If left untreated, gum disease can pose a significant threat to the health and integrity of your teeth. The advanced form of gum disease, known as periodontitis, can result in the loss of bone tissue near the roots of your teeth. In time, this can result in the loss of multiple teeth and weaken remaining teeth.
To restore the full function of your mouth, your dentist, Dr. Shannon De Vera, might recommend extracting your remaining teeth to prepare your mouth for removable dentures. After any relevant or compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, Dr. Shannon De Vera will make an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting your custom dentures.
Your dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. However, many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive can also help block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
At the end of each day, you should remove your dentures and rinse them clean. You should then soak them and store them overnight in a secure place.
Many people with dentures like to clean their tongue once a day with a toothbrush or tongue scraper. This helps remove plaque and bacteria to prevent bad breath.
If you have lost multiple teeth to gum disease and you’re interested in dentures in Humble, Texas, you should call 713-697-6453 to schedule an appointment at Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry.