Posted January 12, 2017.
Losing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth to gum disease or chronic tooth decay can cause significant oral dysfunction. If you’re averse to invasive dentistry techniques, like dental implants, your dentist, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni, might recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture in Woburn, Massachusetts.
This is basically an abbreviated form of dentures that corresponds to the shape and location of the missing teeth. The artificial teeth are set into a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as a foundation to hold the replacement teeth tightly in your mouth.
Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If she finds that additional teeth in the area are compromised, she might recommend they also be extracted and added to the partial.
Once all questionable teeth have been addressed, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, neighboring teeth and the corresponding teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial will be custom made to match your mouth.
Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive to secure it in place. The adhesive also helps block food particles from getting between the gums and your partial.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call 781.995.4445 to schedule an appointment to be fitted for a partial at Agape Dentist.