surgery or not?

All of my back teeth, upper and lower have fallen out and the gums have closed over whatever pieces of teeth might have been left. I'm having no pain in my gums and are still able to chew food.I went to a dentist's office and was advised they wanted to go into my gums and remove whatever pieces of teeth remain. I am also missing my two front teeth due to a vehicle accident. My question is, isn't it possible to get fitted for dentures for my back teeth and the two front teeth without having months of surgery done to open gums that have already healed? Aren't dentures stuck to the gums using adhesives, so I wouldn't need to use hooks on other teeth to support them?

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