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Buffalo dentist explains how immediate dentures can restore a smile after periodontal disease

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Periodontal disease can be detrimental to a patient’s smile and their overall health. Periodontal disease is known to affect not only an individual’s oral health, but also his or her body’s health and performance. Patients with gum disease and other inflammatory issues can experience an increased risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack. It is important that patients address their oral health care to avoid the progression of this disease to enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth and body.

Dr. Kent, of Smile Center, understands the consequences of periodontal disease. Buffalo residents may experience the loss of gum tissue, bone, and natural teeth. When it is severe enough to affect a patient’s entire mouth and result in the loss of several teeth, patients may want to consider ways to restore their smile with restorative cosmetic dentistry. One way that this can be done is with dentures.

There are many different types of dentures, and Dr. Kent can discuss with patients the benefits of each and explain which one may be best for personal situations. However, many patients want a fast and affordable way to improve their smile until they have made a final decision regarding the type of restorative treatment they are considering for maintaining a beautiful smile. This is where immediate dentures can come into play.

Patients who want to maintain a beautiful smile even between dental treatments can benefit from immediate dentures. Immediate dentures allow patients to have new dentures in about two hours. The dentures are placed as soon as any extractions are made, and patients return the following day to ensure everything is fitting and functioning properly. As the mouth begins to heal from the extractions and treatment of periodontal disease, Buffalo patients can return to Dr. Kent’s office several months later to have him fabricate final dentures or to discuss other restorative options, such as dental implants.

Immediate dentures are a great way for patients to recover from severe periodontal disease. Buffalo area residents that are considering dentures after experiencing this condition can visit Dr. Kent for a consultation appointment and examination to determine their eligibility for treatment.