Gum disease, tooth loss and advanced tooth decay can significantly compromise the function and appearance of your mouth. In some cases, our Jordan Landing Smiles team might recommend extracting compromised teeth in one area of your mouth to prepare you for a partial denture.
A partial denture in West Jordan, UT, is an abbreviated version of dentures that replaces multiple missing teeth in one area of your mouth. The artificial teeth are set into a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue and serves as a foundation that holds the teeth in place.
Your dentist, Dr. Powell, will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. Additional compromised teeth in the same area might need to be extracted in the process.
After all questionable teeth have been addressed, your dentist will create a detailed impression of your mouth. This impression will later be sent to the dental lab where your new partial will be custom made to match your mouth.
Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesives to secure it in place. The adhesives also help block food particles from getting stuck between the gums and your appliance.
If you are interested in being fitted for a partial, you should call West Jordan Dental Office to schedule an appointment.