If multiple teeth in your mouth have been lost or compromised by significant tooth decay, extractions, or advanced periodontal disease, it can have serious implications for the function of your mouth. While it certainly will impair your ability to chew food, it can also affect your speech and overall quality of life.
In a case like this Dr. Robert H. Watson might recommend you have some of your existing teeth extracted in preparation for installing a partial. Sometimes you might need to have multiple partials to handle two separate compromised areas in your mouth.
A partial is like a smaller form of dentures. The artificial teeth are set into a material that mimics the appearance of your natural gum tissue. To be properly fitted with a partial Dr. Robert H. Watson will take a few x-rays and form an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new partial is 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 to block food particles from getting between the gums and your partial.
If you have multiple lost or compromised teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA at 704-523-7221 for a consultation about being fitted for partial.