Severe gum disease can cause your gums to recede as the bacteria grows and the infection spreads. As this condition continues to progress, small pockets of infected material can start to accumulate near the roots of your teeth. Over time, if this condition is not treated, you could end up losing healthy bone and even multiple teeth.
In a case like this, our dentist, Dr. Roy A. Smith, III, might want to provide you with a complete denture. This is a removable dental appliance that will replicate the basic appearance and function of your natural teeth. The base of your denture will be formed from a special pink material that closely mimics the appearance of your natural gums.
The process of fitting you for your denture starts with our dentist and his staff extracting any compromised teeth that remain. Our dentist will use an impression of your gums to create a denture that fits you well. For the first few weeks after your procedure, you might want to stick to a diet of softer foods. This will help your gums adapt to their new relationship with your dentures.
If you live in the Vestavia Hills, Alabama, area, and if you have severely compromised teeth, you should call 205-979-8070 and set up a consultation for dentures at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates.