Without professional treatment at Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry, advanced tooth decay issues can result in the 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 and make you self-conscious about your smile.
In a situation like this, your dentist, Dr. Shannon De Vera, often recommends restoring the full function and appearance of the lost teeth with a custom partial denture. 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 other teeth in the area are also compromised by tooth decay or periodontal disease, she might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
Your 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 missing multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry at 713-697-6453 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial denture in Humble, Texas.