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Things like dental trauma, untreated cavities and chronic problems with gum disease can lead to the loss of multiple teeth. Even the teeth that remain in their sockets around the affected area might have compromised roots that will eventually lead to tooth loss.

If you are not comfortable with oral surgery and the prolonged time frame involved in a dental implant restoration Dr. J. Richard Burch might recommend fitting you for a partial denture. This is a smaller version of a complete denture. The removable dental appliance is capable of replicating the function and appearance of your missing teeth.

The partial denture will fit tightly with the existing structure of your gums. Yet many partial denture wearers also like to apply some denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. This can also help to block out stray food particles and prevent gum irritation.

Dr. J. Richard Burch will provide you with any necessary care and cleaning instructions. Following these instructions closely will help you maintain your new partial denture. This could include cleaning denture adhesive from your denture, as well as making sure to lightly brush your denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish.

If you live in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and you have lost multiple teeth, you should call 816-822-0990 to explore the treatment and restoration options available at KC Smile Doc.