If periodontal disease goes untreated the chronic gum inflammation and infection can have a significant affect the health of your teeth. In time, it could cause your gums to recede as pockets of infection buildup near the roots of your teeth.
In time, it could even cause a loss of bone structure in your jaw. This can eventually cause the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth.
If you have lost a significant amount of bone structure in the area, a dental implant supported bridge might not be a viable option. In a case like this Dr. Mauricio Martinez and his associates might recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture.
This is a smaller form of a complete denture that is specifically designed to mimic the original missing teeth.
Dr. Mauricio Martinez will start by examining the area to make sure the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the teeth in the area have also been compromised he might recommend having them extracted so they can be included in the partial denture.
Then he will create a detailed impression is made of the void and any related teeth, including the corresponding teeth in your dentition. This will be sent to a professional dental lab, where you partial will be to fit perfectly into the void between the two neighboring teeth.
Your new partial denture will be designed to fit tight on its own. However, you might want to use denture adhesive for a little extra secure hold and its ability to help block out food particles.
If you live in Cape Coral, Florida, and you’ve lost multiple teeth to severe periodontal disease, you should call 239.549.0001 to schedule a consultation at Gulf Coast Smiles.