If you’ve had multiple teeth knocked out or lost to tooth decay or extraction, it can significantly impair the function of your mouth. Rather than live with the decreased quality of life, your dentist, Dr. Vivian Hudson, might recommend fitting you for a custom removable partial denture.
In a certain light, this is a smaller version of dentures. 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.
Dr. Vivian Hudson 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, they might also need to be extracted.
After any compromised teeth have been addressed, Dr. Vivian Hudson 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.
This gives 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 the appliance in place, but it also helps prevent stray food particles from infiltrating the bond between the partial and the gums.
If you are interested in being fit for a removable partial denture in Smyrna, Georgia, you should call 770-438-1520 to schedule an appointment at Hudson Dental Care.