Severe tooth decay on multiple teeth, advanced gum disease, and multiples fractures can severely compromise your mouth. If too many of your teeth have been compromised, your dentist might recommend having your remaining teeth extracted, before being fitted for a set of dentures.
It’s not uncommon for someone to need only their upper teeth or lower teeth replaced. However, some people might still need to have both sets completely replaced by dentures. Even if you have a few healthy teeth left in your mouth, the dentist might still recommend having them extracted to allow the dentures to fit your mouth firmly.
Dentures, are essentially a removable set of artificial teeth. These false teeth are molded into a material that mimics the appearance of your natural gums.
The process starts with a thorough inspection of your mouth to get a clear understanding of your underlying jaw structure. If you have enough healthy bone structure in your jaw, you could be a candidate for denture implant anchors.
Next, they take an impression of your mouth, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new permanent dentures are custom made.
Many people with dentures prefer to secure them into their mouth with denture adhesive. This can also help block food particles from getting between the gums and dentures.
If you have several compromised teeth or you thinking about being fitted dentures, please feel free to give us a call at 973.635.9456 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping restore the full function and appearance of your teeth.