Partial or complete loss of one’s natural teeth is, in all practicality the result of either disease of the calcified tooth surfaces (dental caries) or disease of the supporting tissues (periodontal disease). Both disease processes are usually chronic and attack individuals during different times of their lives. Attack by dental caries usually occurs early but can occur at any stage of life, whereas periodontal disease ensues in middle or later life. Both disease processes and their effects on the individual’s face become increasing noticeable as he or she looses natural teeth and progresses from the partially to the completely edentulous (toothless) start.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A