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If you’ve had multiple teeth in a row knocked out or lost to severe tooth decay, it can severely compromise the function and appearance of your mouth. Depending on where the teeth are in your mouth, it can even cause you to slur your speech and leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance.

To remedy a problem like this, your dentist, Dr. Michael P. Gaudio, might suggest fitting you for a custom, removable partial denture. This is essentially a smaller form of dentures that is custom shaped to look, feel and act like your missing teeth.

Dr. Michael P. Gaudio will start by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. This helps him assess the overall health of your mouth and identify any other problematic teeth that need to be addressed. Should there be other compromised teeth in the area, they might need to be extracted before you can be fitted for your new partial.

Dr. Michael P. Gaudio will then create a detailed impression of the area. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while the technicians craft your new custom partial.

Once the dental lab techs have completed your partial, Dr. Michael P. Gaudio will call you back in for a brief second appointment to fit your new partial in place. This might include making some minor adjustments and giving you tips for cleaning and maintaining the partial and surrounding teeth.

If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Michael P. Gaudio, D.M.D. at 203-265-3355 to see if you’re a good candidate for a removable partial denture in Wallingford, Connecticut.