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Tooth decay seems to have the unfortunate ability to pass from one tooth to another. This is even more likely to befall you if a cavity is close to another tooth and you procrastinate seeking care at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC.

Sometimes multiple teeth can be replaced by dental implants. However, this might call for one or more oral surgeries. If you’re averse to this permanent dental restoration, Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. might recommend fitting you for a custom partial denture.

This is basically a miniature version of dentures that corresponds to the missing teeth. The artificial teeth are set into a base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue to restore the critical function of your mouth.

Many partials also include metal-locking hardware that anchors them to the neighboring teeth. Even with this tight hold, many people with partials enjoy using denture adhesive to bond the partial in place and block out stray food particles.

Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. will start with an examination your mouth that will likely involve taking a few X-rays to assess any other questionable teeth. If there are any neighboring teeth that have also been compromised by tooth decay or gum disease, he might recommend extracting them and adding them to the final partial.

After any compromised teeth have been addressed, Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, neighboring teeth, as well as the matching teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial will be carefully prepared.

If you live in the Port Jefferson Station, New York, area and you have lost multiple teeth in one part of your mouth, you should call 631-928-2020 to schedule a consultation at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC.