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Each of your teeth plays an important role in either biting, chewing, or grinding the foods you eat. When multiple teeth are lost to untreated cavities, dental trauma, or periodontal health problems, it increases your risk of chewing and lead to other functional and cosmetic complications.

In a situation like this, the dentists at Derek M. Lichter, DDS, Inc. can help replace the basic function of your missing teeth by providing you with a custom partial denture. It is a removable dental appliance that mimic the basic appearance and function of your teeth. It includes a pink base that replicates the appearance of natural gum tissues, and might include interlocking wires to help hold it in place.

Dr. Derek M. Lichter will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding teeth and gums as well as the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. The impression will be sent to a dental lab where your new partial denture will be created.

When it’s ready, the partial denture will fit firmly with the underlying structure of your gums. However, you might want to also apply a small bead of American Dental Association approved denture adhesive. This will provide additional hold and might also help block out some food particles. If you live in the Chula Vista, California, area and you have lost multiple teeth, you should call 619.591.8945 to explore the dental restorations available at Derek M. Lichter, DDS, Inc..