Your front teeth play an important role in helping you bite off pieces of the foods you consume. At the same time, your smile’s appearance can also have a significant impact on many of your facial expressions. When multiple teeth are lost in the front of your mouth, it can hamper your overall oral function, while also having a significant negative impact on your sense of self-image.
In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a consultation appointment with a dentist like Dr. Keven R. Mills. In the course of a single outpatient appointment he can determine the severity of the problem and help you understand the most applicable methods for replacing your missing front teeth.
In some of these cases he might recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture. This is a removable dental appliance that will be designed to replicate the missing teeth in that location of your mouth. They will be set into a pink material that mimics the appearance of your gums. Many partial dentures also include metal hardware that interlocks with the neighboring teeth.
This involves Dr. Keven R. Mills preparing an impression of the area. This includes the shape of your underlying gum structure, the neighboring teeth, and the matching teeth in your unique bite pattern. It will be sent to a dental lab where technicians will create your partial denture.
While it will fit tightly in place of its own accord, you might want to also use a little a little denture adhesive to lock the partial denture in place. This will give you extra hold while also helping to block out food material from working into the base of the gums.
If you live in the Granite Bay, California, area and you have multiple teeth missing in the front of your mouth, you should call 916-791-7227 to seek treatment at Keven R. Mills, DDS.