Long term issues with tooth decay and periodontal disease can result in missing or compromised teeth. As time goes by and you lose more function in your mouth, it can have a serious negative impact on your quality of life.
In a case like this Dr. Darren Haws might recommend having some or all of your remaining teeth extracted before fitting you for a custom set of dentures. This can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth for the long term.
In some cases, you might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures, or you might need to have all of their teeth replaced by dentures in a single session.
Once all the pertinent teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, he will make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting 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 helping to prevent stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you are tired of living with a compromised mouth, you should call Dr. Darren Haws’s office in Tucson, Arizona at 520-762-0123 to ask about being fitted for a custom pair of dentures.