If a dental avulsion or severe tooth decay has caused the loss of multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, it can have a serious negative impact on your oral function and quality of life. If you are put-off by the invasive nature of dental implant surgery, you might be interested in having Dr. Robert Farber fit you for a custom partial denture in Dearborn, Michigan.
This is a removable piece of dental work that appears to be a miniature form of dentures. It will be designed to correspond to the shape and location of the missing teeth. The artificial teeth are set into a material that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as a foundation to hold the teeth tightly in your mouth.
Your dentist will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If he finds that additional teeth in the area have been compromised, he might recommend that they also be extracted and added to the partial.
After all your teeth have been examined and addressed, Dr. Robert Farber will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the underlying gum structure, 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.
The partial will be designed to lock firmly to your gum structure and it might also include some locking hardware that corresponds with the neighboring teeth. However, many partial wearers still like to use denture adhesive for an extra-strong bond and to prevent food particles from working their way in between the gums and base of the denture.
If you are interested in being fit for a custom, removable partial denture, you should call 313-562-5610 to schedule an appointment at Dearborn West Dental.