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Tooth decay has a nasty habit of spreading from one tooth to another. This is especially likely to happen if you’ve been reticent to having a severely decayed tooth professionally treated at Lake City Family Dental Center, PA. If multiple teeth in one area of your mouth suffer from severe decay, Dr. Reeve Abraben might recommend treating the pain and preventing further infection by extracting the teeth.

Once your gums have healed, Dr. Reeve Abraben can help you explore your dental replacement solutions. If you’re not interested in dental implants or if the area is not viable for a dental bridge restoration, he might recommend a custom, removable partial denture.

This is essentially an abbreviated form of removable dentures that fits in the gap where the teeth are missing.

Dr. Reeve Abraben will examine the area to make sure the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any of the teeth in the area have been compromised, he might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.

Then, a detailed impression will be made of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your partial will be made to fit perfectly into the void between the two neighboring teeth.

The partial will be designed to fit tightly on its own. However, many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive. Not only does it provide an extra-secure hold, but it also helps block out stray food particles.

If you are interested in learning more about dentures in Lake City, Florida, you should call 386.752.1342 to schedule an appointment at Lake City Family Dental Center, PA.