Advanced periodontal disease and tooth decay complications can severely compromise multiple teeth. This can impede the full function of your mouth, leaving you with an unappealing smile and affecting your quality of life.
In a situation like this, your dentist, Dr. Vitaly Friedman, might recommend having some or all of your remaining teeth extracted to prepare your gums for dentures. This can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth for the long term.
It might be the case that you only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures. However, many people need to have both sets of teeth replaced by dentures in a single session.
After all compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, your dentist will make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting your custom dentures.
The custom fit of your dentures will help the appliance fit firmly with the existing structure of your gums. However, many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive also has the added benefit of preventing stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you are interested in being fitted for dentures in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, you should call (908) 604-5959 to schedule an appointment at 21st Century Dental Care.