If you’ve had multiple teeth in one part of your mouth knocked out or lost to severe decay, it can significantly impair your ability to chew food. In many cases like this, your dentist, Dr. James Schall, will recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture. This is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that is custom designed to fit into the area left behind by the missing teeth.
Your dentist will start by examining the area to make sure the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any other teeth have been compromised, your dentist might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
Your dentist will then cast 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 and you’re interested in a removable partial denture in Havre de Grace, Maryland, you should call 410-939-4030 to schedule an appointment at Bel Air Smile Partners.