Untreated tooth decay can cause a myriad of problems with the function of your mouth. If you would like to restore your ability to chew food without the use of invasive dental work, your dentist, Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite, might recommend custom fitting you for a removable partial denture. This is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that fits in the area where the other teeth are missing.
Your dentist will examine the area to make sure the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any other teeth have also been compromised by tooth decay or periodontal disease, your dentist 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 Untreated tooth decay can cause a myriad of problems with the function of your mouth. If you would like to restore your ability to chew food without the use of invasive dental work, the partial denture is 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. This will help hold the partial firmly in place while also blocking out any food particles.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth and you’re interested in being fitted for a removable partial denture in Gainesville, Georgia, you should call 770-536-8868 to schedule an appointment at Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC.