Untreated tooth decay sometimes has the unfortunate ability to afflict the health of multiple teeth. If the decay is allowed to penetrate into the roots of the teeth, it could result in multiple tooth loss in that area. This is even more likely to be a problem if an abscess forms and requires surgical extraction.
When you’re ready, Dr. Zack Nimri can help you understand your options for restoring the function of the missing teeth. If a significant number of teeth were lost or other teeth in the area have been weakened by past tooth decay, a dental bridge might not be a viable option.
Dental implants have become a popular dental restoration method. However, some people are put-off by the oral surgery required to fully install the dental implant.
In a situation like this, Dr. Zack Nimri might recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture. This is a smaller form of dentures that is custom fit to match the underlying gum structure. It might also include some locking hardware to help give it an extra-firm hold with the neighboring teeth.
To fit you for the partial, your dentist will need to cast a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to the dental lab where your partial will be custom made.
When it’s ready, we will call you back in for a follow-up appointment to fit your new partial in place. This might include making some minor adjustments and giving you tips for cleaning and maintaining the partial and surrounding teeth. Many people with partials prefer to use denture adhesive to secure their partial in place and help block out food particles.
If you’re interested in a partial denture in Gilbert, Arizona, you should call 480-988-7007 to discuss your treatment and restoration options at Higley Dental Care.