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Long-term, chronic issues with tooth decay can result in tooth loss and extraction. This can impede the full function of your mouth, leaving you with an unappealing smile, which can have a serious impact on your overall quality of life.

In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Ben Vela & Allan Ng, might recommend having some or all of your remaining teeth extracted before fitting you for a custom set of dentures. This can effectively restore the full function and appearance of your teeth for the long term.

Once all the pertinent teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, your dentist will make an impression of the structure of your gums. 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 also has the added benefit of preventing stray food particles from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.

If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with dentures in Corpus Christi, Texas, you should call Vela Dental Centers Southside at 361.994.4900 to schedule an appointment.