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Long-term problems with periodontal disease or tooth decay can result in the loss of a significant number of teeth. Rather than learning to live with such a severely impaired mouth, your dentist, Dr. James McAllister, might recommend fitting you for a removable set of dentures.

After any relevant or compromised teeth have been extracted and your gums have been sutured, he will make an impression of the structure of your gums. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while making your custom dentures.

Your dentures will be custom made to fit 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 and you’re interested in dentures in Indianapolis, Indiana, you should call 317-357-8548 to schedule an appointment at East Indianapolis Dental Associates.