When multiple teeth are lost to severe tooth decay, or a significant dental trauma, it can limit your ability to chew food, change the clarity of your speech, and potentially have an impact on your general sense of self-confidence.
If you find yourself in a situation like this, you should consider scheduling an appointment with experienced dentist like Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo. After assessing the situation and determining the overall health of your mouth, Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo can help you understand the various restorative treatments available at My Fresno Family Dentist.
If you aren’t comfortable with the oral surgery required to install a dental bridge supported by dental implants, Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo might recommend fitting you for a partial denture.
A partial denture is a custom-made removable dental appliance that replicates the original teeth. The artificial teeth of the partial denture will be anchored into a material that mimics the appearance of your natural gum tissues. This also serves as a foundation to hold them firmly in your mouth.
Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo will start the process of fitting you for a partial denture by casting a detailed impression of the void left by your missing teeth. This will include the surrounding gums, adjacent teeth, and any related teeth in your bite pattern. It will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial will be created by highly trained dental technicians.
If you live in the Fresno, California, region and you have lost multiple teeth, you should call 559-432-2975 to schedule an appointment at My Fresno Family Dentist.