Teeth that have been compromised by chronic tooth decay problems or complications resulting from periodontal disease, can severely impact your quality of life. Beyond simply impairing your ability to efficiently chew food, it can also slur your speech and leave you feeling self-conscious about your physical appearance.
In a case like this Dr. Federico Lago will often recommend fitting you for a custom partial. This is basically an abbreviated form of dentures that is custom designed to fit into the void left by multiple missing teeth.
First, Dr. Federico Lago will examine your mouth and take a few X-rays. This helps to assess the overall health of your mouth and identify any other problematic teeth that need to be addressed. If he finds any other suspect teeth, they might need to be repaired or extracted as well.
Dr. Federico Lago will then create a detailed impression of the void and any other relevant teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab, produces your custom partial.
Dr. Federico Lago will call you back in for a short second appointment when your partial is ready. Many people with a partial find that a little extra denture adhesive to secure it in place, while also helping to block out stray food particles.
If you have multiple compromised or missing teeth in one area of your mouth, please contact Dr. Federico Lago’s office in Peabody, Massachusetts at 978.535.2500 to inquire about being fitted for a partial.