Chronic problems with gum disease and cavities can lead to the loss of multiple teeth. In some of these cases severe gum disease can also start to weaken the roots of your teeth, which may be lost or lead to other dental health complications in the future.
In a situation such as this, many patients will turn to a dentist like Dr. William Robison to explore their treatment options. After a thorough examination to determine the severity of your oral dysfunction he might recommend extracting your remaining teeth to start the process of fitting you for a complete denture.
This type of removable oral appliance will be designed to closely mimic the appearance and function of your original teeth.
Dental lab technicians will create the complete denture’s base to closely match the shape and contours of your existing periodontal structure. Even with the comfortable, custom fit, you might still want to use a little denture adhesive when installing your denture each morning.
A small line applied to the base each morning can help to lock it in place with the underlying gums while also helping to block out stray food particles.
At the end of each day you will need to thoroughly brush your complete denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. It should then be soaked in a denture solution and stored in a safe place.
If you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area and you have been struggling with severe gum disease or tooth loss, you should call 702-384-5070 to schedule a denture consultation at Whispering Pines Dental.