As you go through life long-term problems with tooth decay and chronic gum disease can start to weaken the roots of your teeth. This can lead to the list of multiple teeth or leave you with a mouth full of structurally deficient teeth.
Many patients facing issue with terminal dentition will turn to a dentist like Dr. Bradley Bath to be fitted for a complete denture. This type of removable oral appliance will mimic the appearance and function of your teeth.
The process of fitting you for the complete denture might call for extracting your remaining teeth and suturing you gums. Afterward he will provide you with a prescription for any necessary pain medication.
Dental lab technicians will carefully craft the removable oral appliance in a dental lab. The unit will closely match the shape and contours of your existing gum structure. However, many people with a complete denture also like to use denture adhesive when they installed the dental appliance each morning.
A small line applied to the base each morning will help to block out stray food particles from irritating the underlying gum tissues. Any denture adhesive will need to be rinsed away any time you take the denture out.
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 Evansville, Indiana, area and you have been struggling with severe gum disease or tooth loss, you should call 812-476-6064 to schedule a denture consultation at Cross Pointe Dental.