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When a single tooth is lost the impairment to your oral function can prove to be a nuisance. When multiple teeth are lost to a severe oral trauma, untreated cavities, or chronic periodontal disease the loss of oral function can be profound.

In some cases such as this, there might not be sufficient healthy bone structure remaining beneath the gums to support a dental implant restoration.

If you are averse to the oral surgery required to install a bone graft, Dr. Jeremy D. Hatch might recommend providing you with a partial denture.

This special type of dental appliance will be designed to mimic the basic appearance and function of your teeth. It includes a pink base that replicates the appearance of healthy gum tissues. Some partial denture also includes interlocking wires to help hold it in place.

At the same time, many denture wearers like to apply a modest amount of denture adhesive when installing the dental appliance each morning. This helps to securely marry the partial denture to the underlying gums. If so you will need to thoroughly rinse any denture adhesive away when you clean the denture each night.

If you live in the Hurricane, Utah, area and you have lost multiple teeth in one area of your mouth, you should call 435-635-9471 to schedule a denture consultation with the oral care specialists at Mountain View Dental’s clinic.