If you’ve had multiple teeth lost to decay, gum disease or extraction, it can severely limit the function of your mouth. This can have an adverse effect on your quality of life and can limit your food choices. One way to replace the presence and basic function of these missing teeth without the use of invasive dental work is to have your dentist, Dr. Grant R Young, fit you for a custom partial denture.
A partial denture in Wausau, Wisconsin, is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that fits in the area where the other teeth are missing.
Your dentist will examine the area to make sure the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the teeth in the area have been compromised, he might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
Your dentist will then create a detailed impression of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your partial will be made to fit perfectly into the void between the two neighboring teeth.
The partial is designed to fit tight on its own. However, many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive. Not only does it provide an extra-secure hold, but it also helps block out stray food particles.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth and you’re interested in a custom partial, you should call 715-845-6222 set up a consultation at Grant R Young DDS.