Tooth loss from severe oral trauma, life-long tooth decay complications, and chronic periodontal disease can gradually start to rob you of your ability to chew, grind, and break down food. This can affect your appearance while also increasing your chances of choking when eating.
As terminal dentition continues to progress, you might not have sufficient bone structure remaining beneath your gums to anchor dental implants. In a case like this Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib might recommend extracting whatever teeth you have remaining to start the process of fitting you for a complete denture.
The removable dental appliance will be created to match the unique shape and contours of your existing gum structure. It will be created in a special dental lab by highly trained technicians, to mimic the shape, appearance, and basic function of your original teeth.
Even though it will hold firmly in place of its own accord, you might also appreciate using a small amount of denture adhesive to bond it tightly with your gum structure. This can also help block out food particles as you go about your day.
If you live in the Santa Rosa, California, area and you have multiple missing or compromised teeth you should call 707-544-8338 to set up a dentures consultation with Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib and the dental restoration specialists at Preferred Dental.