Handsome old man talking to the dendist. Two men in the dentist's officeIn our previous blog, we took a look at what happens when a person loses multiple consecutive teeth, and how a dental bridge may be able to help. It is important to note, however, that structural loss is not always as predictable as you might hope, and being able to tell which structures will become infected beforehand is a difficult feat if you are not taking care to attend routine dental visits consistently. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist explores how partial and full denture sets can address your unique needs with high-quality results.

Why We Experience Tooth Loss

It goes without saying that there are countless factors out there that can lead to infected teeth. After all, your structures endure significant wear and tear throughout the course of your life, and nearly everything can have a negative effect. What’s more? Failing to practice a well-rounded preventive dental care routine only enhances your chances of experiencing an infection.

Unless you experience a physical accident such as an injury from a sports game or tripping and falling accident, tooth loss is not an overnight process. Indeed, many causes such as dental decay, gum disease, or infection, and more typically occur on a timeline or spectrum. So why do people experience structural loss?

In all honesty, it can often be attributed to a combination of sub-par preventive care and failing to attend necessary appointments. You see, these visits allow our team to properly monitor your smile’s development so that we can identify concerns and ensure minor issues do not develop further into major ones. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

How It Impacts Multiple Teeth

As you may know, when a tooth becomes infected, it will continue to become worse until it has completely compromised your structure. What’s more? The infection will not stop there, and in fact, will begin to target surrounding or adjacent structures too.

In addition to these concerns, you may also face the possibility of experiencing an infection in another area of the mouth, and loss ensues accordingly. In cases such as these, your dentist may recommend considering either a partial or full denture. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

Understanding Your Options

Taking proper care of your smile means understanding what your options are, as well as what failing to seek treatment could lead to. Each person has a unique set of needs to be addressed, and our team will work diligently with you to ensure you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your treatment.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Tooth loss can be a troubling concern if left untreated, but our team is ready to help. Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more about this process and schedule your next appointment with our team today.