located in Houston, TX
If you have missing teeth prosthodontics may be the right avenue for you. Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses, artificial replacements used to restore intraoral defects such as missing teeth. At Eldridge Dental we are experts in the construction of dentures, implants and implant retained dentures which can provide you the smile you have always dreamed of. Call us or book an appointment today!
Prosthodontics Q & A
What will my smile look like?
Make sure you know exactly how the procedure, or procedures, will affect not only your teeth but also your facial structure and jawline. Ask for picture evidence of the results of previous patients. A good dentist will provide you with charts, before-after pictures, and even projected renderings of the anticipated results.
What additional follow-up treatments or care will I need?
Many procedures will require follow-up treatments or even other operations. While some procedures such as the All-On-X Dental Implants can be completed in a single day, be sure you are familiar with every aspect of your post-procedure care. Good dentists will explain every aspect of the procedure from pre-procedure all the way to post-procedure care and maintenance.
What are the long-term costs and longevity of the treatment?
Always factor in the financial costs of any given procedure before committing to them. A good dentist will give you expert advice and recommendations for a course of action according to your budget. Ask about long-term care costs that might come with repeat visits and treatment longevity so that you have a good idea of what your dental investment will cost.
What are the potential negative aspects of the procedure in question?
Cosmetic procedures like the All on X can drastically change your life for the better, providing a permanent solution to otherwise intractable dental problems. However, as with any complex medical procedure, there are risks. Your dentist should carefully review with you the pros and cons of each method so that you can make a well-informed, confident decision.