In some cases, untreated tooth decay can affect and compromise multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. If the problem goes ignored for too long, it could result in the loss of multiple teeth, which can compromise the full function of your mouth.
To address a problem like this, Dr. Connaughton might recommend fitting you for a custom partial denture in Boise, Idaho. This is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that fits in the area where the teeth are missing.
Your dentist will examine the area to make sure all of the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the existing teeth in the area are also compromised by tooth decay or periodontal disease, your dentist 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 the professional dental lab where you partial will be made to fit perfectly in your mouth.
Even though the partial will fit securely on its own, 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, you should call Tree City Family Dental at 208-286-2699 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial denture.