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Tooth loss is no laughing matter. It is especially disconcerting if dental avulsion, gum disease or rampant tooth decay has caused the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth. Rather than struggle with severely impaired oral function, many people will contact Dr. Galina Zhukova to explore their dental restoration options.

If you are put off by the invasive oral surgeries associated with installing a dental implanted bridge into the structure of your jaw, Dr. Galina Zhukova might recommend fitting you for a partial denture.

This is a small, removable dental appliance that mimics the appearance and function of the missing teeth.

Dr. Galina Zhukova will start the process with a thorough examination of the area to make sure the surrounding teeth are healthy and strong. If any other teeth have also been compromised by tooth decay or periodontal disease, he might recommend having them extracted and added to the partial.

Your dentist will then create a detailed impression 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.

While the partial is custom designed to fit tightly, 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 live in the Rochelle Park, New Jersey, area and you have suffered multiple tooth loss, you should call 201-518-9795 to schedule a restoration consultation at Paramus Dental & Implant Center.