Chronic problems with your periodontal health and untreated cavities can severely compromise your teeth. In time, this could result in a mouth full of compromised teeth or voids left by tooth loss. In a situation like this, Dr. Lanier might recommend extracting your remaining teeth to prepare you for a set of dentures.
These removable dental appliances, sometimes called false teeth, will replicate the presence and appearance of your original teeth. This can restore your proper oral function.
The first step in the process calls for extracting your remaining teeth and suturing your gums. Dr. Lanier will make an impression of the underlying gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to guide the technicians in creating your dentures.
Dr. Lanier might provide you with a prescription for pain management and anti-inflammatory medication. This will help you remain comfortable while your gums gradually heal.
Many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. This can also help to block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Chesapeake, Virginia, area and you’re interested in being fitted for a set of removable dentures, you should call 757-541-2168 to schedule an appointment at Crossroads Dental.