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Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

Am I a Candidate for Dentures? candidate for dentures

Dentures are an effective form of restorative dentistry, and they are a fantastic and modern solution to a long list of dental needs. At Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham, AL, we are happy to work with you and help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for dentures We can also see if there is another form of restorative dentistry more suitable to your needs.

As a preferred dentist in Birmingham, we can perform the kind of assessment you need to determine how to help you get the most functional and esthetically appealing smile possible. If dentures are a part of the perfect solution, we will explain how they fit into your custom plan. The goal of restorative dentistry is just as it sounds. It means to restore the use of a tooth or teeth, and whether lost to decay, accident or other issues, we are always going to consider whether you are a candidate for dentures or other treatments.

Who Is a Candidate for Dentures?

The ideal candidate for dentures is always someone who is missing more than just a single tooth. If your teeth and gums are healthy, but you are missing one tooth, we may suggest a dental implant or a dental bridge to replace it. This restores full function and offers a long term answer.

However, if you are missing many teeth or entire set of upper or lower teeth, it is quite likely that we will discuss your options for dentures. You can choose from full, partial or even immediate dentures. We also have implant supported dentures that are a more permanent way of using dentures but with the added benefit of implants to give the gum and jaw stability and improved health.

Simply requiring substitutes to replace missing teeth is not all that is needed to qualify for dentures. You also have to understand that dentures do not mean the end of oral hygiene. A patient with dentures will need to come in for one or two cleanings and checkups per year, and may need to have their dentures sized if there are changes in the gum or jaw.

Contact Our Dentist for Dentures and Restorative Dentistry

If you have additional questions about whether you are a candidate for dentures, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Birmingham, AL office at 205-967-9100. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about dentures, read our other pages: benefits of dentures and dentures overview.

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3419 Colonnade Pkwy, Ste 700
Birmingham, AL 35243

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Michael Maniscalco

Michael Maniscalco DMD, MAGD PC was established to offer quality cosmetic dentistry services in the Birmingham, AL area. Dr. Maniscalco has a verity of credentials, and the experience to show for it. Along with extensive training and continuing education, our doctor employs the latest technologies and procedures to make sure we stay ahead of the curve. From patients needing cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea, we treat each patient with respect and care, striving to create an atmosphere of assurance and trust, while you have the peace of mind that your smile and comfort is being handled by the best in dentistry. Compassion for our patients and the level of personalized services is unrivaled, and it shows in the work we do. Learn more about Dr. Maniscalco.

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