If something like a blow to the face has knocked out multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, or if you’ve had several teeth lost to severe decay, it can compromise the function and appearance of your smile. One effective way to address a problem like this without the use of invasive procedures is to have Dr. Dennis Coyle fit you for a custom partial denture.
A partial denture 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 tissues.
Your dentist will start by examining your mouth and taking a few x-rays. If he finds that additional teeth in the area are compromised, he might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
Once all questionable teeth have been addressed, Dr. Dennis Coyle 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 the dental lab where your new partial will be custom made to match your mouth.
Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive to secure it in place. The adhesive also helps to block food particles from getting between the gums and your appliance.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Coyle Dentistry at 973-966-6555 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial.