The American Dental Association estimates that gum disease needlessly afflicts the oral health of approximately 47 percent of Americans over the age of 30. Also known as periodontal disease, it is usually caused by poor oral hygiene practices that allow hardened tartar to form near the gumline. Your chances of developing this potentially dangerous gum infection increase significantly if you procrastinate your routine dental checkup and cleaning at Krupka Dental Associates.
Without professional diagnosis and treatment, gum disease will continue to advance, allowing an infection to develop near the roots of your teeth. As time goes by, this can reduce the available bone structure and even lead to the loss of multiple teeth.
Even if some of your teeth remain, they will likely have compromised roots and potential tooth decay problems, limiting their ultimate lifespan. In a situation like this, Dr. John Krupka might recommend having your remaining teeth extracted before fitting you for a custom set of removable dentures. This can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth for the long term.
Once any relevant or compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, your dentist will make an impression of the underlying gum structure. This will be sent to our off-site dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting your custom dentures.
The final set of “false teeth” will match the unique shape of your mouth. Yet, 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 Kaukauna, Wisconsin, area and you are interested in being fitted for dentures, you should call 920-766-1122 to schedule an appointment at Krupka Dental Associates.