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Occasionally tooth decay can, when left untreated, irreparably damage multiple teeth in an area of your mouth. This can cause the loss of a number of teeth in that area, compromising the ability of your mouth to function properly in normal activities.

In a situation such as this, Dr. Eric Thiede may suggest restoring your smile by fitting you for a partial denture. These are smaller dentures that are designed to replace only a few teeth in the area that has suffered tooth loss.

If you still have unhealthy teeth in the affected area, our dentist may recommend extracting them. They will also check the surrounding teeth to make sure they are healthy. If they’re not, he may suggest extracting them as well and adding them to the partial.

Our dentist will then create a detailed impression of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to the professional dental lab where your partial will be made to fit perfectly in your mouth and replace the teeth you have lost

If you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call Black Lake Dental in Olympia, Washington, at 360-915-7353 to see if you’re a good candidate for a partial denture.