A history of chronic tooth decay, tooth loss, and chronic periodontal health problems can leave you with a severely compromised mouth. In some of these cases, there might not be enough healthy bone structure remaining in the underlying gums to visibly restore your missing teeth with multiple denture implant supported bridges.
If so, Dr. Thomas Anglemire might recommend extracting whatever remains of your existing teeth to prepare your gums for a complete denture. Once this is done, your gums have been sutured he might also provide you with a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain medication.
During this same appointment, Anglemire will prepare an impression of your gum structure. It will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create your dentures.
Your complete set of dentures will perfectly match the unique shape of your mouth. Yet many denture wearers also like to apply a small amount of denture adhesive to lock the dental appliance into place while also helping to prevent stray food particles from invading the base.
You will need to remove your dentures before going to bed each night to clean them. This involves a thorough rinsing and light brushing with a non-abrasive toothpaste to remove food material and plaque. You should then soak them and store them overnight in a secure place.
If you live in the Granger, Indiana, area and you have multiple compromised teeth in your mouth, you should call 574-277-5406 to set up a consultation at Granger Family Dentistry PC.