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Treatment of debilitating dentition

A debilitating dentition refers to a set of teeth, which have decay and gum disease. Such teeth can appear discoloured, stained, broken down and feel loose. Under these circumstances, it is often seen that the dentition is in poor condition and reconstructive treatment may be difficult, given the poor foundation and minimal existing tooth structure. In such cases, a staged treatment approach may be carried out, wherein some teeth may be preserved and dentures or fixed implant supported prosthesis used to replace the missing teeth. If however, the dentition as a whole is of poor prognosis, then complete dentures or implants may be used to restore the entire jaw.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.