If left unchecked, advanced gum disease and tooth decay can result in the loss of multiple teeth in one part of your mouth. This can severely compromise your mouth in many ways. In addition to your impaired ability to adequately chew food, missing teeth can impact your speech, make you self-conscious about your smile, and negatively impact your quality of life.
This might prompt your dentist, Dr. Michael King, to recommend restoring the full function and appearance of your mouth with a custom-made partial denture. A partial is a small form of removable dentures that fits in the gap of your mouth and replaces your missing teeth.
Dr. Michael King will examine the area to make sure all of the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the teeth in the area are also compromised, he might recommend having them extracted and replaced in the final partial.
Then, Dr. Michael King will create a detailed impression of the area, which will include the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This impression will be sent to the professional dental lab where your partial will be custom made.
Even though the partial will fit securely on its own, many people like to use denture adhesives to hold the appliance in place. Adhesives also prevent food particles from invading the seam.
If you have multiple missing or compromised teeth in one part of your mouth, you should contact Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke at 703-801-6166 to schedule an appointment regarding dentures in Burke, Virginia.