Losing multiple teeth in any part of your mouth can lead to a bevy of potential complications. Depending on the location of the original teeth, you could suffer significant cosmetic degradation of your smile, changes in your speech, and significant impairment in your ability to chew food.
Fortunately, Dr. Richard Timm and the dental restoration specialists at All Family Dental can offer different options for replacing the function of your missing teeth.
Some people are interested in an implant-supported bridge to replace the missing teeth. If you’re not comfortable with the amount of time and oral surgery required to install multiple dental implants, our dentist and their team might recommend a removable partial denture.
This removable dental appliance is essentially an abbreviated version of a complete denture. These artificial teeth are securely married to a pink medium that mimics the appearance of your natural gum tissues.
Some partial dentures also include locking hardware to connect it firmly with the teeth surrounding the void. Yet you might still want to apply a small bead of denture adhesive to the base of the unit to help bond it tightly in place.
At the end of the day, you’ll need to rinse your partial denture to remove any residual denture adhesive. This should be followed by a light brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush non-abrasive toothpaste.
If you are in the Oakdale, Minnesota, area and you have multiple distressed you should call 651.222.9715 to seek professional treatment at All Family Dental.