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Periodontal disease is relatively common among the elderly population. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 64% of all seniors over the age of 65 have severe periodontal disease. Over the years this can cause infection to form near the roots of your teeth, bone loss in your jaw structure, and eventually the loss of multiple teeth.

In a case like this Dr. James Hardy might recommend fitting you for a partial denture. This is an abbreviated form of complete dentures what will be designed to fit in the void.

Dr. James Hardy will examine the area to make sure the neighboring teeth are healthy. If any other teeth have been compromised, by untreated cavities or periodontal disease Dr. James Hardy might recommend having them extracted and included in the partial denture.

Dr. James Hardy will then create a detailed impression of the area and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where highly trained dental technicians will create the partial denture.

The partial denture will lock firmly into place on its own. However, you might want to use a little extra denture adhesive. Not only will it provide an extra secure hold, but it also helps to block out stray food particles.

If you live in the Louisburg, North Carolina, area and you’re struggling with advanced gum disease complications, you should call 919-496-3088 to explore your treatment and restoration option at Hardy Smiles.