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Cavities that develop in multiple teeth and are not treated can eventually lead to tooth loss. Even if you don’t develop a serious infection in the remaining roots of the teeth, the space in your mouth can severely impair your ability to chew food, and speak clearly. Missing teeth can also affect your appearance and self-esteem.  

In a case like this a dentist like Dr. Sandra L. Parker might recommend extracting whatever remains of the roots. This is a first step in the process of designing and providing you with a removable partial denture.  This special dental appliance is basically an abbreviated version of a complete denture. The corresponding artificial teeth will be securely founded into a pink base that matches the general appearance of your natural gum tissue.

Depending on its size and location, the partial denture might also include small wires to connect it firmly with the adjacent teeth. While the partial denture will fit firmly in place on its own, you might still want to apply a small bead of denture adhesive when you put your denture in.  

In the evening, you’ll need to rinse your partial denture to remove any residual denture adhesive. This should be followed by a light brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little denture polish.

If you are in the Anaheim, California, area and you are missing multiple teeth in one area of your mouth 714-289-0421 to seek schedule an appointment at Sandra L. Parker DDS Inc.