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Can Dentures Be Fitted to Receding Gums?

Can Dentures Be Fitted to Receding Gums

Dentures in Frisco are an excellent restorative solution for people missing most or all of their teeth. They are comfortable, affordable, and will restore your ability to chew and smile.

But if you also have receding gums, you may wonder if your Frisco dentist will be able to fit the dentures.

This short article from Parklane Family Dentistry will help you learn the answer.

How Dentures Fit In Your Mouth

The way the dentist will fit the dentures depends on the type you need.

If you’re only missing a few teeth, the dentist will recommend partial dentures. These types of dentures have clasps, which are like tiny arms that wrap around your remaining natural teeth for support. However, your gums and jawbone will also play a role in ensuring your partial dentures sit comfortably and snuggly in your mouth.

Complete dentures, used when you are missing all of your teeth from one or both arches, entirely depend on the soft tissue and the jawbone for support. Can that be a problem if you have receding gums?

What If I Have Receding Gums?

Gum recession is usually a consequence of untreated gum diseases. It’s a condition where the gums pull from the tooth until it exposes the root. The more gum tissue pulls back and more of the tooth’s root is exposed, the higher the chances of tooth loss.

So, can the dentist fit dentures on receding gums?

The answer is yes, they can do it, but they probably won’t. That’s because receding gums need to be addressed and treated even if all your teeth are missing. The gums will continue to pull back even after getting dentures and the infection could spread to your jawbone too. Not to mention, the progression of your gum recession will affect the fit of your dentures. Your dentures will become loose and may fall off and your gums will feel sore because of the improper fit.

Because receding gums are often the result of gum disease, the dentist will try to treat this condition first before getting your dentures. Treatment usually involves antibiotics to treat the infection, deep cleaning, and / or a gum graft if you need to restore lost soft tissue.

How Parklane Family Dentistry Can Help You Restore Your Oral Health

If you are dealing with missing teeth and are tired of hiding your smile, Dr. Parul Vashisht will help you find the best restorative treatment for your needs.

At Parklane Family Dentistry, we offer both partial and complete dentures as well as other restorative treatments like implants.

Missing teeth shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying your life anymore. Send us an online message to request an appointment with Dr. Parul Vashisht and come for an initial consultation.

You can also call us at (469) 731-0391 and get more info about our services.