Chronic problems with periodontal disease or a pronounced history of tooth decay issues can severely compromise your mouth. Beyond simply impairing your ability to chew food, these compromised teeth can also have a negative effect on your speech and overall quality of life. In a situation like this Dr. Moumen Almouzayn might recommend having most or all of your remaining teeth extracted in preparation for fitting you for a custom set of dentures.
Dentures are designed to look like real teeth that have been set into a pink material that mimics the appearance of your gums. This effectively restores the full function and appearance of your teeth. Certain individuals might only need their upper teeth or lower teeth replaced, while others might need both their upper and lower teeth replaced by dentures.
Once any remaining teeth have been addressed or extracted, Dr. Moumen Almouzayn will cast an impression of your mouth. This is sent to a dental lab where your new permanent dentures are custom crafted.
Many people with dentures like to secure them in place with denture adhesive. This can also help to block food particles from getting between the dentures and your gums.
If you have several compromised teeth or you have questions about being fitted for a set of dentures, you should call Dr. Moumen Almouzayn at 203.245.5101 to schedule an appointment.