Long term periodontal health problems can gradually start to affect the health of the root of your teeth. As time goes on, the inflammation and bacterial presence deep in the gum tissues can cause infections and gradually weaken the bone structure that holds your teeth in your mouth.
As this starts to happen, many of your teeth can become compromised and potentially lost. Even if some of your teeth remain, the dental specialists at Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics might recommend having them extracted, to prepare your mouth for a complete denture. This is a removable dental appliance that will replicate the presence and appearance of your original teeth. The base of the unit will be made from a pink material that closely mimics the appearance of healthy gums.
Once any remaining teeth have been extracted, Dr. Duane Taylor will suture you gums make an impression of your underlying oral structure. This information will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the dental technicians that will create your complete denture. Dr. Duane Taylor will likely prescribe some anti-inflammatory or pain medication. This can help you remain comfortable while your gums heal.
When your new denture is ready, you might still appreciate denture adhesive for a little extra hold. It 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 Dallas, Texas, area and you have lost multiple teeth to chronic periodontal health problems, you should call 214-330-7771 to set up a dentures consultation at Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics.