If you’ve lost several teeth to tooth decay or complications from periodontal disease, it can impair your ability to chew food. Even if you have some teeth remaining in your mouth, they might also have issues that could result in future tooth loss.
In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Marilyn Amaral, might recommend having the existing teeth extracted in preparation for fitting you for a custom set of dentures. This can effectively replace the full function and appearance of your teeth and restore your quality of life..
Once all the pertinent teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, she will make an 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.
Your dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. However, many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive also has the added benefit of preventing stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you’re interested in dentures in Miami, Florida, you should call 305-274-0425 to schedule an appointment at Foreversmile Dentistry.