Advanced tooth decay and gum disease has the ability to severely compromise your mouth. Beyond simply impairing your ability to chew, lost teeth can also cause you to slur your speech and have a negative effect on your quality of life.
Being fitted for a set of dentures can help restore the full function and appearance of your mouth. Some people might only need their upper teeth or lower teeth replaced, while others might need both sets completely replaced by dentures. While you might have some good teeth left in your mouth, your dentist might still recommend having them extracted. This will allow the dentures to fit your mouth firmly, while also sparing you future problems with those teeth.
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are essentially a removable set of artificial teeth. The teeth are set into a material that mimics the appearance of your natural gums.
Once the needed extractions are completed your dentist or periodontist will take an impression of your mouth. This is sent to a dental lab where your new permanent dentures are made.
Denture adhesive is a popular way to secure dentures in place, while also helping to block food particles from getting between the gums and dentures.
If you have several compromised teeth or you thinking about being fitted dentures, please feel free to give us a call at 480.827.1234 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping restore the full function and appearance of your teeth.