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If you don’t effectively brush your teeth each morning and night, or you have a bad habit of forgetting to floss at least once each day, hardened tartar can start to accumulate at the base of your teeth near the gumline. This increases your chances of suffering from gum disease.

Without professional intervention and treatment from our dentist, Dr. Paul Best, chronic periodontal disease can gradually start to affect the roots and sockets of your teeth. This can can lead to the loss of multiple teeth in one area of your mouth.

If there is not sufficient bone structure remaining to a support a dental implant, or if you aren’t comfortable with oral surgery, our prosthodontist and our staff specialists might recommend a partial denture.

A partial denture a removable dental appliance will is carefully designed to correspond to the shape of your gums and replace your lost or compromised teeth. These artificial teeth sit on a pink base that closely mimics the appearance of living gum tissues. When you wear your denture, a casual observer will not notice a difference between the partial denture and your remaining natural teeth.

If you live in the Portland, Maine area and you have teeth that have been lost or compromised by chronic periodontal disease, you should call 207-775-6348 to schedule a denture consult at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A..