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As you age, problems with your oral health and function generally tend to increase. This is even more likely to occur if you have frequently struggled to maintain good oral hygiene habits. If you have multiple teeth compromised by gum disease or tooth decay, it can leave you with a severely impaired mouth.

In an extreme case, Dr. William G. Kaylakie might recommend having your teeth extracted in preparation for dentures. It might be that you might only need to have your upper teeth or lower teeth replaced by dentures. Yet many people need both sets of teeth extracted and replaced, so they will opt to have both sets of teeth prepared at the same time.

After the tooth extractions, your gums will be 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 creating your dentures.

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 Austin, Texas, area and you’re interested in being fitted for a set of removable dentures, you should call 512-831-5887 to schedule an appointment at William G. Kaylakie DMD.