Aesthetic & functional rehabilitation
A 48 year old woman presented in our clinic complaining of a general discomfort in her mouth, bad breath and mobile teeth. On examination we found that she was suffering from an advanced stage of chronic periodontal (gum) disease. After several examination appointments we determined and classified all teeth in groups:
- Those which are healthy and need no treatment
- Those which can be saved by treatment
- Those others which are hopeless and need to be removed
Several appointments were scheduled with the dental hygienist and dentist where the teeth were cleaned and gum disease treated and monitored. Hopeless teeth were removed. Two provisional partial dentures made of acrylic (upper and lower) were constructed and fitted. Our patient now has to decide if to continue treatment and pursue a fixed teeth alternative while still monitored by our hygienist to keep her gum diseases under control!