It’s not uncommon for a hard blow to the face to damage or knock out multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. At the same time, multiple teeth suffering from advanced tooth decay can also be lost, which makes it hard to restore the smile with a dental bridge. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Alan Nix, can restore the function and appearance of the missing teeth by fitting you for a custom partial denture in Terrell, Texas.
Dr. Alan Nix will start the treatment by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. This helps Dr. Alan Nix assess the overall health of your mouth and identify any other compromised teeth in the area. If he finds other compromised teeth, they might need to be extracted before you can be fitted for your new partial.
Dr. Alan Nix will then create a detailed impression of the area. This impression will be sent to the dental lab where your new custom partial will be custom crafted.
Once the dental lab technician has completed your partial, Dr. Alan Nix will call you back into Alan L. Nix DDS for a brief second appointment. This appointment might include making some minor adjustments to the appliance and giving you tips for cleaning and maintaining the partial and surrounding teeth. Many people with partials prefer to use denture adhesive to secure their appliance in place and help block out food particles.
If you have multiple compromised or missing teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Dr. Alan Nix at 972-563-7633 to see if you’re a good candidate for a custom partial.