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If you’ve had multiple teeth lost to severe tooth decay or chronic gum disease, it can compromise your ability to chew food. This could also extend to issues with the appearance of your smile or it can place other limitations on your quality of life.

To remedy a problem like this, your dentist, Dr. Debora Bolton, might recommend having the remaining teeth extracted before fitting you for a custom set of dentures. Dentures in Durham, North Carolina, can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth for the long term.

In some cases, you might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures, or you might need to have all of your teeth extracted in a single session.

After any relevant or compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, Dr. Debora Bolton will make an impression of your mouth. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for crafting your custom dentures.

Your dentures will be custom fit to the unique shape of your mouth. However, 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 have multiple missing or compromised teeth, you should contact Bull City Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Debora Bolton DDS at 919-381-5900 to ask about being fitted for dentures.