Occasionally tooth decay, when left untreated, can irreparably damage multiple teeth in an area of your mouth. This can cause the loss of a number of teeth in that area, compromising the ability of your mouth to function properly in normal activities.
To address a problem like this, Dr. Matthew Scaffa might recommend fitting you for a custom partial denture in Staten Island, New York. This is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that fits in the area where the teeth are missing.
Your dentist will examine the area to make sure all of the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the existing teeth in the area are also compromised by tooth decay or periodontal disease, your dentist might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.
Your dentist will then create a detailed impression of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to the professional dental lab where your partial will be made to fit perfectly in your mouth and replace the teeth you have lost
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Staten Island Dental Arts Center at (718) 948 4393 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial denture.