Over the course of the last two decades, dental implant applications have become a very popular method for replacing missing teeth. In the case of multiple missing teeth, they can even be used to provide anchor points for supporting a dental bridge.
However, this type of dental restoration often calls for one or more oral surgeries. If you aren’t comfortable with this a dentist like Dr. Steve Hong & Dennis Fee might recommend creating a partial denture to replicate the missing teeth and their essential function in your mouth.
This is a special type of removable dental appliance that consists of artificial teeth, set into a pink hue material which serves as the base. It will closely match your existing periodontal structure for a firm, yet comfortable fit.
The size and intended location of the partial denture, it might also require some interlocking hardware to help secure its relationship with the surrounding natural teeth. Still, even with this naturally firm fit, many partial denture wearers like to apply a small bead of denture adhesive. This can also help to block out stray food particles.
When installed in your mouth the unit will replicate the basic function of your missing teeth without the need for invasive oral surgery.
If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area and you have recently lost multiple teeth, you should call 215-564-9010 to set up a consultation appointment at Philadelphia Dental Associates.