Losing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth can have several adverse effects on your oral function. Beyond the decreasing your ability to chew food, it can also slur your speech and mar the appearance of your smile.
To address a problem of this magnitude without resorting to oral surgery and dental implants, Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer might recommend fitting you for a custom partial denture. This is essentially a smaller form of removable dentures that fits in the area where the other teeth are missing. It is seen as a much less invasive treatment option than having dental implants surgically installed into the gums.
Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer will first want to examine the area to make sure all of the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any other teeth have been compromised by gum disease or tooth decay, they might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
A detailed impression will be made of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your partial will be made to fit perfectly into the void between the two neighboring teeth.
Even though the partial will fit tightly with the structure of your gums, many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive. Not only does it provide an extra-secure hold, but it also helps block out stray food particles.
If you are interested in custom partial denture in Houston, Texas, you should call 713.784.6855 to schedule an appointment at Houston smiledocs.