Severe tooth decay, multiple extractions and advanced gum disease can seriously compromise the function of your mouth. Beyond simply impacting your ability to chew food, missing multiple teeth can have a negative influence on your speech and facial expressions. A custom pair of dentures is one of the most effective means for restoring the full function of your mouth.
Dentures are essentially a removable sets of artificial teeth. They are set into a material that mimics the appearance of natural gums. Depending on the extent of the problem you might only need dentures in your lower or upper jaw.
There might be some teeth remaining in your mouth that are still sound. Even still your dentist might need to extract them to allow the dentures to have a firm fit.
Your periodontist or oral surgeon will need to take a series of X-rays to give them a clear picture of your jaw structure. If you have enough healthy bone structure in your jaw, you could be a candidate for denture implant anchors.
To fit you for a pair of dentures they will take an impression of the area. This is sent to a dental lab that prepares your permanent dentures.
Many people apply denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place. It provides a firm hold and also help block food particles from getting between the gums and dentures.
If you’ve lost multiple teeth or you thinking about being fitted dentures, please feel free to give us a call at 201-854-5500 to schedule an appointment.