Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, is a serious affliction of gum tissues primarily caused by hardened tartar and poor oral hygiene. The advanced form of periodontal disease, known as periodontitis, can cause pockets of infection near the roots of teeth. This can deplete the surrounding bone structure, resulting in the loss of your teeth.
To replace the teeth lost in this manner without the invasive use of dental implants, Dr. Bijan Ahmadzadeh might recommend fitting you for dentures at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh.
It might be the case that you only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures, yet most people need to have both sets of teeth replaced by dentures in a single session.
Once any remaining compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, your dentist will make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting your custom dentures.
The custom fit of your dentures will help them fit firmly with the existing structure of your gums. However, many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold.
You will need to thoroughly rinse your dentures when you take them out each night. You should then give them a gentle brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You can then soak them and store them in a safe place.
If you live in the Hamlin, Pennsylvania, area and you have lost a significant number of teeth to periodontal disease, you should call 570-689-2449 to schedule a dentures consultation at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh.