If you’ve lost several teeth to gum disease or tooth decay, it has likely hampered your oral function and overall quality of life. In many of these cases, the techniques needed to fully restore the teeth will call for multiple invasive oral surgeries.
For many people in a situation like this, Dr. Spyridon Condos will 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.
It might be the case that you only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures. In most cases, it’s best to have both sets extracted to prevent future complications with the remaining teeth.
After any remaining teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, your dentist 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.
When they’re completed, 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 prevent stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you’re thinking about dentures in New York, New York, you should call 212.799.6900 to schedule an appointment at our office.