Problems from losing one or two teeth to tooth decay can often be remedied with a bridge, dental implant or a removable partial. However, if you’ve lost a significant number of teeth to untreated cavities or severe gum disease, more serious methods might be called for.
If the roots of your teeth have been compromised by bone loss from chronic periodontitis, the dentists at Nasson Rodriguez’s New Orleans, Louisiana clinic might recommend fitting you for a set of removable dentures. It might be that you might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures. Yet many people need both sets of teeth extracted and replaced and it’s convenient to have both replaced at the same time.
Any remaining teeth will need to be extracted and your gums will be sutured. We will make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for creating your dentures.
While the final dental appliance will have a tight, custom fit, you might still want to apply a little denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. Denture adhesive can also help to block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the New Orleans, Louisiana area and you’re interested in being fitted for a set of removable dentures, you should call 504-364-1333 to set up a consultation with the dentists at Nasson Rodriguez’s clinic.