Even after a lot of work, it is still possible for a tooth to fail, and in some instances, have all the teeth fail. While it is not ideal, the most important thing is to figure out replacements for the missing tooth. Failing to replace even one tooth can cause a domino effect of other issues with the surrounding teeth. When many teeth are missing, the impact is multiplied and can lead to needing many other dental procedures.
When there are still viable teeth left, your dentist will do whatever is possible to help keep them healthy. Partial dentures are built around healthy teeth in order to support them and assist the entire mouth. Each partial denture is created based on the patient’s specific needs. There are many options for the type of denture used. Removeable partials are very popular, but for many patients, implant supported partials are ideal.
When all of the teeth on the top or bottom of the mouth are gone, full dentures are the best option. They are most commonly held in place via suction, but dental implants have also made dentures much easier to wear and still feel confident. In addition to the aesthetic improvement, dentures also allow the mouth to continue to be efficient while eating.
Each patient’s mouth is unique and special, and Dental Care of Muskogee treats each one differently. Having teeth that are no longer viable is not ideal, but through working together, we can help you find a solution to bring back your smile.
Dr. Keith Shankle, DDS of Dental Care of Muskogee is dedicated to providing complete dental care to his patients whether it's a routine...