The American Dental Association estimates that 47 percent of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from some form of gum disease. Adding to this, the Centers for Disease Control also estimate that 62 percent of people over the age of 65 suffer from moderate-to-severe gum disease. In the long term, the complications of untreated gum disease can start to compromise the roots of multiple teeth in your mouth.
In a severe case, so many teeth may have been lost or compromised that conventional dental restoration is not a viable option. In a case like this, Dr. Richard D. Guthrie might recommend extracting the remaining teeth in preparation for a custom set of dentures.
You might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures or you might need to have all your teeth replaced by dentures in a single session.
Once any necessary tooth extractions have been performed, your dentist will suture your gums. Our dental team will then make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab technician to serve as a guide while making your custom dentures.
Your dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. You might also want to try using denture adhesive for an extra-firm hold. It also has the added benefit of helping block out stray food particles that can irritate the gums.
If you’ve lost multiple teeth to untreated gum disease and you’re interested in dentures in Ladera Ranch, California, you should call 949-388-6325 to schedule a dentures consultation at Mission Ranch Dental Aesthetics.