At what point is it better to remove the remaining teeth and have dentures?
Dr. Richard Lilleker
Dr. Richard Lilleker
Dentist
Basingstoke
Keep as many healthy teeth and roots as you can - even a few teeth can help stabilise a denture. However, in some cases I do support removal of a 'healthy' tooth - e.g. if it is a single front tooth, it can be difficult to match a denture - a better smile can be acheived by removing the lone tooth. I would always consider keeping the root of the tooth to maintain your jawbone.

Really it is judgement on a case by case basis. Have a discussion with a dentist.

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