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Each of your teeth has a specific shape and texture to the biting surface. These specific characteristics allow each tooth to interact with its partner in your dentition to bite, chew, or grind the foods you eat.

When teeth are lost to chronic periodontal disease or untreated cavities the decreased oral function can significantly hamper your quality of life. This can be even more pronounced if multiple teeth were lost in one specific area of your mouth.

In a case like this, the dental restoration specialists at Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry might recommend a partial denture to replace the basic function of your missing teeth.

This removable dental appliance acts just like a miniature form of a complete denture. It compromises replica teeth that are founded into a pink base that matches your local gums.

Some partial dentures also include metal components to help temporarily marry them to the teeth directly adjacent to the void. The pink base will also closely match the structural shape of your gums. Yet many people with a partial denture still like to apply a little denture adhesive for added hold.

If live in the Venice, Florida, region and you have multiple missing teeth, you should call 941-497-4997 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce and [hiser] associates.