While it’s rare, there are times when an unprotected blow to the face can knock-out or severely damage multiple teeth, to the point that Dr. Milan Sata can’t effectively treat them with a root canal. In a situation like this, he might recommend extracting the remnants of the roots from your mouth to allow the gums to fully heal.
Once you’re fully recovered, Dr. Milan Sata can help you understand the array of dental restoration options available at his Flint, Michigan, clinic. Dr. Milan Sata might recommend fitting you for a removable partial. This is a custom-shaped, removable dental appliance that replicates the original teeth, much like a smaller pair of dentures. It is anchored into a material that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, which also serves as a foundation to hold them tightly in your mouth.
To prepare the partial, Dr. Milan Sata will cast a detailed impression of the area. This includes the surrounding gums, adjacent teeth, and the corresponding teeth in your bite. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab where your new partial is custom made to match your mouth.
Even though the partial will fit firmly in place, you might still want to use denture adhesive to secure it in place. This can also help to block food particles from getting between the gums and your partial.
If you live in the Flint, Michigan, area and you’ve suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 810-694-0200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Milan Sata.