Losing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth can lead to a host of complications. Beyond the significant impairment to your ability to chew food, it can also cause you to slur your speech and it can affect your appearance and sense of self-esteem. Here at Crossroads Dental, our dental restoration specialists have a number of different solutions available to address this serious problem.
Dental implants have become a popular dental restoration method. However, some people are uncomfortable with the time table and the oral surgeries required to restore the tooth in this way.
In a situation like this, Dr. Lanier or Dr. Boyd might recommend fitting you for a custom-made removable partial. This is a miniature form of dentures that is designed to fit tightly with the underlying gum structure. It might also include some locking hardware to help give the appliance an extra-firm hold with the neighboring teeth.
Designing the partial starts with casting a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab where your partial will be custom made.
When your partial is ready, a member of our staff will call you to schedule a second appointment to fit your new partial in place. This might include making some minor adjustments as well as providing you with tips for cleaning and maintaining your new partial while preserving the health of the neighboring teeth. Many people with partials prefer to use denture adhesive to secure their partial in place and help block out food particles.
If you live in the Chesapeake, VA, area and you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call 757-541-2168 to explore your dental restoration options at Crossroads Dental.