Severe dental trauma that impacts the front of the mouth or chronic periodontal disease complications can sometimes result in the loss of multiple front teeth. Of course, these teeth play an important role in helping you bite off pieces of food, while also presenting their appearance in your smile, and helping you make certain syllables in your speech.
If you are not comfortable with the invasive oral surgery and prolonged timeline required to restore the missing teeth with a series of dental implants Dr. Sage White and their staff might recommend providing you for a partial denture. This is a small version of a complete denture. The unit is removable, yet capable of replicating the function and appearance of your missing teeth.
The dental appliance will fit tightly with the basic structure of your gums. Yet many partial denture wearers like to apply a little denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. It can also help to block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
Dr. Sage White will provide you with any necessary care and cleaning instructions to help maintain your new partial denture.
If you live in the Cedar City, Utah, area and you have lost multiple teeth in the front of your mouth, you should call 435-586-9991 to explore the treatment and restoration options available at Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics’s dental offices.