Losing multiple teeth from dental avulsion, treatment extraction or untreated tooth decay can significantly hinder the function of your mouth. This is even more likely to be a problem if the teeth were visible in your smile.
For a mouth in this condition, Dr. Asad Ahsan might recommend fitting you for a custom removable partial denture in McKinney, Texas.
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. Asad Ahsan 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, he might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
After any compromised teeth have been addressed, he will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, nearby 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 partial wearers 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’ve lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, you should call (972) 347-0945 to explore your replacement options at Vital Dental.