Candidacy for Dentures and Dental Implants
If you are missing one or several adjacent teeth, you may be a candidate for a partial denture. A full denture will typically be more suitable if you need to replace all or most of your teeth. Most patients will qualify for a traditional removable restoration. However, to qualify for an implant-supported denture, you must have sufficient jawbone tissue to support the implants. During your consultation, Dr. Rink will take x-rays of your jaw to look for bone recession. Fortunately, bone loss will not always disqualify you from implants. Many patients are able to have lost tissue restored through a bone-grafting procedure.