If you’ve had multiple teeth knocked out or lost to tooth decay in one area of your mouth, it can significantly impair the function of your mouth. Rather than learning to live with the problem by focusing on chewing with the other side of your mouth, your dentist, Dr. Carolyn Yu, can furnish you with a partial denture in Pinole, California.
This is a custom-shaped dental appliance that is similar to dentures, only it’s smaller. 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. Carolyn Yu will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If he finds that additional teeth in the area are compromised, he might recommend they also be extracted and added to the partial.
Once all questionable teeth have been addressed, Dr. Carolyn Yu 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.
If you have lost multiple teeth and you’re interested in a partial, you should call 510.974.2147 to schedule an appointment at Carolyn L. Yu, DDS.