Suffering from multiple cavities and severe periodontal disease can gradually compromise multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. This could severely hamper the function of your mouth and impact your quality of life. To remedy a problem like this, your dentist, Dr. Jamine Rogers, might recommend fitting you for a custom, removable partial denture.
A partial denture in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 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 material that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as a foundation that holds the replacement teeth tightly in your mouth.
Dr. Jamine Rogers will start by examining your mouth and taking a few x-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If she finds that additional teeth in the area are compromised, she might recommend that they also be extracted and added to the partial.
Once all questionable teeth have been addressed, Dr. Jamine Rogers 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 a 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 block food particles from getting between the gums and your partial denture.
If you are interested in being fit for a custom, removable partial denture in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, you should call 256-314-0676 to schedule an appointment at Shoals Smile by Design.