Occasionally a patient who has suffered from rampant tooth decay come in with multiple teeth decayed beyond recovery. This can result in the loss of several important teeth in the area, requiring a restorative treatment to restore their smile to full function.
In a situation such as this, Dr. Mark DeVuyst may suggest restoring your smile by fitting you for a partial denture. These are smaller dentures that are designed to replace only a few teeth in the area that has suffered tooth loss.
If you still have unhealthy teeth in the affected area, our dentist may recommend extracting them. They will also check the surrounding teeth to make sure they are healthy. If they’re not, he may suggest extracting them as well and adding them to the partial.
After the area has been prepared, our dentist will take a detailed casting of it and the surrounding teeth, including the opposing teeth. This casting will then be sent to a dental lab where your partial denture will be made to replace your lost teeth perfectly.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC in Clinton Township, Michigan, at 586-416-1625 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial denture.