Advanced gum or severe tooth decay can compromise the roots of your teeth and the bone structure that holds your teeth in place. This can seriously impair your ability to chew food, cause problems with your speech and have a negative impact on your quality of life.
Having Groover Family Dentistry fit you for a new set of dentures can restore the full function and appearance of your teeth. In some situations, you might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced. There might be a few healthy teeth in your mouth that will need to be extracted to allow your new dentures to fit firmly in place.
After any pertinent teeth are extracted the dentist with make an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new permanent dentures are made.
While your dentures will be custom fit to the shape of your mouth, many people with dentures like to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. Denture adhesive also has the added benefit of helping to block out food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you have several compromised teeth or you thinking about being fitted dentures, please feel free to call Groover Family Dentistry at 912-354-9541 to schedule an appointment.