Oral hygiene problems can cause any number of issues with the health and function of your mouth. Chronic gum disease and untreated tooth decay can lead to the loss of multiple teeth. In some cases, so many teeth could be lost that a partial denture or dental implants simply aren’t viable options to fully restore your mouth.
For a mouth affected like this, Dr. Mauricio Martinez might recommend extracting the remaining teeth to start the process of fitting you for dentures. It might be the case that you only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures, or you might need to have all your teeth replaced by dentures in a single session.
After the pertinent teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, Dr. Mauricio Martinez will make an impression of your underlying oral structure. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the technician while making your custom dentures.
Your dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. However, many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive can also help block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Cape Coral, Florida, area and you have multiple missing or compromised teeth, you should call 239.549.0001 to set up a dentures consultation at Gulf Coast Smiles.