ve had multiple teeth knocked out, or if you’ve lost several teeth to tooth decay, it can have a negative impact on your oral function and quality of life. Beyond impairing your ability to efficiently chew food, it can also slur your speech and mar your physical appearance.
Here at Complete Dental Care, your dentist has several different tooth-replacement options. One of the least invasive treatments is to fit you for a custom partial denture.
In a case like this, Dr. Robert Doyle often recommends replacing the lost teeth with a custom partial denture. This is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that fits in the area where the teeth are missing.
The dentist will examine the area to make sure all of the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any other teeth in the area are also compromised by tooth decay or periodontal disease, they might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
The dentist will then create a detailed impression of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your partial will be made to fit perfectly into the void between the two neighboring teeth.
While the partial is custom designed to fit tightly, many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive. Not only does it provide an extra-secure hold, but it also helps block out stray food particles.
If you are interested in learning more about partial dentures in Martins Ferry, Ohio, you should call 866-471-4028 to schedule an appointment with your dentist.