Left untreated advanced periodontal disease and tooth decay issues can result in a loss of multiple teeth in one specific part of your mouth. This can severely compromise your mouth in many ways. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech, make you self-conscious about your smile.
This often prompts a Mountain Aire Dentistry dentist to recommend restoring the full function and appearance of the lost teeth by fitting you for a custom partial. This is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that fits in the area where the other teeth are missing.
The dentist will examine the area to make sure all of the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the 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 you partial will be to fit perfectly into the void between the two neighboring teeth.
Even though the partial will fit secure on its own, many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive. Not only does it provide an extra secure hold, but it also helps to block out stray food particles.
If you are missing multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Mountain Aire Dentistry’s clinic in Broomfield, Colorado at (303) 731-7755 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial.