Chronic problems with gum disease and untreated tooth decay can gradually result in the loss of multiple teeth. This can significantly impair your ability to effectively chew food. Some cases of tooth loss can also alter the clarity of your speech and affect the appearance of your smile.
In a case such as this, a dentist like Dr. Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen might recommend a custom partial denture to restore the basic function of your missing teeth. This is often called for if you lack the sufficient bone structure to secure a dental implant supported bridge.
A partial denture is basically an abbreviated version of a complete denture. It is created in a professional dental lab to mimic the original teeth. Sometimes a partial denture will also include small oral hardware components to help secure a tight relationship with the neighboring teeth and the underlying gums.
It will be designed to fit tightly in place with your existing gum structure, Yet many partial wearers also appreciate a little denture adhesive for a little extra secure hold and its ability to help block out food particles. Just be sure to rinse away any residual denture adhesive every time you take the partial denture out.
If you live in Mesa, Arizona, and you have recently lost multiple teeth to severe gum disease, you should call 480-830-8946 to set up a consultation appointment at Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen.