As you age chronic gum disease and tooth decay can harm multiple teeth in your mouth. This can seriously impair your ability to chew food, as well and cause you to slur your speech and pose other problems that limit your quality of life.
In a situation like this, the dental professionals at Island Dental might recommend having some or all of your remaining teeth extracted in preparation for being fitted for a custom set of dentures. This can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth for the long term.
In some cases, you might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures, or you might need to have all of their teeth replaced by dentures in a single session.
Once all the pertinent teeth have been extracted and your gums are closed, Island Dental will make an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new permanent dentures are made.
Your dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. However, many people with dentures like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. Denture adhesive also has the added benefit of helping to block out food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you have several compromised teeth or you thinking about being fitted dentures, it’s a good idea to call Island Dental at 480-719-7941 to schedule an appointment.