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Each of your teeth plays an important role in helping you bite, chew, and process food into easy to swallow pieces. If multiple teeth in your mouth are lost to dental trauma, or untreated tooth decay it can severely impair your basic oral function.

Sometimes these teeth can be replaced with dental implants or a dental implant supported bridge. However, this might take more than one invasive oral surgery and an extended amount of time.

If you are uncomfortable with this proposition Dr. Catalina Phan might recommend a partial denture. This removable partial denture will be created in a special dental laboratory to mimic the basic appearance and function of your missing teeth.

The partial denture is designed to fit tightly with the surrounding structure or your teeth and gums. A little denture adhesive will also help lock the partial dental in place while also helping to prevent food particles from infiltrating the space between the partial dental and your gums.

When you take the partial denture out each night you will need to rinse it to clear away any residual denture adhesive. Then you should gently brush the unit with a soft-bristled toothbrush and some nonabrasive toothpaste.

If you live in the Campbell, California, area and you have lost multiple teeth to untreated tooth decay you should call 408-364-1122 to schedule an appointment at Campbell Dental Care.