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Severe periodontal health problems and chronic tooth decay complications can leave you with a mouth full of missing or compromised teeth. In a situation like this, a dental implant restoration might not be a viable option. Should this prove to be the case, Dr. John P. Blake and the specialists at John Blake, DDS, PC might recommend starting the process of providing you with a complete set of dentures.

The process typically calls for extracting any remaining teeth and creating an impression. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide for the dental technicians that will create your dentures.

The complete denture will be designed to fit firmly with your existing gum structure. However, you might still want to use denture adhesive for an extra secure hold. This also has the added benefit of helping to prevent stray food matter from getting between the base of the dentures and your gums.

Each night you will need to take your dentures out and give them a thorough rinse under running water before gently brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Once this is done you should soak them in water and tuck them away in a safe place.

If you live in the Lake Orion, Michigan area and you’re thinking about dentures, you should call 248.693.5800 to schedule an appointment at John Blake, DDS, PC.