As the years go by it is possible for poor oral hygiene habits to cause the loss of multiple teeth through complications of severe periodontal disease and cavities. In some of these cases, Dr. Brandon Green might recommend extracting your remaining teeth to make room for a complete set of dentures. This can effectively replace the full function and appearance of your teeth and restore your quality of life.
Some people only need to have one set of teeth extracted. If Dr. Brandon Green find signs of more teeth with compromised roots or severe tooth decay, he might advocate having both sets extracted and fitted for dentures, in a single appointment.
After extracting the necessary teeth and suturing the gums Dr. Brandon Green will cast a detailed impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the dental technicians that create your final set of dentures.
When they’re completed your dentures will fit snugly with the unique shape of your mouth. Yet many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. This also has the added benefit of helping to prevent stray food matter from getting stuck between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the American Fork, Utah area and you’re thinking about dentures, we invite you to call 801.756.5136 to schedule an appointment at Masterpiece Dental.