When you fail to maintain a consistent and effective oral hygiene regimen dental caries can develop on multiple teeth. If you fail to seek treatment from a professional dentist like Dr. Kinney and Musser the tooth decay will gradually continue to spread deeper into the tooth enamel. In time it could even infect the internal structures of a tooth and cause a dangerous dental abscess to develop in your gums.
This can eventually lead to the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. Oftentimes cases this severe also result in a loss of available bone structure in the area. This can complicate the available dental restoration options.
In a situation like this Dr. Kinney and Musser might recommend extracting whatever remains of the existing roots of the teeth. This might also include excising a dental abscess of any other infected periodontal tissues.
Once this is done they can start the process of fitting you for a partial denture. This is an abbreviated form of complete dentures what will be designed to fit in the void. This involves Dr. Kinney and Musser creating a detailed impression of the area and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where highly trained dental technicians will create the partial denture.
The partial denture will lock firmly into place on its own. However, you might want to use a little extra denture adhesive. Not only will it provide an extra secure hold, but it also helps to block out stray food particles.
If you live in the Woodbury, Minnesota, area and you have lost multiple teeth to untreated tooth decay, you should call 651-739-1894 to explore your treatment and restoration option at Art & Science Family Dentistry.