Sometimes the course of life will cause a person to lose one or multiple teeth. There are various reasons for this, ranging from common periodontal disease and tooth decay to genetic defects in the makeup of one’s teeth, to loss of teeth through some sort of accident. Tooth loss is not something that should be overlooked or tolerated. It can lead to many other problems and more expense in the end, if corrections are not made. If you are in the Longview area, you can greatly benefit from the 30 years of experience offered by Dr. Clint Bruyere.
Missing teeth can be and should be replaced. There are many benefits in keeping a full set of teeth. The ability to eat and chew normally is more comfortable for patients. Speech may be clearer, depending on which teeth are replaced. The appearance of the face is maintained more naturally by giving support to the facial features and allowing a patient to retain a full and radiant smile. If any of patients’ natural teeth remain, they are likely to be candidates for partial dentures. In the case of total tooth loss or in the case of a rare need to extract all natural teeth, full dentures would need to be made. It is important to seek the services of a professional such as Dr. Bruyere to be sure that the best options for your particular needs are evaluated and presented. Having a provider whose abilities you can have confidence in is crucial as well. If you’re resistant to the idea of dentures, it is important to realize that advancements in the way dentures are made make them much more appealing, durable, and realistic than in times past.
Once your dentures have been constructed and adjusted appropriately to your and your doctor’s satisfaction, regular care should still be given to your dentures. Although it is a removable appliance, dentures will still need to be maintained somewhat as if they were your natural teeth with regular cleaning and dental visits as recommended by your doctor. Adjustments may be required over time to insure that the dentures have an appropriate fit and provide the greatest comfort and functionality.
To be sure that you receive detailed and professional consultation and care, contact the office of Dr. Clint Bruyere today and schedule an appointment. The doctor and his professional staff look forward to the opportunity to meet your dental care needs both now and in the future.