Sometimes tooth decay is allowed to continue too long before coming to the dentist and several teeth in the same area have been heavily damaged. If the decay has progressed too far, the teeth may need to be extracted and replaced to restore function.
If you are in a situation like this, Dr. Kenneth Pollary may recommend extracting the dying teeth and replacing them with a partial denture to restore your smile. Unlike full dentures, these are designed to replace only a few teeth instead of all of them.
Our dentist will examine your mouth and the affected area to determine the health of the surrounding teeth. He will determine if they are healthy enough to be used to secure the denture. If not, he may recommend extracting them as well.
One the area to receive the denture has been properly prepared, Dr. Kenneth Pollary will make a detailed impression of the area, from the gums to the surrounding teeth to the opposing teeth. This will let the dental lab construct the denture to function perfectly.
If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Pollary Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 719-591-0750 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial denture.