Periodontitis, multiple fractures and multiple teeth with advanced decay can all compromise your ability to chew and even speak clearly. In a situation like this your dentist might recommend that you have the teeth extracted on your upper, or lower jaw, or possibly both. This will allow them to fit you for a set of dentures to restore the full function of your mouth.
Dentures are basically a removable set of artificial teeth. They are set into a material that mimics the appearance of natural gum tissue.
If you do require multiple extractions the dentist might refer you to a periodontist or oral surgeon for the procedure. They may want to take some X-rays beforehand to get a clear understanding of your underlying jaw structure. If you have enough healthy bone structure in your jaw, you could be a candidate for denture implant anchors.
Once the teeth are extracted and the incisions in the gums are closed they will create an impression of your mouth. This is sent to a dental lab that creates your permanent dentures.
Denture adhesive is a popular way for people to secure the dentures in place. It can also help 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 845-454-0790 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping restore the full function and appearance of your teeth.