As you get older, you can become more at risk for problems such as severe tooth decay and advanced gum disease that can result in the loss of several teeth and weaken the teeth that are still in your smile. This can seriously affect your ability to speak and chew food, as well as reduce your quality of life. You have lost several teeth or have many weakened teeth, our dentist may recommend that you be fitted for a set of dentures.
Also known as false teeth, dentures are a removable appliance comprised of artificial teeth set into a fabrication of materials that mimic natural gum tissues. You might only need to receive dentures for your upper or lower teeth in order to effectively restore your mouth to full function and appearance and improve the overall quality of your life.
Once any badly weakened teeth have been extracted, we can submit an impression of your mouth to a dental lab to have your permanent dentures custom crafted. You may find that pairing denture adhesive with your dentures helps to secure them tightly in place, as well as prevent food particles from accumulating between your gums and the base of your dentures.
If you have a compromised smile and would like to receive custom-made dentures in Greenwood, Mississippi, call 662-453-5536 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam Hodges at Family Dental Associates.