If left unchecked, advanced gum disease and tooth decay can result in the loss of teeth and the bone structure that is anchoring your teeth in place. This can severely compromise your smile and oral health in many ways. Beyond impairing your ability to adequately chew food, tooth and bone loss can impact your speech, make you self-conscious about your smile, and negatively impact your quality of life.
In a situation like this, our Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta team might recommend fitting you for dentures in Decatur, Georgia, which will give you the full function and appearance of your teeth. If you have any remaining teeth, there is a high chance that they will need to be extracted. Once your gums have healed following the extraction, your dentist, Dr. Brett Langston, will take a detailed impression of your gums, which will serve as a guide for the technicians who will make your custom set of dentures.
Dentures are false teeth that are set into a base that closely matches the appearance of gum tissues. Even though your dentures will be custom crafted to fit securely on your gums, you might want to use some denture adhesives. Not only will they provide an extra hold, but they will also help block out stray food particles from getting between your dentures and gums.
If you have lost multiple teeth and you are interested in learning more about dentures, please call Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta at (404) 321-4588 to schedule an appointment.