I Need A Permanent Solution As I Don’t Like Wearing Partial Dentures. What Can Be Done?

Q.
Hello Dr Hughes, I have periodontitis also known as gum disease, and just had my lower two teeth pulled out yesterday. I’m on partial dentures at the moment and I hate the feel of it, I can’t afford dental implants and my dentist says that I would have to wait six months for the gums to heal and he will give me a Maryland bridge only after six months. My X-ray has shown that the supporting teeth will hold it fine, I’m really depressed and need a permanent solution? Is this the correct treatment option to take? I hope you can hope me sort this out as I’m getting sick of it. Thank you.
A.
Hello and thank you for your enquiry. My advice is to seek treatment from a periodontist first and foremost to control your gum disease and you could always have a Maryland bridge made now as a temporary measure until the extraction site heals and have it amended (added to) once the gums shrink fully. Best of luck, Dr Mark Hughes.
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Dr Mark Hughes

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