Losing multiple teeth in one part of your mouth can affect your appearance and severely limit your ability to chew food. Luckily, there are several restoration options available for you at Scott R. Adishian, DDS, Inc.. For individuals who are put off by the invasive oral surgery of dental implants, Dr. Scott R. Adishian might recommend a custom removable partial denture.
This is basically a minute version of dentures that corresponds to the missing teeth. It can be removed at your convenience and reinstalled to restore the function of your mouth. The artificial teeth are set into a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as a foundation to hold the replacement teeth tightly in your mouth. Many partials also include metal locking hardware that anchors them to the neighboring teeth.
Dr. Scott R. Adishian will start with an examination your mouth and take a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If there are any neighboring teeth that have also been compromised by tooth decay or gum disease, he might recommend extracting them and adding them to the final partial.
After any compromised teeth have been addressed, he will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, neighboring teeth, as well as the matching teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial will be crafted using state-of-the-art dental technology.
If you live in the Pasadena, California, area and you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call 626-796-3700 to schedule a consultation at Scott R. Adishian, DDS, Inc..