If you’ve lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, it can seriously impair your ability to chew food. If the teeth were visible in your smile, it can also leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. One effective way to address a problem like this without the use of an invasive procedure is to have your dentist, Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho , fit you for a custom partial denture.
A partial denture in Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania, is basically an abbreviated form of dentures that corresponds to the shape and location of the missing teeth. The artificial teeth are set into a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue.
Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho will start by examining your mouth and taking a few x-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If they finds that additional teeth in the area are compromised, they might recommend extracting them and replacing them with the partial.
Once all questionable teeth have been addressed, Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho 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.
Some people with a partial 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 have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates at 215-949-2929 to ask about being fitted for a partial.