Long-term problems with periodontal disease, tooth decay or other oral health complications can severely compromise the full function of your mouth. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile.
In a case like this, our Healy Dental Care dentist might recommend restoring the full function and appearance of your mouth by being fitted for a custom pair of dentures. It might be that you only need to have your upper or lower teeth replaced. However, many people need to have both sets addressed. Of course, to do this any other remaining teeth will also need to be extracted to allow the new dentures to fit securely to your gums.
Our dentist at Healy Dental Care might want to take a few x-rays to get a clear understanding of your underlying jaw structure. Then, he will create an impression of your mouth, which will be used as a guide by the dental lab that creates your permanent dentures.
Denture adhesive is a popular way to secure dentures in place while also helping to block food particles from working their way between the gums and dentures.
If you have multiple missing or compromised teeth in your mouth, you should call Healy Dental Care’s office in Ogden, Utah at 801-394-0808 to see if you’re a good candidate for dentures. Our goal is to help you create a healthy, confident smile that will last for years to come!