Multiple teeth lost in one area of your mouth can severely impair the function of your mouth and have a negative effect on your quality of life. At Carolyn L. Yu, DDS, your dentist, Dr. Carolyn Yu, has several different restorative dental treatments that can address a problem like this. One of the least invasive treatments is to simply fit you for a custom partial denture.
For all intents and purposes, this is an abbreviated form of dentures that corresponds to the shape and location of the missing teeth. It can be removed at your convenience and reinstalled to restore the function of your mouth. 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.
First, Dr. Carolyn Yu will examine your mouth and take a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If he finds that additional teeth in the area are compromised, those teeth might also need to be extracted.
Once all the compromised teeth have been addressed, Dr. Carolyn Yu will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, neighboring teeth, as well as the matching 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.
While this will give the partial a secure hold with the surrounding teeth and gums, many partial wearers still like to use denture adhesive. Not only does this help lock it in place, it also helps prevent stray food particles from infiltrating the bond between the partial and the gums.
If you are missing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth and you’re interested in dentures in Pinole, California, you should call 510.974.2147 to understand your replacement options at Carolyn L. Yu, DDS.