As you go through life, it’s possible for tooth decay and gum disease complications to compromise more and more teeth in your mouth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you frequently procrastinate your regular dental exams at Gunnerson Dental’s Payson, Utah clinic.
If you’ve lost a large number of teeth or gum disease has compromised the roots of several teeth, our dentists might recommend 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. However, if our dentists find signs of more teeth with compromised roots or severe tooth decay, we might advocate having both sets extracted and fitted for dentures in a single appointment.
After extracting the necessary teeth and suturing the gums, your dentist will cast a detailed impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for making your custom dentures.
When they’re completed, your dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. Yet many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. Denture adhesive also has the added benefit of helping to prevent stray food matter from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Payson, Utah area and you’re thinking about dentures, you should call 801-658-0102 to schedule an appointment at Gunnerson Dental’s clinic