It is a big decision to have all of ones teeth extracted in one visit. In my Palm Harbor dentist office upon full mouth extractions I almost always deliver an immediate full denture. The pictures in this blog show a young mans mouth before any treatment, after all teeth have been removed, all the freshly extracted teeth and the insertion of an immediate full upper denture. While this may seem extreme, it is still the treatment of choice for many people in the 21st century.
Many factors must be considered by both patient and dentist. Full upper and lower dentures may not be ideal, but is the highly diseased pre-treatment mouth better? Even in the Tampa area of Florida, where dental costs are lower than in New York City or Los Angeles, the cost to fully restore this young mans mouth was out of his reach. Doing nothing leaves this Palm Harbor, FL resident with extensive dental disease and an unacceptable smile.
Therefore, while he was sedated, all of these teeth were removed and immediate full upper and immediate full lower dentures were delivered. Three hours after entering my Palm Harbor dental office he left with a new and healthy mouth.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A