There are times when patients may be faced with tooth loss. Not everyone plans for this, and often it is a result of poor oral hygiene, aging, disease, or trauma. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on the appearance of the smile and can affect the way a patient speaks and eats. This is why Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile in Worcester helps patients in the area decide when dentures are needed.
Once one or more teeth are missing, patients are encouraged to visit a dentist for an evaluation. In some cases, other teeth within the smile that are loose may benefit from extraction if they are beyond repair. Determining an effective treatment plan is done in a dental office with a professional whom patients already known and trust.
Dr. Stanley Levenson will then discuss with patients the options they have for tooth replacement. Patients who are missing one tooth may do well with a dental implant or a dental bridge, while patients missing several teeth within the dental arch require a partial denture, which can replace them with a single appliance. However, there are times when patients may need to consider a full denture, and this is when all of the teeth in the dental arch are missing or removed. Full dentures are the only way of achieving a smile that is not only beautiful but functional.
Full dentures have come a long way over time. No longer do full dentures need to look fake or fall out of place at inopportune times. Many patients may consider full dentures with the use of dental implants for added stability and strength. Additionally, Dr. Stanley Levenson provides one of the most advanced types of dentures in his practice known as Fountain Of Youth Dentures. Fountain Of Youth Dentures help in maintaining the neuromuscular structure of the mouth and cheeks to keep patients from experiencing that “sunken in” appearance that often plagues patients who use full dentures for mouth restoration.
[Disclaimer: The Fountain Of Youth Dentures services are in no way related to Dr. Sam Muslin's exclusive Facelift Dentistry® treatment.]