Missing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth can significantly impact your quality of life and the full function of your mouth. To address a problem like this, Dr. Brandon Burger might recommend fitting you for a custom partial denture.
A partial denture is a miniature form of removable dentures that fits in the gap where the teeth are missing. It is less invasive than other dental restoration options like dental implants, which require oral surgery.
Your dentist will examine the area to make sure the neighboring teeth are healthy and strong. If any other teeth have been compromised by tooth decay or gum disease, he 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 in the void between the two neighboring teeth.
Even though the partial will fit securely 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 block out stray food particles.
If you are interested in having a partial denture in Hermitage, Tennessee, to replace your missing teeth, you should call 615-889-8202 to schedule an appointment at our office.