Over the course of years, tooth decay problems and chronic gum disease can wreak havoc on your mouth. If you’ve lost multiple teeth or if you have a large number of teeth with compromised roots, Dr. Denny Cho might recommend fitting you for a set of dentures.
These removable dental appliances, which are sometimes called false teeth, will replicate the presence and appearance of your original teeth.
To prepare your mouth for dentures, Dr. Denny Cho will likely need to extract your remaining teeth.
After the tooth extraction, your gums will be sutured and Dr. Denny Cho will make an impression of the underlying gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for creating your dentures.
With a few recovery considerations and the prescribed use of pain management and anti-inflammatory medication, your gums will gradually heal over into a smooth surface.
Many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. Denture adhesive can also help block out stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.
If you live in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area and you’re interested in being fitted for a set of removable dentures, you should call 801-583-4500 to schedule an appointment at Smile Dental Studio.