If left unchecked advanced gum disease, and tooth decay problems can result in a loss of teeth and the bone structure anchoring your teeth in your mouth. This can severely compromise your mouth in many ways. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech, make you self-conscious about your smile, and have a negative impact on your quality of life.
In a situation like this, Skyline Dental Associates might recommend restoring the full function and appearance of your mouth by being fitted for a custom pair of dentures. It could be that you only need to have dentures to replace your upper or lower teeth, or you might need to have both sets addressed. In some cases, you might have to have some or all of your remaining teeth extracted.
Dentures, are essentially a removable set of artificial teeth. Each tooth is mounted into a material that mimics the appearance of your natural gum tissue and serves as a secure base that holds the dentures to your existing jaw structure.
Your Skyline Dental Associates dentist might want to take a few x-rays to get a clear understanding of your underlying jaw structure. Then they 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 are thinking about being fitted dentures, you should call Skyline Dental Associates at (613) 226-4562 to schedule an appointment.