While we have a range of options available in the effective treatment for patients where tooth loss has occurred, there are a number of factors which are in need of consideration before any one route is embarked upon.
Some people may choose to opt for dental implants as a suitable means of reinstating their complete dental composition, although the procedure can sometimes prove unsuitable or too costly for some individuals. An alternative treatment is to have a denture that is fabricated to attach to fewer dental implants to allow for a more secure fit.
Whether they are implant supported or not, dentures can be constructed in both complete and partial format and are created to suit the individual mouth, both in terms of their comfort and visual appeal. Their removable nature allows for an ability to keep both the denture and gum clean, with little interference or difficulty in accessibility to these areas.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
Dentures are personally designed to suit each individual and after a thorough assessment of your oral condition, at John Michalopoulos Dental you can be confident in achieving the most effective solution to your tooth loss issues, in a way that suits your personal needs and unique situation.