Tooth decay has the unfortunate trend to spread from one tooth to another. This is even more prevalent if you have continually struggled to maintain good oral hygiene habits or if you’ve been reticent to seek treatment at Arthur Kremer DDS. With an excessive delay, the tooth decay can result in the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth.
There are several different methods that Dr. Arthur Kremer might advocate to replace these missing teeth. One of the most effective methods is to install a bone graft to restore any lost bone structure. Then, he can install a pair of dental implants that eventually anchor a dental bridge.
If you aren’t comfortable with the timetable and oral surgery required for this type of dental restoration, Dr. Arthur Kremer might recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture.
This is a removable appliance that mimics the shape and appearance of the missing teeth. It has a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as a foundation to hold the replacement teeth tightly in your mouth.
Dr. Arthur Kremer will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If there are additional compromised teeth in the area, he might recommend that they also are extracted and added to the partial.
Once all pertinent teeth have been addressed, Dr. Arthur Kremer will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the underlying gum structure, neighboring teeth and the corresponding teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial is custom made to match your mouth.
The partial will be designed to lock fit firmly to your gum structure and it might also include some locking hardware that corresponds with the neighboring teeth. However, many partial wearers still like to use denture adhesive for extra-strong bonding.
If you live in the Herscher, Illinois, area and you are missing multiple teeth, you should call 815-426-2611 to explore your restoration options at Arthur Kremer DDS.