There are nine treatment options available for patients with failed restorative dentistry, namely:
- Decline to treat.
- Maintain – trying to accept the existing restorations.
- Complete dentures.
- Partial dentures.
- Removal of the remaining teeth with restoration on osseointegrated prostheses.
- Re-restoration on natural roots.
- Re-restoration using both natural roots and osseointegrated fixtures.
The treatment option adopted depends upon the:
- General medical condition of the patient.
- Disease susceptibility.
- Patient’s motivation.
- Operator’s ability.
It is imperative that the clinician is realistic and allows adequate time for treatment planning.