When your mouth is compromised by severe periodontal disease the roots of your teeth can gradually weaken their connection with the underlying bone structure. In time, it could even deplete the living bone tissues leaving you with increasingly weakened teeth.
As teeth are lost it can immediately hamper your overall oral function, alter your appearance, and have a negative impact on your overall quality of life. This is even more likely to be a problem if you’ve also lost teeth to untreated cavities in the past.
In a situation like this Dr. Richard J. Koeltl might recommend fitting you for a set of removable dentures to replace the function and appearance of your teeth. You might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures. Yet most people choose to have both sets replaced at the same time.
After the extractions, your gums will be sutured and Dr. Richard J. Koeltl will make an impression of your mouth This will be sent to a dental lab to guide their technicians in creating your dentures. While the final dental appliance will fit tightly with the structure of your gums. However, you might still want to apply a little denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. It can also help to block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Danville, California, area and you’re interested in being fitted for a set of removable dentures, we invite you to call 925-736-4201 to set up a consultation at RK Dentistry. We look forward to brightening your smile!