Left unchecked, advanced gum disease and tooth decay problems can result in a loss of multiple teeth in one part of your mouth. This can severely compromise your mouth in many ways. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech, make you self-conscious about your smile, and have a negative impact on your quality of life.
This might prompt Dr. Karisha Madden to recommend restoring the full function and appearance of your mouth by being fitting you for a custom partial.
A partial is basically an abbreviated version of dentures that restores multiple missing teeth in one area of your mouth. The artificial teeth are set into a material that mimics the appearance of gum tissue and serves as a foundation to hold them to your jaw structure.
Dr. Karisha Madden will first examine your mouth and take a few x-rays to get a clear understanding of your jaw structure and address any other questionable teeth. Additional compromised teeth in the area might need to be extracted before he can fit you for a partial.
After all questionable teeth have been addressed Dr. Karisha Madden will form an impression of your mouth. This will later 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 are interested in being fitted for a partial, you should call Madden Dental at (713) 667-8080 to schedule an appointment.