Left unchecked, advanced gum disease and tooth decay problems can result in a loss of teeth and the bone structure anchoring your teeth in your mouth. This can severely compromise your mouth in many ways. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech, make you self-conscious about your smile, and have a negative impact on your quality of life.
In a situation like this, Lakeland Dental Care might recommend fitting you for dentures to give you back the full function and appearance of your teeth. Should you have any remaining teeth, they will likely need to be extracted first to make adequate space. Once your gums have healed, we can take a detailed impression of your gums to serve as a guide for your custom set of dentures.
Dentures are basically false teeth set into a material that closely matches the appearance of gum tissues. While your dentures will be custom crafted to fit securely on your gums, you might want to add some denture adhesive. Not only will it provide extra hold, but denture adhesive also helps to block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you have lost multiple teeth and you are considering dentures, you should consider calling our Lakeland Dental Care team in Jackson, Mississippi at 601-981-8166 to see if you’re a good candidate for dentures. We are always happy to help you achieve a confident smile!