When multiple teeth are knocked out or lost from severe tooth decay, it can have a profound negative effect on your basic oral function. Depending on the affected location, this could also influence your speech and leave you with an unattractive smile.
In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Samuel D. Knight to explore your options for restoring the basic function of your teeth.
If you lack the healthy oral bone structure for an implant-supported dental bridge, our dentist might recommend fitting you for a partial denture. This removable dental appliance will be designed to closely resemble the appearance and structure of your missing teeth. It will also be set into a pink material that mimics the appearance of your gums.
The base of your partial denture will fit firmly with your existing periodontal structure; however, you might want to also use a small amount of denture adhesive to lock the partial denture in place. This will provide you with a more secure hold while also helping to block out left-over food particles that might get under the base and cause gum irritation.
If you live in the Farr West, Utah, area, and if you have multiple missing teeth, you should call 801-731-3200 to explore the treatment options available at Samuel D. Knight, DDS.