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If the gum inflammation of gingivitis goes untreated by a professional dentist like Dr. Matthew Scaffa, the periodontal infection will continue to spread. In time it can worsen into the severe gum infection of periodontitis.

As it continues to progress this serious oral health condition can cause your gums to recede from the base your teeth. As this starts to happen, small pockets of infection can gradually build up near the roots. It can even start to deplete the underlying bone structure leading to the loss of multiple teeth.

In some of these cases dental implants and implant supported dental bridges can replace the compromised teeth. However, this might require multiple oral surgeries.

If you are uncomfortable with this Dr. Matthew Scaffa might recommend extracting the severely compromised teeth, in preparation for a complete or partial denture. The replica teeth will be set into a pink material that serves to anchor it in your mouth and mimic the appearance of natural gum tissues.

Dr. Matthew Scaffa will prepare a detailed impression of the existing oral structure. It will be sent to a dental lab can get to work creating the dentures. When they’re ready your complete dentures will replicate the original appearance and function of your natural teeth.

If you live in the Staten Island, New York, area and you have been dealing with complications from an untreated periodontal infection, you should call (718) 948 4393 to explore the treatment and restoration options available at Staten Island Dental Arts Center.